Asus ROG Crosshair IV Extreme - Hands on Preview


The Box

Much like the CH4 Formula, the Extreme comes in a crimson box with carry handle. As always, the Republic of Gamers lineup has its own marketing formula and so it comes to no surprise that its packaging looks nothing like the rest of the Asus range.

Asus ROG Crosshair IV Extreme

The box itself appears much larger than conventional Asus Motherboard packaging. Is this just marketing tactics or is there actually more inside? Lets fine out...

Opening from the top of the box reveals two further boxes, one containing the board itself, the other containing the accessories. Just to be a pest, we'll start off with the boring box...

The Accessories

For those who have had the pleasure fo travelling in Business or First Class on long haul flights, you would know that you tend to be given a plethora of amenities to complement your excessively elaborate meals and seating arrangements. Noise cancelling headphones, premium toothpaste and brush, perhaps even a shaving kit are often part of the package.

Likewise, those who buy into ultra high end system components should expect the same treatment.

Asus ROG Crosshair IV Extreme

Inside the accessory box, you will find as many SATA cables as there are ports, additional external USB and Firewire ports, Bluetooth and USB connectivity for ROG Connect, a hefty user manual and a fancy sticker for your system chassis.

Perhaps it is a little naive to be excited about accessories. After all, cables must cost pennies surely? Regardless, it is the initiative that counts and for this, we highly commend Asus.

So you've seen the accessories. How about the board..?

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Most Recent Comments

09-09-2010, 05:54:33

Mr. Strawberry
yes please Quote

09-09-2010, 06:07:31

Its a shame they didn't stick with original boards heatsink design it looked much better and more cohesive than this one does. None the less I am very interested to see how Hydra performs.Quote

09-09-2010, 06:09:05

Originally Posted by Mr. Strawberry View Post

yes please

Tom is a dirty tease. You need to get used to it Quote

09-09-2010, 08:21:18

oooooooo this looks good lets hope the lucid works wellQuote

09-09-2010, 08:59:34

I just wish there was a more powerful CUP from AMD to go with this master piece from ASUS, I really think it’s time AMD came up with something that can compete with core I7 because it’s been two years now and we still have the same old Phenom which can’t even compete with some core I5 CPU’s within the same class.


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