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Wished to purchase a mobo - an opinion, a complaint, a cry for help?

Level 7
To whom it may concern.

It is hoped this post is in the correct section - apologies if it is not.

Where to start? Not really sure, but perhaps with a bit of a background information.

Background information
I am an middle age person who wishes to build his own computer - noted that this has nothing to do with ASUS
the reason that I tell you this, is because I have been around computers and parts for about 20 years, so I am not a stranger.

As a rule I usually just pay someone to build the pc i buy parts for - usually the shop i purchase from - because if something goes wrong, I do not have to return parts with DOA, and dont have to worry about warranty issues and mem tests etc

current situation
it was finally decided that I would like to put together a PC on my own.

when researching parts, I finally boiled down all my options to the "asus rog maxiumus 11 extreme" mother board with 1151 socket for the mobo.

when I finally go to purchase the part - all the computer shops say they cannot get it - it is discontinued.

cry for help

thought 1
alot of research was done on this particular board, which meant alot of time effort and energy involved.

thoughts 2
does anyone know why ASUS has stopped shipping this board?
does anyone know why ASUS still has it on their website - if its discontinued?
does anyone know why ASUS would stop making a mother board - when socket 1151 cpu are still very heavily available?
does anyone know of anyway i can get these boards? please do not mention amazon or ebay....i would like to buy from a computer shop...

thought 3
It could be argued that i could just buy the Maximus 12...
one of the major things that really bite me hard is that the Maximus 11was about $800 and the new Maximus 12 is $1600....

for the price of the 12, i could buy 2 Maximus 11...

i was hoping that the price of the 11 could stay or come down when the 12 was released, but they stopped making it

and how on earth can ASUS justify $1600 for a Maximus 12 when the last one was $800! - it feels like just a cash grab, and it makes me resentful
as a long term customer of asus - yes all arguments about "quality components" are already taken into consideration...

thought 4
in my research about the socket 2066 (to which i cannot afford, and do not want) - there are rumors, which are about 1 year old, that the 2066 has alot of issues
but this may be resolved now - any feedback?

thought 5
yes i have already contacted the phone line on asus, who didn't want to take the call and forced me to use a contact form on the asus website, which has
not answered....

thanks for reading and replies if any....

i will check and hopefully reply at least once every 24 hours.

thank you for explaining that....

- i would not go for a Xeon processor - due to price vs value vs what it does...and from what i have researched - apparently its not as good for gaming..although - i admit my dirty little secret
that i have always wanted a xeon prorcessor- well a dual processor board 😄
- i am glad to see that SE is confirmed as second edition...-- i wonder if that means they stuffed up on the first version of the board?

- yes - so many errors on these forums 😞 - the error i had was a white page with black text - and the server seemed pretty serious vs a normal "you stuffed up" error message...


- yes, i am the same with the life span of x299..but i suppose that is the same story with all technology, buy today, launch new version tomorrow!....

- yes..i am still researching - but you did help me alot with reminding me about work station boards.......thank you

Level 14
Intel® Core™ X-series Processors (6-core above)
8 x DIMM, Max. 256GB, DDR4 4133(O.C.)/4000(O.C.)/3600(O.C.)/2933/2666/2400 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory

Intel® Core™ X-series Processors (4-core)
4 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR4 4133(O.C.)/4000(O.C.)/3600(O.C.)/2666/2400 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory

thats only on 6 core cpus and abow, as stated in the specs as you can see.

have a look in the manual maby if you are qurious

Morning KKN

Sorry for the delay in response

Life does not always go the way you want when you look after disabled blind people - and thus the delay...

Thank you for your response...

yes i will look at the manual - simply because the image on the website appears to be incorrect or at the very least confusing..

what i do not understand with labeling, who as an enthusiast, uses less then 6 cores? yes i hear the screams of "someone might not be able to afford a high end cpu"

but in all seriousness - how many people who build their own computer with this type of board would use less then 6 cores?

...i have done some additional research - and apparently there is a rumor of a z299 - supposedly lurking but has not been released...

and with x299 being as old as it is......and with the history of intel swapping sockets....all i can think of , is to wait and see...