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    New ROGer Array mimosoft PC Specs
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    Laptop (Model)Surface Laptop 3, Sony Vaio Pro 13
    MotherboardAsus Crosshair VII
    ProcessorAMD R9 3900X
    Memory (part number)2x Crucial BLS16G4D30AESC.M16FE
    Graphics Card #1NVIDIA 2080 TI
    MonitorAcer Predator XB271HUbmiprz
    Storage #1WD Black NVMe SSD 1 TB
    Storage #2WD Blue 3TB HDD
    CPU CoolerNZXT Kraken X62
    CaseNZXT H510 Elite
    Power SupplyCorsair RM650X
    Keyboard Ducky one mini 2
    Mouse Logitech G403
    Headset HyperX Cloud
    OS Windows 10 2004
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockford View Post
    I can understand the frustration, many time Asus is releasing software updates far from perfect
    but on the other hand many inexperienced users spend so much time updating software all the time (even tho they don't need) and that will eventually lead to issues for the user
    In my opionion the C7H is an enthusiast mainboard for people who should know what they do and who wan't to try beta software.

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    Yes, but many also buy it for the bling or aesthetic
    But what many buyers maybe dont know about the top tier "overclocking motherboards" such as the CH7
    is that post/boot times is much longer before reaching windows compared to lets say Prime or TUF, and CH7 is also more difficult to overclock than more basic motherboards i mentioned above (for a inexperienced user), it all boils down to knowledge and experience, not so much the amount of power phases and bios tabs (how far a normal user can push it with ambient cooling)
    They do indeed target users who are into overclocking and tinkering, and users that just want a awesome looking system
    I personally like the more basic motherboards to play with, simply because they swallows everything i throw at them
    The reason why it takes longer time to reach windows with a CH7 compared to a prime motherboard, is that's its more stuff in bios and on the PCB that needs to go through the bios post process before entering windows (90% of settings and features normal users never will touch)
    Overclocking performance: CH7 is pretty much identical to a lower tier Asus counterpart under normal ambient conditions...
    Last edited by Rockford; 12-29-2019 at 12:30 PM.

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    I have a ROG Crosshair VIII Hero Wi-Fi and the next time I build my first choice will be Gigabyte!
    Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero Wi-Fi Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master, AMD 3900X, EVGA 360 aio, 32gb G.Skill Trident Z Neo, Samsung 970 Pro NVME 512gb, WD Black NVME 1 TB, Crucial MX500 2tb, Zotac GTX 1080 AMP!, EVGA Nu Audio, CM HAF 932

  4. #34
    Rockford
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    yes, no need to be brand loyal (its only stupid if you ask me)

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    ROG Junior Member Array neurotix PC Specs
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    MotherboardCrosshair VIII Hero (Non Wifi)
    ProcessorRyzen 9 3900x
    Memory (part number)G.Skill Flare X 3200 c14
    Graphics Card #1EVGA 1080ti FTW3
    Graphics Card #2EVGA 1080ti FTW3
    MonitorLG 3440x1400 34" HDR10 300 nit 60 Hz
    Storage #1Samsung 970 Evo
    Storage #212TB on WD platters
    CPU CoolerCorsair H100i V2 (custom paint)
    CaseCorsair 780t (custom paint)
    Power SupplyCooler Master V1000 (Seasonic 80+ Gold)
    Keyboard Ducky One 2 RGB w/ HyperX PBT Pudding caps
    Mouse Redragon Chroma M710 RGB, Omron switch
    Headset Logitech G230
    Mouse Pad Corsair Polaris RGB
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    Will probably be buying MSI next time.

    Really bad support, no communication, buggy bios, slow boot times into Win10 (known bug with 3900x that still hasn't been addressed, guessing it's related to PCI-E 4, probably needs microcode from AMD)

    I've owned the Crosshair V Formula, 270H Strix, Maximus VI Hero Z87, and a few non-ROG boards going back to 2009- I'll be getting MSI next round

    See you on overclock.net
    Last edited by neurotix; 01-07-2020 at 04:22 AM.

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