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    MotherboardMaximus IX APEX
    ProcessorCore i7 7700K
    Memory (part number)G.Skill Trident Z RGB F4-3000C15D-16GTZR 2x8GB kits
    Graphics Card #1EVGA RTX 2080 Ti Black Edition
    Graphics Card #2Can't afford it
    Graphics Card #3!!!!
    Graphics Card #4!!!!!!!
    Sound CardMotherboard Built-in
    MonitorDell U3011
    Storage #1ADATA SX8200 Pro 1TB x 2 in RAID0 (trying to)
    Storage #2WD RED 3TB x 2
    CPU CoolerCorsair H150i Pro 360mm AIO
    CaseNZXT H700i
    Power SupplyCorsair AX1200i Platinum
    Keyboard Logitech G512 Carbon RGB Mech Keyboard
    Mouse Logitech G502 Hero Gaming Mouse (Wired)
    Headset Corsair Vengenace Pro 2000
    Mouse Pad Razer Vespula (2011 model)
    Headset/Speakers Logitech Z2300 (the king of all 2.1 PC Speakers)
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    Question Maximus IX Apex Audio Question?

    I am surprised that no one's noticed that Maximus IX Apex has the EMI Shield missing. As per ASUS, supremeFX is a combination of Separated Audio section on the motherboard, High-end capacitors, software tweaks & EMI Shielding on every motherboards. But have you checked the M9A motherboard closely? There is no EMI Shielding. I was shocked because for a AUD$400 motherboard, this was unusual. So i gave technical support a shot, sent them a query regarding this component missing but instead I got the first reply saying that the [quote]"integrated sound card is located on the motherboard on the bottom left corner. Please see the attachment for reference."[/unquote] and he attached a picture of the motherboard's sound card section and in that photo it's clear that the EMI Shield is not present. The second reply is even more hilarious, he says that the "[quote]Audio line shielding is the EMI Shielding for the audio chipset. You can see the shielding line in the picture near the integrated audio chipset."[/unquote] So i give up and close the case.

    My question is did ASUS intentionally do this or was this a mistake?? Because as soon as I bought this motherboard, my retailer ( pulled off this product from their website. And if I go to ASUS AU website and select appropriate filters (Intel & ROG Motherboards, LGA1151, Z270 Chipset) I don't see the M9A.

    ASUS Maximus IX APEX || Core i7 7700K || Corsair H150i Pro || EVGA RTX 2080 Ti B.E. || G.Skill Trident Z RGB F4-3000C15D-16GTZR 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 @ 15-16-16-35-2N || ADATA SX8200 Pro 1TB x 2 (RAID0) || WD RED 3TB x 2 || Corsair AX1200i || NZXT H700i (without the smart hub) || Dell U3011 || Windows 10 Pro x64 || Logitech Z2300 THX Certified 2.1 & Corsair Vengeance 2000 ||

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    I'm not surprised really. The Apex motherboards are mainly aimed at extreme overclockers. I don't think they would care too much about sound quality.

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