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ASUS Introduces Maximus VI Formula Z87 Gaming Motherboard

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ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced Maximus VI Formula, an ATX gaming motherboard ready for the latest 4th generation Intel Core processors and packed with exclusive ROG features.

Based on the new Intel Z87 chipset, Maximus VI Formula is brimming with the kind of innovative and exclusive features that ROG fans expect. CrossChill hybrid air and water-cooling gives efficient heat dissipation for extreme overclocked performance, SupremeFX Formula onboard audio with a dedicated 600ohm headphone amplifier ensures immersive high-quality audio and a mini-PCIe Combo II card adds dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi for next-generation wireless networking. Maximus VI Formula also features Extreme Engine DIGi+ III technology and high-quality electronic components for precise power delivery with stable performance.

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Pretty fugly if you ask me
 
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It's the official Republic of Lamers model so you know it will sell well to the kiddies. :wtf:
 
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Looks like a solid board,apart from the crappy thermal armor gimmick and also the debug led would have been better off at the bottom of the board.
 
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Pretty impressive board.....

Though the mini-PCIe Combo II card is still a little flimsy - not much better than on my Gene V
 
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Now make it is matx, or even better dtx. Board looks awesome though. Edit: Rog impact looks sublime.

That hud that shows where noises are sounds either silly bad because it does not work or op.
 
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OMG I actually see a 1/4" hole and not a stupid sized barb!!! They are the first to listen!
 
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Other than the totally unique red and black color scheme.... its a pretty nice board.....modders will appreciate the thermal armor for the clean look or as a canvas to paint. Can't please everybody but a pretty balanced mix here.
 

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I think it looks manly with it's armour on.
 
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A dust collector motherboard. Imagine having to blow those chunk of "meat" out.:laugh::laugh:
 
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The armour is like a chastity belt! :roll::roll:
Mebbe it's female then :)

OT, not a great fan of this armour myself, dust trap, but i do see it from the modder's point of view
 
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looking for an reason to build a haswell rig.... in a white case with that thermal Armour painted white.....oh yeah!!!!!

don't get the hate its getting though....
 
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asus sabertooth Formula
 
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Rampage V Formula, pretty please? :)
 
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It's the official Republic of Lamers model so you know it will sell well to the kiddies. :wtf:
Well, kiddies or not, you can't deny that ROG boards are very good regardless of their public image. I had few "upmarket" ones in the past and they always had something done stupidly. But the Rampage II Gene, despite its age, i still like it. It's properly high end and it just works like it should (i can even live with the cold boot issue at very high CPU clocks since i rarely shut down the system anyway). Unlike all the others before that always had some stupid and lame problems. And i had few of the more legendary boards like P965-DS3 and P5Q Deluxe. Both very good boards, but with stupid issues and limits.
 
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It's the official Republic of Lamers model so you know it will sell well to the kiddies. :wtf:
I have to agree with RejZoR's opinion on this one. They are sure overpriced and mainly aimed towards the COD+LOL kids, but I think you have to accept that they are also quite decent boards at the same time with good quality parts all around. ROG boards are not the Justin Biebers of the computer industry what everybody likes for no reason, but more like Ferraris imho.
Yes, perhaps you can find cheaper boards with the same feature set and with the same quality, but even if you do, I bet that only a very few is out there, if not only one or two.
 
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All the sata ports!
 
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I have to agree with RejZoR's opinion on this one. They are sure overpriced and mainly aimed towards the COD+LOL kids, but I think you have to accept that they are also quite decent boards at the same time with good quality parts all around. ROG boards are not the Justin Biebers of the computer industry what everybody likes for no reason, but more like Ferraris imho.
Yes, perhaps you can find cheaper boards with the same feature set and with the same quality, but even if you do, I bet that only a very few is out there, if not only one or two.
This and the difference between ROG brand and lets say Fatal1ty brand. First one is indeed like a Ferrari or Rolex. They have that snob like public image, but at the same time they are also properly good. Where the stuff wih Fatal1ty (or similar) branding, it's just a casual hardware with fancy colors and some extra text and that's it.
 
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take off the ROG Armor. it just make the board looks bad
why dont they design it better, it just like cheap plastic
 
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PS2 is only usefull for radicals that lock there mobo up and then have to enter bios (oh sorry now we call it uefi whatever haha)
 
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... and that shows how little you know about gaming (or PS/2 for that matter) in general. :(