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Posted 25 June 2015 - 01:46 PM
Posted 25 June 2015 - 01:54 PM
Posted 25 June 2015 - 02:10 PM
Well I don't see a CPU listed so I hope you have an Intel chip in mind and not an AMD
Posted 25 June 2015 - 02:15 PM
Posted 25 June 2015 - 02:23 PM
Sorry, don't know your name,
Welcome to the Forum
You will be fine w/ the ASUS Z97-A
The whole system should be very enjoyable, indeed. I might have suggested going a touch higher on the P/S but, the 550 should do nicely. Certainly a very solid, strong, robust machine. It is going to love Windows 10 or Win10 is going to love that bunch of hardware; a win-win.
Some good choices including, the CPU.
Edited by Drew1903, 25 June 2015 - 02:26 PM.
Posted 25 June 2015 - 02:26 PM
Edited by Fearsomevisions, 25 June 2015 - 02:28 PM.
Posted 25 June 2015 - 03:31 PM
Sick, thanks guys
Quick edit, it's the z97-p not a? Lol
Ah. I have researched both, now. You do lose a bit w/ the P vs the A. As well the smaller size of the P can, may present some special challenges. If the slightly higher cost of the A can be managed, might not be a bad idea considering the rest of the components & what you usage of the machine is going to be. If were my customer I would, indeed, recommend going w/ the A, instead. The A is impressive (for its cost) and I feel would better suit both you & the overall machine. There is about $30 or $40 difference from what I found.
Posted 25 June 2015 - 03:42 PM
Edited by Fearsomevisions, 25 June 2015 - 03:45 PM.
Posted 25 June 2015 - 05:55 PM
Damn ok well I'm ordering from pcspecialist, I selected to amend order and my only options here are the z97-e/pro gamer/sabertooth mk1 or the maximus ranger/hero so what's my better option? :/ I don't want to find myself having problems or being caught short in the future so I'd much rather smack another hundred quid on the cost that regret it later
Standby & I will look @ them, although as a brand, I have a lot of respect for ASUS. I realise you are saying that source does not offer the Z97-A. BRB...
Which Maximus Ranger/Hero model?? The Z97 you gave me is specific but, not the other.
Edited by Drew1903, 25 June 2015 - 06:02 PM.
Posted 25 June 2015 - 08:32 PM
Edited by Fearsomevisions, 25 June 2015 - 08:39 PM.
Posted 25 June 2015 - 09:53 PM
VII hero and VII ranger. If I was to ever over lock the system would any of this be a problem also? I'll likely be using two monitors aswel
I really don't think that need be a worry w/ these ASUS M/Bs, including the 97. Ok, gimme a bit... standby. Thanks for these model designations
Ok, I'm back having spent a bunch of time gazing back n forth @ these 2 M/Bs... I say 2 because I don't find the VII Ranger. Anyway, this is not easy and you may not like my answer
Choosing is challenging. They each have very some strong aspects to them. Both fine pieces. Anyway that said...
Dollars are not much of a factor as they almost the same in that regard. I am including the info on each for you. The Sabertooth has a longer warranty & more USBs and is seemingly built like tank or could w/stand being driven over by one. It's impressive and seems like it can be hard driven non-stop quite happily. For general, overall use & applications, fills the bill.
The Maximus VII Hero is, certainly, Feature packed, too. BUT, here's the rub... it is a purpose-built Gaming M/B. If gaming is primary focus then this is the one for you.
Nice gear from which to select. But, I'll leave it up to your preference & activities to decide. In many ways they are either damn close or identical. One could go to the moon & back, the other a Gamers delight.
Be sure to Clk Specifications for each
So, I am going to say, if (& unless) the emphasis is on gaming per se take the Maximus; if not take the Sabertooth.
See.. told you you might not like my answer. ASUS sure does make nice stuff.
Edited by Drew1903, 26 June 2015 - 01:08 AM.
Posted 26 June 2015 - 12:42 AM
Posted 26 June 2015 - 01:05 AM
Ok I went for the sabertooth, thanks for the help pal, I can't wait for this to turn up! Thanks again
You are very welcome. Damn good all round choice, sure a nice M/B. Can well image you are anxious, like a kid @ Xmas. It's going to be one hell of a system.
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