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ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII HERO LGA 1151 Intel Z170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Gaming Motherboard
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: - AMAZING onboard audio
- fantastic BIOS
- amazing overclocking ability
- fantastic pwm fan control
- all four pin fan headers are actually pwm fan headers, not 3 pins with a extra pin to not confuse people with 4 pin fans
- awesome board layout
- excellent vrm + phase cooling
- awesome cosmetic lighting
- gold plated audio jacks with colored shells
- usb 3.1 and usb c
- 2x extra sata 6 ports provided by asmedia

Cons: it has four 4 usb 2 and two usb 3 ports. would of been nice if the extra 2 usb 2 ports where 3 or a second 3.1.

Other Thoughts: the biggest selling point of this motherboard for me was its upgraded AMAZING onboard audio. it might be realtek ALC1150 codec but Asus has done an AWESOME job with their implementation for it. It doesn't compare to other ALC1150 and even dedicated sound cards.

previously i had a gigabyte z97 board with alc1150 on it. i tried using it when i got it but it sounded terrible compared to my titanium hd. i recently upgraded to a crossfire system, and wanting to improve air flow, i decided not to use my titanium hd so i looked for motherboards that offered a higher end onboard audio. after reading a few reviews i settled on this board because they all praised its audio highly and said its a true replacement for dedicated sound cards in the $70 - $100 range. and hands down it is.

this boards audio destroys my z97x's alc1150 in audio quality and compared to my titanium hd, i cannot tell the difference between the two. they sound near identical. sound is clear, crisp, accurate, and no poppings or distortions. asus includes a separate 40mhz oscillator DAC for the outputs, 112db dnr, emi shielding on the codec, emi guard around the sound system, a emi plastic shielding covering the audio equipment, nichicon gold electrolytic capacitors, a nec relay to prevent popping during startup, and a AMP that can power up to 600ohm for headphones.

i have it paired up with my klipsche promedia 2.1 speakers and i love it.

not only is the audio awesome the overclocking side is equally as awesome. there are a plethora of options to make any overclocker happy. you can easily take a 6700k to 4.9ghz with this board. the backside of the board also has a heatsink for the backside vrms along with the vrms and phases on the front.

my specs:
intel core i7 6700K
asus maximus viii hero
g.skill ripjaws v ddr4 2666mhz
2x sapphire nitro r9 390's in crossfire

Intel Core i7-6700K 8M Skylake Quad-Core 4.0 GHz LGA 1151 95W BX80662I76700K Desktop Processor Intel® HD Graphics 530
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: comes stock at 4ghz
lightening fast
hyperthreading so 8 total threads
ddr4 support
z170 platform overall
runs pretty cool

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: overall skylake, and the 6700k, is an awesome upgrade over sandy. i had a 2500k at 4.2gz and noticed an improvement in everything. ddr4 is a major plus and the overall z170 platform.

i'm running my 6700k at stock because right now it destroys everything out there. overclocking it isn't needed, just a plus.

my specs:
intel core i7 6700k + phanteks ph-tc14pe
asus maximus viii hero
g.skill ripjaws v ddr4 2666mhz
2x sapphire nitro r9 390's in crossfire

G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2666 (PC4 21300) Intel Z170 Platform / Intel X99 Platform Desktop Memory Model F4-2666C15D-16GVR
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: ddr4 2666mhz
cas 15
great heatsink that keeps the ram cool but doesn't prevent large coolers like nh-d14
g.skill quality
set the xmp profile and forget it

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: been using g.skill since the ddr2 days. amazing ram for a competitive price. the ripjaws v continues that amazing g.skill quality.

using it with:
intel core i7 6700K
asus maximus viii hero
2x sapphire r9 390's in crossfire
evga supernova g2 1000


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Display Name: Adam L.

Date Joined: 03/25/07


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