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ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII EXTREME LGA 1151 Intel Z170 Intel USB 3.1 USB 3.0 U.2 Extended ATX Intel Gaming Motherboard
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: A very nice board. It looks great, and has lots of features. I really like the Wi-Fi adapter it comes with works really well and I get a strong signal. My old X79 board had one but the reception was spotty and inconsistent.

Cons: This board does not always play nice with my DDR4-3200 RAM when set to XMP. Every once in a while, when I boot up my PC, it will fail the POST and complain about an overclocking failure. Going into the BIOS and changing the RAM setting from XMP to Auto, rebooting, going back into the BIOS and changing the setting back to XMP will fix it for a while.

Other Thoughts: I do recommend this board specially if you have to use Wi-Fi like I do. My rig consists of an Intel 6700K, 32GB of DDR4-3200 RAM, Samsung 950 Pro M.2, and a Nvidia GTX Titan X and it all runs well without many hiccups aside from the XMP issue.

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Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge Quad-Core 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W BX80623I72600K Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000
  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Fast, runs cool, easy to overclock, and is reasonably priced

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: Got mine running at 4.6GHz using an old Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme cooler (with socket 1156 adapter bracket)and it still idles below 30c.

I went from an i7 920 to this and I do notice a decent speed increase.

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ZOTAC GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) DirectX 11 ZT-40101-10P 1536MB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Fast! I have 2 in SLI and they bring games to their knees. I'm able to play with 16xQAA at 1920x1200 in many games and these cards don't break a sweat. Even Crysis is nothing to sweat anymore.

Cons: Runs hot though if you have air conditioning and good air flow it won't be a problem. Also you'll need at least a 700 watt power to run 1 card or over 1,000 watt PSU for SLI.

Fan on this card is loud but I use headphones so they don't bother me.

Other Thoughts: With good air flow you can safely overclock these cards pretty nicely. I got mine to 800mhz core without a problem.

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Display Name: Scott B.

Date Joined: 04/09/07

  • Reviews: 35
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  • First Review: 04/09/07
  • Last Review: 12/01/16
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