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Old 08-08-12, 08:50 AM
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ASUS Maximus V Formula ThunderFX Review



The second in our look at the Maximus V motherboards comes in the form of the Formula ThunderFX.

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Old 08-08-12, 10:28 AM
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I don't really like the barbs and the heatsink design in general.
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same here, the heatsinks have that rubbery look/texture but other than that great board
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Yea, why can't they just make some 1/4 threads, and close it with some plugs with the top in the same material as the heatsinks :/
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Yea, why can't they just make some 1/4 threads, and close it with some plugs with the top in the same material as the heatsinks :/
Pretty much what I thought too.
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I don't think it looks that bad at all. And maybe you could just get the dremel out and cut it off? That would ruin the watercooling possibilities on that heatsink though.
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Old 08-08-12, 04:11 PM
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Barb size?

I've been considering this board for a future IB build. However, of all the reviews I've seen there's been no mention of the barb size on the built in water blocks. I agree that it would have been heaps easier to just have put 1/4" threads in instead of permanent barbs. However, my entire system uses 1/2" barbs with 7/16" tubing. It may technically work if I got a couple of 3/8" barbs/adapters, but it just wouldn't be right. If you get what I mean. I'm assuming since there's been no mention, and from the looks of it, that they are 3/8" barbs. So that will probably be a deal killer.
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Old 10-08-12, 05:03 PM
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Pins

I have the same board, but on top of the board against the cooling block and a little bit right of the 2 fan connectors, are 3 pins, do you know what they are for, cause I can't find them in the user guide.

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Old 19-08-12, 07:54 PM
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A very good review with an honest conclusion. Well done Mr Waters.
Judging on last few reviews of Z77 I think MSI G65 is the best deal and hopefully it will end up in my new build.

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Old 19-09-12, 01:21 PM
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I'm most likely buying this motherboard but with out the thunderbolt thing.
The only reason I'm getting it is to use more tubing XD
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