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News MSI X38 mobo to have many new features

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 17 Aug 2007.

  1. Tim S

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  2. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    leet cooling is always nice, as is the inclusion of both DDR2 and DDR3 slots, but that layout is a bit pointless :/
     
  3. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    this kind of remembers me of those awful memory transition mobos, they were crap with both memories........
     
  4. Mister_Tad

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    Being an MSI Diamond series board I would expect that it should be a pretty decent board

    Usually the "transition" boards are made by relatively off-brands
     
  5. WildTangent

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    What's the point of all the PCI-E x16 ports, and only one PCI port?! :\ Wouldn't be so bad if device manufacturers would finally move on to PCI-E. And also, are there any pics of the I/O panel at the back?
     
  6. Tulatin

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    So uhm... why only two SATA?
     
  7. Johnny Bravo

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    as stated there are four missing SATA ports on the board
     
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    Nope, none that we can publish, but I've told you what's on the rear I/O :)
     
  9. WildTangent

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    Yes, but I'm interested in how they're laying it out. Oh well, guess I'll have to be patient and wait for more pics :)
     
  10. Guest-16

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    Ah, PS2, Firewire, two eSATA and S/PDIF with four USB above like the P35 Platinum we reviewed, then four more USB each with two RJ45 above and finally 6 3.5mm audio jacks.
     
  11. zr_ox

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    I dont mind the layout at all, it's pretty clean although I see issues with the IDE port and my reservoir.

    Having an Nvidia GPU with the intension of going SLi I will be waiting for Nvidia's response.
     
  12. DarkLord7854

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    2 SATAs and 1 PCI? o_O
     
  13. cosmic

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    Yes - its the new standard, your now only allowed a single hard drive and burner for environmental reasons. :D
     
  14. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    That's just silly, why has there been an increase upto now with the SATA ports, and now it drops?
     
  15. Tim S

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    :eyebrow:
     
  16. Woodstock

    Woodstock So Say We All

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    do i count 6 dimm slots? 4 DDR2 and 2 DDR3 or other way round?
     
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    4 DDR3. 2 DDR2
     
  18. dyzophoria

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    people should start reading articles first before judging the pictures :D
     
  19. iwog

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    but they're just so pretifuls we can help but marvel at them and ignore the words. Plus a picture says a 1000 words so there's actually more info in the picture than the article :p
     
  20. Tim S

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    We chose to make the words that are there very important though. Think of the extra 1000 words in the picture as supplementary. ;)
     
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