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Old 08-01-16, 06:56 PM
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ASUS Z170 Maximus VIII Formula Review



Following on from the amazing customisation offered by the Hero Alpha, the ASUS Maximus VIII Formula takes lighting to a different planet.


ASUS Z170 Maximus VIII Formula Review

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Very enlightening Not be long before we don't need case lighting.
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Old 08-01-16, 07:53 PM
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Soo much want....... not enough money. *buys lottery tickets*
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Soo much want....... not enough money. *buys lottery tickets*
Soo much want! And just taste that rainbow.
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Soo much want! And just taste that rainbow.
I already have the remote and everything. (I recently set up my room to have RGB LEDs behind the desks)

I need my PC to match.

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HI

Dammit! Now I want to make the TTL white gold rig. VIII Formula in my H440 that's just sitting in the closet. I have not had a reason to go to Z170 yet, however this one is going to be a $400 hole in my pocket ($399 pre order on newegg)

Epic review Tom. Your excitement is palpable for good reason.

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Great write-up, I've already got one pre-ordered. My one concern is with the enclosed m.2 slot. There has been some attention given to thermal throttling on some newer m.2 drives including the Samsung 950 Pro, and I'm worried that enclosing one in plastic with no ventilation could cause problems. I suppose if it was a problem I could just leave the m.2 cover off, but that's not ideal as it would take away from the board's aesthetics. Do you have any thoughts on this Tom?
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Great write-up, I've already got one pre-ordered. My one concern is with the enclosed m.2 slot. There has been some attention given to thermal throttling on some newer m.2 drives including the Samsung 950 Pro, and I'm worried that enclosing one in plastic with no ventilation could cause problems. I suppose if it was a problem I could just leave the m.2 cover off, but that's not ideal as it would take away from the board's aesthetics. Do you have any thoughts on this Tom?
when it comes to the thermal throttling for M.2 devices, it only occurs when running synthetic loads most of the time.

you will need to be writing for a decent amount of time before it will throttle, so unless you are going to write to half the drive at once you shouldn't have many issues.
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great review there dude, all looks supa-sweet, however, i give you an eleventy billion cool points for booping your cam remote on the outro, it looked wicked.

edit, yeah and it was awesome to see you excited about a product again.. feels like a long time.

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The genuine enthusiasm in this video was brilliant
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