MSI X79A-GD65 8D Motherboard Exposes Itself in Public

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Conal_keaney

Thank you MPC for showing these new LGA 2011 boards. I can't wait till these come out, since I am going to build my new rig on this new stuff. This one looks the best so far IMO. I have to agree with others about the memory placement, that it looks like it might interfere with the CPU heatsink as far as distance. I don't really think it's a big deal it's on both sides though. 

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maleficarus™

PS/2 is a dead interface. No need taking up motherboard space for a dead interface that only about 2% even use. And overclocking dosen't count...

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JCGPZ9

Considering boards like these will cater to enthusiasts the PS/2 port is still needed for those who like to use mechanical keyboards with full NKRO for gaming.

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thetechchild

Is PS/2 required for an NKRO keyboard though? Otherwise, that's not really a valid argument...

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JCGPZ9

USB provides 6KRO, PS/2 provides full NKRO, if you were really into tech you would know this. In my case I liked using the PS/2 port so that I had a free USB port to connect the USB hub on my Meka G1 keyboard.

 

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livebriand

Nice! But could the ram get in the way of the CPU heatsink?

Also, I'd like to see eSATA included, maybe more USB 3.0 ports (granted, it isn't all that common yet, but still), the firewire port banished (who uses it?), and the PS/2 port banished. Who uses PS/2 anymore anyway? Heck, even my 8 year old Pentium 4 system let me access the bios with it, and systems that are a little newer than that likely came with USB ones.

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rawrnomnom

ps/2 is used heavily by the overclocking community, and for those who need N key rollover, or want to use an older keyboard. Why cripple a board for some buyers? It would be better to remove a couple of the usb 2 ports instead and replace them with the ever popular and backwards compatable usb 3 variety. 

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JCGPZ9

That is a better idea. Keep at least 1 PS/2 port (popular for keyboards anyhow) and replace some of the USB 2 with USB 3.0.

Never really did know that PS/2 was used to aid in overclocking.

 

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Demonspank

I was going to use it for a vSphere 5 platform until I saw that Sandy Bridge - E processors have broken vt-d, thus completely making it useless for my purposes.  It's a shame, 8 DIMM slots was perfect.

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livebriand

They don't have virtualization support? Really? That'll be a killer for me.

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MastaGuy

Why still using PS/2

That stuff is so outdated.

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illusionslayer

It's for people that need NKRO for their mechanical keyboards. 

PS/2 Keyboards are still being sold, in fact. 

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Endoplas

they are still a nice option to have if your higher tech keyboard/mouse fails unexpectly and have an older set laying around somewhere.

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