“The ASUS Maximus Formula Special Edition not only features the X38 chipset but packs a whole bunch of additional features that should help it stand out from competitors’ X38 products.
For starters, the Maximus Formula is a water-cooled motherboard, which is no doubt an appealing feature for many many gamers and overclockers alike. It also includes the SupremeFX II soundcard which is another feature aimed at gamers, along with a software bundle of 3D FPS game S.T.A.L.K.E.R., a copy of 3DMark 06 and Kaspersky antivirus.”
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The Asus Maximus Formula (Special Edition) sports a list of features as long as it’s name and a price to match. The cooling for the chipsets takes what we have seen on P35 and 680i to a whole new level, both from the complexity of the heatsinks and the fact that it has built in watercooling nozzles. It also comes with an LCD display to give you POST information, no more will you be straining your ears for beeps or the faint voice of Bitching Betty. TECHGAGE gave this board a thorough going over, so take the time to read about the board you might base your next C2D system on.