The maximus formula perspective board shot.

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Here we have the back I/O Connectors, the unique ability to clear the CMOS with the tap of a button.

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The Maximus Formula boast a 8 Power Phase design.

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Sophisicated blend of copper and aluminium fins and a long track of heat pipes to extensively cool the MOSFETs,  North and South bridge.

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Note the copper block that sits on the northbridge die to allow watercooling extensions!

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