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ASUS MAXIMUS VI HERO LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Update to original review 05/22/2014

This review is from: ASUS MAXIMUS VI HERO LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Kaspersky has now updated KAV 2013 to work with Windows 8.1...
Follow link from product page on Asus site.

In my original review I took an egg off because the one year subscription was useless with Windows 8.1

It now works... so 5 eggs for this board ;)

Cons: Had an issue that is widely reported with the RTC not keeping proper time...
Was very annoying... fixed by installing updated Intel MEI drivers and a hot reset of BIOS (power on)...

Details are here ->

http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?36676-Frozen-Time-Clock-in-UEFI-The-Fix&country=&status=

Other Thoughts: Other than the RTC issue board has been very stable.
Works great, excellent UEFI etc.

Highly recommended...

At this point would probably go with the z97 version ;)

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ASUS MAXIMUS VI HERO LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Excellent mobo...

Everything working perfectly and looks sharp in my new Fractal Define R4 case.

Cons: A bit annoyed because I finally got around to installing the free one year licensed version of Kasperky Antivirus that came with the board but unfortunately I'm using Windows 8.1 and the installer said it's incompatible...

Checked Asus and Kasperky websites and there is no upgrade for the free one year license that came with the board.

Newegg and Asus should point this out in their advertising.

Don't expect to use the free one year license of Kasperky if you're using Windows 8.1

Other Thoughts: Taking off one egg because of this issue...

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Fractal Design Define R4 with Window Black Pearl Silent ATX Mid Tower Case
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Great case! Everything I thought it would be...
Tons of room, great cable management, well ventilated...

Nice paint, fit and finish. All dust screens fit and work good.
Door and front panel operate smoothly and solidly.

Very good value for the price.

Cons: Not really a con at all... more of another pro....

Had one small glitch with the upper drive cage retainer (plastic base). There is a small embedded brass piece in the casting which accepts the thumbscrew used to secure the upper half of the cage. It fell out because I just happened to get the one in a couple hundred thousand injection moldings that was slightly starved for plastic in that very specific spot.... :)

Great news is that I jumped on the web and tracked down their site, filed a "ticket" and within a day or tow I had an email reply. The rep was very friendly and professional. All I had to do was add some info to the ticket (shipping address) and bingo! I got the part about a week later. No fees no nothing just excellent service ;)

Other Thoughts: If you're looking for a quality case for a reasonable amount of money Fractal would be a good place to start looking

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Display Name: Jim B.

Date Joined: 12/19/08

  • Reviews: 3
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  • First Review: 01/06/14
  • Last Review: 05/22/14
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