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  1. #1
    ROG Enthusiast Array
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    Feb 2013

    Are the ROG boards right for me?

    I'm going to be upgrading from a P5k-E/Q6600 setup to an i5-3570(K) system. I'm not a true gamer and I never overclock. However, I like well-made things and it seems the ROG boards are all about quality. If they work well for overclocking, they should be super stable for me, right? Stability 24/7 is all I really value, but don't want to spend the money for a Xeon/ECC ram setup. My P5k-E has been perfect.

    Therefore the Maximus V Gene has caught my attention.

    My usage:
    • Web/HTML programming.
    • Photo editing on a color sRGB corrected 24" 1920x1200 NEC 2490WUXi2.
    • Converting video with Sony Vegas 11.
    • Playing the MechWarrior Online video game when I should be working.
    • Listening to music on my Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 speakers.
    • I never turn my computer off, it has ran for 5 years now.
    • Will only install a GeForce GTX 660 card, mATX boards are big enough.

    Are the ROG boards right for me? If I don't overclock are they stable, don't auto adjust silly things?

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    ROG Enthusiast Array niwrad33's Avatar
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    Nov 2012

    i only use Asus Mobo, since 15 years., and regardless if it's not ROG all are stable. This is the first time i own ROG boards (Maximus V-GENE) because i want to overclock, i want to experience it and but first it was because the looks of ROG boards and technology that was use on it. So my suggestion for you is if you have spare money and WANT it why not try it. Note that in some Asus Motherboard line up models you could also do what you have said in your post.
    i7 3770k @ 4.0 | Corsair H60 | Maximus V Gene | 4gb x 4 Crucial Ballistix Elite | Asus GTX 660ti TOP | Corsair Force GT 120gb | WD Caviar Black 1TB | Seasonic x-660 | Fractal Design Define Mini |

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    ROG Guru: Grand Master Array
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    Oct 2012

    Don't let the appearance full you. If the MVG is paired with an i7 3770k, it's a powerful little monster whether it's for gaming, hardcore rendering or just fooling around on the internet. You might even find some of its other features useful. But it won't do anything on its own unless you tell it to. You're in complete control of its functions.

    All ROG boards are manufactured with a little abuse in mind. So you know the quality is top notch.

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    ROG Guru: Grand Master Array HiVizMan's Avatar
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    Dec 2011

    The ROG boards are very good boards no two ways about that. The Gene is very solid and my wife uses one. I do think that the Extreme is not for you and my choice would be the Formula.
    To help us help you - please provide as much information about your system and the problem as possible.

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    ROG Guru: Orange Belt Array Mankz's Avatar
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    Jan 2013

    I'd say a Formula, or a Z77 Sabertooth.

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    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array Black4 PC Specs
    Black4 PC Specs
    MotherboardStrix B550-F
    ProcessorRyzen 3 3300X
    Memory (part number)G.SKILL Flare X (for AMD) 16GB DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600)
    Graphics Card #1Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 gaming
    Graphics Card #2Asus DUAL RX580
    MonitorAsus VG278Q 1ms 144Hz
    Storage #1WD BLACK SN750 NVMe M.2 500GB
    Storage #2Seagate 1TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal
    CPU CoolerGammax 400GT air
    CasePhanteks Enthoo Evolv X
    Power SupplyASUS ROG Strix ROG-STRIX 550W 80 Plus Gold
    Keyboard Corsair K70 Mechanical, Cherry MX red
    Mouse G502 SE Hero
    Headset HyperX Cloud Alpha Pro Gaming Headset
    Mouse Pad Alienware
    Headset/Speakers Logitech Z533 multimedia speakers
    OS Windows 10 home 64 bit
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    Mar 2012

    There is no better quality in a consumer mainboard than R-O-G, mate. You're in the right place.
    EVGA's after-sales support is better, but R-O-G's line up of products is superior.
    A Republic of Gamers heart.

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    ROG Guru: Black Belt Array Area 66's Avatar
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    Jun 2011

    Since you are in Video and Image editing, I will look at a i7 not a i5. As for the motherbboard, mainly every manufacturers have good quality boards over $ 100, If you have the budget for a ROG + a i7 go for it, if not go for the i7 and another board.

  8. #8
    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array
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    Nov 2012

    Hi pcunite,

    As an owner of the Rampage IV Formula, i can proudly say that my experiences with a ROG board has been nothing short of absolutely fantastic. The online pictures really didn't do any justice to the outstanding build quality which is evident across the board of ROG products.

    I think with your usage scenario, a 3770k will be best paired with the Gene and a nice dominator-gt kit.

    As for the 660, i have two myself and can vouch for Asus on their quality once again. But i do wish they'd remove power restrictions to the voltage on these cards :P


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