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ASUS MAXIMUS VII HERO LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

  • Intel Z97
  • Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron (LGA1150)
  • DDR3 3200(OC)/3100(OC)
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Maximus VII Hero: Your 2014 ROG Upgrade!

Last year's Hero smashed onto the PC gamer and enthusiast builder scene – easily the most popular ROG board to date! It goes without saying then that 2014's Maximus VII Hero would have a lot to live up to. So, thankfully, it's had a huge upgrade and a big splash of cool design. Have a look at this:

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The sharp aesthetic design is drawn throughout its creation; from painted, matte black PCB to the heatsink, to the (optionally) illuminated Z97 heatsink. The keen-eyed will also notice no more white clips as the whole board is now totally red and black!

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The Hero supports all current Intel 4th Generation (Haswell, Haswell-refresh) and future 5th Generation (Broadwell) CPUs on LGA1150. The Extreme Engine DIGI+ III hardware includes 8 + 2-phase power, NexFET™ Power Block MOSFET, 60A Ferrite Chokes, and 10K Black Metallic Capacitors to make overclocking a cinch.

On the memory front there's support for four DDR3 DIMMS up to and beyond 3,200MHz, depending on what kit you choose to pair it with.

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Within its price-range it's also the only board with rear bracing/heatspreaders for the VRMs, too!

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While top-side, the heatsink has a nickel-plated heatpipe cunningly tucked deep into its design to improve cooling.

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The rear IO features two USB 2.0 ports, four USB 3.0 ports, combination PS2 keyboard and mouse, HDMI out, DVI out, dsub out, USB BIOS Flashback, RJ45 Intel I218V Gigabit Ethernet port with LANGuard (and GameFirst III), S/PDIF out and 6x 3.5mm audio jacks from the SupremeFX 2014.

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In the box there's also a metallic black Q-shield to cover the rear IO.

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The audio front packs SupremeFX 2014. This includes ROG technologies like SupremeFX Shielding over the sound codec, ELNA premium audio capacitors, ELNA premium audio capacitors, DTS Connect, and ROG exclusive enhancements such as Sonic SoundStage, Sonic SenseAmp, Sonic Studio and Sonic Radar II.

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The SupremeFX Shield gets a flash of ROG Redline, too.


The PCI-Express layout is aimed at (most commonly) two-way SLI and CrossFire users with its two, red PCI-Express x16 slots providing 1 x 16 or 2 x 8 from the CPU. If you're using more GPUs, wait for our Computex announcements!

Three open-ended PCI-Express x1 slots, a PCI-Express x16 (x4 electrically) and the M.2 (PCI-E x2) slot are all connected to the Z97 PCH. Note that due to the limitation in number of available Z97 PCI-Express lanes, these PCI-Express lanes are shared. The default setting is Auto Mode, which automatically assigns the PCI-Express lanes, meaning if you install a PCI-Express x4 device into the bottom slot, the system will automatically detect and disable the x1 slots and M.2 slot.

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The red heatsink stripe is extended further along the motherboard PCB.


The M.2 port support PCI-Express x2 devices up to 2280 (80mm long), giving the latest 10Gbps extreme performance. Since it's PCI-Express based it does not eat up one of the eight SATA III ports when used, giving you the maximum storage potential and best performance, all the time.

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Onboard buttons include the usual power, rest, Clear CMOS, MemOK! tester and new Sonic SoundStage switcher and KeyBot on/off.

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Flip the board over, and you can find the KeyBot hardware IC, too.

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On the bundled software disc you'll get these to use with your new build:

  • ROG GameFirst III
  • ROG RAMDisk
  • ROG CPU-Z
  • ROG Mem TweakIt
  • Kaspersky® Anti-Virus
  • DAEMON Tools Pro Standard
  • ASUS WebStorage
  • Home Cloud
  • ASUS Utilities


Learn more about the ASUS MAXIMUS VII HERO

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Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • jesse b.
  • 12/22/2014 11:59:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsThey lost my mobo in RMA, seriously.

Pros: Great mobo if you can use it.

Cons: I used the "EZ flash" in os bios updater..........corrupted my bios. Bought new bios chip.......didn't work. Bought another new bios chip from ASUS directly.....didn't work.

Shipped my mobo off to ASUS since it's under warranty and less than 6 months old. ASUS has lost my mobo, just talked to customer service for the 6th time and they have no idea where it is. What's even better is that I'm not being offered a new mobo. Instead I'm sitting here while they email eachother trying to figure out what happened to my mobo. They didn't even have my complete address on file I just found out. Where did they ship it to? Who knows?

Sadly I think I just lost 230$ and ASUS just lost a customer who's bought at least 10 mobo's from them.

Other Thoughts: I'm sad. Nothing worse than realizing the company that took your RMA has no clue where the item you sent them is and they dont even offer to replace it.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

I do apologize that you experienced issues with your motherboard's BIOS. If you would like to discuss this case further, please contact me through email and include your reference number within the subject line. In addition, please provide me with what troubleshooting steps you had tried, as well as the rest of the systems hardware configuration. Thank you. Cs#N141275099

Regards,

Lou
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cc-lou@asus.com

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  • Kashan K.
  • 12/22/2014 8:59:40 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsASUS MAXIMUS VII HERO

Pros: She's a beaut! Red/black theme makes my rig look like it's about to take off into space. The software that come with it are just so gamer-friendly, I can't emphasize how useful they are. The temperature readings, fan speeds, clocks and other optimization details all show up in a single easy-to-learn-and-view window and calibrates the clocking for you if you so choose, and there's a fully configurable route for the task as well. Gives you so much control over the pc, it's amazing. Keeps cool (30 C) at high use. The built-in soundcard SupremeFx is awesome, comes with a fine-tuning app as well. It detects the impedance of your heaphones, for example, at plug-in and grants you full optimization control on it.

Cons: A bit disappointed it doesnt have S/PDIF output. I wanted to consider getting a Dolby Surround Sound soundcard in the future but that's not happening. I dont need one but I like to be able to think that I have the option to.

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  • ANTHONY C.
  • 12/21/2014 6:35:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsSTAY AWAY

Pros: It looks cool

Cons: Where do I start? How about the HOURS of getting my internet connection back? At first installation I was in a endless loop of the board not detecting my SSD. After a while I swapped the SATA cable and it went on. THen I made the HUGE MISTAKE of putting in the CD it came with. All the JUNK that was on the disc was put on and the problems began. After about 4 hours on Linus Tech Tips and calling ASUS, who was closed- thanks for 24 customer support, I went on a uninstall rampage. Then presto my internet came back on. DONT EVEN TRY TO BLAME ME. I called my ISP and they saw my PC but couldn't ping it. I look all over hell and back to remove LAN drivers/Ethernet/ Anything remotely close to a connection controller/driver. Then I just removed everythign ROG and ASUS named cause I had it. Found a Realtek Ethernet program and took that off too and I "think" that was the issue. I NEVER had a issue with ASUS or building a PC ever. This ROG was the worst thing I ever bought. Period. All these fancy programs that came with it are useless now because I don't know which one caused the block of my connection for sure. I dont need a cloud storage anything or Daemon tool or Kapersky or whatever other garbage on that disc. JUST THE DRIVERS. I should of stuck with the Sabertooth board for real. Some bloatware was even BLOCKING my Nvidia GeForce Experience!!! Counl't even open it!!! Have photo proof!! Worst decision to get this board!!!

Other Thoughts: Look I LOVE ASUS products. I used them for years. My AMD Sabertooth board was amazing and I never ever had a issue. I went Intel due to popular demand saying its better for PC gaming which is all I do. No photo editing or video making. Just games. Putting this new build together was a nightmare and I do not wish this head ache to my X wife even. My old set up was flawless and I wonder why I switched cause this aggrivation is totally not worth it. going from a FX 8320, Asus Sabertooth 990 r2, H60, XFX R9 280x, 3 SSDs, 8G G Skill Ripjaws X

to a-
i7 4790k, h100i, Asus ROG Hero Z97, 16g G Skill Sniper, and ASUS GTX 970 STRIX.

I'm that upset and p***** off that I am ready to box it all up and get my money back.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

I am sorry that you are having issues with the motherboard. Perhaps you had a problem with the Gamefirst software and needed to configure it. There is an option to only install the drivers. Unfortunately the bundled software can not suit everyones needs. At your earliest convenience, please contact me through email, including your reference number within the subject line, and we can discuss this case further. In addition, please provide me with what troubleshooting steps you have tried, as well as the rest of the systems hardware configuration. Thank you. Cs#N141275733

Regards,

Lou
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cc-lou@asus.com

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  • Paul P.
  • 12/20/2014 5:35:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat MB

Pros: great brand, Great UEFI (bios), stable, works OK with windows 7. Board is sturdy, solid and looks beautiful.

Cons: software with cd can make windows 7 unstable, freeze, slow internet speeds. I believe the software is intended more for windows 8.

Other Thoughts: This is no reason to deduct an egg but...
I knew better than installing all bloatware on a MB cd but i had to try them all out, curiosity killed the cat... After 4 windows 7 installations I gave up on installing all the bloatware on CD and only the drivers and POOF all windows instability issues stopped and the system works great. As I stated under cons I believe the software is intended more for windows 8

Well done asus. Not bad price for a ROG board

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  • Brad B.
  • 12/19/2014 8:51:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorked GREAT right out of the box!

Pros: Easy to install. Worked on first boot.

Cons: SATA connections are facing frontward which interfered with hdd location in my case but I was able to move them slightly to make it work.

Surepost - I wish Newegg would say in advance when they are using this type of delivery -- or maybe I just didn't see it.

Other Thoughts: Works great. I love it but I took one egg off for the surepost shipping which caused me 2 trips to the post office.

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  • Carmela M.
  • 12/17/2014 6:45:54 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsamazing board

Pros: at this point i only buy ASUS RoG boards. great quality and features. in 5+ builds that are over 3 years old running 24/7 not a single mobo issue among them.

Cons: it is a wide board. keep that in mind when installing it in smaller mid-tower cases if you are picky about cable management. this board easily blocks most cable management grommets.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We appreciate your time posting this review and we want to thank you for it. Its good to know that your satisfied with the product. For further assistance please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N141258722 in the subject for your reference.

ASUS Customer Loyalty is dedicated in helping you and all other ASUS customers.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Regards,
Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • corey c.
  • 12/15/2014 2:00:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsHope you all dont have this issue

Pros: not sure yet

Cons: DOA!!!!!!!!!!

Other Thoughts: ill write a review for both mine and a buddies because we both ordered the same one and got it withing a day of each other...paired it up to make sure everything was compatible with the motherboard before purchase.got the item in the mail, that only took 2 weeks to get.... it was supposed to be the premiere shipping but apparently the address was incorrect so after dealing with ups finally got the product. right out the box it was getting power but spayed a 00 no connections found even after we double checked all cords and it was receiving power, contacted asus directly and got a ref # because the tech support was apparently in an "emergency meeting" and was unable to talk. so they told me they'd call me back the next day.. never happened. im not sure if they make it a habit of this but every other person i know said they were good with help and customer support so maybe ill chalk this up to a random phenomenon. in any case the bois was corrupt and its unable to be reloaded following the Manuel so i hope now they will be able to replace it and ship me a new one at the correct address and i have my fingers crossed that it wont take another 10 days,,,

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings Cali,

I am sorry that you are having issues with your motherboard. Did both boards encounter a problem or only yours? A "00" Q-code is where the CPU is not detected or initialized. Potentially from insuficient power or damage to the CPU socket pins. If you have not contacted NewEgg for an RMA exchange already and would like to RMA with ASUS, please refer to the links below to create an RMA. Simply fill out all pertinent info so that we can process your RMA and send you the instructions to have the unit sent in for repair service. Optionally you can contact ASUS support (live chat or phone in) to have them create a case and RMA as well if you have any issues with the form. If you would like to discuss this case further, please contact me through email and include your reference number within the subject line. In addition, please provide me with what troubleshooting steps you had tried, as well as the rest of the systems hardware configuration. Thank you. Cs#N141251245

http://www.service.asus.com/#!b2c/c1h8k
http://www.service.asus.com/#!rma-request/cope
http://www.service.asus.com/#!consumer/csn9

Regards,

Lou
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cc-lou@asus.com

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  • Michael M.
  • 12/15/2014 12:48:41 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsASUS MAXIMUS VII HERO

Pros: Stable, comes with BIOS 1104 and is 4790k ready, not sure why others had issues. Posted on first try, the board is solid so far, will report back with any issues.

Cons: None

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  • Christopher J.
  • 12/13/2014 6:30:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice!

Pros: ASUS definitely know how to please us higher end PC builders.

Easy to use BIOS.

Combined build with Intel 4790k and 16GB (2x8) G-Skill Trident 2400mhz is an excellent combo.

Cons: Maybe a little sensitive to the CPU temperatures; reporting them a little higher than they really are (this feature can be turned off). Compared to Supermicro C7Z97 board with same processor reporting temp 10C lower on same operation speeds.

Didn't pick up RAM speed, understated to 1333mhz when it's 2400mhz (Setting in BIOS to correct this, so not really a con!)

Not really a con, but some components don't work with Win Server 2012 which I installed to train, LAN controller didn't work.

Other Thoughts: Once set up properly, it's a gamer board for sure.

Would be 5 eggs if I didn't have to check the component settings to ensure they're all correctly picked up.

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  • Robert A.
  • 12/13/2014 6:53:50 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggsEasy to OC

Pros: Great board, easy install, bios config is intuitive. SUPER easy to over clock. Running a 4790 4 Ghz processor OC to 4.4 Ghz per CPUID readings.

Cons: Not enough fan posts. The driver software that comes with the MB does not work well with Windows 8.1. Make sure you have all of your driver software loaded to a USB or some type of media before you upgrade or install the OS, specifically the LAN drivers. Other driver issues - the drivers for the PCI Simple Communications Controller simply does not work, haven't been able to find a solution for this, but it does not seem to affect the board's performance.

Other Thoughts: First Intel and MB in years, been running AMD due to price and could finally afford Intel. I decided to OC the processor using the Extreme Tweaker utility in the BIOS, running the XMP settings and everything on auto. The MEM_OK tuning capability an awesome utility if you are not using RAM that is on the quality vendors list.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

I am sorry to hear that you did not have a completely wonderful experience with your motherboard. If you would like to discuss this case further, please contact me through email and include your reference number within the subject line. In addition, please provide me with what troubleshooting steps you had tried, as well as the rest of the systems hardware configuration. Thank you. Cs#N141253300

Regards,

Lou
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cc-lou@asus.com

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