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Old 03-07-19, 11:00 AM
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ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero Preview



If you don't want to stretch to the Crosshair VIII Formula, but still want the majority of its feature set, perhaps the Hero will be just the ticket.


ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero Preview

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Old 03-07-19, 11:20 AM
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Looks ace, Gonna be buying this, Dropping my 2700X in it and then getting the 3900X in a few more months time.
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Old 03-07-19, 11:52 AM
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This motherboard looks lush!
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Old 03-07-19, 12:59 PM
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I've got me eye on this board. If CPUs are good this is the one for me.

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Old 03-07-19, 02:08 PM
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I have the Crosshair 6, 7, and will have the 8 too! Gimme gimme gimme! I just hope a decent full board monoblock comes out shortly after, hopefully one that extends down into that chipset area. That fan must go.
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Old 03-07-19, 02:38 PM
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I have the Crosshair 6, 7, and will have the 8 too! Gimme gimme gimme! I just hope a decent full board monoblock comes out shortly after, hopefully one that extends down into that chipset area. That fan must go.
I can understand waterblock to remove chipset fan, but in the video, Buildzoid said that this VRM is such an overkill that it doesn't need heatsink at all. Not even for a 16 core CPU. Which kinda makes Formula even more not worthy over Hero. They have the same VRM. I don't know why ASUS didn't extend the heatpipe over chipset. If it doesn't need to cool VRM let it cool the chipset, and get rid of that stupid fan.
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Old 03-07-19, 02:54 PM
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I can understand waterblock to remove chipset fan, but in the video, Buildzoid said that this VRM is such an overkill that it doesn't need heatsink at all. Not even for a 16 core CPU. Which kinda makes Formula even more not worthy over Hero. They have the same VRM. I don't know why ASUS didn't extend the heatpipe over chipset. If it doesn't need to cool VRM let it cool the chipset, and get rid of that stupid fan.
From what I've read, the only time that fan will spin up is if you push the NVME speeds. Which EVERY NERD IN THE WORLD will want to do with these boards, LOL! Who the heck wouldn't want blazing fast NVME RAID 0 speeds! I know the VRMs are fine, heck even overkill as you said. Asus overbuilt the VRMs on the Crosshair 7 too.
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Only a few more days to wait and find out the pricing. Hero or Formula?
I will be wanting RAID0 with PCIE 4 aware NVMe drives, might swap out the fan with a Noiseblocker or reuse an old EK Chipset cooler from back in the days when we did that sort of stuff
Why 8 SATA ports though? Who uses more than 4 these days?
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Glad this exists. That said I'm also glad that the stupid one smothered in superfluous features exists too because it finally means AMD are getting the support that means they're kicking ass.

Roll on the Crosshair 25 haha.
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Have they released any pricing specifics yet?
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