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Asus Maximus Formula

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by trt740, Mar 1, 2008.

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What would you buy

  1. DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R ATX Intel Motherboard 199.00

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  2. ASUS P5E LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard 216.00

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  3. ASUS MAXIMUS FORMULA LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard 139.00

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  4. ASUS P5K-E/WIFI-AP LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard keep current board upgrade ram

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  1. trt740

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    i'll be selling mine in about a week if your interested. i've only used it about 2 weeks now.
    the max fsb i've found is 512mhz. thats with my e8400 and a 7x multi.
     
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    I haven't owned one, or anything else, but I've seen the reviews and seen on here that the oc is great, and loving! I believe you'll love it man, and its a must!
     
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    I got the SE version, awesome, simply awesome board.

    The QX9650 im using on mine tho has a perticularly low fsb wall, so far ~440ish, but thats just a quirk with the yorkfield extreme processor.

    really cant go wrong with that board ;)

    max i have booted to windows with is 4.9ghz with my cpu, and the bios has every option and setting to play with under the sun
     
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    Have to agree there..just got my Extreme version of the board this week and am still trying to work out all the options.

    That link Frogger gave contains a wealth of info and is well worth the read.Have got my E6850 to boot at 515FSB but have not done alot of stress testing yet.

    But they are awesome boards and well worth getting one.
     
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    Not only because of the settings, the fact that most asus boards, I have to believe this board is one of them, can be flashed to keep up with the new stuff. I know Random's asus board supports now up to 1600fsb, and 45nm. So I don't have a feeling you'll even need a board any time soon with how much you switch things up!
     
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    Remember it's a crossfire mobo and not SLI too just saying with you having a NV card. The ram i have for mine will not overclock or one or another reason. However getting some G Skill and hope that does better with being rated 1066.

    Reason i think it's not overclocking well is due being 2x2GIG modules. Just hope the same issue does not happen with the G Skill which the reviews seems to be promising. Will not have them till Wednesday :(.


    Other thoughts on the mobo are all good real nice set of options with a new BIOS on the way going by the ASUS forums.
     
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    The board I have now did 550fsb with a e8400 , but it has few little flaws I don't like. It is a very good value board. I do have a NV card but I won't cossfire anyways one card is enough for me. I really don't need anything more that what I have for daily use my X3210 at 3.5ghz 1.36v ram at DDR1200 55515t2 is screaming fast. It will do 3.6ghz but why put more voltage in it when I don't need too. Shoot it burns a DVD in 15 minutes. The reason I'm looking at upgrading is after I sell this board and the gigabyte p35 board I own It won't cost me a dime to upgrade. So if figure what the heck. This is my second thread on this topic, the last thread was should I even upgrade at all. This thread I wanted to know more about how people like their maximus. :D Is it faster and is it better than the ASUS P5E LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard and if so what makes it better. They look really alike. In one photo I saw they say a P5E sticker is placed over a maximus formula sticker and that the maximus has a better bios, a dual lan ,plus a cmos reset switch and slighty better capacitors. The capacitor part I don't believe. I also think Asus is lazy and the bios are about the same. I'm really not sure, but a cost nothing upgrade is nice, however the 150.00 for the gigabyte board might be good in my pocket. I have to say my current Asus board is really very good, has a very nice sound card and stable as hell . I cannot remeber if I have ever had to reset the Cmos. How stable is the maximus?
     
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    Okay i think i'm gonna order one help me out guys see if you can find

    it cheaper than I did the best I could find was 239.00 at clubit with seven dollars shipping.
     
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    dont buy the Formula ...save $30 and get theP5E....get a look at the review pics.
     
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    was thinking the same thing but people keep telling me they are different and that the maximus is worth the difference. The review you post says they are different
     
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    Could very well be trt....just saw that they were rebadging formulas!!!!?????!!!!
     
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    Yes it kinda does say that but it also says the things I listed above , less cooling, no cmos reset switch,no dual lan, less fan headers, plus not as good bundled software. this thread is very helpful too me keep it comming.
     
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    Out of that, the P5E and the max, its good some times to go with the best, but sometimes there is no need. I've read reviews on the P5 and its a great board. I really don't see a difference in going max and p5 because of the simple fact with a bios flash, most of the time, the ASUS boards are equal.. Thats is in IMO.
    If you can save 30 dollars for a board that will be doing really the same. I'd go with the P5E. Max is worth it, but thats only if you have E-p3n1sitis... And I see that you don't.
     
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    oh it does more than say that....look at the second pic in the "pics" link....he pulled back the P5 sticker to reveal a silkscreened FORMULA under it!
     
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    That clubit price is the best price I can find.
     
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    Your right of course it's just a slightly cut down version of the maximus formula. I need to think on this a bit. Keep the ideas, reviews and links comming and personal experience here from my brothers at tech power up is even better. I wondering how it will handle my DDr 1200 from what I read it will run at ddr1400 in these boards. I'm also considering useing the money instead to buy a Sata hardrive and another two gb of DDR1200. I'm still leaning towards the maximus or the P5E. I keeping waiting for the fxxkers to have a rebate but it doesn't seem to happen LOL.
     
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    in responce I will say this....usually when you just go ahead and buy the best you arent left with questions....its usually all in there!
     
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    post on Xtreme forum aswell so we will see what both forums say
     
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    You know my choice. It's in my specs. $239 is the best deal I've seen.:toast:
     
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    Hey Oily, a new bios should be out soon... I'm excited. Btw, the 9700 is the best air cooler I've ever owned.;)
     
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    humm not sure I like that my current board is solid as a rock. The only bug it has is somtimes when I change the FSB I cannot change any other tweaks until I reboot but that rarely. Is the X38 chipset faster than the P35 chipset a anyone?
     
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    bro ebay that if you think thats a good cooler get this one ZEROtherm Nirvana NV120 120mm 2-ball UFO Bearing / Transparent CPU Cooler - Retail Paul turned me on to it or if you want the best ever the second one listed below Thermalright Ultra-120 EXTREME - for Intel Socket 775 or AMD AM2 Processors . They will both destroy a 9700 ( I mean a big difference in overclocking) .Thats 9700 is not much better than a Arctic cooler pro7. It was good in it's day and looks like a piece of art but it's day has passed. Please don't get insulted E you know your a Bud of mine and I wouldn't steer you wrong If your going for looks keep it.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835887011

    http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/thulex.html
     
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