I’ve said many times before that building your own computer can be a very rewarding exercise. You get exactly what you want and it won’t have all the junk typically supplied on the mass market computers. The starting point for such a build is a motherboard and the technology on the motherboard changes as fast as any other component.

The ASUS RoG Maximum VIII Hero LGA1151 DDR4 M.2 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 Type A Type C Intel Z170 ATX Motherboard gets the “RoG” name from “Republic of Gamers”. Yes, that means it is a good motherboard for gamers. But this also means it is just as strong for anyone working in multimedia.

You’ll see the LGA1151 designation which means it is socketed for 6th generation Intel Core desktop processors. Want a really fast one? Go for the Intel i7-6700K 4.00 GHz and you’ll have speed aplenty!


As you can see, the motherboard is mostly black with red accents. For those who want the inside of their computer to look good, this one is sharp. From a spec standpoint, it supports DDR4 3600+ MHz RAM which is the latest and greatest. USB 3.1 Type A and Type C is also included for the newest flavor of connections. Yes, a good audio system is included. Below is a photo of all the ports available on the back of the motherboard.


Want to see all the details of what is included? Check out the product page at Amazon. This is definitely a great starting point for a new computer!

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