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It's all Haswell's fault. It seems without AMD providing serious competition, Intel feels it is safe to cut corners with their processors. Like making cpus with piss poor thermal transfer to the ihs
    
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I JUST purchased a ASUS VI extreme and a 4770k and haven't gotten them yet, but I'm happy with what i am getting, at least for now. I'm not expecting any problems but know knows. I got the extreme because I plan on OCing it to about 5ghz. and ROG certainly knows how to cater to the OCers. HUGE ASUS/Intel fan over here. nothing against AMD, I've just always had Intel and never had any problems.. don't fix what isn't broke, I always say. But all this anti-Haswell talk has gotten me a little scared.
 
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post #23 of 24
I don't see a point to the Extreme unless you're dong Extreme OCing (ln2 / subzero) or need quad sli / quadfire

Extreme is twice the price for the same VRM.

The funny thing is the Formula has fittings for VRM watercooling yet the Extreme doesn't.
Edited by AlphaC - 8/3/13 at 11:53am
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post #24 of 24
I have since gotten my Maximus VI Extreme and its awesome. but complete overkill, at least on your wallet. The OC panel is cool, but almost useless, any serious overclocker would never use it. It's only uselessness is its temp readouts. I would suggest to anyone looking at this board to get the VI Formula. But all in all it is a very nice board with all the bells and whistles.
 
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