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ASUS Rampage Formula - Intel X48 Chipset

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capt.rej

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This iz kinda da first time i'm postin on a forum...kya karun news hi itna zabardast hai...
just got my hands on one of India's first ASUS Rampage Formula Motherboards...
cost me INR 19,000 + 4%VAT in B'lore
Even though havent got it runnin yet (am still waitin for my RAM, SMPS & Processor) it still Awe..ss me just by it's shear beauty...
Will be postin soon with detailed reviews, soon as i get dis monster runnin...
As u can see in da pic, i'll be using a GeCube 3870X2 OC Edition Card in it...
Pretty cool huh...
 
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capt.rej

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Me Configuration...

In case u guys r wonderin wt me confg. is the break-up is somethin like this...havent mentioned da monitor cause i havent decided on it yet...

MOTHERBOARD: ASUS Rampage Formula
Intel® X48 Chipset/ICH9R with ATI CrossFire™ Technology
INR 19,000/-

PROCESSOR: Intel Core2Duo Processor E8500
45nm, 4MB L2, 3.16GHz, 1333MHz FSB
INR 11,900/-

RAM:Transcend 4GB aXeRam™ Extreme Performance DDR2-1066+
2x2GB 1066MHz Dual-Channel Memory Kit
INR 8,200/-

GRAPHICS: GeCube GC-XHD3870X2-F5
ATI Radeon 3870X2 1GB DDR3 OC Edition
INR 23,400/-

ODD: Samsung SH-S203
SerialATA Interface, 20x Dual-Layer DVD Writter
INR 1,200/-

HDD: Western Digital WD Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS
320GB SATA II 3.0Gbps, 16MB Cache
INR 4,000/-

KEYBOARD: Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000
INR 2,500/-

MOUSE: Logitech G5 Laser
2000dpi Laser Sensor
INR 3,000/-

CABINET: CoolerMaster CM 690
INR 4,500/-

SMPS: Corsair TX750W Power Supply
Model No: CMPSU-750TX
INR 8,000/-
 
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capt.rej

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Hey Hrithan...sorry 2 dissapoint u but I havent got the setup running yet...
i havent yet brought the Processor, SMPS and RAM...till then i'm also waitin 2 see its performance...got a really cool pic though in this post...
 

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-----ATi-----
Wow! Awesome rig....
Post a review of the rig once you get it up and running ;)

Could you post a picture of the motherboard? One without the 3870X2..
 
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capt.rej

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Sorry guys...didnt post fr quite smtime...am admitted in da hospital for viral fever:mad: ...& had a tough time convincing me dad 2 give me his personal laptop for 1 day:evil: ...

@ depolo08: Havent thought of a third party coolin solution yet...mainly because i still havent zeroed in on the Processor...maybe i'll change over 2 Q9450...i think the Thermaltake MaxOrb is a gr8 option if i decide 2 buy 1...

@ ancientrites: Most probably i'll be usin' Windows Vista 64-bit Ultimate Edition SP1 i just went through a few benchmarks comparin Win XP SP2, SP3, Vista, Vista SP1 & found dat Vista SP1 seems 2 be 1 of da best bet for high-end gamin...good performance margin over XP plus the obvious support for DX10 and nw DX10.1 (Assasins Creed)

@ nvidia: I'll try bout the pic of da mobo without the card...but cant make any promises...sorry:rolleyes: ...but there r still many pix of Rampage on the net...
 
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capt.rej

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Oh... :| No problem... Post a complete review of the motherboard sometime later atleast:)
OOOooh u bet i'm gonna do that nvidia...wtz da use of gettin India's first X48 Board and nt able 2 get a few faces Green:cool:;)...

by da way Guys i got the Processor Its a

Intel Core2Quad Processor Q9450
Quad Core, 45nm, 2.6GHz, 1333MHz FSB, 12MB L2 Cache.
INR 16,500 + 4%VAT

nw i can really feel it...
 
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capt.rej

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^^What about the 8500 which you mentioned in your earlier post?
The E8500 wz the initial plan...but finally yesterday when i went 2 me dealer he had 2 offer the Intel Core2Quad Processor Q9450 for INR 16,500 + 4%VAT

so i thought i'll b gettin 2x E8500 processors for just INR 4,000 extra...why not go for it...
E8500 - 3.16GHz, 6MB L2 Cache, 1333MHz FSB, 45nm
Q9450 - 2.66GHz, 12MB L2 Cache, 1333MHz FSB, 45nm

even though the Q9450 runs at a lower clock-speed its actually equally as overclockable as the E8500...it's actually 2x 8500 dies stuck on eachother... Plus its a more future proof investment...while most games would not b usin more than its 2 cores...the rest 2 cores may be used by windows & other background applications...:cool:
 
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