Bravo on the review!!!
Very well written, very in depth, and very good conclusions.
Rich Caporali wrote:The RDX1200 CF-DR front connectors are clearly marked, something I think all board makers need to do. Heck, why don't we really make things simple and have a standardized layout, then maybe case manufacturers can simply use a standard plug in for their front panels, making things easier for everyone. (okay, that's my rant for the day)
^^Amen to that brotha'! It is always the little things that companies overlook, but can mean the difference between an enjoyable time with the product, or a user's worst nightmare.
And about the chipset cooling, it looks to me like DFI has managed to spread the x16 slots far enough apart that using an aftermarket air cooling solution should be much more feasable.
I agree though, the NB chip should really be placed better (like above the top-most x16 slot) in order to allow for better aftermarket cooling solutions. At least they have a decent heatsink/fan on there and not some chincy little P.O.S. that whines like a dog and will probably fail after a month.
Overall, I would have to agree with the conclusions drawn in this review. It looks like a great board and I'm glad to see ATI getting into the chipset game, but that southbridge needs some work...