The size of the LGA1,366 socket gives board engineers a little headache when designing a mATX board on Intel's latest and greatest chip.
The overall layout looks pretty good on first glance; the power-connectors are on the edge of the board and ASUS has managed to fit the full complement of six DIMM slots on to the Rampage II Gene.
Qualified for both SLI and CrossFireX, in dual-card mode, one concession to space lies with the slots' arrangement. Should you use two double-height cards you lose the PCIe x1 and PCIc slots.
There's a new trend in rubber encapsulated fan fames that we've begun to notice. A totally new company called DeepCool have used this technique with all fans offered on its tower heatsinks. What's your take on this style of fan?
Those little rubber vibration absorbing posts that many manufacturers use can break off easily and many seem to sag precariously after several months of use... so we're wondering if this a viable alternative. What's your take?