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    Asus ROG Maximus X Hero

    Staking a claim for best enthusiast board.
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    Re: Asus ROG Maximus X Hero

    I picked up the IX Hero last year and absolutely love it, if I was upgrading this year I would recommend this if you are looking to overclock, my 7700k is stable as a rock at 4.8Ghz on the IX, I probably could have pushed for 5Ghz but I'd rather have a bit of headroom for better temps under load.

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    Re: Asus ROG Maximus X Hero

    Wow! £250 for a Hero board.

    My Z97 Asus Hero cost £165 in late 2014.

    That's some (unjustified) friggin price inflation..nearly 50% FFS.

    Roll up, roll up ladies and gents to the great consumer rip off that is PC Components!

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    Re: Asus ROG Maximus X Hero

    Quote Originally Posted by Bagpuss View Post
    Wow! £250 for a Hero board.

    My Z97 Asus Hero cost £165 in late 2014.

    That's some (unjustified) friggin price inflation..nearly 50% FFS.

    Roll up, roll up ladies and gents to the great consumer rip off that is PC Components!
    I would take the MSI board £70 less and performs just as well as both of those other boards (the Aurora is £100 more).

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    Re: Asus ROG Maximus X Hero

    I can't believe the justification in price rises either, sure it's a new chips set but nearly all the components apart from 2 chips are the same.
    Yes there will be tooling costs etc but component wise it shouldn't be that expensive.

    The whole pc industry at the moment seems a huge rip of, for instance the SSD I bought 2 years ago is more expensive now (for the very same model.... work that one out?

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    Re: Asus ROG Maximus X Hero

    Quote Originally Posted by Bagpuss View Post
    Wow! £250 for a Hero board.

    My Z97 Asus Hero cost £165 in late 2014.

    That's some (unjustified) friggin price inflation..nearly 50% FFS.

    Roll up, roll up ladies and gents to the great consumer rip off that is PC Components!
    I agree. The cost for 2 memory channel motherboards has gotten out of hand the last few years, and 4 memory channel boards are even worse.

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    Re: Asus ROG Maximus X Hero

    Quote Originally Posted by Bagpuss View Post
    Wow! £250 for a Hero board.

    My Z97 Asus Hero cost £165 in late 2014.

    That's some (unjustified) friggin price inflation..nearly 50% FFS.

    Roll up, roll up ladies and gents to the great consumer rip off that is PC Components!
    I agree. The price for 2 memory channel mother boards has gotten out of control over the last few years.

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    Re: Asus ROG Maximus X Hero

    I still don't see the point in the 8 series. Even with the most basic motherboard, the overclockable i5 is competing at equal price to the 1700. An i5 in this board will cost the same as a 1800X base unit! The latest intel chips are terrible value across the board, since there's nothing that they do better than much cheaper AMD chips

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    Re: Asus ROG Maximus X Hero

    Seems a waste of money especially if companies like Eurocom are skipping the Z370 and going straight to the Z390.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubarb View Post

    The whole pc industry at the moment seems a huge rip of, for instance the SSD I bought 2 years ago is more expensive now (for the very same model.... work that one out?
    2 years ago we had a very different exchange rate. Just about every board manufacturer deals almost exclusively in US dollars. There really isn't any mystery here at all.

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    Re: Asus ROG Maximus X Hero

    Quote Originally Posted by rainman View Post
    2 years ago we had a very different exchange rate. Just about every board manufacturer deals almost exclusively in US dollars. There really isn't any mystery here at all.
    Exchange rate does not account for a near 50% rise in price, no where near.

    Stop making excuses for these rip off merchants.

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    Re: Asus ROG Maximus X Hero

    Quote Originally Posted by Bagpuss View Post
    Exchange rate does not account for a near 50% rise in price, no where near.

    Stop making excuses for these rip off merchants.
    https://www.poundsterlinglive.com/be...-on-2014-11-14

    Today the exchange rate is $1.34 to £1 and back in late 2014 it was $1.57 to £1,so it was around 17% more a few years ago,so you are correct,the price rise is not correlating with the exchange rates.

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    Re: Asus ROG Maximus X Hero

    yeah it's just too expensive , would I want one sure but at that price no way

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    Re: Asus ROG Maximus X Hero

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Bagpuss View Post
    Exchange rate does not account for a near 50% rise in price, no where near.

    Stop making excuses for these rip off merchants.
    https://www.poundsterlinglive.com/be...-on-2014-11-14

    Today the exchange rate is $1.34 to £1 and back in late 2014 it was $1.57 to £1,so it was around 17% more a few years ago,so you are correct,the price rise is not correlating with the exchange rates.
    Well maybe the other 30% odd is for the super cool RGB lighting and M.2 heatsink? /s

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