There's really only one word that describes ASUS' Maximus VIII Formula board - fierce. ASUS was able to take a winning design with their Formula and improve it to the point of perfection. The board's aesthetics and features are a well-balanced synthesis meant to appeal to a wide variety of enthusiasts and gamers alike. The over-engineered design and overclocking tools integrated give enough tools to hang with just about any board out there, while the RGB LEDs, redesigned aesthetics, and stellar integrated sound system are enough to satisfy any gamer. Further, setting up and overclocking the board were an exercise in simplicity, making for a well-rounded experience out of the box. The true feather in the board's cap was in the integration of the EK VRM liquid cooler, giving any liquid-cooling enthusiast a basis from which to build an exquisite cooling solution.