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X99A XPower Gaming Titanium Motherboard w/ 16GB DDR4 (4x4) Kit + SM951 128GB NVMe SSD - £339.95 @ Overclockers
X99A XPower Gaming Titanium Motherboard w/ 16GB DDR4 (4x4) Kit + SM951 128GB NVMe SSD - £339.95 @ Overclockers

X99A XPower Gaming Titanium Motherboard w/ 16GB DDR4 (4x4) Kit + SM951 128GB NVMe SSD - £339.95 @ Overclockers

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Motherboard seems to be around £250 and the extras fall in at a very nice price. Seems to be an excellent deal. This is an EATx board so take that into account before purchase.

Memory clock is unfortunately 2400mhz but still rather good for the price. SM951 costs around £60+ so in all seems like a good deal. Depends on the quality of the motherboard though.

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A comment over on newegg suggests you could get away with a standard case (measure first!):

This motherboard is an x99 platform so in order to make room for 8dimm … This motherboard is an x99 platform so in order to make room for 8dimm slots it is 1 inch wider than an standard ATX motherboard. It will still mount in most standard cases. Look for an E-ATX case if you want peace of mind but no need for a ssi-eeb mobo tray.

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Hootwo

A comment over on newegg suggests you could get away with a standard case … A comment over on newegg suggests you could get away with a standard case (measure first!):


My old case and mobo which was EATX had the rubber gromits partially covered by the mobo. Made cable management need to be done before mobo installation in my case but the cables still fit nicely and had no problems. Of course each case will be a different case

MSI Website Board Details

Oddly msi's own website says supports Quad Channel DDR4-3400+(OC) Memory

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ShootistUK

MSI Website Board DetailsOddly msi's own website says supports Quad … MSI Website Board DetailsOddly msi's own website says supports Quad Channel DDR4-3400+(OC) Memory


Thats not odd thats pretty good Is a shame the bundle is only 2400mhz but you may be able to squeeze 3000mhz out of them if you are lucky and push voltages a tad

£70 worth of extras, where is the gain??

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bobo53

£70 worth of extras, where is the gain??


£60 + £70 = £70? The bundle is around £130 worth of value
Edited by: "TheElderRat" 25th Aug 2016

TheElderRat

£60 + £70 = £70? The bundle is around £130 worth of value


20+50= £70 for 40+70=110 can buy a 256ssd+ best 3200mhzddr4

Edited by: "bobo53" 25th Aug 2016

bobo53

20+50= £70 for 40+70=110 can buy a 256ssd+ best 3200mhzddr4



a PCIE NVME SSD?

New2Deals

a PCIE NVME SSD?


got your point but it needs to be convenient and there is no advantage over the slower one. sequential speed is not that important for the many. The feel on the desktop is the same even if it was the very oldest ssd. But I cannot argue of course , the deal is for this technology after all

bobo53

got your point but it needs to be convenient and there is no advantage … got your point but it needs to be convenient and there is no advantage over the slower one. sequential speed is not that important for the many. The feel on the desktop is the same even if it was the very oldest ssd. But I cannot argue of course , the deal is for this technology after all



and there is no advantage over the slower one.



That's the advantage, it's slower. You could also argue that most people don't need such an expensive motherboard, or even 16GB RAM, but that's not about the deal. It's for one specific thing, regardless of how you believe people would use it.

That's a steal, my only issue with the board is that Tim Tommy Logan said that the board currently has issues with posting with any kind of ram sticks that are not a specific Corsair memory kit. I'll post a link to the video where he posted about it. I would consider buying this, if MSI manages to fix the issue soon as I'm looking to upgrade to a X99 build.

Great price. Btw £250 would be for the non-titanium version of this board. So the price regardless of the extras is not bad.

What's an EATx board ?

Here's a review to what Timmy Tom Logans review here's the link youtu.be/joy…VYQ. In there he explains about the current issues with memory post and timing issues with different memory sticks. If they launch a new bios fix soon I might nab this

​It's a extended motherboard there sometimes add more features than traditional standard atx boards but mainly allow you to space your graphics cards so they have some extra breathing room

Wonder if the Samsung SM951 suffers from a thermal throttling issue?
Seems the SM961 does. It's not so much that it throttles as that's what it's supposed to do. Rather for large reads at full speed until it crashes:
tra…ate.google.co.uk/tra…ate?hl=en&sl=de&u=computerbase.de/201…rch
After all the issues with TLC on the 840 and 840 EVO I really don't think Samsung's QA is not great. Winning benchmarks is all very well, but without reliability what's the point?

I decided in the end to buy this, its too much of a good thing to miss out on. Everything I want in a X99 build is bundled in. I'll report back with my findings soon.
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