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I need the wi-fi because of where the rig is going to be in my house. I like it being part of the board rather than having to buy an add-on. That's why I'm choosing the formula or the extreme. Hero is nice, but I like the extras on the other two boards.

If you don't care about the armor. Then just get the Hero, buy a wireless card and then you save money.
The onboard audio sounds like the same on the two boards.
    
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What about the audio quality on the Formula?
Is it as good as they promoted it to be?

And please, only comment if you have a decend soundsystem/headset tongue.gif
Edited by KillGui - 8/11/13 at 6:49pm
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Why should we only comment if we have it? I had to sell mine to afford my new rig, if you have a background in audio and have experience with it, I say it's better to help him then to stay quiet like you'd want. He asked a question, we want to answer.
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What about the audio quality on the Formula?
Is it as good as they promoted it to be?

And please, only comment if you have a decend soundsystem/headset tongue.gif

its pretty much exactly the same as the audio on the hero, except it includes a headphone amp, which is meh really.
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Okay, sorry.

Didn't mean to be rude...

So is the audio realy better or should i just buy a decent soundcard?
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Okay, sorry.

Didn't mean to be rude...

So is the audio realy better or should i just buy a decent soundcard?

the audio is the same, if you want better quality, grab a dedicated sound card thumb.gif
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If your a 1st time builder I did always say get the cheaper MB and put the saving towards your GPU. That's the one thing you will always see and use everyday and get the most satisfaction out of imo. I totally agreed that new builder tends to buy the most expensive MB cause they think they will eventually use all the extra feature that it comes with (I should know, I bought the Rampage II when the 920 came out tongue.gif) but by the time you get upgraditis something newer and better have already come out and you did want that instead. I was originally thinking of getting the Gigabyte Sniper M5 because it has a bunch of nice feature and the price point was pretty much perfect (Only con is the mATX size and it being green ~~) but I got hooked on how the Formula look. I won't get the Extreme unless you gonna pour money into this hobby and go Tri-SLI or Crossfire. Your basically paying $100-$200+ for the PLX chip and that can always go towards getting a better single GPU solution.
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If your a 1st time builder I did always say get the cheaper MB and put the saving towards your GPU. That's the one thing you will always see and use everyday and get the most satisfaction out of imo. I totally agreed that new builder tends to buy the most expensive MB cause they think they will eventually use all the extra feature that it comes with (I should know, I bought the Rampage II when the 920 came out tongue.gif) but by the time you get upgraditis something newer and better have already come out and you did want that instead. I was originally thinking of getting the Gigabyte Sniper M5 because it has a bunch of nice feature and the price point was pretty much perfect (Only con is the mATX size and it being green ~~) but I got hooked on how the Formula look. I won't get the Extreme unless you gonna pour money into this hobby and go Tri-SLI or Crossfire. Your basically paying $100-$200+ for the PLX chip and that can always go towards getting a better single GPU solution.
I know. Like I said earlier, I probably will want a new rig when everything starts feeling dated. Going with the formula because its starting to grow on me. My finances aren't holding me back right now, so I'm not worried about a little extra cost. I want a bad ass build done right the first time. I like what I see from the formula's features. I don't want to add wifi or a sound card. I'm not an audiophile, so the sound won't make that big of a difference for me.
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