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ASUS R.O.G. Maximus II Formula (Intel P45) Up Close and Personal

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  1. malware New Member

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    Exclusive shots from the latest ASUS R.O.G. Maximus II Formula (Intel P45) with integrated SupremeFX Creative X-Fi sound card. Let the pictures speak for themselves.

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    HOLY SHI-!! This thing looks awesomely hot. No specs??
     
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    DEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMN, that is one sexy looking board. I like how they are using smaller HS too. Maybe using the Gas chambers like on the new ram modules.
     
  5. eidairaman1

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    not perfect. first of all the second PCI slot needs to be above the Second PCI express slot since most cards are dual slot cooling nowadays.
     
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    oh stop your bitching. this is gonna be a great board.
     
  7. tvdang7 New Member

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    im sure for the price might as well go x48
     
  8. CDdude55

    CDdude55 Crazy 4 TPU!!!

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    damn, that board looks good. But will more likely be expensive. I may get it when i go to college or something.
     
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    Holy crap is that soundcard shooting out fire? I WANT IT.
     
  10. trt740

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    is it me or is new hardware just flying off the shelf. Something new monthly I haven't seen anything like the last 3 years.
     
  11. marsey99

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    then how would you fit a second gpu in the bottom slot???

    that is 1 sweet looking mobo, i think i need to get another job :(
     
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    Maximus series are the ONLY mobos from asus i'd buy. The rest are rubbish IMHO.
     
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    That Start button is sweet! (along with the rest of the board of course!)
     
  14. overclocker!

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    you absolutely right! I got one and it`s the best board I have ever owned!!:)
     
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    Woah those heatpipes are damn thick.... 8mm pipes!

    And whats up with the 16 power phases which are installed like as if they are there for decoration? :roll: NB recieves three phases... RAM 2... whoa. Comes with Wifi and an XFI card... overkill much? I'd get it for the fact it comes with an XFi tho.
     
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    where did you see WIFI?
     
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    But I still don't like ASUS (or Gigabyte) :D

    The only mobos I like are ABIT (not all), DFI Lanparty series, Epox (R.I.P.), and Intel (Bad Axe :rockout:)
     
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    man this motherboard looks soo sexy !
     
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    now this is what i want for layout design
     
  20. Mussels

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    according to the pics, the only thing that will survive is the sound card - the rest is destined to explode
     
  21. Frogger

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    Nice looks BUT anybody notice the heat sink [pic] WTF is it ...
     

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    it's a logo that lights up.
     
  23. Frogger

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    LOL like thats really help with cooling
     
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    Bad. It will dilute the 'Maximus' name because specs wise, the X38 is superior to P45, it comes into the 'extreme performance' cadre. ASUS should've named their X48 board as Maximus II and used Rampage for this instead, that would have made more sense.

    Excellent board layout. What I like is that they didn't make the two MOSFET sinks share a heatpipe line, independent pipes that lead to the NB cooler, uniformity with cooling.
     
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    I agree. So I take it this board uses 2 8x lanes? It's such a shame for the way it looks and it's layout.
     

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