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Hardware First look: MSI’s Westmere H57M-ED65 Mobo

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 22 Nov 2009.

  1. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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  2. culley

    culley New Member

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    Looks good, but would really anyone ram two GPU's onto a micro-ATX and would any case support both cards.

    If the CPU and GPU are being packaged into one chip does this thing still have a northbridge if the graphics and the memory controller have now been intergrated into the CPU?

    Or am i missing something and got it wrong lol.
     
  3. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

    Loving the colour scheme!
     
  4. g3n3tiX

    g3n3tiX Active Member

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    What's the socket ? Looks close to LGA1156.
     
  5. p3n

    p3n New Member

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    HDMI, Displayport and PS2 MOUSE AND KEYBOARD ... hahah
     
  6. earlydoors

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    it's mildly depressing that i find that funny...:sigh:
     
  7. RotoSequence

    RotoSequence Lazy Lurker

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    Nothing wrong with PS2 mouse and keyboard, darnit! :worried:
     
  8. Rkiver

    Rkiver Cybernetic Spine

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    I question why they bother with a PS/2 Mouse and Keyboard for the same reason I question any that still have floppy drive, or even IDE drive connections.
     
  9. Aracos

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    Because people like me can just upgrade without buying new hard drives. Lol don't worry i won't do that though, as soon as i'm on serial a F3 drives got my name on it!

    EDIT: Lol @ the Lotes socket, does that mean MSI are using Lotes exclusively now instead of foxconn like some people have said? Would be nice to know because I don't wanna buy a foxconn socket when I plan on keeping my system a long time.
     
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  10. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Hmmm, built in GPU ey? Looks like this board may be a good contender of a HTPC build, depending on the cost of course.
     
  11. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Make mITX, please :D
     
  12. javaman

    javaman May irritate Eyes

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    Im guessing because you tested with an i5 its LGA1156. Any more info on the i3's? I thought they where gonna be dual core versions of the i5's rather than the new 32nm. Could this mean that the i3 > i5/i7 860 / i7 920 for gaming?
     
  13. bigkingfun

    bigkingfun Tinkering addict

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    I think the bottom PCIe slot should have been higher up. Otherwise it looks very nice. I will be looking forward to the review.
     
  14. Evildead666

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    Yep. Looking forward to this H57 in mini-itx format also, with at least 6 of the SATA headers internal for some Nice Raid5-age, and maybe a couple of external eSATA ports....
     
  15. mrbens

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    Not had a read through yet, but just spotted the spelling mistake on the main page description: "We take a sneak peak at one of the first mothebroards"
     
  16. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Look behind the IDE socket and you'll see headers for parallel & serial ports!
     
  17. shomann

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    I would, but you are right, there are very few small mATX cases that can support 2 long top-of-line GPUs.
     
  18. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    well i guess it wouldn't be top of the line gpus but a couple of 9800's should fit in the larger of matx cases. i have a few cases here that could easily fit 2x 4870's :)
    shame the only dual pciex16 matx boards are so damn expensive!
     
  19. Dave_M

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    Sorry bit tech, but not even AMD can do this. They can only do a maximum of 2 outputs from the choice of DVI, HDMI, VGA. It's something to do with only having 2 timing clocks for the display output.
     
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    ^ They were talking about Eyefinity, with the new cards that can run 3 and up to 6 monitors...

    OH and for people wondering why there is a PS2/KB and mouse connection, its because if you have a massive failure resulting in USB's not working (which can happen) PS2 is the default input for your BIOS and will always work :)

    Shame about the IDE though, don't know why they couldn't chuck it out and put 6 SATA ports next to each other at 90*
     
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