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asus z87- pro vs asus maximus vi hero

I am building a gaming rig. I like the built in wifi with the pro, but I heard that the maximus is built with gaming in mind?

Which would you choose and why?

What advantages does the ROG style mobo have over the pro?

They are the same price, but if I get the hero I will have to get a wifi connection as well, is it worth the extra cost?

thanks
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  1. I'd get the one with wifi if it's as cost effective as a cheaper board plus a discrete NIC.

    The gamer thing is all marketing. Been reading mobo reviews for a decade and have never, ever, seen a single one that came to the conclusion that a gaming board provides any discernable advantage in frames or latency.
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    eric8412 said:
    I am building a gaming rig. I like the built in wifi with the pro, but I heard that the maximus is built with gaming in mind?

    Which would you choose and why?

    What advantages does the ROG style mobo have over the pro?

    They are the same price, but if I get the hero I will have to get a wifi connection as well, is it worth the extra cost?

    thanks


    get the asus maximus vi hero if you want better onboard sound

    The hero has Better onbard sound at 115 Db SNR , shielded and with 600ohms AMPS for headphone .

    the PRO has WIFI bundle

    so it is WIFI vs Sound.

    and both can be bought alone lol , you can buy a wifi alone or a sound card alone , for the same equal price ($70-$90)
  3. I like the Z87 PRO.
  4. Without doing any kind of benchmarking test I would recommend the Hero. What SNA3 said is true, the Audio chip is better, but also the components layout for the audio section is better. The ROG has divided and isolated the audio section from the board reducing with this the noise that other components may add to your audio output. The down side of this selection is that the Hero only has 3 on board 4-Pin connectors for your Sys_Fans, that wont be too much problem either, the majority of the case fans available in the market nowadays are not bigger than 0.4A and each connector on the Hero will handle 1A max, just make sure that you connect identical fans on each header.
    Moreover, let's be honest, the appearance of the ROG is way better than the Pro. That Mobo in a side-window chasis simply will rock...
    Would be nice if Tom's crew can post some benchmark comparison between the 2 Mobos, that for sure will bring more light into the topic.
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