PCPer v4.0 Giveaway: ASUS Maximus IV Extreme P67 B3 Motherboard

Subject: Editorial, General Tech, Motherboards | April 25, 2011 - 03:19 PM |
Tagged: p67 b3, maximus iv extreme, giveaway, contest, asus

As you can no doubt tell, PC Perspective got a HUGE and much needed facelift recently to what we are internally calling "PC Perspective v4.0".  I know there are still some kinks to work out and we are actively addressing any feedback from our readers in this comment thread.  

But we want to celebrate the launch of the new site in style!!  Some of our site sponsors have very generously offered up some prizes for us to give out throughout the coming days...

The sixth prize is truly a killer motherboard, the ASUS Maximus IV Extreme P67 B3!

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This motherboard from ASUS has just about anything an enthusiast could ask for including:

  • ROG Connect: Plug and Overclock - Tweak it the hardcore way!
  • ROG iDirect : Tune your PC from your iPhone or iPad now!
  • RC Bluetooth: Smashes through all the barriers of conventional overclocking!
  • Extreme Engine Digi+: Smashes through all the barriers of conventional overclocking!
  • USB BIOS Flashback: Refresh the BIOS can never be that easy

How can you win this wonderful piece of engineering that currently sells for more than $360???

Couldn't be easier: post a comment in this post thanking ASUS for its sponsorship of PC Perspective as well as any ideas you have for the NEXT super-motherboard.  What other features would you like to see from ASUS? 

You should probably have a registered account or at least be sure you include your email address in the appropriate field so we can contact you!

We will pick the winners soon and move on to the next hardware that finds its way to PC Perspective offices.  Good luck and thanks for reading!!

Source: ASUS
April 26, 2011 | 12:50 AM - Posted by EkLpZ

Even tho i never owned an ASUS product i do appreciate them sponsoring one of my fav podcasts (thank you spell check)

April 26, 2011 | 12:54 AM - Posted by Dree (not verified)

Thank you ASUS for all your support. PcPer is a wonderful site. Its awesome to have the opportunity to win some new hardware.
It would be cool to see a LCD for posting error at boot.
thanks again.

April 26, 2011 | 01:03 AM - Posted by fran

Thank you Asus. Your sponsorship is appreciated.
It would be sweet to see a panel with overclocking stats on it listing all system speeds, freq, and temps.

April 26, 2011 | 01:11 AM - Posted by sn0wcraft (not verified)

Thanks for supporting my favorite website Asus! Love your products and this website!

April 26, 2011 | 01:13 AM - Posted by Ch0L0Ks (not verified)

Thank you ASUS for the great products. Just happy to join the contest. More power to PCPer.com.

April 26, 2011 | 01:23 AM - Posted by loeakaodas

Thanks ASUS for sponsoring PC Perspective. What would be great to see in a next gen top of the line board is the removal of the rather crappy built in sound cards and using the extra space to provide more USB 3.0 and other ports.

April 26, 2011 | 01:29 AM - Posted by HumanSmoke

Big thanks to Asus !

I'd like to see fp and USB headers that sit along the bottom edge of the board rotated 90 degrees (vertical orientation?-conectors pointing downwards)- in the same manner that SATA connectors now appear. It would make SLI/Crossfire less of a balancing act...especially for us using the DirectCuII triple-slot cards.

April 26, 2011 | 01:35 AM - Posted by junak (not verified)

Thanks Asus. I personally use a P8P67 series motherboard while awaiting the Z series chipset and love it. The one thing I would like to see is with the higher end boards that have a USB 3.0 header connection is to include a front panel accessory for the extra ports. Finding one on the market or stocked in a store is nearly impossible at this point.

April 26, 2011 | 01:45 AM - Posted by Shadow9

Thank you Asus for sponsoring my go-to site for tech news and reviews. I gotta say that your ROG line of motherboards never fails to impress. I love the concept of iDirect. How long before we get integrated dual GPUs?

April 26, 2011 | 01:50 AM - Posted by arkanic

Thanks to ASUS for sponsoring the PC Per crew,maybe a bootable user flash on board like a usb or sd socket?

April 26, 2011 | 01:51 AM - Posted by buburuza76

Big thanks to ASUS for this rock giveaway!

*** Be sure to include on next motherboard PciEx 3.0 and a card reader port directly on the motherboard or some connectors and a front panel? I`m sure this would be more than appreciated by most people.
Also WLAN capabilities would be a big plus. And i`m sure not only for me!

ASUS ROCKS!

April 26, 2011 | 01:55 AM - Posted by Keith Howwy (not verified)

I love pc per, and all that you do.

don't give away to much though. have to have some left overs for ebay

April 26, 2011 | 02:05 AM - Posted by leobiendurana

Holy Moley!

Massive thanks to ASUS for sponsoring *this* one and our beloved PCPERSPECTIVE site( who knows v4.0 will be this great looking and fun!).

My ideas of the next super motherboard:
-Quad Channel DDR3 Memory.(If the technology permits)
-N00b(I belong to this group) and l33t friendly.(Especially when OCing)
-Great SLI/CF scaling.
-Superb layout and design.

What other features would you like to see from ASUS?
-Mobos with onboard/PCIEx1 SSDs. I know it'll hurt our pockets but this will sure improve the performance of the board.
-TUF like watercooling friendly heat spreaders/sinks. (Water everywhere, baby!)

That's it. Hopefully ASUS will take a look at this one. Thanks PCPERSPECTIVE and ASUS!

April 26, 2011 | 02:16 AM - Posted by Arif

thanks a lot ASUS for sponsorship n also thx to PC Perspective for arranging this giveaway
i like most of asus features like : TurboV EVo , Auto system level up , T.Probe , Core unlocker , Turbo unlocker , Express Gate , Asus Q-shield , Rog connect , Probeit , iRog , Cop EX , CPU Level Up , GameFirst MemOk etc.
hope upcoming asus motherboard have a more opportunity for better water cooling....also have a real-time online gaming futures...n also specially use green technology and lower power use....and also more room for another pci slot after install 3 or 4 way sli
have a nice day Asus n PC Perspective

April 26, 2011 | 02:27 AM - Posted by cyow

Asus many thanks for support of PC Perspective.

this the best site and is made even better by you support.

I live to see more 6gbs Sata port on the next super-motherboard and more RAM slots.

great look for new site many thanks PC PER.

April 26, 2011 | 02:50 AM - Posted by mmann

Thanks Asus for sponsoring PC Perspective. I cant wait to see what you come up with in 2012. Maybe a mobo with a built in water cooling unit integrated into the board itself.

April 26, 2011 | 02:53 AM - Posted by elgrandeburro

Many thanks to Asus for supporting PC Perspective.

How about secretly supporting OSX installs on your hardware? Only Kidding! ; )

April 26, 2011 | 02:58 AM - Posted by bodi

Thank you ASUS for your sponsorship of PCPer, you've brought some great products to the market and I cant wait to get my hands on some of your newer hardware.
It would be super sweet to have a remote to control your fans and your overclocking.

April 26, 2011 | 03:25 AM - Posted by JDBJG

Who wouldn't want to build a rig around this badboy! Thank you Asus!! One feature I would like to see is an add-on for the old rs232 port for programming Home Theater automation, like in my old A8N-SLI Premium. No need for USB to Serial adapter.

April 26, 2011 | 03:05 AM - Posted by KB

Thanks ASUS for sponsoring PC Perspective. This mobo has so much going on its hard to think about adding anything.
thanks again.

April 26, 2011 | 03:07 AM - Posted by sosoggy (not verified)

Thumbs up to Asus!

This board would be awesome for my future SB build!

April 26, 2011 | 03:09 AM - Posted by cabrio (not verified)

Thanks pcper for the contest, and thank you ASUS for the sponsorhip.

Built in wireless is always nice.

April 26, 2011 | 03:10 AM - Posted by naycire

Feelin' the love from ASUS. Thanks for supporting PCPer! I'd love to see a waterblock cooling the VRMs/chipset.

April 26, 2011 | 03:16 AM - Posted by kat

Wow, great board Asus. Thank you for sponsoring pcper and letting this contest be so rewarding.
Iv had great experiences with all your hardware, keep up the great work Asus, and please keep up the great reviews pcper, I really appreciate all your hard work.

April 26, 2011 | 03:22 AM - Posted by malimike

ASUS, "Thank You," this is a killer board. Your sponsorship of PC Perspective is greatly appreciated. I dont know how you could top something like this next time. But the more customization options the better.
thanks again

April 26, 2011 | 03:32 AM - Posted by VeryInterestedO...

This is truly a monstrous board. How do I know, I actually broke down and spent the extra $$$ to get all the features this board offered that many other didn't.

Thanks ASUS for its sponsorship of PC Perspective.

Things that could be better:
- Straight sata ports since my mid case doesn't have enough room to use all the ports.
- Option to turn off all the lights on the board to save power.
- Better error, debugging, troubleshooting abilities. Would be nice to know why it crashes rather than it just stating your overclocking settings don't work.
- 2 more ram slots.
- Cooks me bacon in the morning.

April 26, 2011 | 03:33 AM - Posted by peers

Thank you Asus for supporting PcPer. This looks like a remarkable motherboard. I would offer a choice in color next time. The users who buy this type of board generally are the enthusiast that love to look at show it off. So If it was easier to match with the color scheme of the rest of the computer that would be great.

April 26, 2011 | 04:02 AM - Posted by omegadoom13

Thank you Asus for sponsoring PC Perspective! We appreciate you giving back to the fans. I can't think of anything to really improve the top end motherboards offered by Asus. Other posters have mentioned wireless capabilities... that would be nice.

April 26, 2011 | 04:08 AM - Posted by Neras

Thank you ASUS. In next motherboard I want to see a PCI-Express 3.0 slot.

April 26, 2011 | 04:11 AM - Posted by megatih

Thanks Asus for supporting PC Perspective!

This motherboard will definitely be my pick if I had the cash to build my Dream PC, but the NEXT super-motherboard would really be outstanding if it had:

  • support for Intel Thunderbolt for the next generation of I/O peripherals.
  • SATA revision 3.0 (SATA 6 Gbit/s) support across all SATA ports.
  • full RAID support (with SSD Trim support in RAID mode).
  • support for Drobo BeyondRAID built-in.
  • Hot-swapping SATA device support built-in.
  • Asus Xonar on-board audio (it's an Asus motherboard, so why not?).
  • support for USB device charging even when PC is powered down or suspended.
  • built-in support for realtime encryption for all storage devices.

This motherboard would cement Asus' position as the leading motherboard maker in the industry.

April 26, 2011 | 04:22 AM - Posted by Yoshi (not verified)

Thanks ASUS!
Maybe next time you could upgrade your audiochip to say... a Creative one (X-Fi) for better sound and EAX-support.
Thanx again.
Yoshi

April 26, 2011 | 04:34 AM - Posted by Thomas Sabo (not verified)

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April 26, 2011 | 05:02 AM - Posted by Manuel (not verified)

Thank you to ASUS for helping out with an awesome contest and for supporting PC Perspective. Going forward how about replacing on-board audio with a bundled add-in card for discrete audio?

April 26, 2011 | 05:03 AM - Posted by ruready

Txs Asus for supporting pcper

April 26, 2011 | 05:14 AM - Posted by wargames12

love asus, love pcper. id like to see a motherboard with a 4+ fan controller built into the back i/o. or maybe as an expansion bracket mount.

April 26, 2011 | 05:55 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Thanks ASUS for supporting PCPerspective!

April 26, 2011 | 05:59 AM - Posted by Lee

This is already perfect of what the Asus made, I always like Asus brand since now I still used Asus Motherbord and Graphic Card. Thanks for Asus for this great give-away.

April 26, 2011 | 06:09 AM - Posted by WatchDog

That is a sweet motherboard. Thanks ASUS. I would like to see lightpeak/thunderbolt technology in future boards.

April 26, 2011 | 06:43 AM - Posted by JCW

Thanks ASUS for sponsoring PC Perspective. I'd like built in wireless 802.11N on the board.

April 26, 2011 | 07:22 AM - Posted by wormy

Thanks Asus For sponsoring PC Perspective and I would like to see the bois options make more sense/easeier for normal people to understand lol

April 26, 2011 | 07:27 AM - Posted by undersea

Nice board from a great company! Thanks!

April 26, 2011 | 07:28 AM - Posted by Rory Sutherland (not verified)

Thanks ASUS for all the awesome stuff you've made. Made my first build run like a breeze :) honestly there isnt much else to add to this board, but there is always room for improvement, you just have to find it.

April 26, 2011 | 07:30 AM - Posted by Jeremy Holland (not verified)

ASUS you are awesome.

And you know that anyone who knows anything has PC Perspective as their first port of call when learning about this stuff, so thanks for your support ASUS.

For the next board, i think you need Super Pipes.
;-)

April 26, 2011 | 07:33 AM - Posted by gunner

Thanks ASUS for helping one of my favorite tech sites. As for added features...I would say it is perfect as is.

April 26, 2011 | 07:41 AM - Posted by jtiger102

Thanks Asus for being a sponsor!

I would like to see more features similar to the OC Genie function on MSI's boards. Simple overclocking is always good!

April 26, 2011 | 07:56 AM - Posted by Urgentfury

I have built many pcs over the years and have always used Asus boards, and have never been let down. Thanks for your support and keep up the good work. One thing I would like to see in future motherboards is lower prices! I know they have lot more features now but when mobos get into the $400 plus range its just out of my reach.

April 26, 2011 | 08:20 AM - Posted by Dean (not verified)

Great motherboards, love the new pc perspective look.

Now that motherboard makers are mounting the sata ports sideways, now can someone do the same with the 24pin power supply, would make the wiring job that much cleaner.

April 26, 2011 | 08:25 AM - Posted by Fergywan

Thank you ASUS for all you do and PC Perspective for the nice updated look. Hopefully in the future the prices will start to dip down on prices like this. I like the feature to be able to tune my PC from my iPhone. Although, I hope that none of those butt dials would cause a problem, lol.

April 26, 2011 | 08:28 AM - Posted by Jay (not verified)

thanks ASUS for supporting PCPer. Nice to see.

April 26, 2011 | 08:43 AM - Posted by dcox00 (not verified)

thank you Asus for sponsoring PC Perspective!

April 26, 2011 | 08:56 AM - Posted by b00k

Thank you ASUS for sponsoring PC Perspective.

I would like to see more emphasis on functionality in terms of board layout rather than just good looks.

April 26, 2011 | 09:02 AM - Posted by Josh Mueller (not verified)

Thanks ASUS! Hope I get to take you home with me.

April 26, 2011 | 09:05 AM - Posted by Peter Stevenson (not verified)

Thanks ASUS for the sponsorship!! Your products are excellent and I would love to see built in wireless on the next board. Thanks again for sponsoring PCPER ASUS.

April 26, 2011 | 09:09 AM - Posted by MadDogJohn (not verified)

Thanks Asus and PC Perspective. Looking forward to building new system with this motherboard. Thanks again

April 26, 2011 | 09:36 AM - Posted by Josh C. (not verified)

Thanks ASUS for awesome products and sponsoring PCPer

April 26, 2011 | 09:50 AM - Posted by Ionut (not verified)

Thank you ASUS for supporting PCPer.
The Asus motherboard is so great... I have no words!!
Also when you see a factory like this what else can you ask them?!

April 26, 2011 | 10:04 AM - Posted by louie d.

Thanks ASUS

always good to see support of my favorite website/podcast

i would only suggest an upgrade to wireless LAN, wireless-N

April 26, 2011 | 10:02 AM - Posted by xshanex (not verified)

Asus rocks my world

April 26, 2011 | 10:10 AM - Posted by imagination

Thank you ASUS for sponsorship! ASUS is really great and it`s my number 1 on the market! Next super ASUS motherboard should definitely have a wlan adapter included, onboard infrared and bluetooth, easy overclock button for lazy guys, maybe PCIEx 3.0 and some onboard charger for phones or mp3 players. What do you think?

April 26, 2011 | 10:15 AM - Posted by perfectshot (not verified)

Thanks Asus! If I win this, I'll be replacing my 4+ year old PC!

What's up with Captcha? It took me over five dozen tries to get this in???

April 26, 2011 | 10:18 AM - Posted by creatre

Big thanks for the sponsoring PC Perspective! Suggestions would be flash to incorporate some flash for a small (linux based) open os for testing/debugging/fault searching/tweaking, and maybe 6 dimms. Looking forward to the z68 release. Thanks again Asus for listening to the Enthusiasts.

April 26, 2011 | 10:24 AM - Posted by jdcook72

Thank you Asus. Anything that simplifies the setup including overclocking would make things good for me.

April 26, 2011 | 10:31 AM - Posted by avatar4

Thx ASUS

April 26, 2011 | 10:54 AM - Posted by Kenny (not verified)

Thanks ASUS for taking care of PCPer!!!

Some things I would like to see are sharks with lasers and Mid Night Snack all day all the time.

April 26, 2011 | 10:54 AM - Posted by M@sterM1nd (not verified)

Been saving my pennies for this board not quite there yet. Would love to see how far this board can take my I7. Grats to whom ever gets this bad boy!

April 26, 2011 | 10:56 AM - Posted by Cascade (not verified)

Thank you Asus for sponsoring PCper! I make sure your motherboards are in every computer i build for myself or friends. because they are so reliable and come with everything including the kitchen sink. Your next top of the line motherboard should come with some kind of built in SSD storage, or at least optimized for them.

April 26, 2011 | 11:14 AM - Posted by patrobic

Thank You Asus for sponsoring PCPer, you are awesome!!! You have the best products ever, I have been using Asus Mobos for my whole life, and they have never failed me...Not to mention all the great extra features and overclocking!!! This is the hottest motherboard around, and I want it!!! :)

April 26, 2011 | 11:18 AM - Posted by bentsou

Thanks ASUS! I want this board!

April 26, 2011 | 11:22 AM - Posted by Sihastru

A big thanks to Asus for sponsoring PCPer.

Things I would like on my motherboards: MOAR integrated SATA ports (12-ish, not necessarily SATAIII, SATAII is fine), always use open-ended PCIe slots (if they are not physical 16x), the extra power connectors for the PCIe bus should be located at the edge of the motherboard, preferably the bottom edge, better integrated audio (SB Live! 24bit / Audigy 2 class - old as time itself, but better sounding then any Realtek ALC8XX), find a way to work with other manufacturers and create standardized BIOS templates (the same setting in BIOS is called six different ways from manufacturer to manufacturer), also bring back green PCBs or at least make new white ones (I'm getting sick of all that brownish black) and, last but not least, the always classic LASER EYED SHARK-COON INFESTED SUPA' PIPES (after resolving any possible copyright issues)!

Thx again.

April 26, 2011 | 11:23 AM - Posted by ruben (not verified)

Thanks ASUS, your the best. Your support is appreciated. Pcper is a great site, not to mention the podcasts are awesome too. Very informative.
For a future improvement how about some custom lites that can be toggled in between different colors so we can light up the inside of our case however we wish.

thanks for the contest guys.

April 26, 2011 | 11:27 AM - Posted by kirk (not verified)

Great stuff ASUS. Thank you for sponsoring PC Perspective.
A popcorn maker on the back end of the next model would be sweet. Heck, put all that heat to work.

April 26, 2011 | 11:35 AM - Posted by donkeykong (not verified)

Thank you Asus for your support of pcper.
Anything that makes overclocking simpler for the average user
is always a good thing.

April 26, 2011 | 11:40 AM - Posted by M (not verified)

ASUS a very good company, very nice that they dish out some treats like this!

April 26, 2011 | 11:40 AM - Posted by Autoformer (not verified)

Great mobo ASUS! Maybe a salad shooter out the back would be the icing on the cake!

April 26, 2011 | 11:43 AM - Posted by DanWally

Thanks for sponsoring PC Perspective ASUS. I've been using your mobo's and monitors for years an am looking forward the new generation of super mobo's.

April 26, 2011 | 11:50 AM - Posted by Gabriela (not verified)

Thanks Asus and PC Perspective.
I think that any board would far exceed any expectations on my part!

April 26, 2011 | 11:50 AM - Posted by Daniel Yu (not verified)

Thank you ASUS for sponsoring this great prize.

April 26, 2011 | 11:52 AM - Posted by Tedknaz (not verified)

Thanks Asus for sponsoring PC Perspective! The next thing I'd like to see in a motherboard is a tiny embedded linux-run SOC that would be able to mount and share hard drives while the main system is off. The micro-system would take over hard drive hosting and would copy the main system's share name and IP address. I think that would be a great way to allow media sharing while enabling low overall power use in even the most powerful systems.

April 26, 2011 | 11:55 AM - Posted by jr (not verified)

Holy Cow!! What a motherboard!!
Asus thank you for sponsoring Pc Perspective, and donating your mobo.
I hope your next model comes in green and black.
Thanks Guys.

April 26, 2011 | 12:00 PM - Posted by Jimmy (not verified)

Thanks ASUS for supporting PcPer.
Thanks one wicked mobo.
To bad it wont do my laundry for me.
Built in wireless is always nice.

Thanks again Asus and pcper.

April 26, 2011 | 12:05 PM - Posted by Ramona (not verified)

Thanks Asus and PC Perspective for your unbelievable prize!
Is not my domain, but I think that soundprocessor is poor for its performance.

April 26, 2011 | 12:13 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Thanks Asus!

April 26, 2011 | 12:15 PM - Posted by Nate (not verified)

Thanks Asus for supporting PCPer. I'm not sure what else to ask for in an "improved" model. They seem to have gotten everything I needed and more. How about random neon colors!

April 26, 2011 | 12:16 PM - Posted by Rahvin (not verified)

If only this board were less expensive when I purchased my current sandy bridge board. This board was definitely worth the cost just didn't have the fundage. I'd like to mimic what a poster before me said...android support would be awesome.

April 26, 2011 | 12:20 PM - Posted by Rahvin (not verified)

And thanks to ASUS for their continued support of PC Perspective. One of the very few podcasts I look forward to listening to.

April 26, 2011 | 12:18 PM - Posted by TheRock (not verified)

ASUS, Thank You!! Your support of Pc Perspective is very much appreciated by the entire community. I cant wait to see how you can improve upon such a Beast of a Mobo, but I know youll find a way.
Maybe add some visual read outs on small screen, like you had on your Asus Striker extreme 680i. I really enjoyed that feature/board.

April 26, 2011 | 12:18 PM - Posted by nabokovfan87

I think this would be a nice present.

April 26, 2011 | 12:24 PM - Posted by TheRock (not verified)

Thanks ASUS for sponsoring PC Perspective.
I like the idea of visual customization options. Adjustable leds or a choice for blue or green, instead of always just red/black.

April 26, 2011 | 12:27 PM - Posted by Melv (not verified)

Hey ASUS, thanks for supporting PCPER.com, this a an amazing contest. Sure hope I win.
The new site looks great pcper, thanks for the hard work.

I like the idea of simplification, so the simpler the bios and overclocking features the better.

April 26, 2011 | 12:27 PM - Posted by Alin (not verified)

Thanks ASUS for supporting Perspective.
Asus engineers exceeded any dream of mine. However, a breakthrough in terms of cooling, although expensive, can take place on a top motherboard?

April 26, 2011 | 12:28 PM - Posted by Monte (not verified)

Thanks asus, you have the best motherboards on the planet

April 26, 2011 | 12:29 PM - Posted by arf77

Thanks Asus! Been a fan of your products for a long time, it's nice to see you sponsoring the team at PCPer.

Asus has done a great job making the front panel connections easier to work with, which is a complaint I have with other manufacturers. One thing I would like to see is a more powerful onboard video chip for higher end ultra low profile HTPC's. Even if it means another onboard (3rd party maybe) fan, that's tolerable.

April 26, 2011 | 12:36 PM - Posted by Mark (not verified)

Thanking ASUS for sponsoring PC Perspective

Just completed my first of three dyi builds and loved your Rampage III Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard, super easy and really all I had hoped it would be.

April 26, 2011 | 12:37 PM - Posted by jaloar

Thank you Asus for sponsoring PC Perspective! I'm a long time fan. Only thing I would add is more cowbell.

April 26, 2011 | 12:38 PM - Posted by RobertJ (not verified)

Thanks ASUS for sponsoring PC Perspective.
This is an incredible piece of hardware, not sure how you could improve upon it.

April 26, 2011 | 12:52 PM - Posted by Pawel (not verified)

ASUS please support this site and the podcast. Thank you Asus.

April 26, 2011 | 01:14 PM - Posted by amdcrankitup

Thanks to ASUS for its sponsorship of PC Perspective! This is unbeleivable to me that a ROG certified Asus board would be up for grabs!OMG this is a Dream board that anyone would love to have especially myself! Its certainally not something I could easily afford because my finances are very very limited to this is a blessing just to get a chance just a chance to be able to win this! Thanks so much for the oppurtunity PC Perspective and Asus for their contribution!
I agree with some of the other post wireless capabilities but I have to say its hard to improve on Asus because they are always at the forefront of the best technolgy and being an Asus fan this is just a treat to have a chance to own this board,I own other asus boards but ROG certified they are not and I would like to be a part of that club! Good luck everyone!

April 26, 2011 | 01:20 PM - Posted by ShadowLeaper

A big shout-out to ASUS for sponsoring PC Perspective! Thank you, thank you, thank you!



What would I like to see? Better PCIe x16 spacing for Tri-SLI/CrossFire. Also, a completely legacy-free board -- no PS/2, no PCI.

April 26, 2011 | 01:22 PM - Posted by Brandon (not verified)

Huge thanks to ASUS for supporting PCPer! This may be a personal preference, but no sideways-facing SATA ports! :)

April 26, 2011 | 01:23 PM - Posted by Kimberley (not verified)

A wonderful product from ASUS, even by just looking at its picture. Genius design of allocating two memory slots on the left side of the CPU. If only two memory sticks are inserted in the two slots, any CPU cooler and the chassis fan can vent the heat generated by the memory out right away. Thanks ASUS for bring this exciting motherboard to PC Perspective and PCPers.

April 26, 2011 | 01:28 PM - Posted by Tpearson02

Asus thanks for the sponsorship of Pcper. Ive been waiting for the new z68 boards for my new build but when i see boards like this it really makes me want to build my new computer now. For Future motherboards i think maybe getting rid of the ps/2 connector..i know i know that there may be somone still out there using one but i cant imagine anyone who is looking into a new motherboard isnt using a usb mouse or keyboard. Maybe im wrong but just my opinion. Another thing Sata ports. now i know 4-6 for most people is fine but with a couple dvd/blue ray drive and a couple hardrive/ssd it really sucks to have to go out and buy a pci express card. But then again how many people are like me wanting to have my editing/ gaming rig double as a Nas/ HTPC with 12TB of bluray content ?

April 26, 2011 | 01:32 PM - Posted by Johnny

Thank you ASUS for sponsoring PC Per and for making this GREAT giveaway today possible! Got my fingers crossed for this one. Love the 4.0 site revision, and it get's better everyday. Great job PC Per team!

April 26, 2011 | 01:44 PM - Posted by Gheorghe (not verified)

Thanks to ASUS for its sponsorship of PC Perspective.
For each top motherboard I want a cloth sweaty hands because of emotion! :)).

April 26, 2011 | 02:10 PM - Posted by JonS

ASUS, thanks for sponsoring PCPer. I don't think I've got any suggestions for features. My existing 2 year old board was good at the time, but this has so many new features that I just can't add anything to the list.

April 26, 2011 | 02:12 PM - Posted by TechKnow

Thanks Asus!

Now lets get some thunderbolt tech under this piece...please!

April 26, 2011 | 02:18 PM - Posted by wescherry

Thank you Asus! I love this website and it's great to see them being supported by a company like Asus.

April 26, 2011 | 02:22 PM - Posted by Florentin (not verified)

Thank you ASUS for sponsoring PC Perspective.
I have great esteem for Asus and I trust their products, I could never compare the facilities of my P5KPL-VM with this monster, go Asus!

April 26, 2011 | 02:37 PM - Posted by David L (not verified)

Thanks ASUS !!

April 26, 2011 | 02:41 PM - Posted by Gdub (not verified)

Good on you Asus for sponsoring PCper.com.

I like it when the SATA ports aren't blocked by the case.

April 26, 2011 | 02:42 PM - Posted by Camelia (not verified)

Thanks to ASUS for its sponsorship of PC Perspective.
I got dizzy when I saw it! It is gorgeous and I want to make a gift to my friend ... I wonder, what do you think he will say?

April 26, 2011 | 02:43 PM - Posted by AquaTard (not verified)

Awesome mobo, thanks Asus.

I think a dual-bios switch similar to what AMD has on the Radeon 69XX series would be cool.

April 26, 2011 | 02:58 PM - Posted by Robert Lind (not verified)

Thank you ASUS for supporting PCPer. I would love to see 2 more DIMM slots on this motherboard.a

April 26, 2011 | 03:43 PM - Posted by MurrayMartini (not verified)

Count me in!

April 26, 2011 | 03:43 PM - Posted by froge (not verified)

Thanks ASUS for sponsorship of PC Perspective!
For the spearhead of motherboards in overclocking market is hard to come up with proposals. From my point of view the result of the effort is appreciated!

April 26, 2011 | 04:01 PM - Posted by Colin (not verified)

Asus rocks, and I am very grateful they support sites like PCPer! I think multi-gpu integrated graphics could be pretty awesome, running in SLI with enough outputs for three or four monitors, that would be sweet!

April 26, 2011 | 04:12 PM - Posted by igloo iguana (not verified)

Thank you ASUS for sponsoring PC Perspective. I have used your MB's for years and love them.

I think a built in 75gig SSD would be an awesome idea.

April 26, 2011 | 04:13 PM - Posted by Costel (not verified)

Thank you Asus!
Thank you PC Perspective!
By the way, you can deploy a graphical interface to simulate the change of various values​​, because only the numeric display is really boring!

April 26, 2011 | 04:34 PM - Posted by Florian (not verified)

Thank you Asus and PC Perspective for this great innitiative!
A motherboard with everything you have/don't need.
Satisfy any claim - know the phrase:
"Mirror, mirror on the wall...
who's the strongest in the world".

April 26, 2011 | 04:35 PM - Posted by jameskelsey

Thanks Asus,I'm a fan of your products.How about a USB powered beer cozy?

April 26, 2011 | 05:14 PM - Posted by fispas (not verified)

Thanks ASUS for sponsorship of PC Perspective!
For good visibility, color numbers and letters printed on the motherboard should be put in contrast with her ​​color!

April 26, 2011 | 05:22 PM - Posted by Georgiana (not verified)

Million thanks to ASUS and PC Perspective!
It would be very good accessories such as a beer opener for users who are bored waiting for some bench time passes ...
I know one ...

April 26, 2011 | 05:53 PM - Posted by jykkejee (not verified)

Thanks for sponsoring Asus! And thanks for the site, PC Perspective. I'm looking forward to a MoBo with integrated water cooling tubes. Bling-bling :D

April 26, 2011 | 06:06 PM - Posted by Cannyone

Thank you Asus! Your sponsorship of PC Perspective is greatly appreciated.

April 26, 2011 | 06:40 PM - Posted by ispas (not verified)

Thanks ASUS and PC Perspective!
A great product that can hardly be matched by competitors.

April 26, 2011 | 08:13 PM - Posted by AbbyNormal

Thanks for the sponsorship, Asus. I looked at the spec page and man, this MB is loaded. The only things I could think of to change is make all the sata ports 6Gbps compatible. And maybe add lightpeak ports? That would be a dream addition at this point I guess.

April 26, 2011 | 08:22 PM - Posted by playdead (not verified)

Thanks Asus for sponsoring PC Perspective! Throwing my hat in for a chance to win this beast of a motherboard.

April 26, 2011 | 09:21 PM - Posted by hl3395

Thanks Asus!

April 26, 2011 | 09:27 PM - Posted by Robert Crawford (not verified)

Asus down to the socks. I've been an Asus fanboy for years.

April 26, 2011 | 09:48 PM - Posted by greggm2000

Thanks, ASUS, for sponsoring pcper.com, you guys are great!

For a suggestion, how about inexpensive dual-CPU (or even quad-CPU) MBs which don't require Xeons to operate?

April 26, 2011 | 09:59 PM - Posted by Mike Loomis (not verified)

Thanks Asus! It takes a classy company to recognize a classy website.

April 26, 2011 | 11:37 PM - Posted by ana3mic (not verified)

Thank you ASUS for sponsoring this PC Perspective giveaway. I love all your products, especially my P7P55D PRO! My idea is you keep getting the positions of slots and connectors better. I mean what's whit the Molex in the middle of the board it should be somewhere around the edge of the board and with the one on the lower left side you can't use it if you don't own a Full Tower. I mean keep your eyes open for the small details, the other things are more then very good with your motherboards!

April 27, 2011 | 12:25 AM - Posted by Raven6

nice board but i rather have double spacing for dual or triple video card set up. there are some people that rather not mess with water cooling. I water cool my set up and still i prefer double slot spacing

April 27, 2011 | 01:40 AM - Posted by amdcrankitup

Ive already commented on this board but I just cant tell you how long and how much I,ve always wanted the Asus Maximus board as well as the Rampage all of these are the best Asus has to offer and anyone having this should be proud to own one!Being a part of the ROG Asus club is a feat in itself and I would give anything to be able to aquire this!I would more than happily purchase one but Im unfortunatly on disability and this is far out of my reach to be able to purchase its just a Dream board from Asus that is the best of the best!So please just count me in for a chance and Im hoping to be lucky enough to be on the winners list! Also good luck to everyone here as well!

April 27, 2011 | 01:45 AM - Posted by azstraph

Thank you Asus for supporting PC Perspective giving them the opportunity to cover the world of Technology with this site and podcast.

As for my ideas for the "NEXT super-motherboard":
1) An on-board emergency OS to format unpartition HDDs and perform maintenance like Anti-virus scans and check disk.
2) Hard drive swappability
3) More Native 3.0 USB and Thunderbolt
4) Wireless N+
5) More spacing between PCI Express slots as to not waste an empty slot because of large video cards.

April 27, 2011 | 03:21 AM - Posted by NACZ3 (not verified)

Thanks ASUS for supporting PC Perspective.

April 27, 2011 | 03:21 AM - Posted by NACZ3 (not verified)

Thanks ASUS for supporting PC Perspective.

April 27, 2011 | 03:44 AM - Posted by eunoia (not verified)

Thanks ASUS for sponsoring PC Perspective, no suggestions for improving this mobo, it's everything you need and and nothing you don't.

April 27, 2011 | 08:31 AM - Posted by Novelh

Sweet mobo. Thanks ASUS

April 27, 2011 | 09:28 AM - Posted by Kyle (not verified)

Thank you ASUS for the sponsorship! I love your products. Thank you PCPer for giving this away! Awesomesauce!

I'd like to see an IR reciever built-in for remote control. Although it is overkill for a HTPC, I use my PC as a ad-hoc movie theater/music player while multi-tasking. Also, please consider adding an info-panel/fan speed controller. After-market stuff is hit-and-miss. An integrated solution from ASUS is bound to be elite.

April 27, 2011 | 10:52 AM - Posted by Rugby Lock (not verified)

I love PCper.com!!!

Can I have my MB now?? :))

April 27, 2011 | 10:59 AM - Posted by Shnark (not verified)

Thank you ASUS for sponsoring PCper, the only place I go for computer tips, tricks, and suggestions!

April 27, 2011 | 11:10 AM - Posted by ThorAxe

Thanks Asus for sponsoring my favourite website. I would like to see a built-in Xonar on the board.

I have two 6870s that are screaming for this board. :)

April 27, 2011 | 11:46 AM - Posted by saklander

Thanks ASUS for sponsoring PC Perspective! This Mobo has everything you need for the type of use it's designed for. One Feature I would like to get in any mobo is an integrated RAID chip that could compare with actual raid-cards (not these "fake-Raids" of today) The price of the mobo could be quite high, but perhaps there would be a market???

PcPer: Keep up the good work!

April 27, 2011 | 12:53 PM - Posted by Gls90a

Thanks ASUS, this is indeed quite a nice motherboard. As for what might be nice on a future motherboard. How about dual CPU support in a format similar to the benefit that dual GPUs offer.

April 27, 2011 | 12:56 PM - Posted by vanster

Thanks Asus for sponsoring a giveaway.
What would I like to see on an enthusiast motherboard?
no firewire, more rear USB 2.0/3.0 (like 10), I am ok with no eSATA ports, built in WIFI/bluetooth, completely legacy free, I wish BTX and BTX chassis would have survived, the design was good.

April 27, 2011 | 12:57 PM - Posted by ACrivello (not verified)

Thank you Asus, I listen to PCper's podcast, and frequent thier site. I appriciate your support of PC Perspecive. You have helped me build approximately six systems through the years and I couldn't be happier. I am currently sporting a P6X58D Premium, an Asus HD5870 and a pair of Asus optical drives. The system is great, but I couldn't pass up a chance to upgrade to Sandy Bridge. Keep up the good work.

April 27, 2011 | 02:15 PM - Posted by Kyle W (not verified)

Sweet, thanks Asus!

April 27, 2011 | 02:17 PM - Posted by cinkacc

Thank you Asus for this giveaway, it’s a dream sandy bridge build motherboard. As already mentioned a remote for starting and shutting down your computer would be really nice(I’ve seen some x58 models). Stick to the color scheme, black and red look viral. The accessories are always full of goodies so that a big plus. What I’m missing is a solely OC dedicated series from Asus(get rid of the tons of ports and some pci). I’m not a big fan of wifi, but some might use it.

April 27, 2011 | 02:21 PM - Posted by Joe (not verified)

Thanks ASUS for sponsoring PC Perspective.

April 27, 2011 | 02:31 PM - Posted by Ryan Shrout

We have picked our winner! Prepare for a new contest starting later this afternoon!

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