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    ASRock Fatal1ty X99M Killer

    Shows that top-end boards don't need to be big.
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    Re: ASRock Fatal1ty X99M Killer

    Bit strange...

    Good point: Good layout

    Then listed in the bad points is part of the layout, the PCIe being too close together.

    Certainly looks good from a figures standpoint but something in me just overlooks Asrock every time

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    Re: ASRock Fatal1ty X99M Killer

    "If we're being critical, the third PCIe graphics slot is run at just x4 and should be located in the middle, rather than the bottom, enabling two cards to have adequate airflow between them."

    STUPID CRITICISM: What is the point of buying a mATX board than. If you would use 2 cards with air cooling and want 3 slot space waste on a matx board for adequate air cooling, you are crazy. Your double slot second card will pop out of motherboard. It may not fit in or can end up with worse airflow in some cases. Oh i forgot, not everyone intends to use a mini ATX board on a large case meant for larger boards with huge space under it. If you can afford multi graphics cards and want better cooling, go for water cooling, dont blame a logical layout on motherboard.

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    Re: ASRock Fatal1ty X99M Killer

    Quote Originally Posted by mgstraze View Post
    "If we're being critical, the third PCIe graphics slot is run at just x4 and should be located in the middle, rather than the bottom, enabling two cards to have adequate airflow between them."

    STUPID CRITICISM: What is the point of buying a mATX board than. If you would use 2 cards with air cooling and want 3 slot space waste on a matx board for adequate air cooling, you are crazy. Your double slot second card will pop out of motherboard. It may not fit in or can end up with worse airflow in some cases. Oh i forgot, not everyone intends to use a mini ATX board on a large case meant for larger boards with huge space under it. If you can afford multi graphics cards and want better cooling, go for water cooling, dont blame a logical layout on motherboard.
    You know you don't have to be so douchey in pointing out a logic mistake.

    But you're right, the reason they don't leave a gap is because it would negate the point of an mATX board if the second card was hanging off the end

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    Re: ASRock Fatal1ty X99M Killer

    Killer NIC, meh. The X99M Extreme4 would do just as well. I just wish Asus would do a Rampage V Gene.
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    Re: ASRock Fatal1ty X99M Killer

    I noticed Gigabyte are using the killer nic too

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    Re: ASRock Fatal1ty X99M Killer

    I've never really noticed anything special about the NICs. Years ago I bought a separate performance NIC, back when I played Counter-Strike competitively, and the difference it made was unoticable for me

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    Re: ASRock Fatal1ty X99M Killer

    A detailed review, but not all points of view are convincible. This board is not general purpose and does not have to meet all possibilities. The dual Gigabit LAN and the M.2 slot supporting all lengths are especially good features.

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    Re: ASRock Fatal1ty X99M Killer

    Personally I love MATX and I wish there were more companies that made them on the X99 platform! This particular board offers everything a gamer could want! Latest tech with dual 3.0 x16 just perfect....except like everyone else has complained the Killer NIC. Just use Intel!!

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    Re: ASRock Fatal1ty X99M Killer

    Hmm the board has PCI-E 2.0 silkscreened above the second slot yet the manual says its a PCI-E 3.0 slot?
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    Re: ASRock Fatal1ty X99M Killer

    Quote Originally Posted by Platinum View Post
    Hmm the board has PCI-E 2.0 silkscreened above the second slot yet the manual says its a PCI-E 3.0 slot?
    First and second slots are 3.0. Third slot is 2.0.

    The motherboard doesn't silkscreen type of slot as far as I can see.

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    Re: ASRock Fatal1ty X99M Killer

    Yep I am a idiot and didnt read it right, just ordered the USB3.1 version for my MATX build
    Main reason, Proper M.2 slot, both Asus and Gigabytes offerings have a slot thats connected to the PCH by 2 lanes.
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