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    Question Asus Z77 adding Firewire

    I am looking to build a new system from scratch and was going to base this around an ASUS P8Z68-V or V PRO with an Intel i5 2500K however I hung on to see what Ivy Bridge had to offer. So now I am leaning towards an ASUS P8Z77-V with an Intel i5 3570K. I am disappointed that non of the ASUS Z77 boards have a firewire option (am I correct in this assumption?) but, as I like the look of the Wi-Fi GO! facility (particular to ASUS), I am reluctant to swap manufacturer to say Gigabyte who do have firewire on some boards.

    If I stick with the ASUS P8Z77-V what is the best way of adding a firewire socket to facilitate an interface with my old digital camcorder?

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    Re: Asus Z77 adding Firewire

    http://www.scan.co.uk/shop/computer-...-usb-i-o-cards

    PCI / PCI-e card: Take your pick.

    I've not looked into the Wi-Fi GO! in any depth, but isn't it just a DLNA server? If so, just pick one from online and set it up - no big deal

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    Re: Asus Z77 adding Firewire

    I'm sure Asus are due to announce a new Z77 motherboard tomorrow so I would hold on for one more day just to see what it has to offer, if it doesn't meet your needs then going the PCI // PCI-e card route is another option

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    Thanks for the quick replies.

    "Agent" adding a card is probably what I will do as using up a port is not an issue for me.

    However "Rookie1986" it never crossed my mind that ASUS may be bringing out further Z77 motherboards so I will hang on a day or two so that I don't end up kicking myself for not waiting. By the way I cannot get my head around your handle, you cannot still be a rookie with all your posts and that nice system of yours!

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    Re: Asus Z77 adding Firewire

    Agreed with Rookie, in fact I personally wouldn't buy ANY new tech this week, were about start Computex 2012 where all the big players will be showcasing their newest tech so hold off if you can and see whats released this week and how its going to shake things up!

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    Re: Asus Z77 adding Firewire

    Quote Originally Posted by SteadfastJohn View Post
    Thanks for the quick replies.

    "Agent" adding a card is probably what I will do as using up a port is not an issue for me.

    However "Rookie1986" it never crossed my mind that ASUS may be bringing out further Z77 motherboards so I will hang on a day or two so that I don't end up kicking myself for not waiting. By the way I cannot get my head around your handle, you cannot still be a rookie with all your posts and that nice system of yours!

    John
    My handle, well It started back with the xBox, back then we (Sacred and I) use to go around friends to play multiplayer xBox and when Halo came out I was late getting around my friends so everyone else had already started playing and knew the maps, weapons etc a little. Anyway I sat down to play and in the first game I owned one of my friends that bad that once the game was over another friend committed to the guy I beat "You just got killed by a rookie" and since the friend i beat was a bit of a big head/show off it kinda became a joke so when we all took our xBoxes online I used the name Rookie (as a joke) and 1986 (my year of birth) and since then it's just stuck with me through almost everything (xBox, xBox 360, PS3, several mmo's, Steam and lots of other things so I was gutted to find that it was taken in Battlefield 3.....)

    Well it's 17:30 now in Tapie so it might be worth having a google to see what stuff has been showcased today.

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    Re: Asus Z77 adding Firewire

    http://event.asus.com/2012/mb/Maximus_V_Formula/

    Thats a brief spec sheet for the Asus ROG ATX board. Thats all I've managed to get thus far but I'm sure as Computex continues more info will come to light.

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    Re: Asus Z77 adding Firewire

    Rookie I've come round to thinking your handle is perversely spot on. Years ago I worked at a place where another guy called John came to work there and he was a good foot taller than me. Everyone started to call him Little John as in the big guy from Tales of Robin Hood. Then to differentiate us everyone started to refer to me as Big John which I am not. This was fine with everyone at work but totally confusing to new starters and visitors. So by that logic you are definitely a Rookie!

    By the way I have saved my basket at Scan for now and, as you and Sacred suggest, I will see what goodies come out of Computex announcements this week before I spend my money. I may still buy the same components but I am sure the price will not have risen much if at all when I do jump.

    John

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