ASUS & [H]ardOCP Haswell Z87 ROG Motherboard Giveaway! Week 2

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  1. FrgMstr

    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    ASUS and [H]ard|OCP are back with another question and another giveaway and the stakes are even higher. This week you'll have the chance to enter to win either a Maximus VI Extreme or Maximus VI Hero motherboard. Reply to this thread (ONCE!) with your answer to the below question before June 24, 2013 at 12:00PM PDT.

    Question: We’ve made some significant upgrades to UEFI across the board [pun intended]. Which new feature is most exciting to you?”

    Haven't seen the new UEFI yet? Check it out HERE!


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    1st place: 1ea. ASUS Maximus VI Extreme motherboard
    2nd place: 1ea. ASUS Maximus VI Hero motherboard

    In true ROG fashion, the Maximus VI EXTREME can only be described with superlatives: the best overclocking thanks to Extreme Engine DIGI+ III, the most control and flexibility with the all-new OC Panel, the fastest Wi-Fi with onboard dual-band 802.11ac and of course, the most expandability with 4-Way GPU capability.

    The ROG Maximus VI Hero combines the gaming features and overclocking performance you've come to expect from ROG at a price point that will pleasantly surprise you. SupremeFX Audio, Intel I217 Gb LAN with GameFirst II and support for dual graphics cards join forces to give you the best gaming experience.


    Winners will be selected by Kyle and the ASUS Council of Elders.

    HardOCP and ASUS representatives will be picking the winners based on your answers. US and Canada entries only.
     
  2. prtzlboy

    prtzlboy [H]ard|Gawd

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    I've gotta say I'm pretty excited about the SSD Secure Erase feature
     
  3. cj3waker

    cj3waker 2[H]4U

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    Ease of viewing system info. actual clock speed, RAM and RAM speed are right in your face. On a lot of BIOS its a bit of search to find out what speeds your components are actually running at, and I like that they put that stuff in a simplified format on the main page, with things like storage devices just a click away
     
  4. coffaholic

    coffaholic Gawd

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    Some nice additions there. The ones I like the best and feel I would use the most are the Favorites and the Quick Notes. Very handy to cut down on the amount of clicking it takes on my current board to change all the relevant OC settings. Very good job Asus.

    Good luck everyone.
     
  5. FnordMan

    FnordMan [H]ard|Gawd

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    something better than a generic blue text screen is always good.
     
  6. Rattle

    Rattle 2[H]4U

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    secure erase !! and ramdisk
     
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    zombiekitty13 n00b

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    ob1 2[H]4U

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    I love the EUFI bios ability to select any boot device from the main bios page to boot from by just clicking on it and selecting boot. Helps so much with firmware updates and alternative OS boot selections.
     
  9. techie81

    techie81 [H]ard for [H]ardware

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    Being able to see multiple critical items - ie temps,voltage - while changing other settings is so much more convenient.
     
  10. DWolvin

    DWolvin [H]ard|Gawd

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    I really like the ability to store favorite profile settings and make notes! I have a great CPU waiting on a motherboard for some OC lovin' right now!
     
  11. reeltrouble

    reeltrouble n00b

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    Ramdisk and secure erase
     
  12. kenpomasta

    kenpomasta Gawd

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    pkt1237 [H]Lite

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    I like the ability to alter between fan profiles and the part where it will display all the changes you made in the system in case you need to convert back
     
  14. ViTo

    ViTo Limp Gawd

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    I'm liking the RAMdisk alot. The SSD erase is pretty cool too
     
  15. Bomber

    Bomber [H]ard|Gawd

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    I like ease with which it looks to do just about anything within the bios. Come a long way since jumpers and dipswitches.
     
  16. jojo69

    jojo69 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    customizable shortcuts menu FTW
     
  17. Snowknight26

    Snowknight26 [H]ardness Supreme

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    The Quick Note function.
     
  18. SirViro

    SirViro [H]ard|Gawd

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    Gotta love SSD Secure Erase!
     
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    useport80 n00b

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    i think ramdisk definitely sounds cool, tho ssd secure erase is a close second
     
  20. Teenyman45

    Teenyman45 2[H]4U

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    The ASUS UEFI is easier to use the MSI's and is generations better than the Intel's. Unlike with Intel's boards the BIOS on the ASUS ROG line will actually update.
     
  21. The Gonz

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    Hands down it would be the SSD Secure Erase feature.

    Even if you're not selling the SSD it is great to know you can perform this function directly from the UEFI interface.
     
  22. DarkStar_WNY

    DarkStar_WNY 2[H]4U

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    I can't decide between ramdisk and secure erase.
     
  23. Lord_Exodia

    Lord_Exodia [H]ardness Supreme

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    Asus UEFI hasn't failed me yet on my 3rd asus motherboard so I am all for it and welcome a newer experience with his board.

    P.S. Please pick me :D
     
  24. Kenai

    Kenai Limp Gawd

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    Ramdisk first ... then SSD erase second.
     
  25. NeloDiavolo

    NeloDiavolo Limp Gawd

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    Coming from an X58 board, I'm most excited about the great RAM DISK feature.
     
  26. ThEJoKeR1973

    ThEJoKeR1973 n00b

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    Still on X58. Would love to upgrade!!
     
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    That secure erase is pretty awesome sounding. :D
     
  28. King Icewind

    King Icewind [H]ardness Supreme

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    The ability to take notes. I am always on thee look out for a good word processor. ;)
     
  29. AceGoober

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    Without a doubt, Secure Erase is the feature I'm most excited about. It will be comforting knowing the private or company data on a SSD will be removed without a trace
     
  30. M0rph3us

    M0rph3us 2[H]4U

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    For someone that doesn't have a lot of time anymore to tweak everything, all the presets for ram and ability to just click a button and have the cpu running at 4.2/4.6 is neat. Oh, and also the ssd secure erase and ramdisk :).
     
  32. Suprfire

    Suprfire 2[H]4U

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    Has to be the ramdisk
     
  33. Jorona

    Jorona 2[H]4U

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    Built in Secure Erase utility is nice. Could use that on my disk station just to do bulk data destruction.
     
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    sonic radar actually sounds cool (see what I did there)
     
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  36. azrael.arach

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    For me I am stuck between the secure erase feature and ramdisk. Both are awesome.
     
  37. SomeoneElse

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    I actually think the Secure Erase would be the best because starting with a fresh drive is always a good idea. The quick access to that would be great especially when using them on storage drives.
     
  38. RedWagnum

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    The ability to make quick changes in EZ Mode is really nice but I think my favorite is the Last Modified followed by the Quick Notes. Really great features!!
     
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    SSD SE and RAM disk
     
  40. ADRENALIN_2099

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    I love the modern look and the quick note wound be very helpfull when overclocking.
     
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