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ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII HERO/Whetstone LGA1151 DDR4 DP HDMI M.2 U.2 USB 3.1 Z170 ATX Motherboard
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Its an ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VII HERO. This gaming board is very user friendly. The UEFI BIOS has a lot of options. Its easy to navigate. The OS UEFI is user friendly also. Its designed for gamers that like to play with over clocking.
Over three weeks playing with all the OC options on this board has been very entertaining. Able to achieve stable 4.7GHz on i7 6700K. Great bench mark scores.
Nice gaming pad. The mouse pad is an incentive to purchase the HERO over the HERO ALPHA. An other incentive, the HERO ALPHA cost 70-80 USD more than the HERO.

Cons: I like having a "Q-Code LED", but it should have been placed middle or lower part of board. A more visible position. All the poor reviews. Did I luck out or are there that many people that can't build? Somebody burning up not one but two boards?

Other Thoughts: The UEFI BIOS has so many options. I have been able to get a stable 4.7. I will continue to tweak the bios and see if the CPU can be bumped to a stable 4.8. I always turn the overclock down to 15% for normal use. High Mhz are only good for bragging rights. If you want the CPU to last, watch your temps. I have a i7 6700K with a Thermaltake Water 3.0 360. If you have to have one of these boards, you will need "K" chip and a water cooler. This board is designed for overclocking. If you don't plain on overclocking, get a lower end board. With this board's many OC options, its been a joy. If you are having trouble understanding the "User Guide", "google" for an answer. There are experienced Overclockers that would be happy to answer your questions. Or go to "YOUTUBE" and watch a build and how to overclock. When you DIY, take your time and enjoy the build. If you get frustrated, back off for awhile. I've built eleven PCs and only had to RMA one board.

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ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII HERO/Whetstone LGA1151 DDR4 DP HDMI M.2 U.2 USB 3.1 Z170 ATX Motherboard
  • Verified Owner
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Its an ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VII HERO. This gaming board is very user friendly. The UEFI BIOS has a lot of options. Its easy to navigate. The OS UEFI is user friendly also. Its designed for gamers that like to play with over clocking.
Over three weeks playing with all the OC options on this board has been very entertaining. Able to achieve stable 4.7GHz on i7 6700K. Great bench mark scores.
Nice gaming pad. The mouse pad is an incentive to purchase the HERO over the HERO ALPHA. An other incentive, the HERO ALPHA cost 70-80 USD more than the HERO.

Cons: I like having a "Q-Code LED", but it should have been placed middle or lower part of board. A more visible position. All the poor reviews. Did I luck out or are there that many people that can't build? Somebody burning up not one but two boards?

Other Thoughts: The UEFI BIOS has so many options. I have been able to get a stable 4.7. I will continue to tweak the bios and see if the CPU can be bumped to a stable 4.8. I always turn the overclock down to 15% for normal use. High Mhz are only good for bragging rights. If you want the CPU to last, watch your temps. I have a i7 6700K with a Thermaltake Water 3.0 360. If you have to have one of these boards, you will need "K" chip and a water cooler. This board is designed for overclocking. If you don't plain on overclocking, get a lower end board. With this board's many OC options, its been a joy. If you are having trouble understanding the "User Guide", "google" for an answer. There are experienced Overclockers that would be happy to answer your questions. Or go to "YOUTUBE" and watch a build and how to overclock. When you DIY, take your time and enjoy the build. If you get frustrated, back off for awhile. I've built eleven PCs and only had to RMA one board.

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ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII HERO/Whetstone LGA1151 DDR4 DP HDMI M.2 U.2 USB 3.1 Z170 ATX Motherboard
  • Verified Owner
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Its an ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VII HERO. This gaming board is very user friendly. The UEFI BIOS has a lot of options. Its easy to navigate. The OS UEFI is user friendly also. Its designed for gamers that like to play with over clocking.
Over three weeks playing with all the OC options on this board has been very entertaining. Able to achieve stable 4.7GHz on i7 6700K. Great bench mark scores.
Nice gaming pad. The mouse pad is an incentive to purchase the HERO over the HERO ALPHA. An other incentive, the HERO ALPHA cost 70-80 USD more than the HERO.

Cons: I like having a "Q-Code LED", but it should have been placed middle or lower part of board. A more visible position. All the poor reviews. Did I luck out or are there that many people that can't build? Somebody burning up not one but two boards?

Other Thoughts: The UEFI BIOS has so many options. I have been able to get a stable 4.7. I will continue to tweak the bios and see if the CPU can be bumped to a stable 4.8. I always turn the overclock down to 15% for normal use. High Mhz are only good for bragging rights. If you want the CPU to last, watch your temps. I have a i7 6700K with a Thermaltake Water 3.0 360. If you have to have one of these boards, you will need "K" chip and a water cooler. This board is designed for overclocking. If you don't plain on overclocking, get a lower end board. With this board's many OC options, its been a joy. If you are having trouble understanding the "User Guide", "google" for an answer. There are experienced Overclockers that would be happy to answer your questions. Or go to "YOUTUBE" and watch a build and how to overclock. When you DIY, take your time and enjoy the build. If you get frustrated, back off for awhile. I've built eleven PCs and only had to RMA one board.

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Display Name: Johnny M.

Date Joined: 03/08/09

  • Reviews: 42
  • Helpfulness: 9
  • First Review: 07/14/09
  • Last Review: 01/19/17
  • Most Favorable Review: 5 out of 5 eggs
  • Most Critical Review: 1 out of 5 eggs
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