Asuse Rampage Extreme II Mobo - Simply Amazing !

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  1. Johnny

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    This board is just crazy. It makes me glad that I am waiting to build my next system.

    What gets me most is the 12 gig ddr3, both SLI & Crossfire ready, and it is x58!

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  2. Dark Atheist

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    my calculator is better than that :p
     
  3. Bman

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    That is insane, so how much?
     
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  5. Bman

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    BOO YA! lol
     
  6. rotjong

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    I'm happy with my current system but that motherboard definitely makes me want one.

    It seems from reading elsewhere that the Nehalem (i7) processors may have a TLB bug. When this happened with the AMD Phenom it delayed release and hurt sales. With how great the i7 looks to be this is sad to see.
     
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    Intel Comfirmed it read it here...
    http://www.fudzilla.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=10707&Itemid=1
    http://download.intel.com/design/processor/specupdt/320836.pdf
     
  8. Johnny

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    I did some pricing with this board and you are looking at a minum of around $1500.00 usd just for the board and processor. When you add everything else, you are looking around 5,000.00 easy. Crazy, just crazy ...
     
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    im happy i didnt wait for nehalem after all :)
     
  11. LordOfLA

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    the advantage Intel has over AMD is that Intel can completely re-write the cpu instruction set with a bios patch to remove the issue on current chips - newer revision hardware will provide a permanent fix.
     
  12. ElementalDragon

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    Johnny: $1,500 minimum? yeah... if you're looking at a high end board like the Rampage Extreme 2, and the Core i7 Extreme 965 or whatever it's called. If you get a Core i7 920 or 940, it's nowhere near as much of a stab in the chest.
     
  13. Johnny

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    I was going by the logic that if you are going to get a board like that, then, you are going to max it out.
     
  14. synical33

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    Hey now Johhny! I was planning on getting this board with the mid-class i7 but money is going to be tight this month so I will have to wait another two months or so. The i7 Extreme Edition is complete insanity to pay for!!! This board makes me drool.
     
  15. LordOfLA

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    thats the point of high end hardware :D
     
  16. Dark Atheist

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    which will be low end hardware in about 3 months :p
     
  17. Perris Calderon

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    this board is put together so nice it's a shame it can't be the face board of the case
     
  18. Johnny

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    I know what you mean, perris. I agree with you there ...
     
  19. Admiral Michael

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    Wow, nice! Looks like there is a bunch of buttons and status LEDs near the front middle beside the PSU connector.
     
  20. ElementalDragon

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    yeah.... the big bright red START button kinda made me giggle. And.... i do agree that it's nicely built..... but GOD do i SERIOUSLY wish manufacturers could find a better place to put that damn 4+4-pin CPU power connector. why the hell does it always HAVE to be up at the utmost top end of the board.... where if you're using a top-mounted PSU it's a pain to connect, and damn near impossible to disconnect while the PSU is in the case. And if you use a bottom-mounted PSU.... 9 times out of 10, that cable has to run across the top of your hardware, since the cables tend to not be long enough to be routed along the back