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ASUS MAXIMUS VI HERO (Intel LGA 1150)

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#51
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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#52
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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Location
Kolkata, India
System Name -Finally Complete- :D
Processor Intel I5 4670K - 4GHz @ 1.28V Adaptive
Motherboard Asus Maximus VI Hero
Cooling Swiftech H220 (2 pumps burnt. Saving it for GPU later...), CM Hyper 212X (in push-pull) for CPU
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance Dual Channel 1866MHz
Video Card(s) Asus RX 580 4GB Dual
Storage WD Blue 1TB, WD Black 2TB, Samsung 850 Evo 250GB
Display(s) 24" AOC G2460VQ6 (Freesync, 75Hz, 1ms), 22" Benq G2222HDL (half dead)
Case Cooler Master CM 690 III (Transparent side panel) - illuminated with NZXT HUE RGB
Audio Device(s) Realtek ALC1150>Dolby Home Theater>SPDIF>FiiO Taishan D03K DAC>Behringer HA400>ATH M50
Power Supply Corsair RM 850
Mouse Redragon M901 PERDITION 16400 DPI Laser Gaming Mouse
Keyboard HyperX Alloy FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (Cherry MX Brown)
Software 7-64bit MBR, 10-64bit UEFI (Not Multi-boot), VBox guests...
#53
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 :)