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I had trouble with my sata devices and cables. I think the A2 code was the storage controller initialisation code. Unplug all sata cables and see if you can boot. Then start plugging your devices back one by one until you find the one that causes the boot problem. If one doesn't work, try another cable or SATA port.

Ah, I think I know what this is then. Make sure you only plug devices into the INTEL sata ports to install the OS, then plug any other devices into the ASMEDIA ports after you have the drivers installed. I believe that has been the cause of problems on a new build here before. All times I installed an OS on this board, I only used the INTEL sata ports.
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it is okay now guys i figured it out.. i just flashed to the new bios and taadaaa everything worked and posted.. thanks for the feedback tho..
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I currently have a P8P67 Pro + i5 2500k (Sandy Bridge), I am thinking of dropping some big ones and getting a Asus Maximus V Extreme (this is the best version of the board right?) and an Intel Core i7 3770K (Ivy Bridge?) to go with it. Good CPU choice?

Is the Maximus V Extreme the top-end version of these boards? Is the on-board sound just as good as a PCI sound card? (So I can sell/get rid of my X-Fi card) I have watercooling, how high am I going to be able to overclock that i7? Is it worth dropping this amount of money on these things right now or is there a new set of boards/cpus coming out soon that I should wait for?
Edited by paradoxum - 12/1/12 at 4:57pm
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Guys please add me to the club... Maximus V Formula with EK Blocks

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Originally Posted by paradoxum View Post

I currently have a P8P67 Pro + i5 2500k (Sandy Bridge), I am thinking of dropping some big ones and getting a Asus Maximus V Extreme (this is the best version of the board right?) and an Intel Core i7 3770K (Ivy Bridge?) to go with it. Good CPU choice?
Is the Maximus V Extreme the top-end version of these boards? Is the on-board sound just as good as a PCI sound card? (So I can sell/get rid of my X-Fi card) I have watercooling, how high am I going to be able to overclock that i7? Is it worth dropping this amount of money on these things right now or is there a new set of boards/cpus coming out soon that I should wait for?

The Extreme is indeed the highest-end board of the Maximus line - however from the sounds of it you might be better served getting the Formula as it has nearly all of the (CPU) overclocking features - only giving up a few of the more esoteric features which are only useful for LN extreme benching IMO - and adds the SupremeFX onboard sound along with power isolation for the sound chip as well.

On the other hand - if you're a true audiophile - what are you doing having a sound card inside your computer?!?! biggrin.gif This is a purely subjective opinion on my part, but your X-Fi card isn't all that great (as opposed to a XONAR or an Omega Claro - unless you have the Titanium and then it's comprable). For sound I would highly recommend using a DAC - which you can easily use with the Extreme - either via USB or Toslink. Even though the Formula is designed to keep as much of the noise away from your card (similar to the shielding on the high-end X-Fi Titanium and the others mentioned above) - nothing is as good as keeping all that circuitry outside your case. wink.gif

As far as going Z77 vs X79... I'd say do it. The biggest advantages to going with the Extreme is the option of having up to 4 GPUs at PCIe 3.0 speeds (albeit at X8 X8 X8 X8) - while still being able to avoid using the bridge chip if you're just running dual GPUs like I am at the moment.

If you have a good chip... you shouldn't have any problems getting your 3770K up to ~4.7GHz - and it's quite possible you could hit 5.0GHz or above if you're willing to delid and you have a great chip... but that's mostly a lottery as I'm sure you already know.

The price is about the same at this point for you... and I don't think you can really go wrong with a SB-E chip either... but for me and my money - I picked the MVE and a 3570K and couldn't be happier. For referrence I haven't delidded mine, and it's not a particularly great chip (stock freq is at 1.18V VCore) but I got to 4.7GHz with 1.39V in about 12 minutes of tweaking settings.

Basically, if you're positive that you're not ever going to run more than 2 GPUs, aren't going to need Thunderbolt, and are content with a fantastic OC (i.e. aren't competitive about benching, etc. and have to get every last Hz out of your chip under every circumstance) then I would save the extra money and get a Formula. You could find the onboard sound to be great (at least as good as your current card I would say), or you could buy a nice USB DAC with the difference. thumb.gif
Edited by DiGiCiDAL - 12/2/12 at 4:16am
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post #1317 of 4012
I love my Maximus V Extreme even though i haven't used it to its full capabilities.
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Originally Posted by DiGiCiDAL View Post

The Extreme is indeed the highest-end board of the Maximus line - however from the sounds of it you might be better served getting the Formula as it has nearly all of the (CPU) overclocking features - only giving up a few of the more esoteric features which are only useful for LN extreme benching IMO - and adds the SupremeFX onboard sound along with power isolation for the sound chip as well.
On the other hand - if you're a true audiophile - what are you doing having a sound card inside your computer?!?! biggrin.gif This is a purely subjective opinion on my part, but your X-Fi card isn't all that great (as opposed to a XONAR or an Omega Claro - unless you have the Titanium and then it's comprable). For sound I would highly recommend using a DAC - which you can easily use with the Extreme - either via USB or Toslink. Even though the Formula is designed to keep as much of the noise away from your card (similar to the shielding on the high-end X-Fi Titanium and the others mentioned above) - nothing is as good as keeping all that circuitry outside your case. wink.gif
As far as going Z77 vs X79... I'd say do it. The biggest advantages to going with the Extreme is the option of having up to 4 GPUs at PCIe 3.0 speeds (albeit at X8 X8 X8 X8) - while still being able to avoid using the bridge chip if you're just running dual GPUs like I am at the moment.
If you have a good chip... you shouldn't have any problems getting your 3770K up to ~4.7GHz - and it's quite possible you could hit 5.0GHz or above if you're willing to delid and you have a great chip... but that's mostly a lottery as I'm sure you already know.
The price is about the same at this point for you... and I don't think you can really go wrong with a SB-E chip either... but for me and my money - I picked the MVE and a 3570K and couldn't be happier. For referrence I haven't delidded mine, and it's not a particularly great chip (stock freq is at 1.18V VCore) but I got to 4.7GHz with 1.39V in about 12 minutes of tweaking settings.
Basically, if you're positive that you're not ever going to run more than 2 GPUs, aren't going to need Thunderbolt, and are content with a fantastic OC (i.e. aren't competitive about benching, etc. and have to get every last Hz out of your chip under every circumstance) then I would save the extra money and get a Formula. You could find the onboard sound to be great (at least as good as your current card I would say), or you could buy a nice USB DAC with the difference. thumb.gif

Thanks for the big reply. My sound card is (was, I just sold it on ebay) an X-Fi Titanium Fatality Champion, I am now using the onboard sound on my P8P67 Pro and I honestly can't tell the difference at all. I'm not an audiophile, I just want my sound to be "good", it doesn't have to be audiophile-perfect, which is why I was hoping the onboard sound on the Extreme was as good as using a good sound card. I think though I might just wait until the next main intel socket comes out (do we know when that is?) and when the next Maximus board comes out (would it be called the Maximus VI Extreme? I don't follow how these companies name their products)

Thanks again.
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Thanks for the big reply. My sound card is (was, I just sold it on ebay) an X-Fi Titanium Fatality Champion, I am now using the onboard sound on my P8P67 Pro and I honestly can't tell the difference at all. I'm not an audiophile, I just want my sound to be "good", it doesn't have to be audiophile-perfect, which is why I was hoping the onboard sound on the Extreme was as good as using a good sound card. I think though I might just wait until the next main intel socket comes out (do we know when that is?) and when the next Maximus board comes out (would it be called the Maximus VI Extreme? I don't follow how these companies name their products)
Thanks again.

I'm a proud owner of the Maximus V Extreme and after selling my X-FI Fatal1ty Xtremegamer I find the on-board sound more than adequate! I'm an audiophile and for now the on-board sound will do just fine, later I will be upgrading to an audiophile grade sound card, I never plan on using more than 2-Way SLI which is why I bought this high-end board as I have to have to best always. The X79 platform is for those using 4-Way SLI with three monitors gaming or those who would put the six cores to good use.
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I'm a proud owner of the Maximus V Extreme and after selling my X-FI Fatal1ty Xtremegamer I find the on-board sound more than adequate! I'm an audiophile and for now the on-board sound will do just fine, later I will be upgrading to an audiophile grade sound card, I never plan on using more than 2-Way SLI which is why I bought this high-end board as I have to have to best always. The X79 platform is for those using 4-Way SLI with three monitors gaming or those who would put the six cores to good use.

I'm the same way, I always gotta have "the best" even if it's ridiculously overpriced for what it is, or a cheaper solution would be more than adequate.. if you got the disposable income, why not? I don't know what you're saying about X79, is that the next socket that is coming out or something and are you saying I *should* get the Maximus V Extreme and not wait for the next thing?
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