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 Black Edition


 competitive                                                                                      way you look
 Test Machine  and others not,                                                                   at it, we can say
 have gone from a                                                                               that from within
   INTEL Core i7 4960X  neglected and frowned                                                 the community,
   CORSAIR Dominator   upon sub culture, to easily                                           greatness has been
 Platinum 4x4GB DDR  the most addressable group of                                          brought fourth and it is
     2666MHZ C10  individuals within the computing                                         not evident in any other
   EVGA GTX 780 Classified  space. Every other group is addressed                        product so much as it is
   Corsair LS 240GB SSD  out of necessity, spoken to as a whole                         in the Rampage IV Black
   Cooler Master Silent Pro M2
 1500W   and largely dictated to a far larger                                          Edition.
   Windows 7 64-bit SP1  extent than we are.                                           As Shaminos last board
   BIOS 0208  With overclockers we may believe   at what is hopefully                potentially, at least at ROG,
 our wishers are not granted, we are   not, but potentially the                    what we have here is peerless,
 not given a platform to speak and   greatest ROG motherboard                     unparalleled work. Not to take
 most importantly, regardless of what   that will ever be, at least in           anything away from the rest of
 his may have started about as a   it is we request, it is never met with   the near future. As many of us all   the team responsible for making
 regular review of the Rampage IV   our expectations, if it is met at all.   know, it takes an individual familiar   this board happen, but we see the
 TExtreme Black Edition. However,   How easily it would be to forget then,   with the community, with the needs   characteristics of a motherboard
 during the course of this review,   just how far we have traversed this   of the community or rather wants, to   here, that leap out at us speaking a
 something had changed as it has now   DIY landscape with vendors. To them,   produce a board that resonates with   single name. That of Shamino, and if
 turned into our cover feature. At the   overclockers have become a painful   us. It is very easy to see this because   this be his swan song, it must be said
 time of planning this issue, there were   necessity. After all, while it is true that   out of the top four or maybe even five   that there is no better way to make an
 so many things we wanted to cover   there is space for gaming orientated   vendors that are in any way concerned   exit, or at least we couldn t possibly
 to end 2013 with, but when the RIVE   motherboards and such. There are   about overclocking, each and   imagine a better way.
 Black Edition showed up; well, let s   only so many things you can add to a   every one of them has employed or   Years ago, a moniker on ROG boards
 just say it put everything else into   motherboard or graphics card short   consulted an overclocker somewhere   read, rock solid, heart touching and
 perspective. It s truly amazing what a   of an actual game that would make   in their component design. Some have   as trite as that was. When dealing with
 single product or component rather   said component gaming centric.   fared better than others, while others,   this board in particular, that is exactly
 can achieve and how it can shape the   A name alone would not do the trick,   not afforded the voice they should   what comes to mind. This is the one
 many more things outside the scope of   yet here we are, many years later and   rightfully have, have still managed to   to keep well past its relevance, years
 its use.   several generations of ROG products   make miracles happen. Others are   after we have a new platform, this
 We as overlockers, some   to call upon. We find ourselves looking   there in spirit only, but whichever
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