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Old 10-10-2017, 07:57 PM   #16
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Re: ASUS -- ROG Maximus X Formula

I will be getting this board.

Live life aquatic on the Maximus X Formula
Ten years ago, the original Maximus Formula became the first motherboard to combine air and liquid cooling. Its spirit lives on in the new Maximus X Formula, which is brimming with cutting-edge features fit for showcase PCs.

In this latest generation, hybrid cooling is provided by a CrossChill EK II VRM block developed by the experts at EK Water Blocks. The bespoke design has enough surface area to keep the power circuitry cool with typical airflow, but it performs best with liquid coursing through its central copper channel. Adding the block to a system-wide loop is easy thanks support for standard fittings, and while you’re at it, you can tap into the pump, temperature, and flow sensors integrated into the board.

ROG armor protects the surface and provides a streamlined canvas for your masterpiece. This external skin is laser-etched to let threads of Aura Sync lighting shine through, and additional RGB LEDs are embedded in the I/O shroud, chipset heatsink, and power and reset buttons. They’re joined by dual headers for standard RGB strips, plus two more for addressable gear, giving the Formula the most extensive lighting in our Z370 lineup.

In a new twist for the Maximus family, we’ve mounted a 1.3” LiveDash OLED to the center of the board. The monochrome display can show small static images and animated GIFs, adding another layer of customization for creative builders. Vital system stats like clocks and temperatures can also be displayed in real time, which balances the cosmetic appeal with functional benefits.

Form and function also meet around the back, where a carefully shaped metal plate livens up what would otherwise be a boring view. More importantly, the backplate bolsters the PCB to prevent warping under the weight of heavy hardware, and it dissipates heat from under the VRMs to aid cooling. Then there’s the integrated shield for the rear I/O ports, which completes the Formula’s slick exterior while addressing a common pain point for motherboard installation.

That’s just the extras; the Maximus X Formula also boasts a full complement of more conventional features, including a trio of PCIe x16 slots, room for dual M.2 SSDs, integrated 802.11ac WiFi, an ESS Sabre DAC, and three kinds of USB 3.1 Gen2 connectivity. If you want one Z370 motherboard to do it all, the Formula is tough to beat.
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Old 10-10-2017, 08:01 PM   #17
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Re: ASUS -- ROG Maximus X Formula

The Code is right there.....enjoy the formula...great board!
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Old 10-10-2017, 08:35 PM   #18
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Re: ASUS -- ROG Maximus X Formula

Aquatuning Flow Sensor GMR Transparent G1/2 Outer Thread Highflow - Including Electronics, LED and 3Pin Plug by Aquatuning (Clear color)

They make flow sensors with rpm wires. The ASUS Maximus X Formula has a board header for a flow meter. It will show rpms in BIOS which you can convert to liter/min. I believe you can also have your system shut down if water flow stops.
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Old 10-10-2017, 08:44 PM   #19
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Re: ASUS -- ROG Maximus X Formula

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The Code is right there.....enjoy the formula...great board!
Won't be available until November. I want to see the memory QVL and see if the Kingston HyperX is on the list. I will probably buy it again if it is.

The Code is a nice board it has all the good stuff the Formula has like integrated I/O panel, ESS Sabre DAC, and all the feature specs are identical. I don't think there is enough difference to put the Formula $100 more. I am anticipating the Formula being under $400.
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Old 10-10-2017, 08:51 PM   #20
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Re: ASUS -- ROG Maximus X Formula

Like I said in another thread the ASUS Formula will probably run the 8700K at very close to 5GHz with TPU enabled. I don't think it is necessary to OC this CPU but I will see what the temps look like.

If you have ever ran ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 5 and let the auto-tuning feature run, you will see it reaches the peak OC based on CPU temperature. I plan on having a pretty stout custom WC loop.
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Old 10-10-2017, 09:09 PM   #21
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Re: ASUS -- ROG Maximus X Formula

Also, I think I mentioned I order new cables for this mobo already.
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Re: ASUS -- ROG Maximus X Formula

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Also, I think I mentioned I order new cables for this mobo already.
What cables Sandog....PS?
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Re: ASUS -- ROG Maximus X Formula

If you water cool it from what I read (not a AIO), 5GHz should be easy!
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Re: ASUS -- ROG Maximus X Formula

I like using TPU settings in ASUS BIOS, they are fixed profiles like when you run EZ-BIOS you can select that meter than says, Efficient/Normal/Optimized. If you select Optimized that is TPU1. TPU1 knocks my current CPU up 18% to 3.9GHZ and TPU2 does 30% or 4.1GHz. Essentially TPU1 is a air-cooling profile and TPU2 is a water cooling profile.

Well I am committing fellas. I just ordered the XSPC radiator.

http://www.xs-pc.com/radiators-ax-se...radiator-white

I got it because stock was getting low. The reason I got white was not just because my case is white but because I wanted to see XSPC written on the side.
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What cables Sandog....PS?
Yeah, I already posted it somewhere. Here they are.

Imperial Red with Black Stripes paracord.JPG

I got those explicitly for the Formula mobo meaning I got one EPS-8pin which is what the Formula has and also one for my Essence audio card. Mine will have a black wire wrap. Paid $158 for them over a week ago and there is a 14day build time.
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Re: ASUS -- ROG Maximus X Formula

Yeah I knew about those just wondered if you got something different....can't wait for your impressions, but what i've seen they will be top notch.
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Yeah I knew about those just wondered if you got something different....can't wait for your impressions, but what i've seen they will be top notch.
Yeah you should see the connector pick I saw. I cannot find it again but it has logo's and names on the side of it (24pin). Extreme high quality build from reviews. That is why I didn't mind paying so much. First, I new I was going to water cool my ASUS STRIX over a month ago. After seeing I was going to lose the ROG swoosh on top of my STRIX and replace it with a solid black backplate, I decided I needed something else besides black wires going to it. Then it became a chore to find any sort of cables that I liked that would hook up to my nice Seasonic PS which I do not want to get rid of. These are not extensions, these are full cables that work with the Seasonic Prime series. I got every cable that goes on top of the Maximus X Formula board including my Essence audio card. They are even factory length. I could have chosen a hundred different colors or combinations of colors for every individual wire but I really like the imperial red with black accent.
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Yeah you should see the connector pick I saw. I cannot find it again but it has logo's and names on the side of it (24pin). Extreme high quality build from reviews. That is why I didn't mind paying so much. First, I new I was going to water cool my ASUS STRIX over a month ago. After seeing I was going to lose the ROG swoosh on top of my STRIX and replace it with a solid black backplate, I decided I needed something else besides black wires going to it. Then it became a chore to find any sort of cables that I liked that would hook up to my nice Seasonic PS which I do not want to get rid of. These are not extensions, these are full cables that work with the Seasonic Prime series. I got every cable that goes on top of the Maximus X Formula board including my Essence audio card. They are even factory length. I could have chosen a hundred different colors or combinations of colors for every individual wire but I really like the imperial red with black accent.
Yeah the 24 pin power connector on your PS has something special going on inside of it, that's why there where no cables available for it. That's why I went for my Corsair PS at the time I did because I wanted all white cables (full cables not extensions) for my all white build.
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Re: ASUS -- ROG Maximus X Formula

Cables shipped today.

I am really planning on water cooling this mobo's VRM. The whole i7-8700K performance thing plus not needing 4-sticks of RAM and the fact that this mobo has a built in EK VRM water block all swayed me over to doing a mainstream build. I could have invested the same money in my current mobo but I chose to do it on a new build. I really want to cool the VGA and I might as well move on to the CPU and for less than $10 I can move on and add the VRM's.
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Re: ASUS -- ROG Maximus X Formula

The support page is up for the Formula. It doesn't have a whole lot of drivers and utilities yet.

ROG Maximus X Formula Driver & Tools| Motherboards | ASUS Global
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