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I'm disappointed with the Rear Panel connectors on the Maximus V Extreme in comparison to my Maximus IV Extreme-Z. O
On my Maximus IV Extreme-Z I have all 8 USB 3.0 ports and this one has only 4 Intel USB 3.0 ports and only 1 Ethernet connector whereas on the Maximus IV Extreme-Z it has two. I'm also not fond of the design of the heatsink here it is similar to that of the Striker II Extreme which was known to actually leak.
Pricing we can expect to be $400+ for the Extreme and $300+ for the Formula. This puts the Extreme in the same price range for upper X79 Motherboards which simply does not help to offset the costs. One can argue about the lower 3770K cost but considering that the 3XXX overclock lower and run alot higher for temperatures there is little gained from purchasing a Z77 instead of a Z68 platform.

I have a same thought like you. Beside, Asus doesn't put SupremeFX audio onboard like Maximus V Gene.
    
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i thought the waterblock on the formula doubles as a normal heatsink so if you don't wanna watercool with it you don't have to and it will still function properly. why would they make 2 different formula boards?

I thought the same. Rumors claimed it would have removable barbs for those that don't want to water cool.
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All I can say is....
About damn time.

This.


And

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I was going to go for the X79 platform because there was no Z77 ROG Extreme version. BUT THIS?!?! Now I'm not sure if I should wait for this come out or just go get a Rampage IV Extreme. I guess I have to see the price and see if it's comparable. And just when I thought I was done picking the components for my build.
post #45 of 257
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I thought the same. Rumors claimed it would have removable barbs for those that don't want to water cool.

Barbs appear to be fixed and non-removable. Same oversight as with Gigabyte's waterblocks on their X58 boards.
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post #46 of 257
They're cutting it close with those PCI-E lanes. Although, most people buying these are putting their GPUs under water anyway... still, it'd be nice to have some consideration for the air-cooling crowd.
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It does have heatsinks on the mosfets... look on the previous page.
I doubt we will see records broken. The limiter with IB is the maximum stable BCLK, and that is mostly CPU dependent, maybe a little motherboard dependent. However, if they are able to achieve just a 1 mhz higher BCLK, they'll be ~60 Hz above the world record. Most PCI-E devices are not stable outside of 95-105 Hz, and the ~113 Hz frequency achieved for ~7 ghz overclocks is really pushing it. The multiplier and locked BCLK is really holding IB back when trying to aim for high frequencies.
If you want to get max frequencies without artificial limits, overclock on Bulldozer.

Max cpu speed records wont be broken with boards like these but you can count on nearly all 3d and 2d records to be broken. It's not really the board though. It comes down to having the right cpu in the right hands. Just yesterday several 2d WR were broken using an Asrock z77 OC formula.

These ROG boards just work well and people like shamino work hard at making them one of the top choices for overclockers.
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Very nice board....
 
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It does have heatsinks on the mosfets... look on the previous page.
I doubt we will see records broken. The limiter with IB is the maximum stable BCLK, and that is mostly CPU dependent, maybe a little motherboard dependent. However, if they are able to achieve just a 1 mhz higher BCLK, they'll be ~60 Hz above the world record. Most PCI-E devices are not stable outside of 95-105 Hz, and the ~113 Hz frequency achieved for ~7 ghz overclocks is really pushing it. The multiplier and locked BCLK is really holding IB back when trying to aim for high frequencies.
If you want to get max frequencies without artificial limits, overclock on Bulldozer.
I explained why maximus V extreme don't have pwm mosfet like maximus V formula,I'm sure that there will be new records set with extreme version.
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I was going to go for the X79 platform because there was no Z77 ROG Extreme version. BUT THIS?!?! Now I'm not sure if I should wait for this come out or just go get a Rampage IV Extreme. I guess I have to see the price and see if it's comparable. And just when I thought I was done picking the components for my build.
If you are an extreme benchmarker definitely go with Ivy Bridge as they clock much higher than Sandy Bridge-E.
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