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Maximus VI Extreme vs. Maximus VI Formula vs. Asus z87 ws.

Last response: in Motherboards
June 12, 2013 3:45:32 PM

Can't decide which motherboard to consider for my rig. These are what I'm largely considering.

Here is what the rest of the rig will look like. Will be grabbing other things later on (CPU cooler, etc)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($279.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($214.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($659.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($659.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic Platinum 1000W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($229.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $2201.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-12 18:45 EDT-0400)


Wanting to do Tri SLI but the site only allowed 2 Graphics cards.

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June 12, 2013 3:54:38 PM

Looks like you've made some great choices here. I hate ASUS's new color scheme, gold, really? Either of the Maximus boards will suit your build very well. Just pick which one has the features you want for the price you want to pay. Can't really go wrong either way.
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    June 12, 2013 4:00:18 PM

    maestro0428 said:
    Looks like you've made some great choices here. I hate ASUS's new color scheme, gold, really? Either of the Maximus boards will suit your build very well. Just pick which one has the features you want for the price you want to pay. Can't really go wrong either way.


    Thank you for answering :) 

    I was thinking that. The WS, although absolutely littered with features, doesn't appeal to me as much anymore. I actually miss the blue scheme (I thought it looked tacky, but this gold.....)

    With the RoG boards, I have no idea which one to choose from. The Formula hasn't even been released, and the Maximus has a ton of features, but I'd be paying that large premium. I actually don't even know what half the features do tbh. I'm kind of asking this based on the last series of these exact motherboards lol
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      December 12, 2013 12:55:39 PM

      If you want to do tri SLI the formula is out of the question it will only do tri crossfire NOT sli...so I would pick the extreme for what you want...I hace the formula vi and absoutler live it if ur willing to only be able to do dual card sli
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