Asus MAXIMUS VI HERO Z87 Motherboard

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Asus MAXIMUS VI HERO Z87 Motherboard
Price: $159.99
Shipping Options:: $5 Standard OR $10 Two-Day OR $20 One-Day
Shipping Estimates: Ships in 1-2 business days. (Tuesday, Dec 16 to Wednesday, Dec 17) + transit
Condition: New


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11/26/2014 - $169.99

11/21/2014 - $169.99 (Woot Plus)

Pretty sure this can’t do Quad GPU SLI. There’s only 3 PCIe slots that I can see…

What processors work with this?

Check the specs section, it shows the list of processors.

Intel® Socket 1150 for 4th Generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors
Supports Intel® 22 nm CPU
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0

Funny, the link for NewEgg has the mobo for under $157 including shipping and after a mail in rebate. Woot has it for $160 plus shipping plus tax. By my calculations that’s a difference of over $20 (more than 10%) simply for having to wait a little time for a rebate.
This doesn’t appear to be a spectacular deal…

Woot’s is $129 after same rebate (not incl ship/tax)

for what it’s worth, I have an Asus motherboard (p8z77-v pro) and I had a horrendous RMA experience when the original board that I purchased from Amazon failed (sound chip failure). Basically there were communication issues that caused delays in every single step of the process. Primarily they sent me a poor condition motherboard replacement which had thermal paste stuck to it and other scratches on the heat sinks that are aesthetically decorative as well as serving a cooling purpose (power circuits and other chips). When I contacted them for a second replacement that looked as new as my new failed motherboard, somehow my RMA was lost in the flurry and caused a delay of well over a month to get everything resolved. For that entire time I was without my computer, and I spent countless hours calling Asus every week. I will never purchase anything from Asus again, I’d rather spend more or compromise for a product that has a lick of customer service behind it, than waste valuable hours of my life on their products.

TLDR: if you ever purchase anything from ASUS, be prepared to double your investment on a replacement if it fails, because you will be much better off spending the money on a new one than dealing with their customer service.

Socket 1150, currently Haswell. Fantastic processors.

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Comments/Discussion from a previous offer

How about $80 or less. It’s already out of date.

$30 plus or minus is not a sensible factor to consider in this purchase. This is a motherboard for a high end gaming/graphics computer. As pointed out, it’s already outdated. DDR4 RAM is the hot setup now. The reviews are pretty bad, with constant references to bugs, glitches, factory defects, and horrible customer service from Asus. Considering that you’re going to spend over a thousand more bucks before the build is all finished, why start with an outdated board with bad reviews. Thumbs down on this one.

> 4 graphics cards

Compensating for something?

FWIW, I have built a few dozen systems with Asus Motherboards (both Intel & AMD); outside of a SuperMicro, they are my favorite. My main system is a P6X58D-Premium board I picked up as a refurb back in '09 with a Quad Core i7 975 @ 3.33GHz. I’ll probably find a reason I need a new one someday, but this combo has never had the slightest hick-up.

[Edit: mixed up which mobo this was that I recently purchased >_<]

This motherboard is decent. Runs Haswell and Haswell refresh right out of the box. Unlike comparable MSI boards. Bought this full price back in May; the machine running this is doing quote well though the proc did not have a clean overclock.

I wouldn’t recommend this motherboard however, instead go fetch yourself a Z97-AR which is also from ASUS and more stable and easier to build with.

I don’t run windows on the machine with this board, but I can tell you that it runs CentOS 6.6 nicely and doesn’t have any driver conflicts like some of the newer boards with funny ethernet ports do.

LGA 1150 socket with 8 Series chipset. It can only run the new Haswell chips, it will not support Broadwell.

Broadwell support was added to the 9 series chips which is what enthusiasts want, which is why this Mobo is so cheap.

I’m just excited to see a motherboard being offered on woot.

I had to send an ASUS board back for a defective bios chip. I had zero problems with RMA and it was quick and painless and even talked to someone from the US on the phone.