X570 Crosshair VIII Dark Hero

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Update to this.. I called Asus to RMA and they refused, said warranty does not cover damaged products. They escalated my case twice and was told the exact thing each time.. that their warranty policy does not cover damaged components.. regardless of how the damage happened. They said I could send it in but would be charged a repair fee. Pretty annoying considering how hard it is to get these and this was damaged from packaging at Asus. Guess I have no choice other than return for refund to Newegg.

I'm not sure why you would want a manufacturer RMA (which would likely be a fix or refurb) vs a brand new sealed exchange from Newegg (which would likely also be a significantly faster turnaround).
 

doox00

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I'm not sure why you would want a manufacturer RMA (which would likely be a fix or refurb) vs a brand new sealed exchange from Newegg (which would likely also be a significantly faster turnaround).
Because Newegg will not exchange, they will refund since they are basically perma out of stock.
 

Noxtreme

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getting so sick of this "out of stock," nonsense. You can get just about everything from scalpers most of the time. So I'm supposed to believe there is only enough inventory for the scalpers to keep scalping for months on end. Sure there has been a pandemic and all sorts of abnormal things but this is like a coordinated effort or something. And ^^^ you have the perfect example of why it sux to buy from scalpers (third parties). They will fight to not refund you and in the end you lose even if you get your money back because you have no board and your other parts are probably going out of their return timeframe.
Sorry for the rant.
 
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mda

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what does the max top out at for this gen 5000 cpus, what is the sweet spot for ram speed, i have 2 kits of royal gskill one is 3200 mhz cl 14 16 gb 2x8gb other is 3600 mhz cl 16 4x8gb i want at least 64gb 4x16gb but need to know the frequency i should aim for.

I can run 64GB 4x16 3600 on my 3700X and CH7 (on overclocked Hynix AFRs no less) so I'd go on a limb and say you'd be ok with that too.

Ryzen has been getting less and less RAM speed dependent per generation.

3600-3800 should be fine for you.
 

NeloDiavolo

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Got a notification that it's back in stock. Looks like it's available now. I already obtained an MSI X570 Unify, hopefully someone else can grab it.
 

soulesschild

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Just updated to the non-beta 3204. Everything all good here with standard DOCP on and PBO on my 5950x as a data point. Even booted in with -5 on all cores :D. Might start tuning PBO2 some more now.
 
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Hello all,

I'm thinking of a build with these three main parts.
CPU: 5900X
RAM: F4-3600C14Q-64GTZR
MB: Dark hero

Is anyone running this combo? Any feedback or thoughts?
My main concern is if I will be able to get the oem specs out of the ram.

Will also be using the EK 360 AIO rgb, O11 XL-W case and the new lian lee SL120 fans if I can get them.
Video card might be the Gigabit 3080 oc vision if I can get it for a reasonable price. Mainly chose it for the aesthetics.
PSU will probably be the EVGA 850 G3.

Also got to say; As a happy x58 user finally making the leap to current hardware (out of necessity) I am totally bummed out by how little is left on the table in terms of overclocks with current hardware. Currently running a xeon 5675 (6core 12 thread) at 4.2ghz without issue on air. This is over 30% gain on a roughly 12 year old board (asus formula III) that has been overclocked its entire life. I have a feeling this new rig will have a much shorter lifespan simply because you can't push them much beyond oem but who knows.

Running the above components except my RAM is F4-3600C14D-32GTZN. Zero issues.
 

Sir Beregond

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Bought one at Micro Center yesterday. It's way overkill, but no chipset fan basically won me over as a silent computing water cooler. Those little fans may be ok for now, but I do question them longterm over multiple years.
 

Light1984

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Setup in sig, still unable to get 4000/2000 on ram/fclk with bios 3204. I can boot in to windows fine and everything seems stable, but WHEA errors out the a$$.. oh well, back to 3800/1900.
 
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doox00

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anything on this board stock updates? amd store lists it as coming soon
It has been in and out of stock at newegg many times over the past few weeks. I could have bought 4 or 5 more if I needed em. Use distill web monitor and set it up for newegg, have it check every 10-18 seconds (random interval).
 

Sir Beregond

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Think you just gotta jump on it when you see it. Definitely the case when I saw them hit stock on Newegg, and when my local Micro Center got around 14 or 15 of them, they were all gone bye the next day (I got one of them).
 

PismoCCC

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Like I said I bent the power button back already. It wasn't as bad as Doox00's. ASUS has a problem with their shipping. Shitty b/c even if i did get a replacement whos to say it won't be messed up also
your photo of the bent rgb headers looks exactly like my dark hero i received yesterday (2/20) did your board still function?
 

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your photo of the bent rgb headers looks exactly like my dark hero i received yesterday (2/20) did your board still function?
It a series of slightly bent wires, nothing more. As long as the PCB isn't cracked/damaged, there's absolutely nothing wrong here. Simply bend them back if you ever plan to use the connectors.
 
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