Hey Look, It's a New Motherboard from EVGA (Classified SR-X)

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Contrarian

Cool to look at and marvel at its specs. Complete overkill (and highly unnecessary) for the "enthusiast" market that its aimed towards. Like its predecessor its purely a niche product that most enthusiasts will not waste the extra funds for.

If I were going to build Skynet though I would definitely consider it.

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whr4usa

...and I'd say that you're no enthusiast if you don't see the very real and useful scenarios for boards like this!!

though I agree in that for this particular model, 't's quite flawed

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whr4usa

...and I'd say that you're no enthusiast if you don't see the very real and useful scenarios for boards like this!!

though I agree in that for this particular model, 't's quite flawed

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andrew07

I used thus mother board it is very high perfomance
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polka

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whr4usa

I won't buy another motherboard until I see the following;

ONLY native SATA III (if we're all backward compatible hy do we need multiple speeds on the same board!?)

ONLY native USB3.x AND multiple USB3.x headers for an also-USB3.x-only chasis)

*4X++ full X16 mechanical PCIe slots with a full 16 lanes of PCIe 3.x electrical signaling\bandwidth available with preferably one-dozen or more PCIe slots total with a mixture of x16, x4 and x1 mechanical slots with an equaly-mixed 1, 2, 4, 8 or 16 lanes of 2.1 or 3.x bandwidth

native integrated triple (or more) decagigabit ethernet or quadruple (or more) gigabit ethernet

NO parallel, serial or firewire or any other proprietary, legacy or insecure ports, buses, controllers, hubs or chipsets of any kind or close to it

NO legacy firmware of any kind including UEFI emulating legacy BIOS functionality or integrated third-party network, PXEboot, RAID or other pseudo-hardware featuresets.

when something meeting 80-120% of that specification becomes available (I was hoping for an EVGA SR-3 in a year or more for IvyBridge-E LGA2011 Xeons that would make my dreams come true but now this board has let me down!!) then my first dual-socket virtualization workstation will be built!

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Hey.That_Dude

See you at the electronics store in 1-2 years then. They won't got to 40 nm lithography for the controller hubs for about that long. In the mean time have fun being... 200% behind the machines that come out right before your dreams are fulfilled.

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whr4usa

there are physical electronics stores still? I kid. (:

my i5-650 with 12GB DDR3-1333 booting 90GB Corsair SSD (current-gen.) displaying via XFX 1GB 5670 with continue to serve me well though it does limit me quite a bit with what I'm doing professionally and academically but it won't be retired anytime soon; BF3 will run playable FPS @ 1080p while all but my Gfx essentially sleeps (:

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kixofmyg0t

Hey look another motherboard that won't be in this years "Dream Machine". I wonder how modest its gonna be this year....perhaps a Core i5 maybe?

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Penterax

What we need now is for software engineers to actually make use of all this power, instead of, for example, having their game creep along at 30fps while all but one or two cores twiddle their electronic thumbs.

Microsoft? Can we count on you to force some juice into apps with OS optimizations?

(sigh)

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UrbanSmooth

This. ^^

Consoles are really holding back gaming right now AS A WHOLE. There are few companies out there that get it and are actually making use of the processing and graphical power of a desktop gaming PC.

Looking forward to seeing the waterblocks for this board. Should make for one killer gaming/overclocking rig.

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Hey.That_Dude

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Biceps

How long does it run before it becomes self-aware? That thing is nuts.

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DarkMatter

(I'm gonna ask:) I know the X79 features got cut short due to some "possible issues" with so many SATA/SAS ports .. But why is the C606 Chipset crippled as well with the SATA6G (SATA-III)? I'm gonna hold off and see what ASUS has to offer. Granted it doesn't have all the RAM slots of the EVGA but it's got the storage subsystem I need from preliminary readings on the webs.

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whr4usa

Intel's C-series chipsets as "budget server" chipsets designed for "thick blades" or "SMB-market pedestals" (you might have seen a higher-end Home Server or an X86-based NAS, RAID or backup appliance using these)

similar to how consumer i7-900-series processors were actually W-series socket1366 Xeons rebranded, Gimp'd and repriced slightly lower (...or higher in some cases) and how the X58 chipset was a Gimp'd 5500 chipset (before the 'fixed' 5520 chipset) these C-series chipsets are from what all of the consumer/desktop chipsets are sourced (P, H, Z-series et al.)

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omnipc

MSRP: $648.99 listed on their website.

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Shalbatana

Yeah, and just what would such an "enthusiast" do with such a board? Do you really expect them to limit themselves to, say...micro-managing everything in Manhattan? Solving the ultimate question to the ultimate answer?

I bet it couldn't do those things and still play Crysis2 at full res.

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stradric

Wow, that thing is obscene. You'd probably need a 1200 watt power supply or more to max that thing out.

As crazy as that thing is, I have no desire to ever own one -- even if I could afford it. I would never be able to utilize it. I imagine only academics would be interested in this thing as a relatively cheap super computer.

Why firewire? Does anyone actually still use that?

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faragher6

yes i do for fast transfer rates to an external hard drive

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sladeofdark

I want it.. period, i want 2 i think.. one for server and one for super workstation.

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