ASUS Maximus VI Impact Review

Posted by: David Mitchelson on: 06-09-2013 [ 13 comment(s) ]

ASUS Republic of Gamers add their fourth addition to Maximus VI Series. Impact is a Mini-ITX Intel Z87 motherboard, delivering numerous features to Intel Haswell.

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kreegor



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#32072 Posted on: 06.09.2013 15:55:00
Wow! This is starting to really convince me to go down the mITX route for my next system. Especially if the continue making boards with great onboard sound.

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Phot3k



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#32073 Posted on: 06.09.2013 16:31:42
Made my choice now definately, this board is incredible for the size and price! This in the new Prodigy M with a 4770K and EVGA GTX 780 SC Classified droooool

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Rswanson
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#32075 Posted on: 06.09.2013 18:18:53
That is such a cool looking thing. BTW guys, is this right?

[img]http://www.vortez.net/articles_file/23283_asus%20maximus%20vi%20impact%20overclock.jpg[/img]

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Mishima
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#32077 Posted on: 07.09.2013 06:10:06
Which cooler will you be using Phot3k? Only thing i would say is with a large CPU cooler plus big GPU there is v little space and you cant really see much of the mobo! Might be best with an ALC etc.

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That is such a cool looking thing. BTW guys, is this right?
Whats wrong mate?

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#32078 Posted on: 07.09.2013 12:22:28
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Which cooler will you be using Phot3k? Only thing i would say is with a large CPU cooler plus big GPU there is v little space and you cant really see much of the mobo! Might be best with an ALC etc.

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Was thinking a Corsair H80i but been edging towards trying other brands too, you think an air cooler would do the job? Something from Noctua maybe, quietness is very important to me.

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#32079 Posted on: 07.09.2013 14:10:44
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Was thinking a Corsair H80i but been edging towards trying other brands too, you think an air cooler would do the job? Something from Noctua maybe, quietness is very important to me.
If you're interested in not overcrowding the mobo then I would go with a Hydro - will you be overclocking?

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#32080 Posted on: 07.09.2013 15:25:24
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If you're interested in not overcrowding the mobo then I would go with a Hydro - will you be overclocking?
Probably will at some point, tempted with the Corsair Carbide 540 now, just been watching your review on Youtube, can't make my mind up!!

I need to be able to move the system around when need be but difficult to judge the physical size, would you say it is fairly easy to pick up and move? The thing about the Prodigy series is the handles and simplicity making it transportable.

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#32082 Posted on: 08.09.2013 12:29:21
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Which cooler will you be using Phot3k? Only thing i would say is with a large CPU cooler plus big GPU there is v little space and you cant really see much of the mobo! Might be best with an ALC etc.


Whats wrong mate?

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The 800MHz clock speed . Guessing that's just speedstep or whatever kicking in?

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UseItNow
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#32085 Posted on: 08.09.2013 19:27:02
Thats just sweeeeet, review to match mate!

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Mishima
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#32089 Posted on: 09.09.2013 06:56:31
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Probably will at some point, tempted with the Corsair Carbide 540 now, just been watching your review on Youtube, can't make my mind up!!

I need to be able to move the system around when need be but difficult to judge the physical size, would you say it is fairly easy to pick up and move? The thing about the Prodigy series is the handles and simplicity making it transportable.
If its just a possibility then I don't think you need to be as particular about the cooler so you could go for something which is smaller/quieter.

It isn't a huge case Air 540 - wouldn't be too hard to move around, but Prodigy will be easier and since the M-ATX version is due anytime soon I guess its ideal!

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The 800MHz clock speed . Guessing that's just speedstep or whatever kicking in?
Yeah just SpeedStep, nothing wrong there

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#32092 Posted on: 09.09.2013 21:04:52
You should take the screenshot when it's still showing the OC, makes noobs likes me less confused!

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Phot3k
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#32094 Posted on: 09.09.2013 21:07:24
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If its just a possibility then I don't think you need to be as particular about the cooler so you could go for something which is smaller/quieter.

It isn't a huge case Air 540 - wouldn't be too hard to move around, but Prodigy will be easier and since the M-ATX version is due anytime soon I guess its ideal!


Yeah just SpeedStep, nothing wrong there
Do you think you will get the new Prodigy M-ATX in for review? Would love to get all details on it.

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#32099 Posted on: 10.09.2013 08:30:12
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You should take the screenshot when it's still showing the OC, makes noobs likes me less confused!
You mean when its still stressing the CPU? Trouble with that is the test is still processing - that screenie shows the test complete as proof its stable etc If you check in the multi section it says 8-46: basically 46: 4.6GHz.

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Do you think you will get the new Prodigy M-ATX in for review? Would love to get all details on it.
Definitely! No doubt will be doing a video on it also.

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