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May 28th, 2019, 14:42
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Some written details about it you may read here:
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/as…ept,39469.html

I know I want it. Mostly. LED displays are overkill.
If they make an affordable final version that's functionally the same but without expensive cosmetics, I'm definetly gonna buy it.
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May 28th, 2019, 14:54
I like it! I'm getting sick of ATX myself. I'm more impressed with the design itself than the lighting though.
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May 28th, 2019, 15:03
While I'm impressed at the same time I'm confused why noone else thought of something like this. I'm still googling and reading and watching anything I can find about this crazyness.

I love the concept of moving PCIe to the other side. Tons of space for vulkan/dx12 pair of different manufacturer GPUs plus any number of slots for PCIe 4.0 SSDs (and if intel's to be trusted it'll go 5.0 in only a couple of years).

The modular I/O portion is fantastic, I can never have enough of USB slots and besides those don't have to remain 3.0x for eternity if I can switch them with new ones made by anyone, not only ASUS.

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Man, on several sites some comment it sux as it can't work in their cases… But the point *is* to use nonATX case with it!
Also, what's shown is a simplified concept, not set in stone deal or a product you'll buy tomorrow in a store, it needs some feedback that's why it was displayed at Computex.
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May 29th, 2019, 01:00
Sounds like an unreliable toy looking for an ignorant nerd.
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May 29th, 2019, 04:10
He was really emphazising the "ATX is holding us back"-thing.

To me this thing sounds completely unnecessary and something for people who went past PCIe Extenders and Custom Watercooling and need something new to play with.

Certainly a cool thing to have. And certainly completely unneccessary for 99% of the people.
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May 29th, 2019, 10:32
I think the idea of modular I/O is excellent. I could see this even being incorporated on existing ATX designs.
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May 29th, 2019, 10:33
Yeah, the shape, the lightning are like the name, a bit over the board but the concepts and the ideas behind, oh yes.

I just built a PC 2 weeks ago and I have spent hours to choose a motherboard with the right number of M2, Usb connectors, etc .. etc..

Unnecessary? You mean more or less than a Gaming PC? It is a prototype. And many people would love to have a choice and/or a way to change to the number of connectors for example.
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For me usb ports are a non-issue. While nearly every mb i've purchased have had 2x the number i need; if i actually ran out I could always use a hub (they are cheap). The big issue for me is sata ports.
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When people talk about m.2 you are more likely to run out of pcie lans before you exhaust space for m.2 cards (server chipsets have more pcie lans than consumer).
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Try finding a board with 10 sata ports these days (yes amd thread rippers have lots of sata but the price of the cpu alone is more than an intel solution with mb + cpu). asrock used to make a board with an lsi controller (not sure if they still provide such). Of course a cheap lsi card is around $80 so that is always an option and it can handle 8 drives.
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For me usb ports are a non-issue. While nearly every mb i've purchased have had 2x the number i need; if i actually ran out I could always use a hub (they are cheap). The big issue for me is sata ports.
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When people talk about m.2 you are more likely to run out of pcie lans before you exhaust space for m.2 cards (server chipsets have more pcie lans than consumer).
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Try finding a board with 10 sata ports these days (yes amd thread rippers have lots of sata but the price of the cpu alone is more than an intel solution with mb + cpu). asrock used to make a board with an lsi controller (not sure if they still provide such). Of course a cheap lsi card is around $80 so that is always an option and it can handle 8 drives.
Its good to be aware of pci lanes with m2 disks. With my Ryzen 1800X + Asus Prime X370-Pro motherboard + m2 disk there are not enough pci lanes for SSD. Maybe its better with newer boards.
Tip: I got a significanty bios boot speedup by disabling SATA
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