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Old 05-01-09, 05:25 PM
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The price isn't that bad when you consider it's new technology, new socket etc. The Rampage Extreme II is overpriced (£300+) but £220 is not that much more than a decent skt 775 board which has been going for a few years now. I would expect to be paying £150+ for a P55 motherboard, which if rumours are true should surface around Q3.
Well it is a lot of money to me. I don't honestly have that kind of cash to throw around, espesh as I am only 15 and get £5 a week.. only one more month then the 16 will be here and I will start looking for some part time work!

£155 I can justify but £300 for the Rampage Extreme, it isn't really fair on us lot with a lesser income!

I hope that they don't drop out to many of the features though!

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Old 05-01-09, 05:33 PM
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TheMadDutchDude knows how I live.

£5 a week.

And I'm only 14 D:
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Old 05-01-09, 05:49 PM
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Well it is a lot of money to me. I don't honestly have that kind of cash to throw around, espesh as I am only 15 and get £5 a week.. only one more month then the 16 will be here and I will start looking for some part time work!

£155 I can justify but £300 for the Rampage Extreme, it isn't really fair on us lot with a lesser income!

I hope that they don't drop out to many of the features though!
I too agree with the same sentiment. It's so unfair Mclaren F1's are so expensive... How on earth do they expect the average man to afford that.

I do however sympathise with your plight, we've all been there m8.
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Old 05-01-09, 05:51 PM
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TheMadDutchDude knows how I live.

£5 a week.

And I'm only 14 D:
Wait until you are married. If you are lucky enough to find yourself with a whole £5 you are either having an affair or stealing from the kids.
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Old 05-01-09, 08:27 PM
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finally had a min to have a look thru

great review as always m8

was just wondering what bios you were using to test with (not sure if i missed it) and if you had had a chance to try any others?
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Old 05-01-09, 08:37 PM
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Latest official F4 BIOS as shown in the BIOS flash screeny . I don't really try other BIOS's unless the latest is having problems. The first thing I do is flash it to the latest.

Cheers for the kind comments too m8.
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Old 05-01-09, 08:59 PM
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Nice review, always read reviews here etc but never bothered to join the forums.

Would be interesting if you could get hold of a Biostar TPower-X58 to review, I've only seen one review which was from France.

Was going to go for the Gigabyte UD5 but going to take a gamble with the Biostar X58.
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Old 05-01-09, 09:33 PM
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I've heard the Biostar has a few issues. We'll see if we can get a sample though.
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Old 06-01-09, 10:06 AM
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Hmm I've got a problem with my board:

When I try to update the BIOS using an USB stick (2GB, FAT, not formatted) and QFlash (it's what gigabyte recommends, so...) the updater gets stuck at the 'reading files' part. It's stuck at around 20% and really doesnt get any further, I let it do whatever it was doing for about an hour.

Redownloaded the file from another mirror but that didn't help. Any other ideas?
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Old 06-01-09, 10:15 AM
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Mine wizzed through m8. Took about 20 seconds if that.

Format the drive and unpack the BIOS files so you just have the two files on the stick, not the single zip file (can't rememeber the names off hand). Did mine with Q-Flash through the BIOS without issue.

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