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    There is a pre launch promo bundle with i7 2600k pretty good price....just wondering if i should make the switch or wait for LGA2011 x79 ?

    The features of this board is pretty impressive seems to be future proof enough?

    Collection date is sometime in mid July





    http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.as...ssional%20Gen3

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    wait












    for BD

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    [QUOTE=smduff;78909]wait

    I am all for BD,But this board is tempting
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    LGA 2011 is not due out to early 2012 at the earliest. It could be 2nd quarter 2012. Get it now. Price/performance is there..

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    Bully, let me see if I can get a sample for review, I should know by Friday.

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    I think I read somewhere that that specific board was the first motherboard to support the PCI Express 3.0 standard. Please don't quote me but I am pretty sure thats what it said.

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    Jesus that board is crazy!

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    I just confirmation that we will get a sample.

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    If I didn't have a Z-68 board already I would get that one, it looks really nice. EDIT I just saw the price, it would have to be one heck of a board for me to buy that for 439.00 MSRP. I have the Asrock Z68 Extreme 4 and its really a nice board for 189.00.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biff73 View Post
    I am all for BD,But this board is tempting
    Yes it is really tempting that's why it looks like im taking the leap!

    Quote Originally Posted by smduff View Post
    wait for BD
    AMD has yet to convince me on their BD performance. Dont get me wrong not a fanboy here but my LGA1366 seems to be a little dated and its about time to revise

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    Quote Originally Posted by alan1476 View Post
    I think I read somewhere that that specific board was the first motherboard to support the PCI Express 3.0 standard. Please don't quote me but I am pretty sure thats what it said.
    Yes that's part of the reason for me to make the change, PCI-E 3.0, USB3.0, Lucid virtua, Hybrid SSD etc... all in one package is definitely future proof enough for me I must say

    Quote Originally Posted by criss_glitch666 View Post
    Jesus that board is crazy!
    Yeah tons of features and the best thing is the price is awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    I just confirmation that we will get a sample.
    Thanks DrD!!! that will be excellent, we can get one for review I hope its soon?

    Quote Originally Posted by alan1476 View Post
    If I didn't have a Z-68 board already I would get that one, it looks really nice. EDIT I just saw the price, it would have to be one heck of a board for me to buy that for 439.00 MSRP. I have the Asrock Z68 Extreme 4 and its really a nice board for 189.00.
    Yeah price to feature ratio this board is really looking good!

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    Anyone able to advise if i could use 2 sticks out of my existing Corsair Dominators GT 3x2gb 2000mhz and run on this sandy bridge board?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bullydog View Post
    Anyone able to advise if i could use 2 sticks out of my existing Corsair Dominators GT 3x2gb 2000mhz and run on this sandy bridge board?
    yes you can use triple channel mem on the new SB boards, however you will loose the bandwidth and the new mem designed for SB has lower voltage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    yes you can use triple channel mem on the new SB boards, however you will loose the bandwidth and the new mem designed for SB has lower voltage.
    Hmm...why would there be bandwidth lost? what is the Safe voltage limit Intel has set this time on their memory? LGA1366 was 1.65v so what is sandy bridge

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    Bully, P67 memory kits run between 1.5v and 1.65, depending on the kit, however all the kits made for P67 and Z68 are Dual Channel .

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