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Old 05-02-16, 05:09 PM
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ASUS Z170 Maximus VIII Extreme and Extreme Assembly Review



ASUS have really separated their various iterations of the Maximus VIII into distinct types, and we have two takes upon the Maximus VIII Extreme to review today.


ASUS Maximus VIII Extreme and Extreme Assembly Review

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Old 05-02-16, 05:31 PM
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What a stunning board. Are you watching MSI?
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Old 05-02-16, 05:48 PM
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My Maximus VIII Extreme Assembly was delivered 2 hours ago, currently building the new beast.. First impressions of the board is very impressive. Can't wait to see what this thing can do.
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Old 05-02-16, 08:12 PM
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Is it just me or does it look like an 24 pin, where normally an 4 pin or 8 pin power cables goes to the CPU?... (Yes, I've totally brainfarted right now, so completely messed up how to explain this...)

@Slider - Another "Svenne" in here then!
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Old 06-02-16, 12:28 AM
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What a stunning board. Are you watching MSI?
MSI don't care about making nice looking Motherboards
IMO all they care about is making stupid looking Motherboards "Cough Godlike Cough"
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Old 06-02-16, 12:41 AM
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MSI don't care about making nice looking Motherboards
IMO all they care about is making stupid looking Motherboards "Cough Godlike Cough"
The thing is though from a modders perspective oem aesthetics are meaningless, when people look past that the hardware is the important part and the godlike has really great specs if were honest, ok it's no perfect 10 but that's not a major prob and it's easily fixed.

Asus do tend to hit the nail on the head when it comes to boards people want, the Maximus is no exception they are gorgeous boards.
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Old 06-02-16, 01:03 AM
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The thing is though from a modders perspective oem aesthetics are meaningless, when people look past that the hardware is the important part and the godlike has really great specs if were honest, ok it's no perfect 10 but that's not a major prob and it's easily fixed.

Asus do tend to hit the nail on the head when it comes to boards people want, the Maximus is no exception they are gorgeous boards.
Nope i will never let it go i maybe one of the best motherboards ever made but IMO it still has a stupid name to go with a stupid price tag here.
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Old 06-02-16, 11:24 AM
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Is it just me or does it look like an 24 pin, where normally an 4 pin or 8 pin power cables goes to the CPU?... (Yes, I've totally brainfarted right now, so completely messed up how to explain this...)

@Slider - Another "Svenne" in here then!
Actually it's two 4 pin connection for maximum overclocking.
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Old 06-02-16, 11:26 AM
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MSI don't care about making nice looking Motherboards
IMO all they care about is making stupid looking Motherboards "Cough Godlike Cough"
I personally have an Asus X99 motherboard in my own rig, however i wouldn't say MSi boards were ugly or "stupid looking".

If I were building a Skylake build I would certainly consider the MSi Z170A Gaming M7:

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Old 06-02-16, 12:02 PM
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Complete with silly dragon.

I'll pass. If that dragon wasn't there it would be far more appealing to me but MSI just love tacking on something for everyone. But it turns out not every one likes the same things.
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