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Asus TUF Z270 Mark 1 or Asus Maximus IX Apex

Which one should i get? The Asus TUF Z270 Mark 1 or Asus Maximus IX Apex
I don't know too much about mobos
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    The Maximus only has 2 DIMM slots for memory, the TUF has 4. The reason for that is it has a new DIMM M2 slot for 2 M.2 drives.

    Maximus has more slots, better audio, 2 more USB 3.1 ports, 2 less USB 2.0, and a lot more provisions for watercooling and crazy overclocks.

    https://www.asus.com/us/Product-Compare/?products=YEWj8yr5gNv9Qf2C,Jp5t0js638s6sbJG&b=0
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  2. The Apex only having 2 memory slots has nothing to do with the slot for m.2 drives.
    The board is designed for maximum overclocking, having 2 memory slots means they can be closer to the cpu while having shorter traces on the motherboard.

    I would go for the TUF board unless you are really into overclocking and want to push your cpu and memory to the limits.
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  3. ShadyHamster said:
    The Apex only having 2 memory slots has nothing to do with the slot for m.2 drives.
    The board is designed for maximum overclocking, having 2 memory slots means they can be closer to the cpu while having shorter traces on the motherboard.

    I would go for the TUF board unless you are really into overclocking and want to push your cpu and memory to the limits.


    While you're correct about the slots for overclocking, there also physically is not enough room for 2 more dimm slots, because of the M.2 DIMM slot that is there. They are there so that you can use a 4 slot memory cooler to cool your M.2 drives.

    https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/ROG-MAXIMUS-IX-APEX/overview/
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  4. which would you go for?
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  5. ezshre said:
    which would you go for?


    Unless you plan to overclock the hell out of your CPU, and use the newest fastest ram possible, the TUF is more than enough for a normal person. The Maximus is a waste of money.
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  6. Rogue Leader said:
    ezshre said:
    which would you go for?


    Unless you plan to overclock the hell out of your CPU, and use the newest fastest ram possible, the TUF is more than enough for a normal person. The Maximus is a waste of money.


    I already have both, which should i keep? Disregarding cost.
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  7. Maximus Apex is the better choice if you're into crazy overclocking.
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  8. ezshre said:
    Rogue Leader said:
    ezshre said:
    which would you go for?


    Unless you plan to overclock the hell out of your CPU, and use the newest fastest ram possible, the TUF is more than enough for a normal person. The Maximus is a waste of money.


    I already have both, which should i keep? Disregarding cost.


    I mean disregarding cost of course the Maximus is better simply for the audio and other little features like that (plus it looks cooler), but if you're not planning on crazy expensive memory and crazy overclocks its a waste.
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