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ASUS MAXIMUS VI HERO (Intel LGA 1150)

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New to the ASUS ROG line-up, the ASUS MAXIMUS VI HERO is for those looking to get that high-end ROG "GENE" experience in a full ATX format, but does stretching the GENE also stretch the HERO's ability too thin, or has the ASUS MAXIMUS VI HERO come to save the day?

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The Z87 motherboard I most liked.
 
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nice board actually, but here in Indonesia, it cost about $360. Asus products always overpriced here
 
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ASUS scored an ace with this one.

Next person who looks into buying the M6E only for air/water cooling is gonna be bombed with links to this review ;)
 
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Tina Turner? That's a blast from the past, lol.
 

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Audio on this board is stunning. ASUS managed to hit the target audience directly in all aspects, but the lack of BIOS profiling for easy OCs was a bit disappointing. IF you know how to tweak memory and such, and don't need the profiles to try to break records, there's no reason to choose anything else. OR is there? ;)

Tina Turner? That's a blast from the past, lol.


Is my age showing? :laugh:
 
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It basically costs the same as the GD-65 gaming here.
That board makes for an interesting compare. But I am typing up a list of bugs with cooler fans to send to MSI right this moment. Crazyeyesreaper wants to kill me for me making him use that board for his cooler testing platform, let me tell you. Seriously...like "I wanna smash the board to bits and quit doing reviews" sort of issues. MSI has some work to do there.
 
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That's unfortunate, I'm sure they will listen to you and fix it :toast:

We got an awesome rep lurking here ;)
 
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On a side note Dave have you had any news of the Formula?

Seems like it disappeared into thin air after being announced.
 

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Thanks Dave, been waiting for this review, now off to read it.
 

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On a side note Dave have you had any news of the Formula?

Seems like it disappeared into thin air after being announced.
My birthday is at the end of the month....;)

I will get a sample as soon as the boards are ready. I think ASUS is working on BIOS tuning now, and it will not be long.
 
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finally the review is posted. Really good board. Can't wait to have it in my rig!
 

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That 7970 is one fat obese MF of a card.

Nice review Dave, I still cant decide twixt the GD65 and the Hero.

What are the Problems with the GD65?
 

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That 7970 is one fat obese MF of a card.

Nice review Dave, I still cant decide twixt the GD65 and the Hero.

What are the Problems with the GD65?
GD65 doesn't give you USB BIOS Flashback. It's a very well implemented BIOS recovery solution by ASUS. It kind of makes Gigabyte dual-BIOS look gimmicky in comparison. Before you bring up MSI's M-Flash, it doesn't work without CPU and RAM installed. ASUS Flashback does.

Besides BIOS recovery, either board is great. MSI GD65 is cheaper.
 
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Also this bta,

Memory and BCLK overclocking works nearly perfectly on the ASUS MAXIMUS VI HERO, being much more advanced than on some other boards.
 

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What are the Problems with the GD65?
investigating, will see what MSI says. Sent email off to my rep. Could just be something with that particular board, or some config issue, will have to see.

ASUS is a bit ahead on BIOS tuning, too. MSI can fix that no problem, for sure, nothing should be hardware-related, mostly BIOS/software issues, which can be fixed easily.
 

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My birthday is at the end of the month....;)

I will get a sample as soon as the boards are ready. I think ASUS is working on BIOS tuning now, and it will not be long.
If the info I have is correct it is shipping this very week :)
 
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This Hero is excellent move from ASUS. I told last year how they need board similar to Maximus 5 Formula only without water block. And that is this. Price is excellent, OK board doesn't look so expensive and finest but it's maximum what someone should pay for Haswell.
 

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investigating, will see what MSI says. Sent email off to my rep. Could just be something with that particular board, or some config issue, will have to see.

ASUS is a bit ahead on BIOS tuning, too. MSI can fix that no problem, for sure, nothing should be hardware-related, mostly BIOS/software issues, which can be fixed easily.
Will you keep us up to date on what happens please?
 

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Will you keep us up to date on what happens please?
For sure. Like I said, Crazy has the GD65 GAMING for cooler reviews, so you'll see more of it soon, for sure.

Been getting some EPIC rainfall here locally as of late, ground is already saturated with moisture. I'm sitting here with ShopVac in hand, dealing with flooding. I'll update with as much info as I can, when I can.
 

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For sure. Like I said, Crazy has the GD65 GAMING for cooler reviews, so you'll see more of it soon, for sure.

Been getting some EPIC rainfall here locally as of late, ground is already saturated with moisture. I'm sitting here with ShopVac in hand, dealing with flooding. I'll update with as much info as I can, when I can.
Aah lol the joys of rain, been in england, I know were ya coming from. On another subject, it's been red hot here :p