ASUS Z270 Maximus IX Extreme Preview

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ASUS Z270 Maximus IX Extreme Preview

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By coming out the gate with a photograph of the back of the box we've shot our bolt a little early. It must be that Springtime air. But yes, if you love the idea of a full-cover waterblock but find yourself falling into the category of someone who doesn't like to void their warranties, or just hasn't got the confidence to get down and dirty yourself, the Maximus IX Extreme is supplied with a full-cover waterblock that is fully covered in both the physical and warranty senses of the word. Once you accept this is a £200 chunk of alloy then the price tag suddenly makes a lot more sense.

As you would expect from something labelled Extreme, the Maximus IX comes with every possible accessory in the box, from the simple SATA cable, through stickers, hangers, adaptors, brackets and a whole array of doohickeys to keep you interested before you take the plunge into the full build. We know from experience that the time between opening the box and getting down to the dirty business of putting it all together is some of the most fun that there is to be had. Even if you're an experienced builder there is always a little hiccup to take the gloss of the early moments, yet when the parcel has arrived and you're no longer waiting for the courier the bit between opening the box and building is nothing but heightened expectations and potential awaiting fulfilment. 

When it comes to the Extreme we'll leave you to soak in the details of it before we take a closer look on the next page at the main features on the next page. Whether it is the LED audio jacks that beam a light onto your wall so you don't need to crane your neck to see the back of your tower, or the flow monitoring and plentiful AURA RGB features that form part of the monoblock, it's fair to say that the Maximus IX Extreme wants for nothing.

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Most Recent Comments

24-03-2017, 17:51:55

Greenback
Nice looking MB but the waterblock looks like an old cassette tapeQuote

24-03-2017, 18:18:37

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by Greenback View Post
Nice looking MB but the waterblock looks like an old cassette tape
haha yeah it does.Quote

24-03-2017, 20:24:42

King of Old Old School
lol Intel & AMD fan boys/girls will never ever get on so that bit make me laugh.

To anyone moaning about the pricing there's a reason why this cost more than a normal motherboard.....lolQuote

02-04-2017, 14:08:11

Shingara
After the show they did on the 1st im really not impressed by asus right now, they shouted about future products and they only stated intel and nvidia stuff. The fact they arnt doing this board for am4 is shocking.

I dont understand this mindset where companys think people who support amd are cheapskates. I would happily throw £500 at this mb for my ryzen build if not more. And the limited scope of the asus line up when you compare it to others is a bit lack luster.

Yes we can say the components are bulletproof, but the lack of more then 1 m.2 connector, the fact the crossy doesnt even come with the wifi connected onto it out of the box, the fact they are having the worst problems right now just via ram screams they simply dont care.

To me what they are doing right now is tokenism and for the first time in over a decade im actually thinking of not going asus. And its a shame because this extreme motherboard is a thing of beauty and for anyone who is thinking of watercooling this is the go to board.

Shame.Quote

03-04-2017, 04:58:11

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by Shingara View Post
After the show they did on the 1st im really not impressed by asus right now, they shouted about future products and they only stated intel and nvidia stuff. The fact they arnt doing this board for am4 is shocking.

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A £600 AM4 board wouldnt sell.

£250 is high enough in the grand scheme of things.

Im sure youll get something else AM4 wise but there is a limit and you have to think they know a bit more than you may, especially as I doubt youd buy a £600 Ryzen board even if they did make one...Quote
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