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    ROG Member Array Noirgheos PC Specs
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    I do currently have a VIII Hero and a 6700K, and I've been getting rather high offers for the board. Would be willing to get an IX Hero as I'd only lose $10. I haven't seen many reviews, although one from reviewstudio has me worried, showing the IX performing worse than the VIII. Also planning a custom loop, and the better support on the IX would be nice. Should I?

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    Laptop (Model)ASUS ROG G752VY-DH72
    MotherboardASUS ROG Maximus VIII Hero ATX
    ProcessorIntel Core i7 6700 Unlocked LGA 1151 4.0 Ghz
    Memory (part number)F4-3400C16Q-64GTZ
    Graphics Card #1ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 8 Gb GDDR5 Enhanced Edition
    MonitorDell UltraSharp U3415W 34-Inch Curved LED Monitor (3440 x 1440)
    Storage #1Samsung NVMe SSD 960 EVO M.2 1 Tb Drive
    Storage #2Crucial CT SATA SSD 512 Gb Drive
    CPU CoolerCorsair H115i Extreme Performance 280mm Liquid CPU Cooler
    CaseNZXT Noctis 450 Mid-Tower Black and Red LED Case
    Power SupplyEVGA Supernova Platinum-2 1200-Watt PSU
    Keyboard Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Edition Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
    Mouse ASUS ROG Gladius 6400 DPI Optical Gaming Mouse
    Headset Razer Carcharias Over Ear PC Gaming Headset
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noirgheos View Post
    I do currently have a VIII Hero and a 6700K, and I've been getting rather high offers for the board. Would be willing to get an IX Hero as I'd only lose $10. I haven't seen many reviews, although one from reviewstudio has me worried, showing the IX performing worse than the VIII. Also planning a custom loop, and the better support on the IX would be nice. Should I?
    Pardon my ignorance, but why would someone be offering high values for the Maximus VIII Hero when the M9H is now out?

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    ROG Member Array Noirgheos PC Specs
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    MotherboardASUS Maximus VIII Hero
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    Memory (part number)16GB DDR4-2800
    Storage #1850 EVO 500GB x2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaelon View Post
    Pardon my ignorance, but why would someone be offering high values for the Maximus VIII Hero when the M9H is now out?
    Well, high, as in higher than I would expect for the board. They don't seem to be any the wiser... I did also get the board on sale.
    Last edited by Noirgheos; 01-08-2017 at 10:38 PM.

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    ROG Member Array Kaelon PC Specs
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    Laptop (Model)ASUS ROG G752VY-DH72
    MotherboardASUS ROG Maximus VIII Hero ATX
    ProcessorIntel Core i7 6700 Unlocked LGA 1151 4.0 Ghz
    Memory (part number)F4-3400C16Q-64GTZ
    Graphics Card #1ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 8 Gb GDDR5 Enhanced Edition
    MonitorDell UltraSharp U3415W 34-Inch Curved LED Monitor (3440 x 1440)
    Storage #1Samsung NVMe SSD 960 EVO M.2 1 Tb Drive
    Storage #2Crucial CT SATA SSD 512 Gb Drive
    CPU CoolerCorsair H115i Extreme Performance 280mm Liquid CPU Cooler
    CaseNZXT Noctis 450 Mid-Tower Black and Red LED Case
    Power SupplyEVGA Supernova Platinum-2 1200-Watt PSU
    Keyboard Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Edition Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
    Mouse ASUS ROG Gladius 6400 DPI Optical Gaming Mouse
    Headset Razer Carcharias Over Ear PC Gaming Headset
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    Got it.

    But, again, seriously - if the only difference (as seemingly confirmed) between the Maximus VIII Hero and the Maximus IX Hero is an extra built-in M.2 slot, and support for Intel Octane memory devices (which remain fairly dubious so far) -- is it safe to really say there's no compelling upgrade to go from the Z170 to the X270 chipset? Especially considering that BIOS updates will unlock all of the Kaby Lake functionality of the 7700K on the Maximus VIII Hero?

    If so, it seems like the ~$50-100 savings in board and peripherals (not to mention sparing oneself some of the early adopter woes that we're reading about elsewhere in this forum) seem well worth it in this instance. Otherwise, I'm really wondering if there are any other compelling reasons, aside from the bragging rights.

    Thanks!

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    I want to ask my question from this 5 months old topic, there is a cashback campaign at Asus here, got my 7700k but I was stuck between some options like m8h, m9h, tuf mark 1 and rog strix f. I am building a desktop nearly first time. A friend of me advised me to buy m8h instead of m9h and have full support with bios update. Is this true?

    Does m8h work %100 with kaby lake? There will be 150 dollars total price difference between heros. Is it sensible to buy older one? Thanks.

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