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  1. arcticstoat

    arcticstoat New Member

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  2. cgthomas

    cgthomas Cpt. Handsome

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    but can it play Crysis?
     
  3. Andersen1337

    Andersen1337 New Member

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    Doubt the motherboard alone can do that :D

    That mobo + i7 2600K and 8x GTX580 HydroCopper Cheesecake = folding anyone? :D
     
  4. FullThrottleRic

    FullThrottleRic New Member

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    It's bigger than standard ATX, an ATX board would end just after PCI-E slot 6 ;)
     
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    Excuse me for my ignorance, but I thought the Hydra didn't work for sh*t?
     
  6. Zurechial

    Zurechial Elitist

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    Does anyone else read DrMOS as "Doctor Moss" in their minds?
    No?

    Just me, then?
     
  7. Denis_iii

    Denis_iii New Member

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    I read that was the case when it was first introduced/announced/reviews an age ago but haven't looked into it since.
    When MSI do a micro ATX version of this board I'd be very interested in Hydra and its performance.
     
  8. Denis_iii

    Denis_iii New Member

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    i do
     
  9. Nexxo

    Nexxo Bargaining chip

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    I'm Spartac-- eh, I mean, I do. Too. I do too.
     
  10. vdbswong

    vdbswong It's a Hedgehod

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    Same... isn't that how it's supposed to be? lol
     
  11. woody_294

    woody_294 Wizard Ninja :P

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    Haha, I never even thought about what it meant, I think Dr. Moss :D I thought it was a kind of brand name or something, I guess it's not then?

    *Edit* Yeah that board look bonkers, and I love the military grade stuff, I know I won't ever need it, but I like it being there.
     
  12. Mraedis

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    http://nl.hardware.info/extern/6101985/msi-big-bang-marshal-mobo-pictored


    Ric appears to be right.
     
  13. Krayzie_B.o.n.e.

    Krayzie_B.o.n.e. New Member

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    Hydra works like **** but it would be nice for a AMD CF set up using a Nvidia card for Physx but then again too bad Nvidia locks out it's cards when a AMD card is used for graphics so Hydra is shitty and worthless.

    8 PCI-e slots yeh..... this would allow for a nice CF or SLi set up and leaving you with 4 empty slots

    PCi-E Cease Fire sounds great if it allows you to disable/enable your GPU when your not gaming at the click of a button on the fly with no reset/bios and all that crap. i would love to see MOBO manufactures implement this as an energy saving feature. DO IT DO IT NOW!! (or if already done someone please inform me)

    Other than that nice MOBO, now sit
     
  14. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    I'll put my hand up to doing the doctor Moss thing as well.

    That board looks like serious over kill for whats being touted as the run of the mill CPU range.
     
  15. Publ!c Enemy

    Publ!c Enemy or Richard for short

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    i think it's a bit of clue towards the performance more than anything;)
     
  16. HandMadeAndroid

    HandMadeAndroid That's handy.

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    Looks like a gillette razor blade pack
     
  17. Bindibadgi

    Bindibadgi Tired. Forever tired.

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    Yes you're right. I completely missed the screw holes slightly above the bottom set!

    Article amended!
     
  18. schmidtbag

    schmidtbag New Member

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    i 100% agree.

    i can't believe the power consumption on this thing and what the hell is the point of 3 bios chips? 2 is completely understandable and i think that was a great idea but 3? really? thats just dumb.
    i found it a bit strange to see 6 usb 3.0 ports on the back, but i see that as a good thing.

    what i really don't understand is why did they stop at 8 pci-e ports? don't full-towers support 10 ports? i'm actually not sure, i never build computers with full towers. i do think the fact that msi and gigabyte are creating mobos that (should) fit in full towers is a great idea tho, i always disliked the idea of having the bottom of the case being empty.
     
  19. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    Yeah I do as well.

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    8 PCI-E? That's massive overkill. Like totally ridicules kinda overkill.
     
  20. Instagib

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    So folding@home has gotten to the point where MSI are actually designing boards with this in mind? I really can't see any other application for so many PCI-E slots.
     
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