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Welcome to the Maximus VI Extreme Owners Club

Hey everyone! Welcome to the thread. I've created this club for those of us who have the Asus Z87 Flagship Motherboard. Feel free to post pictures of your rig and setups! Discuss Overclocking and your experiences with this amazing board.

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ASUS Maximus VI Extreme Specifications



  • CPU

Intel® Socket 1150 for 4th Generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors
Supports Intel® 22 nm CPU
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
* The Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU types.
* Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list

  • Chipset

Intel® Z87

  • Memory

4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 3100(O.C)/3000(O.C.)/2933(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666(O.C.)/2600(O.C.)/2500(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1800(O.C.)/1600/1333 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs.
* Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).

  • Graphic

Integrated Graphics Processor
Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DisplayPort ports
- Supports HDMI with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz
- Supports DisplayPort with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz *9
Supports Intel® InTru™ 3D, Quick Sync Video, Clear Video HD Technology, Insider™

  • Multi-GPU Support

Supports NVIDIA® 4-Way SLI™ Technology
Supports AMD CrossFireX™ Technology

  • Expansion Slots

5 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8 or x8/x16/x8 or x8/x16/x8/x8) *1
1 x PCIe 2.0 x4
1 x mini-PCIe 2.0 x1 *2

  • Storage

Intel® Z87 chipset : *3
6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), red
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology, Intel® Rapid Start Technology, Intel® Smart Connect Technology *4
Intel® Z87 chipset :
1 x M.2 (NGFF) Socket 2 on mPCIe Combo II expansion card(s), black
Support M.2 (NGFF) Type 2242 SSD card (22mm x 42mm), Support PCI express 2.0 x1 and SATA 6Gb/s standards
ASMedia® ASM1061 controller : *5
4 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), red

  • LAN

Intel® I217V, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)

  • Wireless Data Network

Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Supports dual band frequency 2.4/5 GHz

  • Bluetooth

Bluetooth V4.0
Bluetooth V3.0+HS

  • Audio

Realtek® ALC1150 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
Audio Feature :
- Blu-ray audio layer Content Protection
- Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel

  • USB Ports

Intel® Z87 chipset : *6
4 x USB 3.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue, 2 at mid-board)
Intel® Z87 chipset : *7
8 x USB 2.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, black, 6 at mid-board)
ASMedia® USB 3.0 controller :
4 x USB 3.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, blue)

  • OC Panel

2.6 " LCM display
EXTREME/NORMAL mode switch
EXTREME Mode for subzero OC benching:
- VGA Hotwire
- Subzero Sense
- Slow Mode
- Pause Switch
- VGA SMB header
- ProbeIt
- 4 x 4-pin extra fan connectors
NORMAL Mode for in-chassis usage:*8
- CPU Level Up OC button
- FanSpeed control button
- LCM backlight on/off button
I/O Ports:
- POWER:1 x SATA power connector
- ROG_EXT port:1 x 18-1 pin data connection port

  • ROG Exclusive Features

mPCIe Combo II (mPCIe/M.2 combo card)
ROG Connect :
- RC TweakIt
- RC Diagram
- RC Remote
- RC Poster
Extreme Engine Digi+ III :
- 8 + 2 phase power design
- NexFET™ Power Block MOSFET
- 60A BlackWing Chokes
- 10K Black Metallic Capacitors
ROG Extreme OC kit :
- Slow Mode
- LN2 Mode
- PCIe x16 Lane Switch
- EZ Plug
ProbeIt
UEFI BIOS features :
- ROG BIOS Print
- GPU.DIMM Post
- Tweakers' Paradise
- ROG SSD Secure Erase
ROG RAMDisk
Extreme Tweaker

  • Special Features

ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 4 with 4-Way Optimization :
- The tuning key perfectly consolidates ASUS-exclusive DIGI+ Power Control, TPU, EPU, and Fan Xpert 2 optimize the digital power setting, system performance, power saving and whole system cooling configuration
CPU Level Up
ASUS Wi-Fi GO!

ASUS Exclusive Features :
- USB BIOS Flashback
- MemOK!
- AI Suite 3
- Ai Charger+
- USB Charger+
- USB 3.0 Boost
- Disk Unlocker
ASUS EZ DIY :
- ASUS O.C. Profile
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 2
ASUS Q-Design :
- ASUS Q-Shield
- ASUS Q-Code
- ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
- ASUS Q-Slot
- ASUS Q-DIMM
- ASUS Q-Connector
Overclocking Protection :
- ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)

  • Operating System Support

Windows® 8
Windows® 7

  • Back I/O Ports

1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)
1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI
1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
6 x USB 3.0 (blue)
2 x USB 2.0 (one port can be switched to ROG Connect)
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
6 x Audio jack(s)
1 x Clear CMOS button(s)
1 x ROG Connect On/ Off switch(es)

  • Internal I/O Ports

1 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.0 port(s)
3 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 6 USB 2.0 port(s)
10 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
1 x CPU Fan connector(s)
1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s)
3 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
3 x Optional Fan connector(s)
1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x 6-pin EZ_PLUG Power connector(s)
1 x 4-pin EZ_PLUG Power connector(s)
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x System panel(s)
1 x DirectKey Button(s)
1 x DRCT header(s)
1 x MemOK! button(s)
1 x Slow Mode switch(es)
10 x ProbeIt Measurement Points
3 x Thermal sensor connector(s)
1 x LN2 Mode header(s)
1 x Power-on button(s)
1 x Reset button(s)
1 x BIOS Switch button(s)
1 x FastBoot switch(es)
1 x ROG extension (ROG_EXT) header(s)
1 x mPCIe Combo II connector(s)

  • Accessories

User's manual
I/O Shield
10 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
1 x ASUS 2T2R dual band Wi-Fi moving antennas (Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compliant)
1 x 3-Way SLI bridge(s)
1 x 4-Way SLI bridge(s)
1 x SLI bridge(s)
1 x CrossFire cable(s)
1 x Q-connector(s) (2 in 1)
1 x ROG Connect cable(s)
1 x 12 in 1 ROG Cable Label(s)
1 x mPCIe Combo II card(s) with dual-band WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth v4.0/3.0+HS module
1 x ROG Magnet
OC Panel Kit:
- 1 x OC Panel(s)
- 1 x OC Panel 5.25-inch bay metal case
- 1 x OC Panel Cable(s)

  • BIOS

64Mb UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.7, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI5.0a Multi-Language BIOS

  • Manageability

WfM2.0, DMI2.7, WOL by PME, PXE

  • Support Disc

Drivers
ROG RAMDisk
ROG CPU-Z
ROG Mem TweakIt
Kaspersky® Anti-Virus
DAEMON Tools Pro Standard
ASUS WebStorage
ASUS Utilities

  • Form Factor

ATX Form Factor
12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )

  • Note

*1: Native x8/x8 mode is available when only PCIE_X16/X8_1 and PCIE_X8_B2 slots are in used.
*2: The mini-PCIe slot is pre-installed with a Wi-Fi/Bluetooth module on mPCIe Combo II expansion card.
*3: SATA 6Gb/s port 5 will be disabled when M.2 slot on mPCIe Combo II is in use.
*4: The functions support depends on the CPU types.
*5: These SATA ports are for data hard drives only. ATAPI devices are not supported.
*6: Support ASUS USB 3.0 Boost, UASP standard on the Intel native USB 3.0 is only supported under Windows® 8.
*7: 2 x USB2.0 ports at mid-board shares with ROG extension (ROG_EXT) port.
*8: One 5.25" drive bay is required for NORMAL Mode installation.
*9: DP 1.2 Multi-Stream Transport compliant, supports DP 1.2 monitor daisy chain up to 3 displays

With more than 30 Awards the Asus Maximus VI Extreme is an amazing Motherboard. Listed under the Republic of Gamers brand the M6E is more aimed at serious overclockers than at gamers but is the flagship of the Z87 range. Anyone considering Custom Water Loops/DICE or LN2 will find the M6E an incredible board.

Awards:

Here is a link to the awards won by the Maximus VI Extreme

http://www.asus.com/ROG_ROG/MAXIMUS_VI_EXTREME/#review

Reviews:

I have listed a few of reviews for those of you who are contemplating buying this board.

Bit-Tech

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2013/06/02/asus-maximus-vi-extreme-review/1

TechpowerUp

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/MAXIMUS_VI_EXTREME/

Guru3D

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/asus_maximus_extreme_vi_z87_review,1.html

Support:

Provided is a link direct to the Asus website for support.

http://www.asus.com/ROG_ROG/MAXIMUS_VI_EXTREME/#support

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So please feel free to post your pictures, comments and questions. We will endeavour to help you with any problems you may have.
 

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I am surprised there isn't more posts on this thread!

I'll jump in the thread. Love the board. Best one i've ever used. This being my first intel build and my first asus board. Coming from Gigabyte/MSI and AMD. Always been an Nvidia fan boy.

My build is all red/black themed to match the ROG stuff.



In-win D-frame

Asus Maximus VI Extreme
Intel 4770k Delid @ 4.4ghz -1.36vcore - Cache @ 44x
G.Skill 32GB Trident X @ 2400mhz - CL10
Corsair - H80I on CPU
3x Asus GTX 780 DCU2 - (only SLI during long game sessions/Lan gettogethers )
3x Xstar 27" 1440p
Xonar Pheobus ROG Audio Card
2x Kingston V300 256gb in Raid 0 (OS + Installs)
2tb Caviar Black storage (Media / Large Project Files)
EVGA Supernova 1500w PSU
Corsair Air Series Performance Fans All Around (SP on H80I)

I am planning on doing a custom loop once I can get the funding secured. Going to build a chassis to match the D-Frame then attach it under the current frame. It will house the pump/res/rads.

EK block all around with rigid acrylic tubing. Going to build a custom SLI bridge cover since i'll be able to use a PCB bridge with the water blocks on GPU cards. Also the H80I will go away and my SSD's will be relocated up to the back wall so they can be seen and will free space for more drives in the normal drive rack.

Really hoping someone figures out a mod for the qnix/xstar panels to accept the G-sync tech Nvidia is putting out this year.
 

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It is a great board. I need new PSU cables to match the board or fans
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Originally Posted by TrevJonez View Post

did you go direct die cooling slomo?
No, the IHS was replaced prior to mounting the close looped cooler. The picture only shows the CLU application on the die and MX-4 on the IVR . Direct die may be something worth considering if I move to a custom water loop.
 

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ah very nice how is your OC?

Do you have temp issues with your video cards?

My main reason for wanting to do a custom loop is because the gtx780 cards cook each other all the time. Playing the BF4 beta I start getting artifacts (texture flashing) if running on one of the top two cards. Even my bottom card is suffocated due to the audio card blocking 1 fan and half of the other. I can't overclock the cards at all with the current cooling issues. and even stock speeds are pushing it.
 

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Running at 4.6GHz with 4.6GHz uncore at 1.195V for 24/7 use. I have undervolted the cards and cards 2 and 3 still peak around 85-90C with the 3rd card being the hottest. I will likely be moving to dual 290/290X or 780/780Ti this winter.

With that said, we are going off topic, PM me if you have any other questions.
 

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Originally Posted by TrevJonez View Post

I am surprised there isn't more posts on this thread!

I'll jump in the thread. Love the board. Best one i've ever used. This being my first intel build and my first asus board. Coming from Gigabyte/MSI and AMD. Always been an Nvidia fan boy.

My build is all red/black themed to match the ROG stuff.



In-win D-frame

Asus Maximus VI Extreme
Intel 4770k Delid @ 4.4ghz -1.36vcore - Cache @ 44x
G.Skill 32GB Trident X @ 2400mhz - CL10
Corsair - H80I on CPU
3x Asus GTX 780 DCU2 - (only SLI during long game sessions/Lan gettogethers )
3x Xstar 27" 1440p
Xonar Pheobus ROG Audio Card
2x Kingston V300 256gb in Raid 0 (OS + Installs)
2tb Caviar Black storage (Media / Large Project Files)
EVGA Supernova 1500w PSU
Corsair Air Series Performance Fans All Around (SP on H80I)

I am planning on doing a custom loop once I can get the funding secured. Going to build a chassis to match the D-Frame then attach it under the current frame. It will house the pump/res/rads.

EK block all around with rigid acrylic tubing. Going to build a custom SLI bridge cover since i'll be able to use a PCB bridge with the water blocks on GPU cards. Also the H80I will go away and my SSD's will be relocated up to the back wall so they can be seen and will free space for more drives in the normal drive rack.

Really hoping someone figures out a mod for the qnix/xstar panels to accept the G-sync tech Nvidia is putting out this year.
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Originally Posted by Slomo4shO View Post

It is a great board. I need new PSU cables to match the board or fans
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Hey guys, cheers for posting, Nice setups you guys have got there. Glad to hear your both loving the M6E.

Trev I absolutely love your InWin D Frame. If I didn't love my 600t so much and put so much into modding it, I would have one of those in a heartbeat.

Slomo what is the case your running? It kinda looks like just a cage in those photos.

I was quite surprised there hasn't been a lot of action on this board either. There a quite a few ppl with the M6E board on OC.net too.

Do you guys use your OC Panel at all?
 

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Slomo what is the case your running? It kinda looks like just a cage in those photos.
Cooler Master HAF XB with the panels removed.



I'll upload some pics of the completed build later.
 

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this board is making my head hurt...it keeps giving me error 53..and the memory tuning doesnt work, so i tried a different ram, same result...i updated the bios via USB, or at least i hope i did. Anyone know how i cant get get past the error 53?
 

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this board is making my head hurt...it keeps giving me error 53..and the memory tuning doesnt work, so i tried a different ram, same result...i updated the bios via USB, or at least i hope i did. Anyone know how i cant get get past the error 53?
Did you delid your cpu? I had error 53 when i tried to run with more than 1 stick of ram with a 4770k that scratched the PCB when trying to delid with a razor.

Regardless of delid or cpu damage. Try running it with only one stick of ram in the motherboard. If it boots that way i would RMA the cpu and get a new one. The memory controller is all on CPU so the motherboard i don't think would be fault. Though this is a good bit of speculation.
 

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Yea I already tried a single stick with the same result, the 4770k is untouched as far as the deliding. I went to buy best and purchased two more sticks of different brand ram and will try it tonight..it would suck if i would have to RMA the CPU.
 

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Anybody here using an m.2 ssd yet?. I'm contemplating getting 2 more of my Kingston v300 240gb drives to up the ssd capacity to around 880gb usable. Should put read/write to about 17-1800mb in raid 0. I am just curious about m.2 so I could ditch the raid manager since it is about 50% of the bootup time. M.2 is I believe just over 1000mb seq. Read/write
 

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I just traded my Z77 OC Formula i had sitting around + $50 for a Maximus VI Extreme! My Maximus VI Formula was enough, but when you get the opportunity like i did to trade a board not being used for an amazing board like this....
 

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Hey guys, I'll soon be upgrading to this board due to my Hero not being efficient when it comes down to benching each video card individually. Why is this thread so quiet?

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