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Hello all!

For extreme overclocking of a Skylake CPU, how does the Asus MAXIMUS VIII EXTREME compare with the Z-170 Deluxe?

 

Is it really worth the extra $150 for the EXTREME?

I just need reliability, and ability to do crazy overclocks.

 

Thanks!

 

NOTE: This is for my extreme single-core OC build here: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/472999-extreme-clock-speed-build/

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they will both overclock just fine

how much you can overclock depends on how lucky you get with your CPU and what cooling youve got

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Hello all!

For extreme overclocking of a Skylake CPU, how does the Asus MAXIMUS VIII EXTREME compare with the Z-170 Deluxe?

 

Is it really worth the extra $150 for the EXTREME?

I just need reliability, and ability to do crazy overclocks.

 

Thanks!

 

NOTE: This is for my extreme single-core OC build here: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/472999-extreme-clock-speed-build/

I would personally scrap both those boards and go for the Z170 OC Formula its the Most popular board for benchers and overclockers  and its priced well too.

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I would personally scrap both those boards and go for the Z170 OC Formula its the Most popular board for benchers and overclockers  and its priced well too.

Really ASrock?

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Really ASrock?

100% Yes ASrock has been destroying the competition in the XOC market for mobo's 

2 Global Records were set tonight on the OC Formula 

http://hwbot.org/submission/3014188_splave_rom_pifast_core_i7_6700k_9sec_360ms

http://hwbot.org/submission/3014190_splave_rom_cinebench___r15_core_i7_6700k_1437_cb

Its become very popular for benching

 

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100% Yes ASrock has been destroying the competition in the XOC market for mobo's 

2 Global Records were set tonight on the OC Formula 

http://hwbot.org/submission/3014188_splave_rom_pifast_core_i7_6700k_9sec_360ms

http://hwbot.org/submission/3014190_splave_rom_cinebench___r15_core_i7_6700k_1437_cb

Its become very popular for benching

 

So for a semi-industrial, 24/7 overclocked rig, the ASrock would be a good choice?

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So for a semi-industrial, 24/7 overclocked rig, the ASrock would be a good choice?

I would personally think so it's over built and has quality components for the power delivery which should mean a nice long life span out of the board.

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I would personally think so it's over built and has quality components for the power delivery which should mean a nice long life span out of the board.

I was just wondering if th ASUS boards were built more solidly, but seems like you know a lot about the ASrock board

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I was just wondering if th ASUS boards were built more solidly, but seems like you know a lot about the ASrock board

I've got more experience with Asus boards and MSI's OC line of boards. It is 50/50 but for all intents don't go spending 500$USD for the Maximus 8 Extreme it's really over priced for what it really is geared to do.

What about Gigabyte OC boards? ;w;

There is currently only their G1 Gaming Line for "OC" boards and its expensive as well. I'm personally waiting for the SOC line from Gigabyte to drop for z170 for my personal test bench boadd

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I've got more experience with Asus boards and MSI's OC line of boards. It is 50/50 but for all intents don't go spending 500$USD for the Maximus 8 Extreme it's really over priced for what it really is geared to do.

There is currently only their G1 Gaming Line for "OC" boards and its expensive as well. I'm personally waiting for the SOC line from Gigabyte to drop for z170 for my personal test bench boadd

Thats the series I'm actually waiting on too. 3: Its pretty epic lookin'

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Thats the series I'm actually waiting on too. 3: Its pretty epic lookin'

depending on the price, I might stick with MSI they have yet to fail me while Asus on the other hand my sabertooth went through RMA 4 times back to back for issues so they left a bad taste in my mouth.

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depending on the price, I might stick with MSI they have yet to fail me while Asus on the other hand my sabertooth went through RMA 4 times back to back for issues so they left a bad taste in my mouth.

3: Whats it taste like tho?

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So... The conclusion is what? My first priority is solid, safe, and extreme overclocking, and my second priority is durability (not physical as much as electronic). It will be running almost 24/7 with a load.

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