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Asus ROG Maximus IX Apex Z270 LGA1151 Motherboard $158.99 AR

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https://www.newegg.com/Product/Pr...gnorebbr=1

Regular price $288.99. The board is on sale at $188.99 - $30.00 rebate = $158.99. Super Eggsaver shipping is $3.99 so the total is $162.98 (Taxes do apply to CA, IN, TN & NJ.)

Rebate can be found at the following link:

https://images10.newegg.com/uploa...py05us.pdf

Here are a few reviews of the board:

https://www.tweaktown.com/reviews...index.html

https://www.kitguru.net/component...rd-review/

https://overclock3d.net/reviews/c...d_review/1

http://www.overclockers.com/asus-...rd-review/
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I would like opinions from others before I purchase this board..
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How does this compare to the Asus Code?
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I would like opinions from others before I purchase this board..
It is an enthusiast board great for LN2 and H20 OCing or air. It has two 8-pin 12V connectors and two DIMM slots as well as a DIMM.2 slot for a card to be placed into that holds M.2 drives. It is also extended ATX or EATX which isn't too much of a problem as the Maximus IX Hero is 12.0" x 9.6" while this is 12.0" x 10.7". I have mine in a Corsair 750D.

It doesn't have a whole lot of bells and whistles such as a large amount of SATA ports nor does it have built in Bluetooth or Wi-Fi but it does have a lot of onboard controls for messing with the BIOS when overclocking and the ability to switch between two sets of BIOS'. It uses the S1220A codec as opposed to the S1220 found in some of its family members' boards so it doesn't have the Sabre ESS DAC which would only be a problem if you are really into the sound of the your front audio panel connectors.

If you have the accessories like a good audio source, Bluetooth adapter, Wi-Fi adapter, etc., this board will provide you a great experience. There is not a review where the overall impression isn't good; the board has been used to set records and can tolerate lots of variation in BCLK granting flexibility in how one OCs. This board is also the only one that is rated to run DDR4 4266MHz out of the box if you wanna compare it to the Code.
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It is an enthusiast board great for LN2 and H20 OCing or air. It has two 8-pin 12V connectors and two DIMM slots as well as a DIMM.2 slot for a card to be placed into that holds M.2 drives. It is also extended ATX or EATX. which isn't too much of a problem as the Maximus IX Hero is 12.0" x 9.6" while this is 12.0" x 10.7". I have mine in a Corsair 750D.
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Do you have to use two power connectors? Will one work just fine for a little overclocking?
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I'm a little bummed they stopped making regular ROG mATX boards. I'm not a big fan of the Strix crap.
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Do you have to use two power connectors? Will one work just fine for a little overclocking?
Yes, it does work with one.

https://rog.asus.com/forum/showth...-connector

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I'm a little bummed they stopped making regular ROG mATX boards. I'm not a big fan of the Strix crap.
This board is definitely of higher quality than the Strix.
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I would like opinions from others before I purchase this board..
its an overclocking oriented board so it doesnt have alot of "other" features. Kinda like the SOC from gigabyte or theres an Asrock one as well forgot the name. These tend to go on sale most often because not that many value overclocking to the highest extent. So i guess that's the question u gotta ask yourself. The other issue is what else can you get for the price. At $180 that will get you a midrange board that may not be as good as this as far as features like audio etc, so mind as well get this one instead. The price for this one is very low indeed so great deal just not for the majority.
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Pointless to buy any z270 motherboars. The 8000 series will never be supported because the socket pins are electronically layed out differently. The new i5 8600 preformes the same as a i7 7700k. No reason to buy a old socket if the new onea are already out.,ASUS is just dumping stock for z270 boards.
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Pointless to buy any z270 motherboars. The 8000 series will never be supported because the socket pins are electronically layed out differently. The new i5 8600 preformes the same as a i7 7700k. No reason to buy a old socket if the new onea are already out.,ASUS is just dumping stock for z270 boards.
If one were to use their z270 and i7 7700k for six years without upgrading, and it was cheaper to get those than the 8th gen, then that would make more sense right? Surely in 6 years they'll have another new thing. Or maybe 8th gen will be cheap by then.
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Pointless to buy any z270 motherboars. The 8000 series will never be supported because the socket pins are electronically layed out differently. The new i5 8600 preformes the same as a i7 7700k. No reason to buy a old socket if the new onea are already out.,ASUS is just dumping stock for z270 boards.
Well that's the reason why you see a top tier board for under $200. You think z270 is pointless wait till cannonlake comes out with a new socket 6 months from now that is not backwards compatible which in sure will go very well for those folks who dropped msrp or more on their coffee lake platform Smilie. The best deal is always last gen unless of course you have a specific need in this case for 12 threads.
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Looks like they get rid of the promo now and lowered the price from the previous sale. Amazon's next best price is $212. Updated the OP.
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