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ASUS MAXIMUS VI HERO (Intel LGA 1150)

Discussion in 'Reviews' started by cadaveca, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. Nabarun

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    That's a pity. It would be nice to see a review of the Asus Z87-K. I hear the lack of monstrous heatsinks on Z87 chipsets is not a biggie. If that is the case then I'd very much like to get the Z87-K and get a far better sound card. I do have extra LAN cards etc. All I wanna know if this is good-enough for like 4.4 - 4.6GHz on a 4670K with the H100i. Temperature in Kolkata is mostly around 30C... gets as low as 10 on winters and 40+ in the summer... :( I could use my legacy pci cards with these cheap boards and still have room for upgrade.
     
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    ASUS has already kind of stated that all their boards have same CPU OC potential, but that cheaper boards will require more cooling for the board itself, so getting a board without good cooling, in your environment, might not be the best idea if wanting to OC hard, and 4.4-4.6 GHz is pushing Haswell pretty hard..
     
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    I figured. But how the hell am I gonna cool the board if it doesn't have the heatsink in the first place? Looks like they have deliberately done this so that we HAVE to pay more to OC. JJ has said many times (even to me) that he did oc upto 4.6 on all the boards starting from the Z87-A. I could go for the Z87-A, as it does have the legacy pci slots, but their positions make them useless. Also, the audio is less than the current average. No dual LAN. So I"ll have to buy a separate sound card, LAN card and a TV tuner. I already have those but all are pci. So for me that will be a very very bad investment (getting a mediocre board, i.e). This leaves me with very limited options alright. I could go for the Deluxe or HERO, or, if you find a way to review it (and it looks good-enough), the MSI Z87-G43. That board has all the slots I need, PLUS great heatsinks all around. And it will allow me to get a better sound card and a noise-cancelling circum-aural headphone sooner rather than later :)
     

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