Received the open-box Maximus Extreme.
Just the bare board (nothing else) in a brown RMA box.
Since it is wider than most it really didn't fit in well at all.
Gonna use the Corsair Twin3x2048-1333C9DHX G (the kewl heatsinks)
At $129.99 they were the least expensive 1333 DDR3 I could find and they should be here later this morning.
Atomic PC had a review where they had them running at 1600 so I am hoping for the best.
NewEgg has them for around the same price AFTER REBATE.
I called ASUS yesterday and got similar information to what has been posted.
No Maximus Extreme parts until June although they may have I/O panels at end of May ($8.00 before shipping).
I asked about the Supreme FXII Audio Module and was told that it WILL NOT be available for Sale as ASUS considers it a Component, not a part.
They recommended I purchase a XONAR audio module for use.
1) Has anyone used/tried a sound module from the Commando, Striker, etc in a Maximus Extreme?
2) I know they all use the PCI-e x1 slot but the Maximus manual says the top x1 slot (black) is proprietary to the Supreme FXII.
I would imagine I could use a different PCI-ex Audio Module in the second x1 slot.
Any smart guys out there that have some thoughts on this?
I can live without the other parts (hale for $29.99 this has to be the deal of the century) but I know I will want Audio