View Poll Results: Which ROG motherboard is most appealing to you?

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  • TUF Z270 Mark I

    1 20.00%
  • Maximus IX Hero

    1 20.00%
  • Maximus IX Code

    2 40.00%
  • Maximus IX Formula

    0 0%
  • Maximus IX Extreme

    1 20.00%
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  1. #1
    New ROGer Array dryii PC Specs
    dryii PC Specs
    MotherboardASUS Sabertooth P67
    Processori7-2600K
    Memory (part number)G.Skill F3-12800CL8-4GBXM
    Graphics Card #1Geforce GTX 1080
    Monitor3x ASUS PG278Q
    CPU CoolerCorsair H100i v2
    CaseThermaltake Level 10 GT
    Keyboard Logitech G910
    Mouse Logitech G900
    Headset SteelSeries Siberia 800
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    which motherboard should I choose?!?!

    I've been pondering which motherboard I should pick for days now. I've a Sabertooth (TUF) P67 right now and it's been great, so I'm really torn on which Z270 I should buy. If any of you have thoughts or opinions on the TUF Z270 Mark I compared the Maximus IX (Hero, Code, Formula... Extreme!) line I'd love to hear them. So many great options.

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    ROG Guru: Diamond Belt Array Zka17's Avatar
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    What do you want to use the computer for?
    Will you be using it built in a case or a testbench?
    What storage are you planning for?
    How many graphics cards?

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    New ROGer Array dryii PC Specs
    dryii PC Specs
    MotherboardASUS Sabertooth P67
    Processori7-2600K
    Memory (part number)G.Skill F3-12800CL8-4GBXM
    Graphics Card #1Geforce GTX 1080
    Monitor3x ASUS PG278Q
    CPU CoolerCorsair H100i v2
    CaseThermaltake Level 10 GT
    Keyboard Logitech G910
    Mouse Logitech G900
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zka17 View Post
    What do you want to use the computer for?
    It's my daily PC. Lot's of gaming.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zka17 View Post
    Will you be using it built in a case or a testbench?
    I have a Thermaltake Level 10 GT which I love and will probably use to start. I am considering a new case.
    In the end the system is under my desk and nobody will really see it... but I'll know how cool it looks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Zka17 View Post
    What storage are you planning for?
    Samsung 960 PRO 512GB, Samsung 850 EVO 2TB, and a couple Seagate BarraCuda 6TB.

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    How many graphics cards?
    One GTX 1080 for now. Might upgrade to a 1080Ti in the near future.

    I have a Corsair H100i v2 for my current CPU and that will transfer to the new build. While the Extreme would be awesome I've ruled it out for now as I'm not ready for a custom loop at this time. The Formula would be pretty nice if I planed to build a custom loop in the future and has the ROG armor. The Hero is looking very solid, and if I want Wifi step up to the Code. My biggest hesitation on the TUF is that the board doesn't have the enhanced sound included with the Maximus IX (but would I really notice?).

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    Moderator Array Nate152 PC Specs
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    MotherboardROG Maximus IX Code
    Processori7-7700k 5.2GHz Delidded
    Memory (part number)16GB G.Skill Trident Z 4025MHz 17-17-17-39-2T
    Graphics Card #1Titan Xp - EKFC waterblock
    Graphics Card #2Titan Xp
    Sound CardROG SupremeFX 2015
    MonitorHP ZR30w
    Storage #1Toshiba OCZ VX500 256GB
    CPU CoolerSwiftech Apogee GTZ
    CaseThermaltake Armor+ VH6000
    Power SupplyEVGA Supernova 1600w Titanium
    Keyboard Cyberpower Skorpion K2
    Mouse Razer Basilisk
    Headset Sennheiser HD6XX / Modmic 5
    OS Windows 10 Home 64 bit
    Accessory #1 Asus optical drive
    Accessory #2 Koolance ERM-2K3U
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    Hi dryii

    I went with the Maximus IX Code, it's basically a Maximus IX Formula minus the EK Crosschill block, backplate, integrated I/O panel and some lighting on the motherboard.

    The Extreme does look sweet with the built in motherboard water block with RGB lighting.

    Here is the Maximus IX Code in the dark.

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    ROG Guru: Green Belt Array Heini PC Specs
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    MotherboardAsus SABERTOOTH Z170 MARK 1
    Processori7-6700K
    Memory (part number)G.SKILL TridentZ (2 x 16GB) F4-3000C14D
    Graphics Card #1Evga 2080Ti XC Ultra
    Sound CardAsus Essence STX II
    MonitorASUS MG279Q
    Storage #1Samsung 950 Pro 512GB
    CPU CoolerNoctua NH-D15
    CaseCooler Master HAF XB EVO
    Power SupplyEVGA SuperNOVA G3 1000W
    Keyboard Ducky Shine 6 (Brown Cherry MX)
    Mouse Secret (Ducky)
    Headset Sennheiser HD 580
    Mouse Pad EVGA TORQ
    Headset/Speakers Logitech Z906
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    I like the Sabertooth boards a lot so since you've enjoyed one for a few years why change? Plus, while the RoG boards are great all around boards they are more for the OC'rs and tweekers.

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    My first choice would be Sabertooth... then the Code...
    I would stay out of trouble and not go higher than 3600MHz on memory... maybe with a 7700...
    Stucking the case under a desk may have its problems... you want good airflow... specially if you mount that H100 on the top...

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