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Asus Z87-I Deluxe - where to buy

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NCIX: http://bit.ly/18mvQe0

Amazon: http://geni.us/b9azqG

 

So the obvious question for anyone buying an mITX motherboard for a compact gaming or productivity machine is not "should I get an ASUS motherboard?" but rather "Should I get the Maximus VI Impact or the Z87-I Deluxe?"

 

It comes down to what you need. This one has more SATA ports, and ASUS' 4-way optimization, whereas the RoG board opts for better onboard sound and a more aggressive look, with a (slightly) more over-built design. The reality is either one is an awesome choice, and for me it might end up coming down to which one looks better with my other components since I use an external sound card these days anyway.

 

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I still can't get over that gold. I can't be the only one that wants to do a maxed out Prodigy build with an Impact.


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I still can't get over that gold. I can't be the only one that wants to do a maxed out Prodigy build with an Impact.

I wish a motherboard manufacturer would do some fricken all black/black and gray motherboards other than Gigabyte.


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I wish a motherboard manufacturer would do some fricken all black/black and gray motherboards other than Gigabyte.

The eVGA Stinger is close, some very minor red accents. Also what's wrong with the Gigabyte board?


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The eVGA Stinger is close, some very minor red accents. Also what's wrong with the Gigabyte board?

Nothing, I just want to see some diversity.  Since one motherboard may have features I like while the Gigabyte one does not offer them.


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Nothing, I just want to see some diversity.  Since one motherboard may have features I like while the Gigabyte one does not offer them.

I'm surprised MSi hasn't gotten into Mitx yet.


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H100i w/ Swiftech Helix fans | Evga G2 850w | 6x SSDs | 6x Seagate Barracudas


Fractal Define R4 Titanium| HD558 w/ Fiio E10 | AT2020 | G710+ | Logitech G700s |  DP2710 Asus PA248Q

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I'm surprised MSi hasn't gotten into Mitx yet.

I would kill for an Mpower ITX board.


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I would kill for an Mpower ITX board.

OMG YUS, we need this!


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H100i w/ Swiftech Helix fans | Evga G2 850w | 6x SSDs | 6x Seagate Barracudas


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OMG YUS, we need this!

and EK waterblocks to go on it.


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If only boards like this existed two years ago when I built this rig!


Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro M TG || PSU: EVGA Supernova P2 750w || MB: Asrock Taichi X370 || CPU: AMD Ryzen R5 1600 || Cooler: Fractal Celsius S24 || RAM: G.Skill Flare X 16GB || GPU: Galax GTX 1070 EXOC-SNPR [black] || SSD: Samsung 850 Evo 250GB || HDD: x2 WD Blue 1TB

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