Asus Rampage II Extreme in pretty pixels, again
We’ve covered Extreme Overclocking events before, we overclock in almost every article and on many occasions in our hardware forum we’ve seen readers hitting GHz overclocks on their CPUs. This is tame by some people’s standards, though.
The guys that feel the need to manually double check voltages because BIOS readings are just not infinitely accurate enough, to still persist with volt mods because they still remember the days when CPUs had 5V going through them and any less is just for wussies. Asphyxiation from the liquid Nitrogen bubbling off is just a working hazard that’s accepted and even challenged – in fact, I’m pretty sure we’ll have “how far can you overclock before you pass out” competitions running soon.
While not the first to pursue this niche market, the Asus Rampage II Extreme is built for this type of person, and the people that want to be these types of people. Inevitably too, it’ll have a record setting price tag to match; if you sold a lung for your last RoG or Quantum Force motherboard, be prepared to part with a kidney, a testicle and perhaps your mother too. Between Foxconn’s and Asus’ premium brands, neither makes apologies for what they are designed to be – gone are the days when everyone bought the best board by default. Yea, it is incredibly niche willy waving stuff, but for those who want to bear all and thrust, it’s getting close to being exactly what they need.