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mojoman0 04-08-12 12:56 PM

Z77 Motherboards are out
 
Preview
http://www.anandtech.com/show/5728/i...cs-and-biostar

Newegg
http://promotions.newegg.com/MB/0416...c=SNC-Facebook

Capt. Picard 04-10-12 03:51 AM

Re: Z77 Motherboards are out
 
Bought a Z77-G43 last week.

Took off the little plastic cover and with a little accidental spastic jerk with the plastic cover (I don't know why) I nicked one of they CPU socker pins and bent it. :mad:

I know in the manual they say that I first install the CPU and then remove the plastic cover from the bracket. But hey, people make mistakes.

I tried to bend it back and assemble it but after pressing the power button, it just restarts and shuts down, restarts and shuts down, restarts and shuts down, continuously ...

Now it's costing me to courier it back to my online dealer and they have to ship it back to the distributor where they'll have to replace the whole socket. Another 2 weeks without a computer again. And it's costing me a fortune.

I wish motherboard manufacturers can do away with those stupid little pins. Why can't they design the sockets and CPUs to be pads against pads.

Ghosthunter 04-10-12 08:24 AM

Re: Z77 Motherboards are out
 
This is the one I am looking to purchase as soon as IB cpu is out

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128544

Any thoughts? So many choices..

lee63 04-10-12 09:35 AM

Re: Z77 Motherboards are out
 
I've been looking at the ASRock Professional, it gets a pretty good review plus 300MHz more on the CPU. I probably wont be getting an Ivy Bridge chip until later on this year, so a little more OCing headroom would be a good thing.

http://www.funkykit.com/about-us/899...rd-review.html

I was waiting for EVGA's boards...but at 329 for the FTW is too much $$$ for me


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157299

bob saget 04-10-12 05:28 PM

Re: Z77 Motherboards are out
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Capt. Picard (Post 2544169)
Bought a Z77-G43 last week.

Took off the little plastic cover and with a little accidental spastic jerk with the plastic cover (I don't know why) I nicked one of they CPU socker pins and bent it. :mad:

I know in the manual they say that I first install the CPU and then remove the plastic cover from the bracket. But hey, people make mistakes.

I tried to bend it back and assemble it but after pressing the power button, it just restarts and shuts down, restarts and shuts down, restarts and shuts down, continuously ...

Now it's costing me to courier it back to my online dealer and they have to ship it back to the distributor where they'll have to replace the whole socket. Another 2 weeks without a computer again. And it's costing me a fortune.

I wish motherboard manufacturers can do away with those stupid little pins. Why can't they design the sockets and CPUs to be pads against pads.

crap, that sucks :(

Roadhog 04-10-12 06:02 PM

Re: Z77 Motherboards are out
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Capt. Picard (Post 2544169)
I wish motherboard manufacturers can do away with those stupid little pins. Why can't they design the sockets and CPUs to be pads against pads.

Because the point of the pins is to provide proper contact of each pin with the cpu. You can't achieve that with a solid mounting surface.

mojoman0 04-29-12 12:04 PM

Re: Z77 Motherboards are out
 
what boards are you ivy bridge guys going with?

I'm leaning towards this gigabyte since it has firewire and I wanted to convert some old tapes.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128545

Never had a gigabyte board before. The asus wifi board with dlna was intriguing but thats prolly all marketing bull


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