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What are the differences between ASUS MAXIMUS VI FORMULA and ASUS MAXIMUS VII RANGER? is the quality really different like the price? (40% more for the Formula)
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  1. Google 'ASUS MAXIMUS VI FORMULA spec', then open a new tab and google 'ASUS MAXIMUS VII RANGER'

    (ie, do your research)
  2. snowctrl said:
    Google 'ASUS MAXIMUS VI FORMULA spec', then open a new tab and google 'ASUS MAXIMUS VII RANGER'

    (ie, do your research)


    I've asked here because the specifics are almost identical and the price is very different
  3. With the ranger that is z97 and can upgrade to Broadwell. It is has similar feature to the Maximus VII Hero.
    The VI Formula has water cooling options on the heatsink, a shroud, wifi module.
  4. Then ASUS MAXIMUS VII RANGER in the end could be a better choice, if i've understood correctly?
  5. Best answer
    Depends. If you already got an i5 4670k or i7 4770k. Either board is fine really.
    If you want upgradability to Broadwell cpu then the Z97 is confirmed to support it. Z87 hasn't been confirmed if it does or not. However, i doubt there will be much improvement except for overlocking for Broadwell.
    If you plans to go water loops in your build the VI Formula is a nice board to have.
  6. Now that the so-called motherboard "experts" are done posting, let's help you out.

    What will you be using this PC for? Are you going to overclock? What are your other components?
  7. It will be a powerful gaming PC, i won't overclock, my components are:

    CPU: Intel core i7 4790
    http://www.alza.cz/intel-core-i7-4790-d1481126.htm

    GPU: ASUS GTX770-DC2OC-2GD5
    http://www.alza.cz/asus-gtx770-dc2oc-2gd5-d435172.htm

    Power Unit : Corsair RM850
    http://www.alza.cz/EN/corsair-rm850-d466462.htm

    Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3000GB s Advanced Format
    http://www.alza.cz/seagate-barracuda-7200-12-3000gb-s-advanced-format-d285784.htm


    Case Fan: NOCTUA NF-F12 PWM
    http://www.alza.cz/noctua-nf-f12-pwm-d289675.htm


    Optic Drive: ASUS DRW-24F1ST černá
    http://www.alza.cz/asus-drw-24f1st-cerna-d462034.htm


    Kingston 8 gigabytes KIT DDR3 1600MHz CL9 HyperX blu Edition
    http://www.alza.cz/EN/kingston-8gb-kit-ddr3-1600mhz-cl9-hyperx-blu-editon-d245861.htm


    Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced
    http://www.alza.cz/cooler-master-haf-932-advanced-d303394.htm


    Microsoft Windows 8.1 ENG 64-bit (OEM)
    http://www.alza.cz/microsoft-windows-8-1-eng-64-bit-oem-d484107.htm

    Thanks!!
  8. You will thank yourself for using an SSD as your system drive, or possibly an SSHD
  9. Yes, i will replace the Seagate 3tb with Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB 7mm + Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2000GB s Advanced Format . Would it be a good choice?
  10. I typically recommend the Samsung 840 EVO as a system drive because of the software that comes with it - Samsung's 'Magician' which doubles the SSDs speed for a high-percentage of operations (my guess is it does this with some sort of clever compression trickery)

    My 840 EVO benchmarks at 1134MB/s Reads, 1083MB/s Writes, once Magician is installed and set up
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