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Asus Maximus VI Hero C2 Motherboard (Socket 1150, Intel Z87, DDR3, S-ATA 600, ATX, 2 x PCI Express 3.0 x16, Intel I217V 1x Gigabit LAN Controller)

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  • Intel Z87 Chipset
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  • Sonic Radar
  • Extreme Engine Digi+ III
  • GameFirst II + Intel LAN

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Technical Details
BrandASUS
Item Weight980 g
Product Dimensions33.5 x 24.5 x 6 cm
Item model numberMAXIMUS VI HERO C2
RAM Size32768 MB
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Number of USB 2.0 Ports4
Lithium Battery Weight5 Grams
  
Additional Information
ASINB00E5YV826
Best Sellers Rank 53,331 in Computers (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.8 Kg
Date First Available13 Aug. 2013
  
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Product Description

ROG joining privileges now more accessible! Introducing Maximus VI Hero, the newest series from the ROG family, which packs outstanding quality, overclocking capabilities, and gamer-friendly features such as in-game visualized Sonic Radar detection and GameFirst II network optimization. It's also loaded with amazing reliability, exclusive SupremeFX crystal-clear audio, and famous ROG dynamic tweaking powers, as well as the brand's attractive red and black design. But there's more: look below to check it out!

ROG-exclusive technology implements multi-approach shielding, with ELNA audio capacitors helping offer 8-channel HD sound that's equal in power, clarity, and range to dedicated sound cards. This is the first-ever onboard sound capable of true audiophile-grade performance, set to revolutionize the way you hear games, movies, music, and even other people via chat. Discover a whole new dimension of superior audio and get ready to rule.

Completely digital architecture supplies the highest stability and precision for the CPU and memory, featuring dynamic speed adjustments. Power components are also upgraded. NexFET MOSFETs handle up to 90% efficiency under normal operation and better durability in half the size of standard MOSFETs. Exclusive BlackWing chokes remain cool even when sizzling with as much as 60 amps of power with 3-5C lower temps and minimal-loss power delivery. Japan-made 10K Black Metallic capacitors last five times longer and deliver 20% greater extreme temperature endurance than generic solid state capacitors, easily standing up to hardcore demands.

The new ROG UEFI BIOS includes a Last Modified feature that records recent changes. And to make sure you never forget a tuning idea, the in-BIOS Quick Note is perfect for jotting down memos and system details. It sure beats easily-misplaced paper notes! There's also F4 My Favorites and Shortcuts for easy access to the BIOS features you need most, and you can even adjust boot logo size. The new BIOS also lets you name individual SATA ports so you can easily identify them to save time when defining boot sequences and other drive-related settings. With ROG Pulse, a cool flashing ROG logo indicates system activity, and very importantly, the helpful SSD Secure Erase has been added, restoring SSD speed from inside the BIOS and with no need for less compatible third party utilities. Click the upper right tab to learn more.

SLI or CrossFireX? Fret no longer because with the ROG Maximus VI HERO, you'll be able to run both multi-GPU setups. The board features SLI/CrossFire on Demand technology, supporting up to Quad-GPU SLI or Quad-GPU CrossFireX configuration. Whichever path you take, you can be assured of jaw-dropping graphics at a level previously unseen.

Box Contains

Motherboard;Manual;Support Disk;Backplate;6 x SATA 6Gb/s cables;1 x SLI bridge;1 x 12 in 1 ROG Cable Label;1 x ROG Door Hanger


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I've just received this motherboard and even just looking into the nice feeling box makes me happy and giggly. I can't take it out the box yet as I'm waiting for everything else for my computer to come, but this was first and I can tell just by the look that this motherboard is high class. Highest of the highs.

The colours of the box brings you in first, then the feel the materials, then lifting the cover attached to the rest pf the box kept in place by velcro to be presented with this piece of art. You read key features of the board whilst glancing at a sturdy, shiny piece of kit. You open the actual box and you get that amazing smell of your new product hitting you in the face and then you feel the metals which hold it all together. The colours of the board are nothing short of beautiful.

Every single thing about this board screams top class and I can't wait to fit it all together. If just the look makes me happy, imagine piecing my future powerhouse together.

Once all the parts have come within the next few months, I will do a quick review on the board and hopefully say why you should buy it. And ignore the guy that gave it one star, he obviously made some rookie mistakes and has resulted to blaming the board rather than his engineering skills.

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I've received all the components for my computer except the graphics card (still choosing). This motherboard is perfect. Easy to use BIOS, lots to do in the BIOS, very easy to use. It runs all the components really well and I haven't been this happy with spending more for so long. 5/5 MUST BUY IF LOOKING FOR HIGH QUALITY. VERY welcoming and easy to understand for beginners too.
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To those, who like me like to tinker in the Bios but refuse to pay silly prices for top end boards then this is for you. Excellent board that screams quality - cant see any obvious short cuts on the build quality. Soon got my 4670k up to 4.5 with no issues. I researched lots of boards before plumping for the Hero and im not dissapointed
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I was asked to put together a system for a Christmas gift for my next door neighbours son and built up a pretty neat gaming system with this Hero board as the foundation. 4770K, 16GB of memory and a R9 290X graphic card. Ryan has been totally blown away by the system. The motherboard looks great, works great and has some of the coolest features I have yet seen in a gaming system.

Just loved the Sonic Radar, some bundled software that allows you to pin point the bad guys in FPS by sound. You get this cool radar screen showing you where they are in relation to your position.

And the OC'ing software is just great. AISuite III let me set up a couple of profiles for different games and was real simple to do. Only thing that surprised me was that four way optimisation is not available for any of the ROG boards. But I guess with these top end board you are going to want to do it yourself.

All the USB connections you could want, plenty SATA ports for storage and over all a just fabulously good looking piece of kit.

Totally hooked on the ROG brand, top products to top systems.
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Bought for the high quality capacitors - my Asus A8N - SLI boards fitted in 2006,7 and 8 were working and one is even now still running Win 7 (but it can't cope with playing Blu-Rays) so I have stuck with a brand and hope for same reliability.

Good points - build quality.
You get all the connectors you need and even labels to identify which is which
Bad points
Check cooler compatibility there are some monsters out there that won't fit (but the monsters tend to to be difficult to fit anyway and are not necessarily any quieter or more effective)
SATA connectors point forwards - even in a large Antec case this was inconvenient and could make future drive expansion unnecessarily tricky
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I decided to get this motherboard when upgrading to an i5 4690K, and after 3 days it arrived. When building my computer, this motherboard was extremely helpful as it has Q-Codes which help you diagnose any problems you may have when building your computer. The motherboard looks great, works great and has some of the coolest features I have yet seen in a gaming system.

And the OC'ing software is great. AISuite III let me set up a couple of profiles for different games and was real simple to do. Only thing that surprised me was that four way optimisation is not available for any of the ROG boards. But I guess with these top end boards you are going to want to do it yourself.

All the USB connections you could want, plenty of SATA ports for storage and over all just a fabulously good looking piece of kit.

Totally hooked on the ROG brand, top products for top systems.
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Motherboard was well packaged and delivered well within time. The problem came when I installed it into my pc with Windows 8. After numerous booting up issues in which windows either failed to load or loaded without any use of internet and sound, After numerous attempts to update drivers and bus controllers, I finally had to delete and reinstall the operating system which took overnight. The installation disc and instructions that came with the board did not help with this and the drivers on the disk were outdated. The website also was confusing and didn't help. Thank God for online forums as others had the same issue. In this day and age, you would expect these installations to be seamless i.e. install board, install drivers and go, sadly this was not to be. I would say however that the boards performance after this has been great.
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