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post #31 of 49
Thanks for the reply. Guess I'll stick with what I have.
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This is the final product, would have been nicer if I had planned on everything from the beginning. Started out just building a VR pc, but as you can see evolved into more. A lot of stuff crammed in a mid tower case lol. Figure I would share the images though. Update as well, after 20 or so bios re flashes it decided to do work one day. Only on 2 cores in the image but nice none the less. Still massive driver and bios issues I am dealing with. Lucky day it was though lol.









Mild OC @ 5.1



Asus Maximus Extreme Board

Intel i7-7700K

Gigabyte Gaming G1 1070

Gigabyte Founder Edition 1070

four Gskill TridentZ 3000mhz 16gb ram (64gb total)

Samsung Evo 850 M.2 500gb

ThermalTake "Pacific" Custom loop Cooling 360mm Radiator

Asus "Bitspower" Mono Block

LOTS OF FANS xD

1000W EVGA GQ PSU
Edited by XxMysticxX - 5/3/17 at 12:27am
post #33 of 49
I just completed a build with this board and here are my experiences and opinions.

This is my first RGB build. Never was a fan of my PC looking like a UFO, but I went with a theme and I like it. I threw this in a Raijintek PAEAN case, and the tempered glass is tinted. The lighting is affected, but to a more preferable darkened brightness. I wouldn't want clear glass/acrylic. The AURA software works. It's not great, but it does what I want it to. I wish there was a way to turn off the MOBO lighting completely when the system is off, but I don't think you can. It pulses and cycles through the rainbow.

The Water block works well with my loop. i7-7700K @ 5GHz (delidded) 1.35v sits at 32C idle and 75C during RealBench. My setup is in the basement so ambient temps are always low. The block could be tricky for some to install. Requires a tuck, push, and press under the IO armor shield.

RAM OC is a "dance". Using BIOS 0906 (latest). Didn't get good results with Corsair Dominator 32GB (4x8GB) DDR4-3200. I had two separate 16GB kits so that didn't help. I went with a 16GB (2x8GB) kit of GSkill RGB DDR4-4266
and could only get it to run at 3600 with very tight timings, so I stayed there. Most likely CPU limitations than the MOBO. The AURA software works with the GSkill RGB, but only after Windows boots.

The onboard sound is the best MOBO sound I've ever heard, but I use a soundcard anyway.

ASUS support is terrible. I was having issues with the PCIE slot for my single 1080Ti. It wouldn't run at X16 as advertised. It did at first then stopped. I RMAd it and I'm waiting for it to return. Tech support was over a week of terror. This is their most expensive Z270 board and it doesn't even qualify for advanced replacement or any expedited service under warranty. Pretty pathetic. I will remember this when it's time to choose another ASUS product.

Aesthetically, the MOBO looks great. I really like the new pre-mounted I/O shield. One more optional RGB header would have been great (there are only 2). It came with a 20% OFF CableMod coupon, so wait to get the board before you buy anything from CableMod.
post #34 of 49
Since flashing to the .906 are you having any boot issues, 00 Post or DXE Post errors at high overclocks? Asus support is terrible. I have a friend in corporate there I speak to directly now anytime I call. All of the lower level tier support people are useless. Anytime you call in ask to speak with Collin or Cordell from corporate tier 3 support. They can get things did. I am currently waiting on my RMA to send this board back in for faults as well. Asus needs to get there stuff together, ESPECIALLY on an board costing this much. I need to delid my i7 as well, I know that helps quite a bit. Chill your coolant real good and delid your cpu and bench away ha ha biggrin.gif
post #35 of 49
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Since flashing to the .906 are you having any boot issues, 00 Post or DXE Post errors at high overclocks? Asus support is terrible. I have a friend in corporate there I speak to directly now anytime I call. All of the lower level tier support people are useless. Anytime you call in ask to speak with Collin or Cordell from corporate tier 3 support. They can get things did. I am currently waiting on my RMA to send this board back in for faults as well. Asus needs to get there stuff together, ESPECIALLY on an board costing this much. I need to delid my i7 as well, I know that helps quite a bit. Chill your coolant real good and delid your cpu and bench away ha ha biggrin.gif

I didn't have trouble after updating from the 08 to 09 BIOS. My i7-7700K is a good sample. I've only had issues tweaking the SA and VCCIO to get a stable RAM OC.

ASUS support was frustrating. I was given information that directly contradicted what was in the manual. I just kept calling and finally got an RMA.
post #36 of 49
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Originally Posted by seven7thirty30 View Post

I just completed a build with this board and here are my experiences and opinions.

RAM OC is a "dance". Using BIOS 0906 (latest). Didn't get good results with Corsair Dominator 32GB (4x8GB) DDR4-3200. I had two separate 16GB kits so that didn't help. I went with a 16GB (2x8GB) kit of GSkill RGB DDR4-4266
and could only get it to run at 3600 with very tight timings, so I stayed there. Most likely CPU limitations than the MOBO. The AURA software works with the GSkill RGB, but only after Windows boots.

Aesthetically, the MOBO looks great. I really like the new pre-mounted I/O shield. One more optional RGB header would have been great (there are only 2). It came with a 20% OFF CableMod coupon, so wait to get the board before you buy anything from CableMod.

I had similar experience with Corsair Dominator Platinum. It overclocks, but not well and it will not boot with XMP profile.

Premounted I/O shield was a nice touch.
post #37 of 49
I took a close look at the RAM QVL. A lot of variance between speeds, how many DIMM slots that could be used, and size. More than I'm used to seeing. MOBO just seems moody when it comes to that.
post #38 of 49
This is just like my old Asus X99-E WS. Overall buggy and doesn't overclock well when in reality it should.
post #39 of 49
This seems to be a common trend and endless loop.

Asus - bad support, shaky bios, finicky with RAM
Giga - always some onboard audio issue
MSI - uses cheap fets
AsRock - Killer NICs everywhere

All different and all bad at something exclusive but core...I want Intel mobos back

QC overall is so bad in contrast to even 5 years ago
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post #40 of 49
Well today I just went out and got the heart of my upcoming build, hopefully Asus has the Bios ironed out by the time I get the rest of the parts together.
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