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Hardware Early Look: MSI X58 Eclipse

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Guest-16, 26 Aug 2008.

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  2. Guest-23315

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    It looks like a very well designed and set-out motherboard...
     
  3. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    I agree 100%.
     
  4. ComputerKing

    ComputerKing <img src="http://forums.bit-tech.net/images/smilie

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    They HAVE a GREAT color Theme. Not a party theme. But I will go for the Asus.
     
  5. The Infamous Mr D

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    Want. Seriously, want.

    I'll want even more if they put a massive chunky looking cooling system on it - MSI have made some cracking boards which I've thoroughly enjoyed using, and this could be the Nehalem board I go for...
     
  6. [USRF]Obiwan

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    FINALLY NO MORE FDD!

    awesome looking motherboard. All the stuff in the right places I wonder how it looks in retail with heat pipes on it.
     
  7. Tyrmot

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    Looks nice. I want!
     
  8. quack

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    Dumping the FDD port has been long overdue. I am loving the colour scheme, would look great through a case window.
     
  9. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Foray or Foreplay?

    This looks good, very good. I hope MSI nail the bios on this, as it's now on my shortlist as a possible upgrade in the (hopefully) near future.
     
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    You know, I didn't even notice :blush:
     
  11. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    the jumpers could be very very awesome for modders. It would be very easy to solder a switch together and use that to switch between memory speed settings instead of the jumpers on the mobo itself. Imagine having an airplane-cockpit like switchboard to use for clocking your PC :)
     
  12. sotu1

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    now you see, a pink motherboard have gone perfect with my dream mod: a kinky leather/fishnet based pc.

    bring back the pink ram slots!
     
  13. Spaceraver

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    The board looks cool as is. Hopefully the cooling won't scream "IAMUB3RL33T!!111LOLZORZ" but just be a discrete tone of gun metal. That would make me buy it.
    But I'll wait for Gigabyte to spit a board out of the factory due to the inherent stability.
     
  14. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

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    Wow, call me a dork for liking aesthetics, but that's a nice looking board!
     
  15. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    Then imagine a 3-yr old finding their way into your computer room.... Argh!:sigh:
     
  16. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    when will MSI stop using the non-regulation super unnessory and space consuming 4 USB ports on their backIO plate? look at Asus or Gigabyte for how to use tha back IO space!

    what are the chocks on top of (or towards the back of) northbridge for? there are 4 and an additional 2 behind the capacitors.
     
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    I AGREE!!!! :wallbash:
     
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    You've got to love that three channel DDR3 feature...
     
  19. [USRF]Obiwan

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    We don't know how the stability will be from the big trio (Asus, Gigabyte and MSI) I bet we see a great HUGE article coming on the bit-tech front page in the month to come :D
     
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    It's so you can fit large USB dongles or ruggedised USB sticks in without losing other ports alongside. Imo it's a great use of a space.

    It'll just be to cut out the interference from the many ultra fast connections in close proximity. These will be for the PCI-Express I imagine.

    Obiwan - It'll all be down to what information, hardware and time we get for testing. :)
     
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