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    Asus Rampage IV Black Edition Unboxing - Taking a peek at the King !

    Asus has always produced some of the most iconic and epic motherboards under their ROG ( Republic Of Gamers ) line and this new Asus Rampage IV Black Edition carries on that rich lineage of amazing innovation and build quality. This is a true Shamino masterpiece and is definitely going to go down in history as one of the best motherboards ever made under the ROG line or any other product line by any manufacturer. Feature packed to the hilt.. and built like a tank.. it's safe to say, i am totally in love . I love it soo much that I want to marry this motherboard

    Right from the matt black pcb to the quality of components on the mobotherboard.. i cant find a fault with this motherboard at all !!
    This thing is truly a no holes barred motherboard that has to be held and felt to be believed, and when you hold it, you will be shocked with the weight of this motherboard. Feels heavy, solid and just put together on another level
    Whether it is top end power delivery through a new PWM setup along with the ultra high end Asus 60A BlackWing chokes, 10K Black Metallic capacitors, and 90% efficient NexFET MOSFETs, or it be the new WI-Fi AC built in or even the excellent Superme FX Sound Card, This board has it all !!!

    I can keep going on and on and on because quite frankly i have gone gaga mad over this board .. Having used it for a few days all i can say where have you been all my life Mr Rampage IV Black ?

    I wont keep rambling anymore and will get straight to the business.. The pics













































































    Cheers for looking guys

    I will leave you with the specifications of this motherboard as always

    Specs :-



    • CPU
      Intel? Processors
      Intel? Core? i7 Processors for LGA 2011 Socket
      Supports Intel? 22 nm CPU
      Supports Intel? Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
      * Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list
    • Chipset
      Intel? X79
    • Memory
      8 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR3 2800(O.C.)/2666(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
      Quad Channel Memory Architecture
      Supports Intel? Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
      * Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
      * Due to CPU behavior, DDR3 2200/2000/1800 MHz memory module will run at DDR3 2133/1866/1600 MHz frequency as default.
    • Multi-GPU Support
      Supports NVIDIA? 4-Way SLI? Technology
      Supports AMD 4-Way CrossFireX Technology
    • Expansion Slots
      4 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x16 or x16/x8/x16 or x16/x8/x8/x8, black) *1
      2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
    • Storage
      Intel? X79 chipset :
      2 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray
      4 x SATA 3Gb/s port(s), black
      Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
      ASMedia? ASM1061 controller : *2
      2 x eSATA 6Gb/s port(s), red
      4 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray
    • LAN
      Intel? 82579V, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)
    • Bluetooth
      Bluetooth V4.0
    • Audio
      ROG SupremeFX Black 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
      - Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming
      - SupremeFX Shielding Technology
      - Cirrus Logic? CS4398 DAC: 120 dB SNR, -107 dB THD+N (Max. 192 kHz/ 24 -bit)
      - TI 6120A2 high fidelity headphone amplifier
      - WIMA? film capacitors
      - ELNA? premium audio capacitors
      - High-fidelity audio OP AMP(s)
      - Differential circuit design
      - NEC TOKIN UC2 audio relay
      Audio Feature :
      - Blu-ray audio layer Content Protection
      - Sonic Radar
      - DTS Connect
      - Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
    • USB Ports
      ASMedia? USB 3.0 controller : *3
      8 x USB 3.0 port(s) (6 at back panel, blue, 2 at mid-board)
      Intel? X79 chipset : *4
      10 x USB 2.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, black, 6 at mid-board)
    • OC Panel
      2.6 " LCM display
      EXTREME/NORMAL mode switch
      EXTREME Mode for subzero OC benching:*5
      - VGA Hotwire
      - Subzero Sense
      - Slow Mode
      - Pause Switch
      - VGA SMB header
      - ProbeIt
      - 4 x 4-pin extra fan connectors
      NORMAL Mode for in-chassis usage:*6
      - CPU Level Up OC button
      - FanSpeed control button
      - LCM backlight on/off button
      I/O Ports:
      - POWER:1 x SATA power connector
      - ROG_EXT port:1 x 18-1 pin data connection port
    • ROG Exclusive Features
      ROG Connect *7
      - RC TweakIt
      - RC Diagram
      - RC Remote
      - RC Poster
      Extreme Engine Digi+ III :
      - 8 -phase CPU power design
      - 3 -phase VCCSA power design
      - 2 + 2 phase DRAM power design
      - NexFET? Power Block MOSFET
      - 60A Chokes
      - 10K Black Metallic Capacitors
      Mem TweakIt
      ROG Extreme OC kit :
      - Slow Mode
      - LN2 Mode
      - PCIe x16 Lane Switch
      - EZ Plug
      ProbeIt
      UEFI BIOS features :
      - ROG BIOS Print
      - GPU.DIMM Post
      - Tweakers' Paradise
      - ROG SSD Secure Erase
      ROG RAMDisk
      GameFirst II
      iROG
      Extreme Tweaker
      Loadline Calibration
      Overclocking Protection :
      - COP EX (Component Overheat Protection - EX)
      - Voltiminder LED II
      - ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
    • Special Features
      ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 4 with 4-Way Optimization :
      - The tuning key perfectly consolidates ASUS-exclusive DIGI+ Power Control, TPU, EPU, and Fan Xpert 2 optimize the digital power setting, system performance, power saving and whole system cooling configuration
      CPU Level Up
      ASUS Wi-Fi GO!
      - Wi-Fi GO! Function: Media Streaming Hub, Smart Motion Control, Remote Desktop, Remote Keyboard & Mouse, File Transfer, Capture & Send
      - Wi-Fi Engine for network sharing and connection: Client Mode, AP Mode
      - Wi-Fi GO! & NFC Remote for portable Smartphone/Tablet, supporting iOS & Android systems
      ASUS Exclusive Features :
      - TurboV EVO
      - USB BIOS Flashback
      - MemOK!
      - AI Suite 3
      - Ai Charger+
      - Onboard Button : Power/Reset/Clr CMOS (at back IO)
      - Front Panel USB 3.0 Support
      - ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface
      - USB 3.0 Boost
      - Disk Unlocker
      ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :
      - ASUS Fan Xpert 2
      ASUS EZ DIY :
      - DirectKey
      - ASUS O.C. Profile
      - ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
      - ASUS EZ Flash 2
      - ASUS USB BIOS Flashback
      - ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
      - Multi-language BIOS
      ASUS Q-Design :
      - ASUS Q-Shield
      - ASUS Q-Code
      - ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
      - ASUS Q-Slot
      - ASUS Q-DIMM
      - ASUS Q-Connector
      Overclocking Protection :
      - COP EX (Component Overheat Protection - EX)
      - Voltiminder LED II
      - ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
    • Operating System Support
      Windows? 8.1
      Windows? 8
      Windows? 7
    • Back I/O Ports
      1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)
      2 x eSATA 6Gb/s
      1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
      6 x USB 3.0 (blue)
      4 x USB 2.0 (one port can be switched to ROG Connect)
      1 x Optical S/PDIF out
      5 x Audio jack(s)
      1 x Clear CMOS button(s)
      1 x ROG Connect On/ Off switch(es)
      1 x ASUS Wi-Fi GO! module (Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth v4.0/3.0+HS)
    • Internal I/O Ports
      1 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.0 port(s)
      3 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 6 USB 2.0 port(s)
      1 x TPM header
      6 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
      4 x SATA 3Gb/s connector(s)
      1 x CPU Fan connector(s)
      1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s)
      3 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
      3 x Optional Fan connector(s)
      1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
      1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
      1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
      1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
      1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
      1 x System panel(s) (Q-Connector)
      1 x Chassis Intrusion connector(s)
      1 x DirectKey Button(s)
      1 x DRCT header(s)
      1 x MemOK! button(s)
      1 x Slow Mode switch(es)
      11 x ProbeIt Measurement Points
      3 x Thermal sensor connector(s)
      1 x LN2 Mode header(s)
      1 x EZ Plug connector(s) (4-pin Molex power connector)
      1 x Power-on button(s)
      1 x Reset button(s)
      1 x BIOS Switch button(s)
      1 x ROG extension (ROG_EXT) header(s)
    • Accessories
      User's manual
      I/O Shield
      4 x SATA 3Gb/s cable(s)
      6 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
      1 x ASUS 2T2R dual band Wi-Fi moving antennas (Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compliant)
      1 x 3-Way SLI bridge(s)
      1 x 4-Way SLI bridge(s)
      1 x SLI bridge(s)
      1 x CrossFire cable(s)
      1 x Q-connector(s) (2 in 1)
      1 x ROG Connect cable(s)
      1 x 12 in 1 ROG Cable Label(s)
      1 x X-Socket pad(s)
      1 x ROG Magnet
      OC Panel Kit:
      - 1 x OC Panel(s)
      - 1 x OC Panel 5.25-inch bay metal case
      - 1 x OC Panel Cable(s)
    • BIOS
      2 x 64Mb UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.7, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI5.0a, Multi-Language BIOS,
      ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3, My Favorites, Quick Note, Last Modified log, F12 PrintScreen, F3 Shortcut functions, and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information
    • Manageability
      WfM2.0, DMI2.7, WOL by PME, PXE
    • Support Disc
      Drivers
      ROG RAMDisk
      ROG CPU-Z
      ROG Mem TweakIt
      Kaspersky? Anti-Virus
      DAEMON Tools Pro Standard
      ASUS WebStorage
      ASUS Utilities
    • Form Factor
      Extended ATX Form Factor
      12 inch x 10.7 inch ( 30.5 cm x 27.2 cm )
    • Note
      *1. This motherboard is ready to support PCIe 3.0 SPEC. Functions will be available when using PCIe 3.0-compliant devices. Please refer to ASUS
      for updated details.
      *2. These SATA ports are for data hard drives only. ATAPI devices are not supported.
      *3. Support ASUS USB 3.0 Boost.
      *4. 2 x USB2.0 ports at mid-board shares with ROG extension (ROG_EXT) port.
      *5. Extreme Mode capabilities, including V1, V2, DRAM and other voltage definitions, vary by chipset. Please refer to your motherboard manual for details.
      *6. One 5.25" drive bay is required for NORMAL Mode installation.
      *7. ROG Connect port locates on the upper USB 2.0 port of the 2 x USB 2.0 + 2 x USB 3.0 module




    Take care and kind regards




    Intel Core i7 3960x | 3x Intel Core i7 980x | 3x Intel Core i7 920 | 2x Intel Core i7 2600k | 2x AMD opteron 6282 SE | 3x Asus Rampage II Extreme | 2x Asus Rampage III Extreme | Asus Rampage IV Extreme | 1x Gigabyte X58A-UD7 | 2x Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z | Asus KGPE-D16 | 3x 6GB DDR3 Corsair Dominator 1600 Cl7 | 1x Patriot Viper II 6GB 2000 Cl8 | 3x Corsair Hx1000 | 4x Corsair Ax 1200 | 3x Antec 1200 | 4x Corsair Obsidian 800D | 2x Intel 80Gb G2 SSD | 4x Kingston HyperX 120GB | 2x Vertex 2 120GB | 2xWD 150GB Velociraptor + 1x WD 300GB Velociraptor +5TB | Msi Nvidia Gtx 295 | Msi Ati 4870x2 OC Edition | 2x Msi Ati 4890 OC Editions| 2x Sapphire Ati 5870's| Sapphire 5970 OC Edition | 2x Msi Gtx 460 | 3x Sapphire 6970 | 3x Asus Gtx 580 | 3x Asus 7970

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    thank you for making my waiting even harder

    I like large posteriors and I cannot prevaricate

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    Great pictures, you are going to love using the board such a delight, especially in the memory oc department
    Quote Originally Posted by Hondacity View Post
    gskillllin it!

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    Nice info

    Some additinal info:

    Courtesy of Shamino

    Link http://kingpincooling.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2479



    oc panel

    Almost exactly like M6E exept no need for ROG connect Plus to be installed



    Slow mode switch will reduce your multiplier cpu in windows, usable for cold cpu operation

    Pause switch will stop all operation in windows. It helps when benching with air or h20 and push cpu / gpu to highest temp. and voltages limit.
    It will give a break to cpu / gpu and return to normal idle temp. before continuing to bench load temp.

    HDD led will help to check if system hang occur, it helps when benching Super pi or 3Ds



    For temp. monitoring














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