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Jonathan H.

Jonathan H.

Joined on 08/15/10

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Amazing MOBO and Awesome OC

ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII EXTREME LGA 1151 Intel Z170 Intel USB 3.1 USB 3.0 U.2 Extended ATX Intel Gaming Motherboard
ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII EXTREME LGA 1151 Intel Z170 Intel USB 3.1 USB 3.0 U.2 Extended ATX Intel Gaming Motherboard

Pros: The motherboard is gigantic and will allow for many future upgrades to come. The WI-FI adapter that comes with comes in handy. The OC panel I installed in the 5.25" drive bay for easy access. Once the software is installed it perfectly overclocks your processor. The OC panel also allows for easy fan speed control. The motherboard has awesome lighting that compliments my cooler master HAF X case's lighting. I didn't buy a video card but the motherboard has onboard video so that saves money while still allowing expansion. The USB 3.1 A+C connectors are hella fast and work perfectly. I was debating this or the MSI Gaming Z170. I am glad I went with ASUS instead. There are more SATA data connections than I know what to do with.

Cons: Be careful when installing heatsink/ watercooler. I installed Corsair Hydro Series H50 watercooler and spent over an hour trying to figure it out. The key is to install the backplate on the back of the motherboard then thread the torque screws into the slotted holes. Also the SATA data ports are slightly difficult to reach when in the case which luckily they provided a few SATA data cables with a 90º bend so they can still be installed.

Great Product

CORSAIR Hydro Series H50 120mm Quiet Edition Liquid CPU Cooler - Intel Only (CW-9060006-WW)
CORSAIR Hydro Series H50 120mm Quiet Edition Liquid CPU Cooler - Intel Only (CW-9060006-WW)

Pros: Keeps the CPU nice and cool. The installation was easy and worked the first time setting up.

Cons: The instructions are poorly written. On my Asus ROG Maximus VIII Extreme it was a pain to connect and mate with the motherboard.