Originally Posted by LUCKY89
Ouch! 1 bad review says more then 2..3...4 good ones. So Maximus extreme is a pass, but what do you guys think of the Formula... another over priced well marketed product or something genuinely worth its weight ? and what do you guys recommend? The thermal armour does look good like you guys have mentioned but i will probably be removing it as I have also heard it is a "heat trap".
IMO the Formula and the extreme arent mean for the same consumer. The Extreme is aimed at serious OCers and particularly sub Zero.
The Formula is Aimed at serious gamers and its main competition is Gigabytes Sniper Series. Im a gamer who likes to do a bit of OCing so teh formula appeals to me a lot. If I was a serious ocer and looking to do extreme benchmarking then I would go with the extreme.
As for price I think a lot of Z87 boards seem to be a lot more expensive than their Z77 siblings were. At least here in NZ they are anyway by about 35% so Im not sure they are worth it over Z77 and Ivybridge CPUs.