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  1.    05 Feb 2017 #71
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Newfoundland
    Posts : 515
    win 10

    Rotten luck to be sure. With that upgrade maybe all for the best in the end. Awesome looking and just great spec wise for the new 270 chipset.
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  2.    05 Feb 2017 #72
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Texas
    Posts : 10,768
    Windows 10 Pro X64

    Thanks, time will tell
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  3.    05 Feb 2017 #73
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    Posts : 175
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    That is a bad run of luck on the mobos. Like pparks1 I've never had a DOA mobo although the first system I built in '98 had a voltage problem that a setting in the BIOS allowed to be ignored. Still sent the board back for another which was a two week turnaround and the reason I have bought the principle parts from local shops ever since with the one exception being the new build as Microcenter was out of the 6700K just after the first of the year so had to order it online.

    Hope you get a good mobo next time.
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  4.    05 Feb 2017 #74

    Quote Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
    I read a little on Kaby Lake on OCN. A lot of those guys who had owned both said Kaby Lake had a higher overclocking ability, if that's important to anyone. I wouldn't know. I've never owned either. (as with everything in life, that's subject to change any time)
    Kaby lake can clock higher with less voltage but i read Thermals are a mess
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  5.    05 Feb 2017 #75

    Quote Originally Posted by Dude View Post
    Well the second board arrived this morning. It was a brick too Called Amazon they are refunding me. Will ship back the two bricks, then order another board. Gonna up to the code this time

    Maximus Code

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    I'll be honest with you Doug i used to love MSI till i had a MOBO blow up in my Case lucky it didn't catch fire burnt the side of the case door when it exploded funny thing Honest to God only the MOBO got damage that was Divine luck if i ever had any
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  6.    06 Feb 2017 #76
    Join Date : May 2015
    Posts : 1,551
    Windows 10 Pro 64

    Quote Originally Posted by Dude View Post
    Well the second board arrived this morning. It was a brick too Called Amazon they are refunding me. Will ship back the two bricks, then order another board. Gonna up to the code this time
    Two DOA's in a row? Not acceptable IMHO. Dude, did you call Asus Support when you were trying to fire the system up? I would be more than interested to hear what they say or suggested.

    When I installed my Maximus VIII Formula MB everything went fine, but I didn't like the fact that the Aura MB lighting stayed on when you turn off the PC. Asus has a reputation for high quality products but many would say lower quality tech support. But I called them anyway, got through pretty quickly and got an answer.

    If your third board DOA's please give them a call. I'd be more than interested to hear what they say.

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  7.    06 Feb 2017 #77
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    NW Florida
    Posts : 9,441
    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint

    @specialkone, I'm sure Doug is at work, but I can tell you he did call Asus. They told him to RMA the board to them. I think the better option was to send it back to Amazon. Been there, done that with Asus.
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  8.    06 Feb 2017 #78
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    New Jersey
    Posts : 231
    Windows 10 Home

    Delid that 7700k!
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  9.    06 Feb 2017 #79
    Join Date : May 2015
    Posts : 1,551
    Windows 10 Pro 64

    Quote Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
    @specialkone, I'm sure Doug is at work, but I can tell you he did call Asus. They told him to RMA the board to them. I think the better option was to send it back to Amazon. Been there, done that with Asus.
    Oh, ok, thanks. I sure would like to know what was wrong with these boards, but I guess we will never know.
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  10.    06 Feb 2017 #80
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Texas
    Posts : 10,768
    Windows 10 Pro X64

    I did speak with Asus, the said the board wasnt getting power. Even the q code leds didnt light up. The wanted me to rma for repair. Like Steve said, i went the amazon route. Sent in for a refund and will try the code model next
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