ASUS ROG Maximus XII Extreme Review

ASUS Z490 Maximus XII Extreme Preview


Starting off with the cables, which might not be the most exciting thing in the world but it’s always worth chucking away those old ones you’re currently using and utilising cables which not only have the aesthetic of your new purchase, but give you an opportunity to sort your cable management out properly. We can’t be the only people too excited to try our new hardware that we give little thought to keeping things tidy? Starting off with RGB extension cables. RGB is now such a key element of modern systems that extension cables are considered a must, particularly with the Fan Extension Card II supplied with the Maximus XII Extreme.

ASUS Z490 Maximus XII Extreme RGB Extension Cables  

If you like monitoring your motherboard in every possible way then the 3 in 1 Thermistor cables will be right up your street. It’s always nice to see such things included as we might all have SATA cables cluttering up a box but few of us have spare ones of these.

ASUS Z490 Maximus XII Extreme Thermoprobe Cables  

Speaking of SATA cables, the ones with the Maximus XII Extreme are a very high quality, and we’re always pleased to see a choice between flat and right angled cables.

ASUS Z490 Maximus XII Extreme SATA Cables

One of the more curious inclusions is a multi-head screwdriver. The Maximus XII Extreme box is truly a one-stop shop for your system build.

ASUS Z490 Maximus XII Extreme Preview 

No, your eyes do not deceive you. Handy for all manner of applications.

ASUS Z490 Maximus XII Extreme Screwdriver  

Lastly on this page the Thunderboltex 3-TR card, which comes with all the cables you require to take full advantage of it, and all the latest high speed devices.

ASUS Z490 Maximus XII Extreme Thunderbolt EX 3-TR  
Naturally when you’re dealing with high bandwidth devices you need lots of power to keep things running smoothly and the Thunderboltex 3-TR requires a 6 pin PCIe cable.

ASUS Z490 Maximus XII Extreme EX 3-TR

At least you won’t need to trawl the dusty corners of your favourite hardware website to find the cables necessary to connect everything properly. Something you would always expect to find on a ROG product, and thankfully the Maximus XII Extreme has it all present and correct.

ASUS Z490 Maximus XII Extreme Preview