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#1 Bosco

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:01 AM

Today Greg takes a look at ASUS's F2A85-V PRO Motherboard.

Read his thoughts here:

http://www.overclock...ws/asus_f2a85v/

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:13 AM

Damn, that's one thorough review. Hope you guys don't expect something like that out of me. :P :unsure:

I'm glad AMD's Trinity is getting support for Lucidlogix MVP Virtu. Has anyone compared it to Sandy/Ivy Bridge's support for Virtu?

One task I never got around to test out is Virtual V-Sync (which was done by Tom's here: http://www.tomshardw...ark,3174-9.html). Unfortunately Lucidlogix Virtu and MVP Virtu doesn't work with the -V Pro/GEN3's. Other than that, the -V Pro series from ASUS are great boards!

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:14 AM

I like everything in this A85 board, specially the great pricing by Asus.
Only one small con is there. They have used Realtek ALC892 as audio codec. They should have used ALC898 as it is used in most of the top of the line board.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 05:27 PM

I like everything in this A85 board, specially the great pricing by Asus.
Only one small con is there. They have used Realtek ALC892 as audio codec. They should have used ALC898 as it is used in most of the top of the line board.

can't believe I'm saying this but I'm seriously thinking about going this way in my next gamer upgrade, along with a 5800k....this will be different...

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 12:00 AM

Not that interested in the board (no need for new builds for some time yet haha) but damn Greg your reviews just keep getting better and better and more detailed.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 12:12 AM

Not that interested in the board (no need for new builds for some time yet haha) but damn Greg your reviews just keep getting better and better and more detailed.

Hey thanks M :cheers:


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Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:02 AM

Not that interested in the board (no need for new builds for some time yet haha) but damn Greg your reviews just keep getting better and better and more detailed.


I second that. And one thing that I should have said in my first post (but I missed) is to praise the reviewer (i.e. red ). :P
Detailing in the reviews keep getting better and better. Great review! :thumbsup:

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:08 AM

I second that. And one thing that I should have said in my first post (but I missed) is to praise the reviewer (i.e. red ). :P
Detailing in the reviews keep getting better and better. Great review! :thumbsup:



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Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:03 PM

Bought the A-10 for my kids budget setup. Went with the 75 series chipset for budget constraints. Got both and 4gb 1833 ram for a hair over $200. Tossing it in my older case and PSU for a system that ought to play games well enough at 12x10 or 16x9.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 10:59 PM

microcenter doesn't carry this mobo yet, mmm and neither does fry's, amazon is way to much $$...newegg is the only semi-reasonable source i can find in my area...

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 03:23 PM

Processors: AMD A10 5800K
Testing Overclocking ans setup link to CPU above is wrong points to

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 03:43 PM

Processors: AMD A10 5800K
Testing Overclocking ans setup link to CPU above is wrong points to

Intel Third Generation Core i7 3770K Review


Fixed thanks for pointing it out.

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