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Old 06-11-07, 08:26 AM
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OC3D Review: Asus Maximus Formula Special Edition X38 S775 Motherboard

"Asus once again add some more firepower to their "Republic of Gamers" linup with the X38 based Maximus range. We take a look at the DDR2 based "Formula" version."



Asus Maximus Formula Review

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Old 06-11-07, 09:08 AM
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God that took some reading!

It doesn't perform much better than the P35 dfi and is almost identicle to the blitz, bar a few extra insane/unusable voltage options so I feel no inclination to buy this.

Nice to see the score being penalised for the pretty outragous price!

Overall, ROG ftw!
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Old 06-11-07, 09:20 AM
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God that took some reading!

It doesn't perform much better than the P35 dfi and is almost identicle to the blitz, bar a few extra insane/unusable voltage options so I feel no inclination to buy this.

Nice to see the score being penalised for the pretty outragous price!

Overall, ROG ftw!
Yeah, personally I wouldn't upgrade from a Blitz or other high-end P35 board to it as it doesn't really have much more going for it (not until we see some PCI-E 2.0 ATI cards worth CF'ing).

But as a purchase for a new rig it's one hell of a beastly board - and I'm real glad that watercooling isn't a requirement anymore. That was a pretty big downer on the Blitz.
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Old 06-11-07, 09:29 AM
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I guess it's lucky I had w/c for the blitz! That is a marked improvement, did you actually state that in the review? That water was no longer required? Must have missed that.

The only additional thing I would have liked to have seen is the removal of the nb waterblock just so you could further comment on its construction...

Re. cards worth CF'ing, I hope there are some I have this desire to CF or SLI even though I know its not really worth it!
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Old 06-11-07, 10:08 AM
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Bah ive just had to fork out for one of these to pop my QX9650 in

But the board looks good to me
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Old 06-11-07, 10:15 AM
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I guess it's lucky I had w/c for the blitz! That is a marked improvement, did you actually state that in the review? That water was no longer required? Must have missed that.
Yeah mate it's in the conclusion (*hopes he didn't accidentally delete it*)

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The only additional thing I would have liked to have seen is the removal of the nb waterblock just so you could further comment on its construction...

Re. cards worth CF'ing, I hope there are some I have this desire to CF or SLI even though I know its not really worth it!
The block is actually extremely hard to remove as they've used some kind of thermal cement on it. I did have a quick go at levering it off, but didnt want to get a slapped wrist for breaking one of Asus limited review boards

As for the construction, the heatpipe side of things is the same as the blitz, but the finned heatsinks around the block and on the 'fets feel much thicker aluminium.
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Old 06-11-07, 10:21 AM
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Bah ive just had to fork out for one of these to pop my QX9650 in

But the board looks good to me
Niiiice, do you already have the proccy? ES?

Jim - just stick a credit card under and prize it apart, whats the worst that can happen? coughcorsaircough
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Old 06-11-07, 10:25 AM
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Jim - just stick a credit card under and prize it apart, whats the worst that can happen? coughcorsaircough
Haha I wondered when that come back to haunt me. Its not my fault you Karate chopped it!
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Old 06-11-07, 10:32 AM
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Haha I wondered when that come back to haunt me. Its not my fault you Karate chopped it!
Lol, I know, I know. Hey, we better get back on topic before a mod/admin tells us off!
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Lol, I know, I know. Hey, we better get back on topic before a mod/admin tells us off!
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