So you want to build an octocore mATX beast?

Subject: Systems | March 15, 2012 - 03:50 PM |
Tagged: ASUS ROG Rampage IV GENE X79, SFF, mATX, hd7970, Intel Xeon E5-2690

The mATX ASUS ROG Rampage IV GENE X79 motherboard can hold more power than you might assume from its size, as you can see at VR-Zone.  Even though the board looks tiny compared to the heatsink needed to cool the Xeon E5-2690 and the triple slot HD7970 seems to barely fit beside the OZC Revodrive 3 X2 480GB, the components do work at full speed making this beast a real power house.  As Yoda said, "Size matters not."

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"What if I have about US$5000 to spend - Could I have a true 8-core/16-thread CPU in a small form factor setup without compromising on storage, thermals or online gaming prowess?" Well, we show that we can!"

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Source: VR-Zone
March 15, 2012 | 04:53 PM - Posted by Tim Verry

lol, that poor motherboard!

March 15, 2012 | 05:05 PM - Posted by elel (not verified)

If that CPU had pins, I could see the board slipping off of of it and ruining a perfectly good CPU.As it, it might just crack in half, lol

March 16, 2012 | 09:53 AM - Posted by ToiT (not verified)

Ever since the ROG matx boards showed their face (I think I first took notice with the 1366 socket) I have been wondering why I still need/use such beastly, huge full atx cases... I do love my FT02 case, but it is a bit of pain when hauling it around for LAN parties.
Now this looks like a viable solution, minus the $5000 thing, lol.

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