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

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  • Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron (LGA1150)
  • DDR3 3300(O.C.) / 3200(O.C.) / 3100(O.C.)
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Best Hybrid-Cooling Z97 Gaming Motherboard with 120dB SNR, 600-Ohm Audio Amplifier and Double-Sided Covers

  • LGA 1150 socket for the 4th-, new 4th- and 5th-generation Intel® Core™ i3, i5, i7, Pentium®, and Celeron® processors
  • Intel® Z97 Express chipset with M.2 (SATA/PCIe x2) support
  • CrossChill Copper – Air or liquid – it's cooler with copper
  • Intel Ethernet + LANGuard + GameFirst III – Game networking taken to the next level.
  • SupremeFX Formula 2014 + Sonic Radar II – New and improved audio that's beyond compare
  • Best gaming power – Rock-steady power, inside and out
  • Best gaming interface – Grab a free keyboard upgrade and mPCIe Combo III compact card
  • Best gaming protection – Luxuriate in the smart design, premium components, durable materials and tough double-sided armor
  • USB UEFI BIOS and Secure Erase - Award-winning simplicity and factory-fresh conditioning for superb performance
  • ROG gives you more – Free Watch Dogs™ full game bundle and multiple gaming toolkits

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  • mPCIe Combo III
    M.2 Socket 3 slot, 802.11ac Wi-Fi/Bluetooth v4.0
  • Extreme Engine Digi+ III
    10K Black Metallic Caps, 60A BlackWing Choke
  • Intel Ethernet GameFirst III
  • 3 x PCIe 2.0 X 1 slots
  • 2 x PCIe 3.0 X 16 slots, 1 x PCIe 2.0 X 16 slot (Max. x4 mode), Support SLI/3-Way CFX
  • SupremeFX Formula 2014
    • SupremeFX Shielding Technology
    • Cirrus Logic CS4398 DAC
    • WIMA film capacitors
    • Texas Instruments LM4562 Amp
    • ELNA Premium Audio Capacitors
    • Sonic Studio
    • Sonic SoundStage
    • Sonic SenseAmp
  • Thunderbolt 2 header
  • Sonic SoundStage
  • ROG EXT connector
  • KeyBot
    DirectKey/ XMP / CPU Level Up
  • Dual SATA Express
  • 10 x SATA 6Gb/s (4 ports shared with 2 SATA Express)
  • 8 x USB 3.0(2@board; 6@rear); 6 x USB 2.0(4@board; 2@rear)
  • 3 x PCIe 2.0 X 1 slots
  • Intel LGA 1150
  • Reset button
  • Start button
  • Probelt
  • MemOK!
  • CrossChill Copper

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CrossChill Copper

Air or Liquid — It's Cooler with Copper!

All-new CrossChill Copper is engineered with a copper cooling channel that's incredibly effective at removing heat. It's great on air, and with liquid you'll lower MOSFET temperatures by up to 73.4°F (23°C)! The G1/4" threaded fittings mean CrossChill Copper is ready for your existing cooling setup!

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Intel® Ethernet. LANGuard. GameFirst III
This is game networking taken to the next level. This is ROG.

Intel® Ethernet

More throughput, less CPU usage and great gaming experiences!

Maximus VII Gene features the very latest Intel® Ethernet for faster, smoother gaming — always. Intel's LAN has the serious double advantage of reducing CPU overhead and offering exceptionally high TCP and UDP throughput. This significantly reduces the processor's workload, so there's more power for your game and your gameplay!

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ASUS engineers used IxChariot, an independent network-assessment test tool, to determine just how much quicker Intel Gigabit Ethernet deals with the smaller (sub-256 bytes) UDP data packets that are vital for responsive gaming. The results are in — and with Maximus VII Formula your game-data packets flow up to two times (2X) faster than competing gaming-LAN technologies!

LANGuard – RJ45 Reinvented!

Pumped-Up Throughput. Best Surge Protection.

ROG has reinvented the LAN port. Advanced signal-coupling technology and premium surface-mounted capacitors improve throughput, while surge-protected and electrostatically-guarded components (ESD Guards) protect your motherboard from lightning strikes and static electricity!

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GameFirst III

Network-Optimization Software for No-Delay Gameplay!

Exclusive GameFirst III has been upgraded with even more gamer-helping features and an interface that's even more intuitive! GameFirst III helps you to assign top priority to game packets and allocate more bandwidth to the game, ensuring the best online gaming experience.

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Choose from a preset mode to suit what you're doing – Optimization, Game, Media Streaming or File Sharing. You can manage bandwidth down to the level of individual applications, with five priority levels (highest, higher, normal, lower, lowest) and even the ability to block specific traffic. GameFirst III even has a built-in Network Monitor tool, so you can supervise your network traffic and test your connection speed to check that you're getting the bandwidth you pay for!

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SupremeFX Formula 2014 and Sonic Radar II
New and improved onboard audio that's beyond compare.

SupremeFX Formula 2014

120dB SNR Audio for Gaming Punch and Hi-Fi Excellence!

SupremeFX Formula 2014 delivers audio that's as great as a dedicated sound card! Cutting-edge electromagnetic interference (EMI) isolation and exceptionally-premium components deliver best-in-class 120dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) output. Exclusive SenseAmp technology automatically detects headphone impedance and adjusts accordingly, and SupremeFX Formula 2014 is able to drive up to 600ohm headphones. Moreover, Sonic SoundStage applies the best audio settings for popular game genres.


Sonic Studio - Brilliant One-Click Virtual Sound!

Sonic Studio is a brand-new audio-tuning suite that provides an aural treat. Use the one-click Virtual Surround function to 7.1 channels, even through a stereo (2.0-channel) headset. It offers five more superb audio controls, including Reverb, Bass Boost, Equalizer, Voice Clarity and Smart Volume — ensuring that everything you hear sounds just amazing!


Sonic Radar II

Scan and Detect to Dominate!

Designed for first-person shooters (FPS), Sonic Radar II displays a stealthy overlay that shows what opponents and teammates are up to. See the precise direction and origin of in-game sounds such as gunshots, footsteps and call-outs, and practice your enemy-pinpointing skills — and exclusive Audio Enhancement further improves in-game sound for superb hearing awareness. The all-new Sonic Radar II includes a redesigned control panel with customizable game list!

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KeyBot and mPCIe Combo III + 802.11ac / Bluetooth 4.0
Instant keyboard upgrade, fast Wi-Fi and M.2 connectivity

KeyBot

Your Keyboard, Instantly Upgraded!

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Fancy a free keyboard upgrade? That's what KeyBot gives you — instantly. Just plug your existing keyboard into the dedicated USB socket to activate the exclusive KeyBot microprocessor on the Maximus VII Formula. Use the easy-to-use utility to assign macros to function keys F1-F10, launch any application with a single press or control multimedia playback.


mPCIe Combo III

Your Connectivity Companion!

Maximus VII Formula's mPCIe Combo III + 802.11ac / Bluetooth 4.0 module delivers the latest connectivity, with mini PCI Express (mPCIe) on one side and M.2 (PCIe/10Gbit/s and SATA/6Gbit/s) on the other.

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UEFI BIOS and Secure Erase
Award-winning simplicity and factory-fresh conditioning for superb performance.

Award-Winning UEFI BIOS

Acclaimed by World Media as the Most-Intuitive UEFI BIOS!

The smoothest mouse-controlled graphical UEFI BIOS has been upgraded to deliver faster setup and easier functions, with an even more appealing design for better overclocking and DIY experiences. Whether you're a PC novice or a seasoned overclocker, the EZ and Advanced Modes help you find your way, quickly and easily.


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EZ mode

  • Fan Profile:Detailed CPU and case fan information for instant cooling!
  • SATA Information:Displays SATA port details for you to easily recognize devices!
  • Fast Clock Adjustment:Use mouse controls to change the time and date!
  • EZ XMP:Improve your DRAM performance with a click!

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Advanced Mode

  • Shortcut:Right-click to create shortcuts to frequently-used settings or press F4 to manage your list!
  • Quick Notes:Make notes and capture BIOS-related ideas, quickly and conveniently!
  • Last Modified Log:Track recent changes and save preferred profiles onto a USB drive!
  • SATA Port Renaming:Rename SATA ports for easy identification!
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Extreme Engine Digi+ III & TrueVolt USB
Rock-steady power, inside and out

TrueVolt USB

Stable Supply of 5V - Front and Back!

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Forget the USB Power Drop-Outs!

ROG's TrueVolt USB design delivers a rock-steady 5V supply to both the front and back USB sockets – no drop-outs!

Two 5V Isolated Linear Power Supply for All USB Ports

  • Low noise, low loss
  • Stable 5V* supply to provide clean 5V USB power to minimize potential fluctuations
  • All connected equipment (e.g. USB DAC or thumb drivers) benefits from the clean, stable 5V supply at the same time.

*5V Output varies from PSUs to PSUs



Extreme Engin Digi+ III

Hardcore Power Delivery with Premium Components

Maximus VII Formula's completely digital power architecture along is engineered with premium components to provide total control over the Fully Integrated Voltage Regulators (FIVR) found in the latest Intel® processors. Dynamic speed adjustments and intricate manual controls let you the push the processor and memory further than ever — with the assurance of the highest stability and precision.

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While you protect your back in the game, Maximus VII Gene protects all sides in the real world.

ROG Armor

Style, Strength, and Cooling in One

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A. Strong ABS Top Cover
Blocks graphics card's heat and ensures lower system temperature for better performance.

B. Solid SECC Steel Backplate
Strengthens the motherboard to prevent motherboard bending, employing thermal pads to efficiently conduct heat away from crucial components.


Gamer's Guardian

All-Round Protection Provides the Best Quality, Reliability and Durability

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Black Nickel-Coated Q-Shield

0 Pain!
Protect your hands from nicks and cuts!

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Q-Slot

1 Clip
to swap or secure your graphics card!

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Q-DIMM

1-Sided
clips mean handling memory modules is a cinch – super simple and super secure!

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DRAM Over-Current Protection

1 Additional
resettable fuse protects connection ports and DRAM against overcurrent and short-circuit damage!

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Backplates

2+
Backplates fitted with thermal pads to provide additional cooling, protection and reinforcement!

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ESD Guards

2X Greater
Electrostatic protection than standard. ESD Guards cover the PS2, USB, audio and LAN ports!

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Stainless Steel Back I/O

3X Longer
life-span than ordinary panels!

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0K Black Metallic Capacitors

20% Greater
Temperature endurance

5X Longer
Lifespan than generic capacitors!



Learn more about the ASUS MAXIMUS VII FORMULA/WATCH DOGS

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Michael Z.
  • 11/22/2014 3:47:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsmPCIE Combo III BAD

Pros: Excellent looks and the board seems to work fine

Cons: the mPCIE Combo III module witch supplies WiFi and Bluetooth causes the board to not POST when installed. Pretty much nothing happens when the power is turned on. Thank you to Christopher W and his review for pointing this out.

Other Thoughts: I have a support email into ASUS for a resolution. I will adjust my rating depending on the outcome.

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings Zirbesma,

I do apologize that you experienced issues with your motherboard's combo card. 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#N141182638

Regards,

Lou
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cc-lou@asus.com

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  • Skyler J.
  • 11/16/2014 10:57:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsASUS Maximus VII Formula

Pros: -Great for overclocking (I personally have a 4770k and it works great with this Z97 Board)
-The overall look of this board just leaves you drooling, it looks amazing inside my case
-Compatible with ASUS ROG Front Base
-Ability to incorperate the motherboard into a full watercooling loop is an extra plus. (Plan to do a full watercooling loop at a later time.
-Fits overall theme of my build (Red, Black, and White)
-BIOS is very neat and organized, Very easy to navigate, even if you are new to overclocking or messing with BIOS features.
-Included software that comes with the motherboard is great.
-AiSuite3 offers a quick way to overclock and optimize your system.
-Included Wifi/Bluetooth is great for people who are not going to be able to plug into a router via Ethernet cable. Also can enjoy playing music from my Iphone straight through my surround sound without having to attach any wires. (I myself already have a wireless card (ASUS PCE-AC68 to go along with my AC68 Router.)
-All parts from my previous computer were compatible.

Cons: -Price is a bit steep, But if you want quality, you have to pay for it.

Other Thoughts: Bought this board after i had many issues with the MSI-GD65 Z87 board. Had to RMA with MSI 3 times (1st motherboard completely died after a month, 2nd arrived DOA, 3rd the BIOS would not save any settings adjusted and would revert back to default settings)
So far am enjoying the change to the ASUS Maximus VII Formula, and i would recommend it to anyone that is looking for a high quality motherboard and can afford to drop the money to buy it.

The only thing that could really make this board better, would be if ASUS would include PCE slot covers to keep dust out of the motherboard. I have seen them on one of the Sabertooth series boards they make. Would have been nice to see them included on this board.

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  • Steven K.
  • 11/13/2014 4:11:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDefective Board

Pros: Couldn't tell you. It looks nice, but so far, that is all this board has going for it.

Cons: Board would not post, or do anything other that sit and spin, displaying only the 00 code.

Other Thoughts: Will RMA and try again. Should it fail a second time, I'll go elsewhere instead of ASUS.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Ty,

I am sorry to hear that you are having issues with the motherboard. Did you happen to RMA it already? If not, please refer to the link 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 board 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#N141163127

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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  • Colin G.
  • 11/9/2014 2:22:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Very solid board. Plenty of fan headers, more SATA ports then I know what to do with and a plethora of USB 3.0 ports. Pins are labeled clearly (a problem I've had with other motherboard manufacturers), and the manual was actually helpful in identifying all the different features. The armor reinforces the board quite nicely, and I don't feel like I have to handle it like an egg that's about to break.

The BIOS is quite phenomenal; you can tweak just about everything. While not much of an overclocker myself, I do like the fact that I have pretty much complete control over my system and, if need be, can modify the system to meet futuristic needs.

The included software is a nice touch, if a bit overwhelming. Most of it is probably just marketing and won't help much realistically (Game First III) but some of it is actually useful, such as their MemTweakIt program, which shows you detailed information about your RAM (half of which I can't even understand). That's how I discovered that my RAM wasn't operating at the correct timings or speed. Guess it'll depend on what kind of user you are as to which programs will benefit you, but there are plenty so that's good.

Comes with several SATA cables (both straight heads and ninety degree ones), SLI connector, stickers for your cables (HDD or ODD) and even a clever sign to put on your door handle (like the do not disturb ones in hotels).

Cons: Nothing that's worth noting as con per say, just minor inconveniences (see other thoughts).

Other Thoughts: I didn't buy this product from Newegg, but I did discover it on here so I wish to share my thoughts since the community has helped me in the past.

Booting sometimes scares me; the computer will start but instantly turn back off, as if it had second thoughts about starting. After a few seconds it'll start again and then boot all the way to the OS as if nothing had happened. Not sure if that's a design flaw, or even if the motherboard is at fault, but it never happened with my other components so I can't help but point a finger. Happens every third or fourth boot it seems.

The SATA connectors aren't visually distinguishable from each other; those that use the Z97 chipset and those that don't aren't clearly labeled except in the manual. Kinda wish they could have color coded them like Gigabyte tends to do with their boards, but it wasn't brain surgery to figure it out which were which.

The board wasn't packaged in any anti-ESD material, it was simply in a box with a plastic cover on the top. Maybe times have changed and boards don't need that stuff any more, but every board I've bought always comes wrapped in some kind of anti-ESD packaging. Not sure why this board has become the exception, but there hasn't been any damage EDS-wise so perhaps that point is moot. Just an FYI to other buyers I guess.

The board is one of the higher end ones you can buy before getting an X99 or something similar. Frankly, the price/performance ratio isn't worth it with those boards yet, and this one will satisfy me for several years (assuming it doesn't die). It's an all around solid board with tons of features that may or may not be useful to you, but it utilizes some of the best components for quad-cores. I'm happy with the purchase, even if it was +$300, but I consider this an investment so would recommend to anyone who might be on the fence with this thing.

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  • William H.
  • 11/7/2014 12:34:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDefective Board

Pros: See previous review under "William H." or "Cain H."

Cons: After roughly two weeks of use, this board died. One day it worked, the next day, I try to boot and I get no video feed. I unplugged everything, plugged it back in. I also noticed no power to my keyboard.

I tried taking my GPU out, and hooking an HDMI directly to the MOBO and still nothing.

Reseated CPU.

(Power Supply was powering everything just fine)

No error codes either - sitting at 00. (Even after I took the memory out....)

I called ASUS support considering my board wasn't under the Newegg warranty anymore and they walked me through flashing the bios - updating to a newer version. Did this by thumbdrive. - Still nothing.

Finally they hooked me up with an RMA to get this thing returned for a new one. Kinda annoying that they want me to actually remove the armor from the board otherwise it will be returned without it...

Considering I've seen very similar reviews, I would be cautious of buying this board. It's a very nice motherboard. It is aesthetically pleasing. However, had I known the hassle I would've had to go through - calling them back multiple times due to lack of information given to me over the phone... (They wanted a serial number - originally they told me this was on the front.. Just for reference, the serial number was on the back of the board because it has armor on the front.), I probably wouldn't have purchased it. Especially considering I don't really have want/need for the game that comes with it.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/28/2014 6:17:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDefective

Pros: Nice looking board lots of fan options, as far as components go and bios everything LOOKS good.

Cons: I have had this board for about a week everything was working good and today it took a dump. Went to turn the pc on after work and it fires up into the bios. Weird I thought so let's exit bios and see what happens. Right back into the bios. Error AE OK no worries just a bad boot restart the pc and it won't turn on. Check power supply on a different rig. PSU was good so new PSU on the new rig, nothing board won't fire up is in endless cycle of trying to boot. Disappointed to say the least. Returning and going to try again with a second board. If this one fails I will be forced to purchase a different model.

Other Thoughts: I'm wishing for better luck on the second board!!

Manufacturer Response:

Greetings Jeff,

I am sorry that you are having issues with the motherboard. If you have not contacted NewEgg for an RMA exchange already, please let me know. 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#N141092326

Regards,

Lou
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cc-lou@asus.com

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  • Roger B.
  • 10/27/2014 6:55:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsEXTREMELY POOR Service

Pros: Features

Cons: ASUS Service

Other Thoughts: I am EXTREMELY frustrated with ASUS and their support right now.

I purchased this (along with other components Aug 18). When building the PC I encountered a CPU error code from the MB. I RMA'd it back to ASUS. They said it was bent pins. I didn't remember any bent pins, but I may have torqued down the CPU cooler too much, so I agreed to pay for the repair ($130). When it was returned to me, it no longer had the plastic ROG Armor covering.
I contacted support immediately again, The first session (quoting from the transcript): "02:00:42 am Kindly accept our apologies in this case. Give me a moment please I will look into your case. Thanks for your patience Roger. I am sorry to say that right now I have no update about your Armour. In this case I am going to escalate this issue to the concern department for you. Kindly contact us after 48 hours to get the update"
Two days later..."we have escalated it to higher official and still the status is under process
Anyway I will update this issue
you will be getting the update within 24 hrs"
The next day the said I would get an RMA number, didn't get it, so I contacted them again..."Ok, I have verified and found that RMA is not yet created for you please few minutes. I will create for you in my end."
After finally getting the RMA number I sent it back to them (at my cost).
Just got it returned, and guess what - NO ROG ARMOR!

Contacted ASUS service immediately and this time the service rep said "It will be treated as a packaging material Roger.
you don't have to send ROG armor along the motherboard for repair facility" It's atttached to the MB! How is it considered 'packing material'. It's not on their list of packing materials...
"Do not include any accessories as they will not be returned or replaced. Customer is responsible for shipping expenses if requesting item(s) to be returned.

--User manuals, software, original box, I/O shields, retention mechanisms / brackets, stands/bases for display products
--Non-ASUS products such as: CPU, Memory, After-market Heatsink / Fans, other components, memory cards"

Now I have to contact ASUS estore to BUY replacement armor - if they even have it, a cursory look didn't find any.

So, after over a month delay (and being past the point where I can return to newegg) and and an additional ~$175, I still haven't been able to build my system and have to spend more and wait if I want what is supposed to be included!!!

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

I do apologize that you experienced issues with your motherboard and our repair center. 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#N141092278

Regards,

Lou
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cc-lou@asus.com

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  • Ken H.
  • 10/22/2014 8:28:14 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

2 out of 5 eggsGreat Motherboard BUT?

Pros: Good looking motherboard, works great with my 4790K, easy install, using 16 Gigs Corsair Dominator Platinum CMD16GX3M2A1866C9 ram, loving the UEFI bios.

Cons: Here's the problem my Corsair SP2500 speakers POP on boot up and shutdown, never did with the Asus P8Z68 Deluxe Gen 3 motherboard, I'm using a Corsair AX750 power supply on both systems, there's supposed to be a special circuitry to prevent this on the VII.

Other Thoughts: I wrote a E-Mail to Asus tech support on this problem, and here's what the tech support said to do....you won't believe the answer!

"Hi Ken,

It is my pleasure assisting you with the issue of popping sound during
shutdown/boot.

It is normal that a sound comes from the speakers,to solve this I suggest you to
reduce the volume of the pc when shutting down.

The amplifier of the speakers are intentt to amplify the signal given to it,that''s why we
hear a sound.

Kindly also ensure the grounding of the pc/speaker is properly done.

Thank you very much.
Victor S

Customer Service Center.
ASUSTek Computer Inc."

If this is there answer then don't ever expect to ever get anything fixed with Asus tech support....this a joke for a $350 motherboard with SupremeFX Formula 2014 audio. By the way the sound is great, its just the popping that is the deal.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello FVBounty,

I am sorry to hear about the popping noises you are experiencing with your board sir. In addition, I do apologize for the generic sounding email you received from support. I find it odd that he even thanked you at the end as well despite only telling you to essentially turn it down.

As for the motherboard issue you have, I assume you may have already installed the latest drivers, so I will move foward with a few questions in attempt to find a solution. When removing all audio drivers, do you still experience popping? In addition, did you experience this issue from your very first bootup, or has something else changed? If you have already troubleshooted all these questions or still feel the board is defective, I will be happy to have it RMA'd to me personally to look into this for you. I of course will replace the board if I can replicate the problem. 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 so far, as well as the rest of the systems hardware configuration. Thank you. Cs#N141065400

Regards,

Lou
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cc-lou@asus.com

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  • Brian H.
  • 10/17/2014 4:19:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsGo to a better company then this

Pros: good while they work.....

Cons: Their warrantee is worthless.
hope your never dies under warrantee....

Other Thoughts: I had a really good board till it had a problem.
They sent it back to me supposedly fixed. It was not fixed and was scratched from clips for heat in soldering.
They also say you may not get your original board back, which is garbage to begin with. They open it, fix it. You should not be getting someone else's junk. You should be getting your board back. It's too bad, my friends had told me asus was good.. They had to eat their words, when they heard what happened.
Go to evga they are a better company. Had something missing from them and they took care of it right away.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

I am sorry that you had issues with your RMA. This model motherboard comes with a 3 year warranty from date of purchase. Indeed you may not receive your same motherboard back, as if it can not be repaired, of course it would have to be replaced. You may have even opted for a cross ship as this model motherboard does offer that benefit. I am unsure of what you mean in reference to your board being scratched. At your earliest convenience, please contact me through email, including your reference number within the subject line as well as your past RMA number, and we can discuss this case further. In addition, please provide me with the boards original reason for RMA and what troubleshooting steps you had tried, as well as the rest of the systems hardware configuration. Thank you. Cs#N141064815

Regards,

Lou
ASUS Customer Loyalty
cc-lou@asus.com

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  • William H.
  • 10/6/2014 8:38:45 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsASUS MAXIMUS VII FORMULA

Pros: Very nice design.
Nice armor.
Two PCIE 3.0
Easy setup with manual
Comes with a M.2 adapter - Am not using it
Nice BIOS GUI

Cons: Not really a con, but I would prefer it if the top PCIe3.0 slot was moved down just an inch or so. I purchased and installed the V8 heatsink (Which was a pain to install) and I am concerned that the top expansion slot is not going to be available. Fortunately there are two...

Other Thoughts: Adding a game with computer parts like this doesn't make much sense. Especially when everyone has a different preference on what games they play. Watch Dogs is mediocre. I would have preferred the motherboard by itself to save a little money,

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