ASUS ROG Zenith X399 Extreme review

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    A new thread ripping processor will need to be paired with a proper motherboard, join us in this review of the X399 chipset based ASUS ROG Zenith Extreme. A motherboard loaded with features and high-e...

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  2. chispy

    chispy Ancient Guru

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    Awesome review as always Hilbert , thank you for the in depth review !

    Gorgeous looking motherboard right there with all the connectivity and hardware support for real future proof , it will last many many years to come for the end user. I think this is as high end as anyone would dream of :)
     
  3. Humanoid_1

    Humanoid_1 Master Guru

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    I am looking forward to future motherboards supporting Thunderbolt 3 now Intel has made it royalty free.
    Though ofc the cost of such add in cards will also plummet :)

    I am thinking here of having an external GPU box for my laptop that I can also plug into my main PC for extra horsepower when I feel the need ^^
     
  4. geogan

    geogan Master Guru

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    Sorry, I know these are "gaming" boards, but... for a high end user in 2017 having only 6 SATA ports to connect multiple storage drives to is not enough and is the reason I will cross this product off my list for upgrade. And as Hilbert mentioned I don't even know what that other storage port is - but useless anyway. Should have put at least another 2 SATA ports on any high-end board.

    I have 6 SATA ports on my Rampage II board and for ages I am having to use a PCI-E board with an extra 2 SATA ports for another two SATA HDs. The one thing I want to do is get rid of this extra board.
     

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    Denial Ancient Guru

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    Hilbert, some users showed concern about the proximity of the socket to the first PCI-E slot when mounting coolers. Do you think this will be an issue on this board? Other manufacturers add a little distance like Gigabyte for example:

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