ASUS Dominus Extreme Listed for $1,800, Xeon W-3175X Listed at Newegg

AlistairAB

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I really don't get it why you'd buy this. The reviews showed it barely faster than the 32 core epic. Tiny differences. And you can buy the 32 core Threadripper chip for the same cost as just the motherboard here...
 

rantoc

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Intel really need to get its act together! They got forced to place an xeon in hedt just to stay performance competitive... and vs an platform that's 1/2 cost no less! This desperate scream will by the looks of it get steamrolled when the new TRs will be released soon.

It would be mighty stupid to get this now to put it mildly when the new TR's are around the bend.
 

mspencerl87

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That CPU cold plate looks so janky. The whole platform with the multi power in pins, and the VRM cooling solution makes the whole thing look like they are trying to hard.
 

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Oh, it's totally overkill, but there are some people for whom $3k + another $1.8 for the motherboard actually isn't a ton of money. (I'm not one of them.) For those people, why not get the ABSOLUTE fastest on the market today if that's what's important?

You can get a perfectly decent car for like $20k new, a pretty good car for $30-$40k, and a faster, luxury car for say, $50-80k, but there's people who spend $500k+ (and sometimes well over $1m) on supercars, even if, when push comes to shove, they're only somewhat faster, and you very seldom push them to their max anyways.
 

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