Discussion in 'Reviews' started by cadaveca, Jul 15, 2013.
crazy hot here in eastern Ontario
Great review and great board
Glad I went with Asus
I'm very happy with my ASUS Gene-Z.
Nice to see ASUS offering ROG quality boards at a decent price.
I've been eagerly anticipating this review for a while! Excellent stuff all around I see.
Edmonton = Rainmonton lol
I've been vacuuming water up in my basement since the last post I made in this thread. Came down pretty hard for quite some time (I'm in holyrood); it's still raining, but at least I can see across the street now !
3.5 hours of cleaning up water, and not done yet. damn. Today's a wasted day. Thanks, MOther Nature!
Yeah mother nature can quite unusual sometimes. Luckily I don't have a basement to deal with where I'm at.
I hope nothing was too damaged at your place. Good luck and try stay dry
Or is it an issue with the way the house is built? Like where is the water coming in?
ASUS has apparently invented something new - a Nouse port
Just silly me - thorough review as always Dave
Great review, Dave. I wonder how Asus made the audio so good, though, as it can't just be down to good isolation/EMI filtering... We're really encroaching into "stay with onboard unless shelling out $150+" territory. Apart from that, looks to be a very nice board. Wonder who actually made (manufactured) the board, as I can't bring myself to believe this could be ECS' work.
Oh and in MSI's defense (as if they need it), beta BIOSes for all their higher-end boards (gaming, enthusiast, OC) are available at their forums. I've been jumping to betas as soon as each of them appeared, and they've proven as stable as retails, while quickly introducing fixes for irritating issues... At least that's my personal experience for a friend's Z77-GD65 and my own Z77 MPower. I suspect that Haswell-oriented products will receive even more attention now, so there should be a beta every two weeks or so.
What? No voltage readout points on an ROG board?
Now that the "entry level" ROG is called Hero, I hope the Gene boards will become more hardcore - as they should be - and have features like that.
That sir is a saucy board, and one thing I like, is the red accent. There isnt TOO much red in the colour scheme.
same as Thailand frd I bought it 300$ very bad I will change when formula comes
Nice review, but those lower priced MSI boards have truly shined against all competition. I normally would consider the Asus board here but I was tired of the color scheme and every1 doing the same ol same ol...withouta doubt it packs a punch though.
How would you rate its audio side by side with a X-Fi Titanium?
NO idea, I don't have the X-FI Titanium.
Doesn't matter. I bought the Hero and I'll figure it out myself. XD
well it seems to me all these boards use the same underlying codec and if that holds true... not a chance in competing with a dedicated sound card, my zxr is a night and day difference from my onboard
I guess it depend on your speakers as well. Hero's audio is the best onboard audio currently available. If it is only slightly inferior to the X-Fi Titanium but the drivers are much more stable, I would use the onboard audio. We shall see tomorrow.
hey Dave, on the 6th page in the test system table, you say Z77 chipset instead of Z87. (Motherboard row)
Whut you talking about, Willis?
The review, 6th page, test system table.
Movie reference humor is lost on this one...
Ha, try 70's TV.
Must be a ninja somewheres...
So looks like the GD65 is gonna be replaced by this HERO on my wishlist. But the thing is, other than the ROG stuff and slightly better audio than the Realtech 1150, this one hardly brings a lot to the table (for me, that is). What would you recommend - the Asus Z87 Deluxe, this one, or some cheaper board like the Asus Z87-K/Pro/A/MSI-G43 with discrete LAN (I do need dual LAN), a discrete sound card like the Asus Xonar DX ? Have you tried any of these cheaper boards (particularly the Asus Z87-K and MSI G43)? I wanna know how they overclock and what the temps/wattage is like. I'm pretty much decided on the Corsair H100i (but probably there won't be push-pull, since hardly any decent, affordable mid tower supports that. My eyes are on the Corsair Carbide 500R). I won't be going for multi-GPU.
Nope, I have not had the opportunity to use any of the more affordable boards yet. The "cheapest" I have is the ASUS Z87-A.
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