Asus Crosshair IV Extreme
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T BE 3.20GHz Processor
Asus ROG Crosshair IV Extreme Motherboard
Corsair Dominator GT 4GB 2000mhz
ATi Radeon HD 5870 1GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
nVidia GeForce GTX 480 Graphics Card (For LUCID)
Corsair AX1200w PSU
Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Like the Crosshair IV Formula, you can immediately tell that this motherboard is centred around Overclocking. Really who cares about Date, Time or Current Boot devices? All that matters is that the overclock menu is in front of you from the word go!
As you would expect, a whole host of Voltage and Frequency parameters are available for you to access. The flexibility on offer suits the needs of everyone from novices to dry ice/LN2 lunatics.
As with most Asus boards these days, it is possible to save and load BIOS profiles in up to 8 banks. The Crosshair IV Extreme also includes a separate BIOS Profile named "Go Button", which links with a button on the motherboard. This is convenient for those times when a particular overclock fails and you simply need to call up some fail safe defaults with minimal hassle.
Finally, the BIOS menu provides you with access to the EZ Flash 2 tool. As mentioned before, you can even load BIOS ROMs from your Hard Disk Drive, as the tool is capable of navigating through most file systems.