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Originally Posted by rolloDepends if you want to watercool the mobo or not, your not saving a great deal doing it yourself if anything actually. Its a niche market but that niche is willing to pay for it so asus exploits it.
Would of liked to seen it fully water cooled including CPU as nobody paying this sort of cash will run it on air.
Originally Posted by HustlerOn a separate note, does this have better audio that what's on my Hero motherboard?
Because I think it's one of the standout features of my new board, the quality really is superb, through speakers and most importantly headphones, with great 3D sound mixing.
It seems to be the same chip & capacitors..so not even an advantage in that department???
TBH, I think it's as good as a dedicated sound card and you'd only really notice the difference if your pumping the sound through an expensive home cinema setup.
Originally Posted by Star*DaggerMaybe someday bit-tech will stop subtracting points on the value side for expensive items.
Originally Posted by CombatusWell, we're not going to add points if you can't use most M.2 SSDs but can on most other Z97 boards are we? :D I'd have liked to have seen maybe more extensive watercooling, more thermal sensor ports and more extensive fan control software but equally we don't dish out an Extreme Ultra Award at the drop of a hat. I don't think we've ever docked points for price alone but eually that price has to be earned.
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