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Conclusions

The ASUS MAXIMUS VIII RANGER is a solid motherboard, with no bells and whistles, aimed at the user who is building a gaming computer or workstation using a sixth-generation Core i3, Core i5, or Core i7, and does not want to spend too much money on a high-end motherboard.

Among its highlights are the high-end audio interface, the USB 3.1 ports, the SLI and CrossFire support, the POST error code display and the overclocking-focused buttons. However, the fact it has relatively few USB 3.0 and SATA-600 ports justifies its price, lower than the high-end models.

In short, if you want to build a computer using a “Skylake” CPU, with high quality on-board audio and one or two video cards, the ASUS MAXIMUS VIII RANGER is a good motherboard.

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Rafael Otto Coelho is a physicist with a master’s degree in Education, and is a college professor in Brazil.