Front Base Installed

ROG Front Base The Ultimate 5.25 Bay Accessory – CES 2014

ASUS and ROG have long had a history of innovative accessories focused on monitoring, performance tuning and advanced hardware based control functionality. ROG has especially focused on the development of a number of accessories extending the functionality and features of a motherboard outside of the chassis and into the hands of enthusiasts. Whether it be the original LCD Poster or the OC Key or the OC Panel introduced with ROG Z87 motherboards, innovation for these types of accessories has shown to be a staple of ASUS motherboards . Based on the feedback of enthusiasts the ROG team has been busy designing and developing a new motherboard accessory that squarely puts the focus on PC enthusiasts and PC gamers. While the OC Panel currently offers a great balance of features and functionality that complement both enthusiasts and overclockers. The Front Base takes on the feedback of the community and looks to one up the OC Panel in a number of ways.

So what separates the Front Base from the OC Panel? First and foremost the Front Base was designed to be used exclusively in a 5.25 bay along with being targeted at PC enthusiasts and PC gamers. The OC panel was designed and developed for overclockers, tweakers & tuners as well as PC enthuiasts. The OC Panel from a from standpoint was designed to be used in a hand held fashion or via integrated kickstand. One great aspect though of the OC Panel was its ability to adapt to the needs and ants of the PC enthusiast by support mounting into a 5.25 with different functionality via the use of a5.25 bay adapter. With all this mind there were a number of improvements the ROG team wanted to integrate and implement for the Front Base. First was to implement a more immersive and detailed display, allowing not only a visual upgrade to the front of your chassis but improve the usability and readability of the screen. In this respect the Front Base considerably improves upon the OC Panel in that it offers a 4 inch LCD display. The display offers a clean but stylized view of information relevant to enthusiasts such as CPU temperature, fan speeds and CPU frequency and more. It is able to provide this information by directly interfacing with the motherboard via a direct hardware based connection. In this way the Front Base is the same as the OC Panel in offering hardware base monitoring along with hardware based adjustment ability.

Below you can see a picture of the Front Base installed in a chassis along with a detailed diagram of the Front Base display and its connectivity along with detailing of some of the features and functionality offered on the Front Base.

Front Base Installed  Front Base Complete Call Out Detailing

This direct hardware control implementation allows for extensive fan control functionality at your finger tips. Whether it be adjusting the CPU fan speed or chassis fan speed the Front Base can take advantage of the advanced per header fan control offered on ASUS ROG series motherboards. Outside of offering a great deal of monitoring and fan control functionality the Front Base eliminates an issue that has plagued PC gamers for a very long time. What might that be…. front audio connection quality and front audio connection interference. Taking a step back from the Front Base these issues were part of the rational behind the design, development and implementation of the isolated “red line” audio design that is part of SupremeFX audio on ROG motherboards. While considerably improving the quality and performance of integrated audio there was still another “kink in the chain” impacting the audio experience. The remaining culprit?  The front audio cable within the chassis, this cable can be of varying quality and generally offers no shielding. At the end of the audio output chain this cable can impact the overall sound quality experience considerably. Many gamers have experienced the “interference” that can be picked up on this cable. This type of interference can also reduce the db performance and stereo imaging as stereo signals are also generally mixed into a single cable. Overall it is apparent that to ensure a great front headphone experience you need not only a good sound design but good connection quality free of interference and the associated humming or line noise that can impact your listening experience.

In this respect the Front Base resolves the issue by including a front HP ( headphone ) output along with front microphone input. These connections are fed by a thick high quality shielded front audio cable that also improves signal performance by separating left and rights channel to their own cables. This not only improves overall signal performance but helps to create superior stereo imaging. By bypassing the internal chassis front audio cable users can ensure a superior headphone experience whether it be in music , movies or games. In internal analysis the Front Base high quality connection even increased db output performance compared to integrated front audio cables. Toping it all off the Front Base also allows for quick adjustment to your volume via the adjustment / selection knob. For users of discrete sound cards like our Xonar series fear not the AAFP front headphone connection on Xonar and other discrete sound card is fully compatible with the Front Base as well.

Below you can see some photos of the front HP / headphone output n and the front microphone input. In addition you can see a comparison of the Front Base AAFP cable compared to a normal cable found in a chassis.

Front Base Internal Shot Front Base Compairison of High Quality AAFP Cable to Normal AAFP Cable High Quality FAPH 1 Front Display 2   

In addition to the previously mention functionality the Front Base also will offer quick EQ profiles.

 

Front Base Display 2  Front Base EQ Modes   

Continuing on with features and functionality the Front Base offers up one touch overclocking. With the touch of the OC button, gamers can increase clock speeds and overall system performance. Enthusiast overclockers can even customize their overclock and link it to the button by saving a profile in the UEFI. Additionally gamers looking for a easy way to exit out a game now have a handy escape button that does just that. Depressing the escape button minimizes your active game window and leaves back at your desktop. Rounding out the feature list is a nice addition in USB quick charging. The Front Base offers users an easy to access front USB 2.0 port that has its own power line enabling users to quickly and easy power or charge their smartphones, tablets or other usb powered devices. This charging can occur whether the system is in sleep or hibernation or even powered off.

Below is a example of the two stage one touch overclocking offered by the Front Base. You can also reference how easy it is to install and connect the Front Base.

One Touch OC Stages installation-step-1 installation-step-2

That wraps up a quick preview and rundown on the upcoming Front Base. Stay tuned to ASUS PCDIY for more information as its release date approaches.

 

FAQ

1. What motherboards does the Front Base support?

The Front Base is compatible with all ROG series motherboard featuring an internal OC Panel header. These motherboards currently are all ASUS Z87 ROG Series motherboards. MAXIMUS VI EXTREME, MAXIMUS VI FORMULA, MAXIMUS VI HERO, MAXIMUS VI GENE AND MAXIMUS VI IMPACT. In addtion it is also supported on the newly released X79 ROG flagship motherboard the RAMPAGE IV BLACK EDITION

2. Can I use the front audio connection with a sound card as opposed to integrated motherboard audio?

Yes the front audio header a universal standard and is present on many discrete sound cards such as the Xonar sound cards.

3. The cable looks short this is not ideal for cable routing?

We are aware of the wait and need to have a longer cable for optimal cable routing. We are currently evaluating and verifying how extended lengths will impact the performance of the higher quality cable. As long as performance is not impact the cable will be extended in the final production version.

 

333 Responses to "ROG Front Base The Ultimate 5.25 Bay Accessory – CES 2014"

  1. Liancarlos
    Liancarlos 9 months ago .Reply

    This is a product that I will definitely look into once it’s available in the market.
    Do you have a ballpark idea when when will be in the market, and how much would cost?

    • JJ
      JJ 9 months ago .Reply

      Release should be before the end of Q1. Once I have more details I will update the article. As to pricing we do not have a confirmed MSRP as of yet.

      • Liancarlos
        Liancarlos 9 months ago .Reply

        thk JJ

      • Robert Parlov
        Robert Parlov 5 months ago .Reply

        is there a date on the front bay yet

        • JJ
          JJ 5 months ago .Reply

          The Front Base has already been released. If you are referring to new inventory I am am awaiting an update from our product management team.
          * Update should have new inventory at Newegg and Amazon late next week or early week after next.

          • ROBERT PARLOV
            ROBERT PARLOV 5 months ago .

            what online dealers have it in stock I been looking for 2 weeks cant find it let me know on the update I had one more question for you do you have an email adress I can send you an email I have few questions

          • JJ
            JJ 5 months ago .

            * Update should have new inventory at Newegg and Amazon late next week or early week after next.
            feel free to send any email to PCDIY@ASUS.COM

          • Robert Parlov
            Robert Parlov 5 months ago .

            email was sent when you get a chance let me know

          • Robert Parlov
            Robert Parlov 4 months ago .

            can you please answer the emails I sent if you get a chance

          • ROBERT PARLOV
            ROBERT PARLOV 4 months ago .

            how long is the cables I bought my ROG FRONT BASE Should have it by Thursday this week how long are those cables are they long enough to reach in a full tower and if not how do I get an extension cable or another cable also still waiting for email answers for all the emails I sent to pcdiy@asus.com

  2. Jacob A Amos
    Jacob A Amos 9 months ago .Reply

    you guys should make it where the display can be displayed in vertical 5.25 bay’s like in the corsair air 540 case

    • JJ
      JJ 9 months ago .Reply

      Thanks appreciate the feedback. This is something we have received feedback but due to the unique nature of the 540 our focus was on the majority of chassis. With that noted if current generation adoption is strong we may consider design and development of an even more feature rich Front Base that could have a touch screen possibly offering rotation along with numerous other improvements or enhancements.

  3. KeithZ
    KeithZ 9 months ago .Reply

    I hope this is released fairly quickly! I’m in the process of acquiring parts for a Maximus VI Formula-based build, and would love to incorporate this before i fire up my new computer for the first time :)

    1-month countdown timer, KGO….

    • JJ
      JJ 9 months ago .Reply

      It should be hopefully within the next month or so. Stay tuned as soon as it is available we will let PCDIY readers and viewers know.

  4. Dave Hackett
    Dave Hackett 9 months ago .Reply

    No AMD love? Judging by the boards listed, no way to get this to work with ROG Crosshair V formula is there?

    • JJ
      JJ 9 months ago .Reply

      No the OC Panel was designed and developed after the CROSSHAIR V FORMULA was designed. It was developed based off the OC Panel header implemented on ASUS Z87 motherboards.

  5. Ahsanul
    Ahsanul 9 months ago .Reply

    What kind of case is that. It looks like a Cosmos. Please let me know which exact case as I want to use that case with the front base! thanks

  6. KeithZ
    KeithZ 9 months ago .Reply

    Ohh, one last thing…..I believe you’re going for a military theme with the name, and at least for the U.S. military, the correct term would be FOB (Forward Operating Base).

    • JJ
      JJ 9 months ago .Reply

      You are correct naming is always a little tricky as between regions there are sometimes different perspectives at how we come to understand terms. We have previously relayed similar feedback to our product development and management team. Thanks for the feedback.

  7. makaveli
    makaveli 9 months ago .Reply

    USB 2.0 port. Seriously? (facepalm)

    • JJ
      JJ 9 months ago .Reply

      The USB 2.0 is a pass through from the internal OC Panel header it connects to on the motherboard. To include USB 3.0 would have increased the cost and complexity while adding less value as most current chassis have a front USB 3.0 header. Most users that have a chassis with a front USB 3.0 header will use the internal header for this purpose. The only other option to implement front USB 3.0 and ensure it could work would have been one ( if the MB offered two front USB 3.0 ports which is rare ) or to include a USB 3.0 card with a front port.

  8. StaticFX
    StaticFX 9 months ago .Reply

    Its very cool – You should have a giveaway at launch! ten lucky people get one? :) – maybe the giveaway could include a ROG motherboard and some other awesome ASUS goodies! :)

    • JJ
      JJ 9 months ago .Reply

      Thanks for the feedback. It is a very cool device. Stay tuned as we are working on some cool giveaway possibilities for PCDIY.

  9. VTC
    VTC 9 months ago .Reply

    What online retailers in the US will be selling this, maybe for pre-order?

    • JJ
      JJ 9 months ago .Reply

      Expect normal etail distribution once it is available ( Amazon, Newegg, Microcenter etc ).

  10. james
    james 9 months ago .Reply

    damn, no amd love…990fx with a sweet 8350. i love AMD

    • james
      james 9 months ago .Reply

      ohh. USB 3.0 ??

      • JJ
        JJ 9 months ago .Reply

        The front USB header is USB 2.0 not USB 3.0

    • JJ
      JJ 9 months ago .Reply

      Correct no AMD support. Sorry it was designed and development after the development and production of our AMD 900 Series motherboards.

    • Dog
      Dog 8 months ago .Reply

      Same here! 990fx with 8350. I guess I have to upgrade to the Formula motherboard to use this

      • JJ
        JJ 8 months ago .Reply

        Yes the Front Base uses a special internal header ( OC Panel header ) that was developed for ROG boards during the design and development of our Z87 series of motherboards.

  11. Fio
    Fio 9 months ago .Reply

    Looks awesome when will it be available for purchased

    • JJ
      JJ 9 months ago .Reply

      Soon we are currently fine tuning the cable length but as soon as it is available we will post an update. We hope to have it available prior to the end of Q1.

  12. Micah
    Micah 9 months ago .Reply

    What computer case is the Front Base modeling inside of?

    • JJ
      JJ 9 months ago .Reply

      CoolerMaster Cosmos II

      • Micah
        Micah 9 months ago .Reply

        Such a beautiful case! Quick comment on the Cosmos SE mid-tower? Thinking about the SE for my Formula build!

  13. Daryl Perez
    Daryl Perez 9 months ago .Reply

    JJ, will this work with TUF motherboards? Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 for example. Thanks.

    • JJ
      JJ 8 months ago .Reply

      No it is only supported on our ROG series motherboards ( Z87 series and 1 X79 ) this is due to requiring a special internal header than was developed during the chipset development for our other 5.25 bay accessory the OC Panel.

  14. Paul
    Paul 9 months ago .Reply

    it would be amazing to see an itx case based on this as the front, and enough space for an H80.

    • JJ
      JJ 8 months ago .Reply

      It is supported on our MAXIMUS VI IMPACT.

  15. andrew
    andrew 9 months ago .Reply

    Does this only support rog motherboards or is it just the over clocking features which is supported by them? Could I use it with my sabertooth Z87?

    • JJ
      JJ 8 months ago .Reply

      It is only supported on ROG series motherboards. There is a specific header that was developed on ROG boards for this type of accessory.

  16. George
    George 8 months ago .Reply

    I currently have the Maximus V Formula will it work with my board? Also do you have a rough price that you think it will sell around for?

    • Jacob
      Jacob 8 months ago .Reply

      It only works on maximus vi boards plus the rampage black. Your board has to have the Rog ext ports.

    • JJ
      JJ 8 months ago .Reply

      It is only compatible with Z87 series motherboards ( MAXIMUS VI ).

  17. Enrico Meijer (Bifibaarlo)

    Is it coming to the Netherlands too? i want to have it, i can’t wait!

    • JJ
      JJ 8 months ago .Reply

      It will be a global product as to release, availability and cost in your region I cannot comment.

  18. musicman
    musicman 8 months ago .Reply

    Another great product from Asus and ROG. To bad there is no support for RIVE or CHVFZ. The two best selling boards i know of and i own both. Would there be an adapter in the making to support these boards or to imitate the oc panel header ? Thanks JJ

    • JJ
      JJ 8 months ago .Reply

      Sorry due to the design of the OC Panel and the Front Base they both require the OC Panel header which was designed, developed and implemented on boards ( Z87 ) which was after the design and development of both the boards you noted. As of now there is no way to have an adapter to enable functionality on either of those boards. We appreciate your feedback though.

  19. ken
    ken 8 months ago .Reply

    Ok JJ, since you all screwed the AMD guys , what is the closest thing to this front panel that I can use on a ROG Crosshair V formula Z board.

    • JJ
      JJ 8 months ago .Reply

      Appreciate your feedback but it was not a question of not supporting AMD. It came down to a limitation of the time when the product was designed. The interface for the OC Panel and Front Base use a internal header that was developed post the development of all AMD motherboards we had released. If we continue to have feedback though from the AMD community of users interested in this type of accessory then we can begin to evaluate what type of solution we could develop that could offer similar functionality. The main issue would be the overall fan control and oc control functionality. For the audio portion this of course only requires a relay cable to the front audio header of the board. So overall it comes down to what functionality users want to see.

  20. Rene Barahona
    Rene Barahona 8 months ago .Reply

    One of your affiliates has been quoted as saying that this thing would cost 60 ERO / 80 USD. That can’t be right, can it? That seems excessive considering what you get and how redundant some of the “features” are – more usb and audio connectors.

    Perhaps you would consider making a more economical SKU that did not feature what most (if not all) modern cases already give you for free.

    • JJ
      JJ 8 months ago .Reply

      Thank you for the feedback. We have not yet released the unit or defined an MSRP for North America. As such stay tuned for more information including the MSRP.

      As to the connections both are functions not offered by chassis ( USB Charging as well as a high quality headphone and microphone connection ) as to the rest of the functionality it is tied into the same features we offer on our motherboards but implemented in a secondary way for user who prefer manual adjustments.

  21. Adam Jensen
    Adam Jensen 8 months ago .Reply

    Hey JJ awesome looking OC bay. just a quick question. I have the coolermaster cosmos 2, but the dial on the oc panel looks like it sticks out? Can you please tell me if i can fully close the slider all the way up?

    • JJ
      JJ 8 months ago .Reply

      I cannot confirm it is not something I tried while we had it at CES. I should getting a new sample very soon which I will try out and provide an update on.

  22. ken hoffman
    ken hoffman 8 months ago .Reply

    OK, so I went through all the front panels that Newegg and Tigerdirect sell. I have to say that, after reading the reviews of the units that are only somewhat close to the ROG front base, we need ASUS to build a reliable universal front base; PLEASE. There are far to many negative reviews on the LCD display units for me to even feel comfortable about thinking of getting one. Someone has to make a reliable, high quality unit. Come on ASUS, I know you guys can do it…

  23. Ahsanul
    Ahsanul 8 months ago .Reply

    What is the height of the control nob. Because some enclosures with a cover over the 5.25 bay may not close. Please let me know.

  24. William Morren
    William Morren 8 months ago .Reply

    What are the dimensions of ‘the selection knob’? Will it fit in a ‘Fractal Define XL R2′ case with the door closed?

    • JJ
      JJ 8 months ago .Reply

      I will update once I confirm the specifics.

  25. Josh K
    Josh K 8 months ago .Reply

    I already own the OC panel that came with the Extreme motherboard. I actualy wanted to use both, one on the 5.25 front bay (Asus Front Base) while also integrating the original OC panel on my desk in the kickstand position. I know both devices use the same motherboard header (only one available). Would asus have such a athing as a Y splitter or other solutions to use both at the same time?

    • JJ
      JJ 8 months ago .Reply

      As of right now there is no splitter that would allow you to utilize both. This is interesting concept though and is something we can discuss internally with our team. Keep in mind if possible there would most likely be the limitation of only one device being able to be managed / controlled at a time.

  26. joseph
    joseph 8 months ago .Reply

    so wait I just spent all this cash on the ROG Crosshair V formula Z board and I cant use this that is bs dude!!!!!!!!!!!

    • JJ
      JJ 8 months ago .Reply

      Yes as previously noted the Front Base along with the OC Panel were both designed after the design and development of our AMD motherboards. We designed and developed the required headers and first implemented them on current ROG motherboards ( ASUS ROG Z87 series ).

  27. Burn
    Burn 8 months ago .Reply

    So Last month of q. 1 is here do you know more informations or can you say me a price or just a price region like 100$~120$ (or so)?

    • JJ
      JJ 8 months ago .Reply

      Not yet do not have a soft confirmation on the MSRP but we should have more information shortly ( hopefully within a week or so ).

      • nkill
        nkill 8 months ago .Reply

        Its been a week :-)

        • JJ
          JJ 8 months ago .Reply

          Yes sorry should be mid this week hopefully have a estimate MSRP and release date. We need to internally sync up with our product management team.

          • Jacob Amos
            Jacob Amos 8 months ago .

            I’m still patiently waiting on your next video on setting up raid and uefi boot. Have you been working on it JJ.

          • JJ
            JJ 8 months ago .

            Yes there has been some delays but I will be out this month for sure. Raid will be covered separately. Stay tuned to the PCDIY YouTube channel as it will be there first and then the article will be release a little after the video is released.

          • Jacob Amos
            Jacob Amos 8 months ago .

            That’s cool my build had been delayed from car issues sucking my bank account dry.better anyway I’m going to wait for the eight core Haswell e to come out later this year. Do you guys has a new line of x99 boards being tested yet.

  28. Burn
    Burn 8 months ago .Reply

    Now More infos ?

  29. JJ
    JJ 8 months ago .Reply

    Not yet more information will be released very soon.

  30. Mike
    Mike 8 months ago .Reply

    I had a question about this panel, looks very nice but I was curious does the panel’s PCB have a pass thru for the audio, example my case has front headphone and mic already so if I used this would those ports become dead or does the board have a pass thru where I can have them all functional, I already have a dead firewire which I don’t mind cause I don’t use it but I’d prefer if I didn’t have more dead connections

    Thanks in advance for any info JJ, love your videos, been waiting on the next ones

    • JJ
      JJ 7 months ago .Reply

      There is no pass through as it defeats the point of having the front base which has an improved cable and internal design for superior quality connection for the microphone and headphone. Have new videos going up this week. Thanks for the view and support.

  31. Burn
    Burn 8 months ago .Reply

    Now a Price ??
    Or Somthing like a release date ?
    like 15th – 30th march or so ??

  32. chronocabal
    chronocabal 7 months ago .Reply

    Looks like your comments are in high demand, JJ! :)

    I too would love a definate price and release date, for the UK when you know, please!

    • JJ
      JJ 7 months ago .Reply

      For the UK sorry I cannot confirm but I can communicate in the US the MSRP is currently set for a projected $80.

  33. Alexandre Santos
    Alexandre Santos 7 months ago .Reply

    I am really looking forward to this, I check everyday if Amazon has it up for pre-order. Just got a Formula VI board, and looking to finish my build with the Front Panel.

    • JJ
      JJ 7 months ago .Reply

      Release will be coming shortly. We now have a projected MSRP of $80. Stay tuned for more information very soon.

  34. Ahsanul
    Ahsanul 7 months ago .Reply

    any info yet -_-

    • JJ
      JJ 7 months ago .Reply

      Pricing will be projected $80 MSRP but have not confirmed on release date yet.

  35. Griffenxz
    Griffenxz 7 months ago .Reply

    I understand from your response it only works for the ROG z87 & x79 board that support ROG headers , but it seem that the Rampage 3 extreme also has similar header. The Rampage 3 Extreme supported the OC Station and I was hoping that if the Rampage 3 extreme any way Can utilize this header for the Front base?

    • JJ
      JJ 7 months ago .Reply

      That is interesting the pin out is different but it is something I can discuss with our ROG team if there may be an adapter than could be used ( for the OC Panel header ) as the Front Audio connection would be fully compatible whether it be with a sound card or the onboard audio.

  36. nkill
    nkill 7 months ago .Reply

    I think its funny how JJ is trying there best not to start a riot. Will you be releasing it in north America first?

    • Bifibaarlo
      Bifibaarlo 7 months ago .Reply

      Here in the Netherlands I can pre order it, expected release date is March 25

      • JJ
        JJ 7 months ago .Reply

        This may be true but for the US we just received our initial sales samples. Our release time frame will be soon but we need to finish some last internal test before releasing it to our sales channels.

      • Alexandre Santos
        Alexandre Santos 7 months ago .Reply

        Where in the Netherlands can we pre-order this?

        • JJ
          JJ 7 months ago .Reply

          Cannot provide this information as we focus on the North American release of products but global availability should be shortly and I would expect to see it available from popular Netherland computer etailers / retailers.

      • colton
        colton 7 months ago .Reply

        you lucky sob lol!!! Dang, i wish the US came out that soon but their still doing testing and improving the length of the audio cable while trying not to hinder the performance. Maybe post some pics and a review since you will get it early? Have fun with it while we in the US are still waiting lol!

  37. colton
    colton 7 months ago .Reply

    lol this is taking forever to come out, I’m sure the anticipation makes it seem longer

    • JJ
      JJ 7 months ago .Reply

      It will be soon we want to lengthen the audio cable and test it to ensure we kept the same performance. Stay tuned for more information. Current projected MSRP is $80.

  38. Burn
    Burn 7 months ago .Reply

    Does it come to the Europe ?

  39. colton
    colton 7 months ago .Reply

    Makes sense, hopefully testing goes well and is speedily completed. Is the longer length of the audio cord the reason why the MSRP went up from $70 to $80? Thanks for the updates, keep us all up to speed!

  40. AJ
    AJ 7 months ago .Reply

    Sounds good. Were you able to see if the cosmos 2 front slider can fully close ?

    Many Thanks

    • JJ
      JJ 7 months ago .Reply

      I am hoping to do this soon once I get an MP sample. Hopefully in the next day or two. Will update then.

  41. Sean
    Sean 7 months ago .Reply

    So are we looking at May? If you want to send me one now, I will be happy to test it out…

    • JJ
      JJ 7 months ago .Reply

      It is currently shipping out to etail and retail and should be available the first week of April.

      • Anthony
        Anthony 7 months ago .Reply

        Is that April release U.S.? Can we preorder??

        • JJ
          JJ 7 months ago .Reply

          Yes April US release such as Amazon and Newegg. There is no pre order planned.

          • Anthony
            Anthony 7 months ago .

            Any idea on the roc_ext wire for the other oc panel from asus?

      • Anthony
        Anthony 7 months ago .Reply

        Can some one tell me where to get the cord to connect to the ROG OVERCLOCK PANEL? I’ve looked everywhere with no luck?? The rog_ext cable? Anything would help and be very appreciated!!!?

  42. David Morrish
    David Morrish 7 months ago .Reply

    I am very disappointed that this is not available for the crosshair v
    motherboard, it looks like we are being forgotten about.

    • JJ
      JJ 7 months ago .Reply

      We fully appreciate your feedback and understand it. We are consistently looking at how to best provide flexible design support for this new focus of ROG MB Accessories. With that noted the connection used for the Front Base was designed and developed during the Z87 chipset when we first designed and developed the OC Panel. In this respect other platforms including Intel ( X79 and Z77 ) do not have support for the Front Base or the OC Panel. With that noted our goal going forward to maintain the OC header implementation across as many ROG motherboards as possible.

      • ken
        ken 7 months ago .Reply

        How about make it compatible with all ROG motherboards. Period. If you need 2 versions, one for internal OC panel header and one without, so be it. Why should the rest of us who spent hard earned money for a ROG board be left in the dark. Yes I am being hard on you JJ and I am pushing you and ASUS to consider the rest of us ROG users. Why wasnt it thought of to make this same controller for the other ROG boards. Tunnelvision or moneyvision?

        • JJ
          JJ 7 months ago .Reply

          full compatibly across all motherboards would be impossible due to UEFI and software support needed for each model and difference in I/O controllers. We have strive to offer the best compatibility possible when we designed and developed the Front Base and the OC Panel hence the ability to have it work on all current ASUS ROG motherboards since the OC Panel was developed. Outside of ROG Connect this is the most universal accessory produced by us and more so than any other competitors as it works on IMPACT, HERO, FORMULA, EXTREME and GENE. As well as the new black edition. We look forward to keeping tis interopabitlity and compatibility going forward on ROG boards. As for previous boards this is the same as any specification or feature such as fan controls or other design implementations that will vary or be improved from generation to generation.

          So in the end this offers the compatibility you are looking for. Thank you again for your feedback.

          • ken
            ken 7 months ago .

            So, from your reply email, are you saying it WILL work on a crosshair V Formula Z ROG board?

  43. jack
    jack 7 months ago .Reply

    Will the front base show temps from a water cooling temp sensor. I have the rampage iv black edition and it has a temp sensor input on the motherboard.

    • JJ
      JJ 7 months ago .Reply

      No the front base cannot display OPT temp sensor information.

  44. Anthony
    Anthony 7 months ago .Reply

    I would like to preorder my self!! In U.S!!! Can’t wait!! Any other updates on release dates or any preorder info please let us know J.J. We are all anxiously awaiting its arrival!! Keep us all informed the best you can thanks alot!!

    • JJ
      JJ 7 months ago .Reply

      The unit is being shipped out to etailers and retailers and you should see availability sometime next week.

  45. Cody
    Cody 7 months ago .Reply

    Is this item by any chance compatible with my rampage 3 extreme???

    • JJ
      JJ 7 months ago .Reply

      No it requires a specific internal header which was designed and developed on Z87 series motherboards.

      • Anthony
        Anthony 7 months ago .Reply

        Where do I get the cable for that header!!?

      • Anthony
        Anthony 7 months ago .Reply

        JJ soon as you know where and when it was released please keep us updated i want one bad… And I need a rog ext cable for the existing oc panel that’s out already in the U.S.? Any ideas?

      • Anthony
        Anthony 7 months ago .Reply

        I have a asus maximus vi gene with a oc panel with no ROG_EXT Cable.. I really need one and I’ve looked all over and asus was not much help! Is there anyway you could point me in the right direction to get the accesories for the Asus O.C panel that has been out for a bit? If there is anything you could do to help or point me in the right direction I would be unbelievably greatfull! Anything you could think of would really help me!! Thanks alot!!

        ~T.J.~

  46. Anthony
    Anthony 7 months ago .Reply

    Does anyone know where I can purchase or get the wire for the OC panel that is already out? I think it’s the ROG_EXT CABLE…. Rog extension cable to connect to my maximus vi gene??

  47. Liancarlos
    Liancarlos 7 months ago .Reply

    What are the hardware’s capabilities to handle case fans?

  48. colton
    colton 7 months ago .Reply

    Where next week could we find it, newegg?

    • JJ
      JJ 7 months ago .Reply

      Yes it should be online at Newegg.

  49. george
    george 7 months ago .Reply

    What about micro center

    • JJ
      JJ 7 months ago .Reply

      Yes it should also be available at micro center. Timing could be a little different.

      • george
        george 7 months ago .Reply

        Do u no a timeframe… Do u if newegg will have it up before Friday or Monday

  50. Dillno Kile
    Dillno Kile 7 months ago .Reply

    Will the sound feature connect to a ASUS STX sound card?

    • JJ
      JJ 7 months ago .Reply

      Technically the audio cable would work with any front headphone connection offered on sound card or a motherboard. The audio presets on the front panel would not work though as those tie into the driver. If your goal though is to have improved headphone and microphone quality though then yes you could do it via the FRONT BASE.

  51. Burn
    Burn 7 months ago .Reply

    If you can buy it, will it ship internationally? If yes AWESOME :D if no nah i’ll have to wait D:
    However if one of you would be so nice and send me a link where i can buy it i would be very grateful.

  52. Nick ruggiero
    Nick ruggiero 7 months ago .Reply

    Do the fans still connect to the mobo? Also the rampage iv black takes only 4 pin fans?

    • JJ
      JJ 7 months ago .Reply

      Yes the fans still connect to the motherboard. The RAMPAGE IV BLACK EDITION supports Fan Xpert II as such it supports power and control for both 3pin and 4pin fans.

  53. Dan P
    Dan P 7 months ago .Reply

    I have been watching newegg and still do not see it available. Can anyone link this if its now available?

    • JJ
      JJ 7 months ago .Reply

      It should be going up later this week.

      • Anthony
        Anthony 7 months ago .Reply

        B4 Friday? Midweek Wednesday????

  54. alex
    alex 7 months ago .Reply

    Hi, I’ve been running into some issues with fan xpert as it seems to be no longer available. I have a maximus vi formula board and i’m running windows 7 and it seems that fan xperts no longer supported on the asus drivers page in the AI suite bundle. I’ve been thinking of just getting this front base to solve the problem but I’d like to know how many fans it supports?

    • JJ
      JJ 7 months ago .Reply

      Fan Xpert is available via the support site. Please go to support.asus.com and download the latest version of the AiSuite III utility ( which includes Fan Xpert ). The front base works with the primary chassis and cpu headers ( not the OPT fan headers ). The control will not be as advanced or granular or associative in the same way Fan Xpert would be so I would recommend you download it.

  55. PhoenixMilitia Gaming
    PhoenixMilitia Gaming 7 months ago .Reply

    Will it be available on Amazon?

    • JJ
      JJ 7 months ago .Reply

      Yes as of right now only some third party etailers are selling through Amazon but you should have official Amazon sold and ship option shortly. We are working with them on confirmation of ETA to have it up on their product page.

      • PhoenixMilitia Gaming
        PhoenixMilitia Gaming 7 months ago .Reply

        Thanks JJ. Any idea on a time frame for Amazon when it will be available.

        • michael
          michael 6 months ago .Reply

          When is this thing going to be available on Amazon?? What’s taking so long for it to post on their website??

          • JJ
            JJ 6 months ago .

            Different etailers and distribution have varying levels to integrate and post in their inventory. I would expect you will see it very soon hopefully by mid next week on AMAZON ( ship and sold ).

          • michael
            michael 6 months ago .

            I’m beginning to think that Amazon is not going to have this available from Asus. Since their isn’t an option at the $80 price point. It’s been almost 3 weeks and Amazon still hasn’t posted one for $80. So… is this just a Newegg exclusive JJ?

  56. kah
    kah 7 months ago .Reply

    Little confused, will this work on a crosshair v formula z ROG mobo?

    • JJ
      JJ 7 months ago .Reply

      No it is not compatible. It requires a special header which was developed during the design and development of the Z87 series of motherboards. The only boards compatible are the current ROG Z87 motherboards and the new RAMPAGE IV BLACK EDITION X79 motherboard.

      • David Morrish
        David Morrish 7 months ago .Reply

        Is there some type of similar product for the Crosshair v formula z, I would like a temperature monitor for the processor, but all the temp things that I have seen just dont look good.

      • Anthony
        Anthony 7 months ago .Reply

        Is it still comming out? Monday? I’ve been checking daily!!?

  57. Frank j
    Frank j 7 months ago .Reply

    Still no links to purchase? Credit card in hand ready to order now…..

    • JJ
      JJ 7 months ago .Reply

      Should be up shortly. We are confirming with Newegg and Amazon on time to have their product pages updated.

  58. Jomsdk
    Jomsdk 7 months ago .Reply

    Have a corsair 900D and Asus ROG Formula 6 and the cable for the sound isnt long enough, i need to know where i can get one thats longer or when you will release one or should i just go ahead and buy an extender and live with it?

    • JJ
      JJ 7 months ago .Reply

      Please call our estore. We will be working to get some additional audio cables that are longer. For the OC Cable header though the current length is the only option.

  59. Nick
    Nick 7 months ago .Reply

    Hello JJ are we gonna see this tomorrow for sale finally lol??!!

    • JJ
      JJ 6 months ago .Reply

      I have confirmed with our product manager. Newegg is still in the process of updating their internal systems but should it go online and active ( currently the page is active but the inventory has not been set to live / available ). This shoudl occur by end of week. For AMAZON we expect this to occur by mid to late next week. Keep in mind for AMAZON this will be for sold and shipped by AMAZON as opposed to 3rd party etailers selling through AMAZON.

  60. Brandon
    Brandon 7 months ago .Reply

    When will this be available? Asus said that newegg has received shipment days ago and yet it still hasnt been posted on their site to buy.

    • Anthony
      Anthony 7 months ago .Reply

      I’ve been checking amazon and neweg since Sunday with no luck at all!! What’s going on! The rep. Said this week!!?????????

      • Brandon
        Brandon 7 months ago .Reply

        Yeah I have been checking every day about 3 times a day and yet every time it obviously comes up with nothing. I just dont see how they could have received it days ago and not put it out for sale yet. I have been so excited for this but every day I go without seeing this makes me just wanna stop watching.

  61. colton
    colton 7 months ago .Reply

    I think maybe we have been lied to?? I’ve been doing the same everyday since I confirmed it with ASUS NA. JJ said it had been shipped but that i contacted ASUS NA and they said it hadn’t and was in their warehouse READY to be shipped. Newegg sucks and trying to help with ETA or preorders. Idk what going on but my enthusiasm and will to buy this product is slowly slipping away. Give us some HARD details and facts….

    • Jacob Amos
      Jacob Amos 7 months ago .Reply

      I follow timmytech on Twitter and he tagged AsusUSA and asked about it earlier and they said late this week or early next week.you will just have to be patient.

  62. Anthony
    Anthony 7 months ago .Reply

    Nope nothing yet…..?

  63. colton
    colton 7 months ago .Reply

    nope nothing yet…

  64. ed
    ed 7 months ago .Reply

    Been checking newegg couple times a day all week.. I want!

    • JJ
      JJ 6 months ago .Reply

      I have confirmed with our product manager. Newegg is still in the process of updating their internal systems but should it go online and active ( currently the page is active but the inventory has not been set to live / available ). This should occur by end of week. For AMAZON we expect this to occur by mid to late next week. Keep in mind for AMAZON this will be for sold and shipped by AMAZON as opposed to 3rd party etailers selling through AMAZON.

  65. omarras
    omarras 7 months ago .Reply

    Well ASUS North America told me they shipped to Newegg two weeks ago. I tlaked to New Egg last night. they never heard of it…can I buy one from overseas? will it works the same as the ones sold in North America? Sick of waiting.

    • JJ
      JJ 7 months ago .Reply

      We have already shipped to both Newegg and Amazon. We will provide an update shortly. We are working to confirm with them on ETA of having it up. The current AMAZON link is an option but it is through another reseller selling through Amazon.

  66. Dan P
    Dan P 7 months ago .Reply

    Well I still don’t see it on Newegg. I found it on Amazon but at a higher price point than this thread has stated. Do we know when it is going up on Newegg or other large distributors?

  67. colton
    colton 7 months ago .Reply

    holy shit its a miracle, its on amazon!!! I’m disappointed in newegg to be frank.
    link it?

  68. colton
    colton 7 months ago .Reply

    i just checked and dang, thats way more expensive that what we were told, its double….

    • Liancarlos
      Liancarlos 7 months ago .Reply

      do not fool yourself guys. That post in Amazon is by a third-party seller, notice that is not Amazon Prime or Amazon who sell this. That one guy taking advantage of the desperation of some of you and changing way more than the price. I wonder if Asus can find out who that guy is and sue him for violating the MSRP.
      Newegg has not released the product for the same reason Amazon has not done it yet, simple because is not ready yet. Be patient, you have been waiting since last Jan. So, 1 more week wont hurt you. However, I think Asus needs to explain why the discrepancy in dates. We all know that they dont want to lie to us, right??

  69. X79ROG1
    X79ROG1 7 months ago .Reply

    Yeah i guess Asus NA equals The Canadian part of NA, that is where the seller is located that has it on amazon

    • JJ
      JJ 7 months ago .Reply

      This is a third party reseller selling through AMAZON. We have supplied product to Newegg and Amazon directly. Expect to see those up very soon. We are currently confirming with them on ETA for posting.

  70. colton
    colton 7 months ago .Reply

    haha yeh thats exactly what i was discussing with some of my friends when we looked at the price. We were think there is no way and if anyone was stupid enough to buy it from them i feel bad for those people. I hope he does get sued though because thats just sad. I will still patiently wait for it on newegg but it still sucks that its taking so long. I would like to know something concrete because im getting two different dates from different ASUS reps.

    • Tj
      Tj 7 months ago .Reply

      What are the two dates they gave you?

      • JJ
        JJ 7 months ago .Reply

        I would recommend to wait until you see it up for order at Newegg which should be following our 80 MSRP pretty closely. We are working to confirm what is the timeline for them to have inventory updated on their product page for the Front Base. Thanks for your patience.

  71. DaKon
    DaKon 7 months ago .Reply

    Getting a little bit less interested in this device and the swift monitor as the dates keep falling further and further back.

    • Jacob Amos
      Jacob Amos 7 months ago .Reply

      I keep reading all these whiny comments about the swift monitor and the front base taking too long to come out. Tons of rude comments directed towards Asus and JJ. All of you guys need to grow up. Patience is virtue. IT WILL BE HERE WHEN IT GETS HERE. CALL DOWN!!!

      • colton
        colton 7 months ago .Reply

        Call down? I’m not sure what that means. Do you mean Calm down?? You seem like you could use a typing class. Just joking but in all serious i know what you mean. I just fell that they shouldn’t throw out dates, once wrong ok, 2-3 times they just need to make sure they get the facts straight. I’m grateful to JJ and ASUS for the info but i just feel it should be more concrete because people depend on this information for rig build’s and so on.

        • colton
          colton 7 months ago .Reply

          ^ lol maybe i need a typing class to. feel*

          • Jacob Amos
            Jacob Amos 7 months ago .

            You beat me to that one.I’m using my phone.auto correct is a bitch

    • DaKon
      DaKon 7 months ago .Reply

      All I was trying to say is if a company is introducing a new product, monitor or bay or whatever, don’t give a date if you don’t have one. This Bay was to be at newegg early last week. The swift was to be released Q1 or early Q2, but now asus has gone quiet on all dates. Sorry just gets frustrating when they under deliver on expectations that they have set.

  72. Nkill
    Nkill 7 months ago .Reply

    We could always start making fun of others? Maybe a console vs pc war, like everywhere else? I don’t think that will work here :-).

  73. colton
    colton 7 months ago .Reply

    Lol i totally feel your pain Jacob, my phone is amazing at changing words to other words with no correlation what so ever haha. Also nkill, we def could do that, console goes DOWWN! I was hardcore console until i built my first computer this year lol

  74. colton
    colton 7 months ago .Reply

    ok so wtf? newegg now has it and its the same price $160!!! WTF happen to $80 dollars? If it was $100, ok whatever, but this is ridiculous. So basically everything we were told was wrong, be out last week wrong, be around $80 wrong, forget this. After being told multiple times wrong information, iv’e now lost all interest in this product and i wont be buying it. Congrats Asus…

  75. Dan P
    Dan P 7 months ago .Reply

    Agreed, pretty discouraging. I can’t find it on Newegg. I was thinking about ordering the rampage black MOB and it comes with a digital display overclocking system. I wish it had the option of not getting that and getting this for a different price point. I think I will wait for awhile at this point because there are alot of options for fan controllers. Thanks for all the info guys.

  76. Voo
    Voo 7 months ago .Reply

    Guys keep in mind the Newegg and Amazon ads are from an international seller. If you wait for the official North American release the price point will most likely be at the $80 that has been discussed. These sellers are just taking advantage of the impatient. Unless you are one of those “I have to have it first guys” then just be patient and wait for the official lower price point. I have very little patience for these things, but no way I am dropping $160 for it now when it should be out cheaper soon. I highly doubt anyone here is “lying”.

    • JJ
      JJ 7 months ago .Reply

      You are correct in that etailers and retailers can ultimately adjust pricing if there is a demand for a product. We try to work closely with our partners though to ensure fair pricing and ideally pricing that aligns with our MSRP. As previously noted distribution within the US has begun and you will be seeing US etailers like Newegg and Amazon have it up shortly.

  77. colton
    colton 7 months ago .Reply

    apparently the item is from some guy “neofeel” so maybe that is the reason for the price but Idk. Why would newegg let him charge that? Im disappointing but we will see, if the price actually is that, you can bet i wont be buying it.

  78. Liancarlos
    Liancarlos 7 months ago .Reply

    That is exactly the same case I talked about yesterday. Either newegg or Amazon can control who ppl post in their marketplaces, that is a free zone where you post your articles. Notice that neither Amazon Prime/Amazon.com, nor Newegg.com has published their articles. Those are just speculation from 3rd party guys trying to making money out desperation of some buyers.
    The interesting part is how is possible that this guys (individual persons) are in possession of items that Asus has not officially launched yet. Are you being stolen Asus? Are your official distributors/auth seller selling this product outside of the scope of your contract?
    Definitely Asus needs to make an official statement about this. I’m huge fan of JJ, I’m always following his interviews in the YouTube community, and he has always said that Asus listens its community (fans), well even though we are sure this is not 100% Asus’s fault, it can’t be hidden that inaccurate information has been presented to us and 3rd party, individual seller has been trying to take advantage of the love and trust some of have in Asus brand. Again, some kind of official statement from Asus is needed

    • Anthony
      Anthony 7 months ago .Reply

      I totally agree this is unbelievable!!!??

      • DaKon
        DaKon 7 months ago .Reply

        Msrp appears to be $199. Newegg had it via their own first from Asia program, which is newegg selling it but shipping it from Asia.

    • Anthony
      Anthony 7 months ago .Reply

      Ordered one!!

  79. Brandon
    Brandon 7 months ago .Reply

    I actually don’t see it on newegg anymore, i did this morning. So maybe it was taken down. It is however still on amazon. I did see that someone from the rog forums bought it. If they’re saying the MSRP is $80 then wait for Newegg and Amazon to post the product from their warehouse. Not third-party sellers. I don’t see what the big deal about the price is. Obviously third-party sellers are going to try and double it if they can get it out their before the big retailers. Be patient.

  80. Tim Crews
    Tim Crews 7 months ago .Reply

    I would say the best course is to just wait until it does release here in the states…I would never pay 150 bucks for this panel…people just trying to sucker others out of their money…Im just gonna wait Asus will eventually release it…really would like to know hold up…Im hoping for a special for a limited time purchase for 50 bucks that would be cool lol just wait it is the best way really.

    • JJ
      JJ 7 months ago .Reply

      It has already been rolled out to Newegg and Amazon and with continual shipments coming in most likely every 2 to 3 weeks. From there you should see some additional roll out to other etailers / retailers as well. The official MSRP as well is 80 dollars.

  81. omarras
    omarras 7 months ago .Reply

    Here is the link for the item on Newegg. $79.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813995030&Tpk=n82e16813995030

  82. Paul
    Paul 7 months ago .Reply

    It is now on Newegg for $79.99 + $4.99 shipping.

  83. colton
    colton 7 months ago .Reply

    Well everyone its finally on newegg and for the right price we were told, $80! It came online at about 1:30 AM and i happen to check then and saw it listed. Even due to bad information given, the price is as discussed with ASUS reps so i was happy to purchase the item. My ROG front base is now on its way! I wanted to give everyone here the update so that you could all go purchase and finally relieve yourselves of the long anticipated wait and anger lol. Here is the link

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813995030

    Also don’t worry about the one listed from the “first from Asia” seller listed at $160, I actually called and spoke with a manager from newegg and had it removed due to the person obviously trying to take advantage of loyal ASUS customers. Once showing him the information from Asus reps concerning the price difference he was glad to intercept and take the item down.

    All in all i hope everyone can be happy the wait is finally over and forget the discrepancy in information relayed about the item and dates. Have fun and make sure to post your reviews about the front base once installed, I know i will!!!

  84. Dan P
    Dan P 7 months ago .Reply

    OMG I missed it. They are out of stock!!!!!!

  85. Voo
    Voo 7 months ago .Reply

    Yeah, I missed it too. Some idiot probably bought them all to gouge consumers.

  86. colton
    colton 7 months ago .Reply

    really they are already gone? holy shiz im glad i was up that early then and got mine! I’m sorry guys, i posted as soon as i knew to hopefully prevent this.

  87. Ed O
    Ed O 7 months ago .Reply

    I happen to check newegg before going to bed around 2am est last night and they had both listed, one for $79 from newegg with no photos up yet and the $158 one from the market seller that had all the photos.

    I purchased it and woke up earlier today with a Tracking number in my email so it’s on the way. I wonder how many newegg got into stock that sold out so fast. Did they move a dozen or did they move 200 in that few hours??

    Looking forward installing it.

    • JJ
      JJ 6 months ago .Reply

      I have confirmed with our product manager. Newegg is still in the process of updating their internal systems but should it go online and active ( currently the page is active but the inventory has not been set to live / available ). This should occur by end of week. For AMAZON we expect this to occur by mid to late next week. Keep in mind for AMAZON this will be for sold and shipped by AMAZON as opposed to 3rd party etailers selling through AMAZON.

      If you actually processed an order through Newegg it should be fulfilled by end of week.

      • Ed O
        Ed O 6 months ago .Reply

        Unit arrived at my home yesterday from newegg. The build quality seems very nice. I’m looking forward to hooking it up later tonight.

  88. nkill
    nkill 6 months ago .Reply

    Its ok colton, you will always be in our hearts. I didn’t get one either!!

    • T.j. Tufano
      T.j. Tufano 6 months ago .Reply

      It’s on Newegg still!!?

      • JJ
        JJ 6 months ago .Reply

        I have confirmed with our product manager. Newegg is still in the process of updating their internal systems but should it go online and active ( currently the page is active but the inventory has not been set to live / available ). This should occur by end of week. For AMAZON we expect this to occur by mid to late next week. Keep in mind for AMAZON this will be for sold and shipped by AMAZON as opposed to 3rd party etailers selling through AMAZON.

    • colton
      colton 6 months ago .Reply

      :,D brings a tear to my eye lol

  89. nkill
    nkill 6 months ago .Reply

    There’s JJ bringing joy to the world once more!

  90. Burn
    Burn 6 months ago .Reply

    Maaaaaaaan i want one but i live in germany D:

  91. OhItsThat
    OhItsThat 6 months ago .Reply

    Hello JJ, thanks for the reply on You Tube. So this is how I have my fans hooked up in my rig. I have M6F with an H80i, on the H80i I have 1 SP120 3pin fan on the front and on the rear I have 1 SP120 4pin fan. The front facing 3pin SP is plugged into CPU_FAN and the rear 4pin SP into CPU_OPT. I also have the CPU_FAN on Advanced in the UEFI

    I was told somewhere along the way to plug the H80i fans directly into the mobo instead of into the pump of the H80i

    I have a bottom intake SP120 3pin fan plugged into OPT_FAN1, I originally had it plugged into CHA_FAN1 but after the case swap it stopped showing up in Fan Exp. It was running at top speed with no way to slow it down.. I also have 4 AF140 Fans plugged into a front bay fan controller.

    In Fan Exp I have to set the CPU_FAN to RPM Mode so both fans on the H80i will spin. If in Smart Mode the rear SP 4pin fan(CPU_OPT) on the H80i will stop spinning after I run Fan Tuning. I just don’t think its safe to have 1 fan spinning on the H80i.

    In the UEFI I have OPT_FAN1 (Bottom Intake) set to Profile Mode/Performance.

    So what do you think I should do? I’m ready to buy the ROG Front Base right now but I’m worried about my fans working correctly when plugged into the mobo. Thanks for your time JJ..

    • JJ
      JJ 6 months ago .Reply

      My recommendation would be

      CPU and CPU OPT should be used for the CPU fans from the H80i. You will need to set the UEFI to advanced to ensure 3pin control support.

      The pump header cable ( for RPM detection ) I do not generally connection as it wastes a fan header. This is your call though. Outside of that the pump is power via SATA so you are good to go there.

      From there all chassis fans should ideally be connected to CHA headers not OPT headers ( as you cannot control OPT headers ) in the OS or via the OC Panel / Front Base. This is due to it being on a separate super I/O controller.

      The OPT headers should be used ideally for fans where you want them operating a fixed value generally this is usually good for front intake or bottom intake or exhaust.

      If you continue to have issues with detection or control you may want to consider an RMA and request an advanced RMA which allows you to receive the board first before shipping the defective board back.

      Best of luck and hope this helps.

      • OhItsThat
        OhItsThat 6 months ago .Reply

        Thanks for the reply JJ. Good news is I tried using a different fan in CHA_FAN1 and it is being recognized in Fan Exp. The only concern I have still is the fans on the H80i. They way I run my H80i is an exhaust. I’m using 1 Corsair SP120 3pin in PUSH (CPU_FAN) and a SP120L 4pin in PULL (CPU_OPT)

        I have it set up they way you recommend but after I run FAN TUNING, its sets the H80i fans into SMART MODE. That’s fine but it also shuts off the PULL fan that’s plugged into CPU_OPT.

        I figured I would test to see if the PULL fan would kick on under load so I played BF4, it never kicked on. As of now the only way I can get that PULL fan to work is if I set the CPU_FAN to RPM MODE and adjust it manually. None of this is really an issue to me but it would be nice to have a quiet system when I’m not playing games. It just seems dangerous to have a fan not spinning on an H80i.

        I know your probably crazy busy right now so thanks for finding a little time to help me.

  92. GoosNL
    GoosNL 6 months ago .Reply

    JJ, when i push the selection knob it show EDIT. then i select the fan i like to chance. Push again en change the fan speed. now i have to push again to leave. but it leave’s the EDIT mode, then if i want to change an onther fan, i have to repeate the procedure.
    Olso when i select a fan (not in edit mode) and then go to edit i will end up with “cpu 1″and not the fan i just selected.
    I hope that this can be changed/updated.

    Goos

    ps can the time be in 24h notation?

    • JJ
      JJ 6 months ago .Reply

      Thanks for the feedback. We will collect feedback from the community as more users provide hands on experience with the Front Base and see what we may be able to tweak in a firmware release.

  93. Terry
    Terry 6 months ago .Reply

    Any word of the dial gets in the way of closing the slider on the cosmos 2?

    • JJ
      JJ 6 months ago .Reply

      Should hopefully be able to test this weekend just got some mp samples internally. Will update soon.

  94. Vince
    Vince 6 months ago .Reply

    Monday the 14th and Newegg still says
    “OUT OF STOCK”… anyone have any further UpDates. ??

    • JJ
      JJ 6 months ago .Reply

      More units will be coming in soon. Check back at Newegg and sign up for auto notification.

  95. DavTrade
    DavTrade 6 months ago .Reply

    JJ could you please give us the final length of the high quality headphone cable?

  96. Jack
    Jack 6 months ago .Reply

    Hello,
    Just to let everyone know. That newegg has it in stock. I just ordered mine I few minutes ago. Get them while you.

  97. Voo
    Voo 6 months ago .Reply

    As of 8:47am PST, Newegg still shows it out of stock to me on their website. However I went to ebay and, lo and behold the Asus Rog Front Base is for sale there…BY Newegg…SMH. Makes no sense to me that it shows out of stock on the official NEWEGG website, yet I was able to buy it from Newegg on ebay…whatever, at least it’s bought now and one saga ends. Now where is my Asus Swift monitor?? ;)

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/ASUS-ROG-Front-Base-Dual-Bay-Gaming-Panel-/301154562509?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item461e35f1cd

  98. DavTrade
    DavTrade 6 months ago .Reply

    Voo, looks like you got the only one on Ebay, I got one because of Newegg’s Auto-notify.

  99. OhItsThat
    OhItsThat 6 months ago .Reply

    I just bought mine on Amazon $125.50

  100. DavTrade
    DavTrade 6 months ago .Reply

    OhitsThat there in stock at Newegg for $79.99 and within one or two day’s at Amazon for the same price, and that 3rd party just lowered his price on Amazon I hope no one else buys it from him!

    • OhItsThat
      OhItsThat 6 months ago .Reply

      I did see it on Newegg.com for $79.99 but in order to get that price I would have to sign up for Newegg Premier. I think its like Amazon Prime or something, witch I already have. I just don’t order a lot from Newegg. I have to say $159 or $125 is pretty far off from the $80 MSRP Mr. JJ gave us a few weeks back. Price gouging? Ha! Not really but man! Thanks for your help dude.

      • Vince
        Vince 6 months ago .Reply

        I got mine @ newegg for $80.. no premier plan or anything special.. ???

        • JJ
          JJ 6 months ago .Reply

          That is what would be expected as the MSRP is 80.

  101. Jack
    Jack 6 months ago .Reply

    JJ
    I just received my front base from neweeg, I love the build quality, and it adds the final touch to my rog build. But I’m disappointed in the size of the Audio cable. I have a danger den double wide case and the cable barley reaches and is unusable for me. Are you going to be coming out with a longer version in the future.

  102. DaKon
    DaKon 6 months ago .Reply

    Got mine today and install in a Corsair Air 540. I don’t mind it being sideways at all. The device is very shallow so it would not connect to the auto locking mechanism in the bays. So I had to make it work which took all of 15 minutes. It is built with very high quality.

    The ROG cable is good length. The audio cable is too short.

    I plugged in the bay turned on the rig, installed no software and it gave me what I wanted. Easy monitor of my system, with a clean look.

    Oh btw the firmware update software on the asus site dose not work, as it includes the updated but no firmware JJ.

  103. OhItsThat
    OhItsThat 6 months ago .Reply

    Just got my Front Base, are the cables only supposed to be 2ft? I feel like the community made it clear we needed longer cables cause we care about cable management. I have a 750D and they hardly make it to the mobo, and thats direct to the mobo. I don’t want to but I have to return it!

  104. JJ
    JJ 6 months ago .Reply

    Please contact our customer service dept. We will be working with users who need a longer cable as we have developed one but it was produced after the initial production. It is not yet in inventory but will be shortly. This is something we are already aware of prior to release but had to further test and evaluate prior to producing the longer cable for some chassis as well as users who wanted more routing flexibility..

    • OhItsThat
      OhItsThat 6 months ago .Reply

      Thanks JJ, I just got mine and had a mini freak out. I bought this as “NEW” off Amazon. The Box had been opened, the protective film over the screen looks like its been dragged across the sidewalk, the internal packaging is damaged and the instruction book has handwriting impressions on the back. Then I saw the cables! Have a good weekend dude!

    • Vince
      Vince 6 months ago .Reply

      I had the same experience… got it today and the protective film was all mangled. Normally i leave the film on until the installation is complete so i have not looked under the film yet.

  105. jack
    jack 6 months ago .Reply

    JJ,
    What number do I call?

    • OhItsThat
      OhItsThat 6 months ago .Reply

      I just emailed ASUS customer service as asus.com, they do have numbers on that site as well. They have the ROG Front Base listed in the motherboard section. Because of that you’ll have to list your full system specs for 2 cables. Its been a frustrating day for me, sorry if I sound like a Derp!

  106. Kenny
    Kenny 6 months ago .Reply

    I ordered one on Newegg a few nights ago, waiting on my unit to arrive as we speak. Hopefully I will be able to get it installed in the next week or so. Will be used with my Z87 Gene board.

  107. OhItsThat
    OhItsThat 6 months ago .Reply

    I received an email from ASUS regarding longer cables for the front base. According to this guy I need to contact retailer I got the Front Base from! HuH?

  108. Zaurian
    Zaurian 6 months ago .Reply

    Just got the front base, and it’s great – but the RPM reading for 3 pin fans in Advanced Q control mode doesn’t work. I can control their speeds, and software reads the RPMs correctly, but the ROG FB shows 0 RPM for my CPU fan and always shows max RPM for the other 3 pin fans :(

    • JJ
      JJ 6 months ago .Reply

      Which board and UEFI are you running? Additionally have you manually set the operating modes for the fans headers?

  109. Mr.nOOb
    Mr.nOOb 6 months ago .Reply

    Hey JJ. Any idea when you will have word on a Canadian distributor? I contacted Newegg.com and they will not ship to Canada. They state that I have to order from Newegg.ca, which does not currently have a listing for it.

    • JJ
      JJ 6 months ago .Reply

      Let me see if I can confirm I believe first initial shipments went to US distribution. I will follow up.

  110. Anthony
    Anthony 6 months ago .Reply

    JJ
    I recived my front base last week and it looks great…. The only thing is that I can not get it to post anything on the actual screen including the time…? All it says is USB in the top right corner of the base panel and has no readings what so ever.. Not even the time!!? I called asus support and they had no idea! It installed correctly on my gene vi… Do you have any sugestions? I’m dieing to see some readings! It all seems good just no readings do I need a specific bios or enable it in the bios or somthing? If anyone could help it would be greatly appreciated!!!!???

    • OhItsThat
      OhItsThat 6 months ago .Reply

      Have you updated AI Suite 3?

      • Tj
        Tj 6 months ago .Reply

        I’m running bios 0606… It won’t work do I need to flash the bios I’m scared to have a maximus vi gene with Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit no front base readings??

  111. OhItsThat
    OhItsThat 6 months ago .Reply

    I would start with making sure you have the latest BOIS “1402 I think” and AI Suite 3 utility.

  112. Kurosaki
    Kurosaki 6 months ago .Reply

    hello JJ,
    is there any possibilities ROG front base can be used with crosshair v formula z later? maybe asus will come out with some kind of conversion kit that can make the crosshair mobo compatible with this?

    • JJ
      JJ 6 months ago .Reply

      We are looking into options currently but at this time it is only compatible with our Z87 and Z97 ROG series motherboards ( as well as RAMPAGE IV BLACK EDITION ). Stay tuned.

  113. NavyChief
    NavyChief 6 months ago .Reply

    Just ordered one at Newegg this morning. They are back in stock.

    • JJ
      JJ 6 months ago .Reply

      It is an awesome unit! Best of luck with it and your buiild.

  114. NavyChief
    NavyChief 6 months ago .Reply

    JJ, Have a question on connecting 14 PWM 4-pin SP120 fans, two 3-pin AF120, and one 3-pin AF140 fan on a Rampage IV Black Edition in 900D.

    Eight SP120 are on top 4×120 radiator in push-pull. Four SP120 on lower left 4×120 radiator and two SP120 on lower right area. The two AF120 are front intake and the AF140 is rear exhaust.

    I read that only four Corsair PWM fans may be connected with a splitter. Any more than that and the PWM signal is degraded too much.

    Looking at connecting 4 of the top SP120 to CPU_FAN with splitter, the 4 other top SP120 to CPU_OPT with splitter. This would enable all the top radiator fans to be controlled via the CPU fan headers without overloading them.

    The bottom 4 radiator SP120 would be connected to CHA_FAN1 with a splitter.

    The two bottom right SP120 would be connected to CHA_FAN2 with a splitter.

    The front two AF120 would be connected to CHA_FAN3 with a splitter.

    The AF140 would be connected to OPT_FAN1, but would not be adjustable by the front base.

    Does the above sound right?

    • JJ
      JJ 6 months ago .Reply

      Due to the design limitation in multiple ways you do not have the ability to output a PWM control signal for the CHA or OPT headers. You can only output the control signal for the CPU header. This is something we have been working on for some time and have finally made some awesome headway in this respect but in your specific situation you will only be able to run splitters if you get a discrete fan controller. The output control signal we have allows us to control both 3 pin and 4 pin fans but you do not have the ability to define a output control signal.

      Hope this clarifies your inquiry, best of luck with your build!

      • NavyChief
        NavyChief 6 months ago .Reply

        Thanks for your input!

        I have purchased 2 of the Swiftech 8-way PWM Cable Splitters and will run 8 PWM fans from the CPU_Fan and 6 PWM fans from the CPU-Opt headers. These splitters draw power from a SATA connector so that will alleviate the power requirement from the header itself.

  115. DavTrade
    DavTrade 6 months ago .Reply

    FYI (If you don’t have one yet) – My unit had no audio so I returned it to Newegg for replacement, since it was out of stock they automatically give credit. I ordered it from Amazon, and they discounted it $19.01 because it was out of stock (which only shows up in the cart), so it will cost me $60.98 with a little delay.

  116. carlos
    carlos 6 months ago .Reply

    just bought this for my maximus formula IV Z87 and it does not work , i have a 4770K and 4.4 it does not show the CPU speed keeps flashing the motherboard codes and usb does not show the audio profiles its a mess , any help please

    regards

    • JJ
      JJ 6 months ago .Reply

      ensure you have correctly attached all the cables. You also need to ensure you have updated your motherboard to the latest UEFI ( BIOS ). You additionally want to ensue you have ROG Connect PLUS and the firmware for the ROG BASE Updated.

      • carlos
        carlos 6 months ago .Reply

        Thanks for tje reply i have latest bios i downloaded the files from the website can the rog front base panel bê unistalled i mean the drivers?

        • JJ
          JJ 6 months ago .Reply

          Yes you can uninstall the drivers and utility but you will need the driver which includes ROG Connect Plus for it function correctly.

  117. NavyChief
    NavyChief 6 months ago .Reply

    Contacted ASUS for the longer AAFP cables (as mentioned by JJ) and was shuffled from Customer Service, Technical Support, and the e-Store. All had no idea about this and could not help at all. How exactly do we go about getting these longer cables?

    • JJ
      JJ 6 months ago .Reply

      I have forwarded this to our customer loyalty and discussed with them to circulate this important update our other teams. Please be patient with us as we get our internal teams up to speed. The longer cables should be in shortly and our team has already align with our product management team to be aware we will be providing these cables to you user who want the longer one. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

      • NavyChief
        NavyChief 6 months ago .Reply

        Thanks for the prompt and courteous reply! I look forward to hearing more about this extended cable and getting in the near future.

      • OhItsThat
        OhItsThat 6 months ago .Reply

        JJ, could you please update us on this forum when the longer cables become available? Customer service drove me over the edge! I too was shuffled from customer service to estore then back to customer service over the span of 2 weeks. Everybody pointing the finger to the other but nobody seems to know what an ROG Front Base is, let alone what I mean by longer cables. I just figured they would know what I was talking about even if the cables weren’t available yet. When you think about it, its hard to expect a company so large with so many products and employes to be versed on every product (large or small) so soon after launch. So no harm done! Thanks man and I hope I see you on NeweggTV this week with some beautiful Z97 ROG boards!

        • Anthony
          Anthony 6 months ago .Reply

          I’ve had many of the same issues with the customer service! They all had no idea transferring me to 10 deferent depts… I’m having trouble getting it to post anything on the fb… They were supposed to get back to me within 48 hours and no response! Can some one help me out jj

          • JJ
            JJ 6 months ago .

            Our customer service team has been made aware of the new cable and has synced with our customer loyalty supervisor and our front base product manager. We have additionally sent out a notice to our supports depts to be aware of calls coming in. If you are outside the US though this is being handled on a region by region basis. We had delays in getting our internal teams updated bu local teams have been brought up to speed. You should be able to reach an internal contact to assist in this process.

        • JJ
          JJ 6 months ago .Reply

          Our customer service team has been made aware of the new cable and has synced with our customer loyalty supervisor and our front base product manager. We have additionally sent out a notice to our supports depts to be aware of calls coming in. If you are outside the US though this is being handled on a region by region basis. We had delays in getting our internal teams updated bu local teams have been brought up to speed. You should be able to reach an internal contact to assist in this process. Thank you for your patience and your support.

          • NavyChief
            NavyChief 5 months ago .

            I just contacted Customer Service and they will be sending me the longer cable shortly. Will let you know when it arrives.

          • Vince
            Vince 5 months ago .

            What was the procedure like.. What did they ask, stuff like that.?

          • NavyChief
            NavyChief 5 months ago .

            The procedure was very straightforward. I used the chat help and talked with a rep. They had me create a service ticket on the Front Base and give the ticket number to them. They stated that the longer cable would be sent to my address free of charge.

  118. carlos
    carlos 6 months ago .Reply

    JJ thanks for previoes replys i got the thing running after reinstall of the drivers , i also wanted to ask , iam asking here becouse cant see any other place to get a fast reply, iam thinking on buying the asus Raid R for my asus maximus formula VI but i want to no if plugin it to last pciE port will my 1º primary port change from 16X to 8X ? also i have a DCii 780ti

    thanks

    • OhItsThat
      OhItsThat 6 months ago .Reply

      I have a M6F with a GTX 680 TOP and an ROG RaidR in the last PCIe lane. Everything is fine and works great.

    • JJ
      JJ 6 months ago .Reply

      No the bottom PCIe is not linked to CPU lanes which are provided by the CPU. You should not have any issues.

  119. coltonagee
    coltonagee 6 months ago .Reply

    anyone else having some issue with this product. Everything works for me concerning the display and CPU speed fans and so on, except for one thing. I cant find the main menu for this product. When first installing it popped up but now i cant go to it to adjust the speakers and such. One time while changing the option for audio, the sound was really low and sounded like it was coming through a tunnel. I have a speaker system so this was really weird, i messed around with it for a little bit and its now fixed but i would like to know if there is a issue so that i can return the product. If anyone can tell me how to solve and find the main menu i would appreciate it. Also, the left hand side of the display seems to be larger and stick out of the drive bay a little, while the right side is flush with the bay. Anyone else notice this?

    • coltonagee
      coltonagee 6 months ago .Reply

      btw when changing the options for audio, this was on the display itself. The options where you can change it from music, racing game, adventure game, and so on

      • OhItsThat
        OhItsThat 6 months ago .Reply

        I think you control the audio through the Realtek HD Audio Manager (SupremeFX App). I didn’t install the drivers for the audio cause the cable is to short so until I get a longer cable I’m using the case front audio still. You say the left side of your FB is sticking out the front of your case more then the right side? On mine the right side sticks out a little more then the left. In my case I think its cause the tool less mount deal in the bay doesn’t line up with the holes. I’m only able to have 1 screw holding it in the bay (Corsair 750D)

  120. Jake Steinberg
    Jake Steinberg 6 months ago .Reply

    So in order to make this effective i would need to plug all fans into the motherboard? I currently use Corsair Link which allows the fan cables to be routed behind the motherboard. Is this possible with Front Base?If not, Why not just use the AI Suite Software instead?

    • JJ
      JJ 6 months ago .Reply

      Can you clarify your question?

  121. Fran
    Fran 6 months ago .Reply

    Hi, JJ
    I need help
    I have this Rog front base with maximus vi fromula, but the boot code and motherboard model not shown only Asus in the upper right corner. happens?
    Many thanks

    • JJ
      JJ 6 months ago .Reply

      Make sure you have updated the UEFI for the MAXIMUS VI HERO as well as the firmware for the Front Base.

  122. Fran
    Fran 6 months ago .Reply

    Hi JJ
    thank you very much for answering so fast.
    I have the latest bios for maximus vi formula (1402) I also have the latest driver and firmware for the ROG base. In the upper right corner after post not shown me the model of the motherboard, and boot codes do not appear only ASUS
    Should extend a rma?
    Many thanks again

  123. Brett Jefferson
    Brett Jefferson 5 months ago .Reply

    Good afternoon. I’m wondering where I can purchase this Front Base from? I’ve recently installed the RIVEBE and then stumbled upon this golden nugget and it’s a MUST HAVE. Thanks for your time. Oh, I too have the Cosmos II but will eventually change out to a Corsair 900D.

    • JJ
      JJ 5 months ago .Reply

      You can currently purchase it from Newegg. Amazon will offer it as well but may not have it direct from Amazon until late this week to possibly next week.

      • Anthony
        Anthony 5 months ago .Reply

        Mine is showing the meters but no readings just a flashing USB at the top right corner…? Can you help me JJ I’m having terrible luck with cust service… They want me to RMA it b4 any trouble shooting… I have the latest bios and a asus maximus gene vi with win 8.1 pro CAN ANY ONE PLEASE HELP!!

    • NavyChief
      NavyChief 5 months ago .Reply

      I ordered it through Newegg and received it about 3 days later. It was only in stock about 15 minutes when I managed to get it. You just have to periodically check for availability.

  124. Vince
    Vince 5 months ago .Reply

    God, It was a nightmare with the first person I got to talk to.. he wanted me to pay for the cable and just gave me a link to the e-store, then he bailed out and left me.. The second person i got to was much better. I asked ” do you know what a ROG Front Base is” they responded ” YES, you need the longer cable”? from there all went well, i gave him my case # which i got from filling out a form online and he said he will forward the request to ship me a new cable.

  125. NavyChief
    NavyChief 5 months ago .Reply

    I received the longer cable this afternoon. It took 3 days to arrive. The old cable was 24″ long and the new version is 32″ long.

  126. DavTrade
    DavTrade 5 months ago .Reply

    JJ – There are 2 set CPU overclock frequencies (for the i4770K LV1 4200GHz and LV2 4400GHz) are they programmable in any way to different frequencies?

  127. Joe Ancona
    Joe Ancona 5 months ago .Reply

    Finally received mine and it’s now installed: http://pcpartpicker.com/b/QFR I didn’t need a longer cable with this particular open air case, which was nice!

    However, the overall instruction for usage is a bit lacking, and I wondered if you could make a new Front Base video JJ?

    1) why doesn’t the temp gauge move? the temperature is shown correctly, but all the bars are lit up all of the time
    2) can you adjust the hi-temp warning indicator threshold anywhere?
    3) what does ‘M’ and ‘L’ stand for anyways?
    4) is there supposed to be a integrated Front Base module utility within AI Suite III? I’m not seeing anything? All drivers and firmware are current for both the M6F and the FB
    5) some of my fan’s % duty cycle and RPM are showing correctly on the ROG FB, and others are not; even though they all show correctly in AI Suite III
    6) where can you actually set the CPU UP level 1 and level 2 presets?
    7) shouldn’t there be some kind of UEFI settings integration for the ROG FB, even if there isn’t in AI Suite III?
    8) the audio presets are nice, but don’t compare to the EQ settings I made for my particular headphones; how come there are no user preset positions? If you accidentally select a new audio mode, it wipes out your custom EQ settings and you have to reload them through the audio interface
    9) it would be nice to have the option for the ROG Front Base display to turn on/off along with the main PC power. Right now the display stays on after the computer is off, and if you want it dark, you have to hit the screen off button…it’s a nice feature for sure, and even continues to report CPU temp, but I hate to have it lit up 24/7 when I only run the PC for a couple hours a day…

  128. Alexandre
    Alexandre 5 months ago .Reply

    I installed mine, it looks really good, I have 2 suggestions:

    1) There should be an option to turn the Front Base on/off automatically as you turn the PC on/off

    2) There should be an option to turn off the Front Base and leave just the clock on, that would be nice with when the PC is turned off.

    • JJ
      JJ 5 months ago .Reply

      Thanks for the feedback. Good suggestions!

  129. Vince
    Vince 5 months ago .Reply

    JJ, How long should it take to get the extra long cable after talking to Customer Service.. I got my “service case number” NA3696679 on the 16th (2 weeks ago) and the rep I spoke to (Kelsey G) said…

    “Kelsey G. Fri, 5/16/2014 12:56:30 pm
    Okay, I will send out the request for you to be shipped the cable. Is there anything further you would like me to assist you with today?”

    But as of yet i have nothing in the mail…??

    • OhItsThat
      OhItsThat 5 months ago .Reply

      I’m having the same problem. Asus contacted me and asked me to confirm my mailing address and I did. That was over 3 weeks ago. They never confirmed they sent cables or anything. Very frustrating!

    • Indy
      Indy 4 months ago .Reply

      Hi Vince,

      I need to order the cable as well, as I have a full size case. Do you know the contact info of ASUS customer service? Thanks for your help! Btw…did you receive your cable?

      • Anthony
        Anthony 4 months ago .Reply

        I also need another ROG_ext cable prefrebly a much longer one how what I go about doing that?
        ? Phone number or ext. or such

  130. Indy
    Indy 5 months ago .Reply

    Hello! I just bought Maximus VII Hero MB, will this accessory be compatible with it? Also, I am using Cooler Master Storm Stryker full ATX tower and will I need a extra long cable? Here is a link to my build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/d64qBm . Thanks!

    • JJ
      JJ 4 months ago .Reply

      Yes the Front Base is compatible. If you need a longer cable please contact our service team. They will assist in getting you to our CLM team to get you a longer cable.

      • Indy
        Indy 4 months ago .Reply

        Hi JJ,

        Thank you for the prompt reply! May I have the contact info of your service team? I do need a longer cable, as I have a full ATX case.

        Thanks again!

  131. Indy
    Indy 4 months ago .Reply

    Hi JJ,

    I contacted Asus estore at 510-791-3705 today and the customer representative told me that she is not aware of any cables available for this product, which can be provided to the customer. I will be sending an email as well @ estore@asus.com and will appreciate your advice on which specific person I should contact in your service team.

    Thank you.

    • Stogie
      Stogie 4 months ago .Reply

      I had to contact customer serv through asus.com. You must fill out a service ticket for the front Base and explain every detail of your request in the description. Remember the Front base is located in the motherboard section when your filling out the ticket. After a day or so they will likely contact you and ask to verify your shipping info so they can email the estore and have the cable shipped. I needed both cables but they only sent me the audio cable. It took about a month for me to receive it..The new cable is about 8 inches longer then the original, if I remember correctly.

  132. Stogie
    Stogie 4 months ago .Reply

    Anybody wondering the cables that come with the Front base are around 24 1/2″ long. Asus sent me a longer audio cable and that was around 8″ longer then the original. I asked for both and only got one, anybody get both?

    • JJ
      JJ 4 months ago .Reply

      We only produced a long audio cable not a longer OC header cable.

  133. DM3
    DM3 4 months ago .Reply

    Any news yet on when the longer cable will be available for Europe? So far been talking to the support service from ASUS North US and Asus Holland with no luck.Asus North US wants to ship the cable to me for 150$ wich is a bit crazy if you ask me.

    • JJ
      JJ 4 months ago .Reply

      You will need to confirm with the support team in Europe / your region. We worked directly with with our HQ team to request and fulfill the cables for our US / North America customers. I will attempt to foward your feedback directly to our global team to see if they can work out a similar process for other regions including Europe.

  134. DM3
    DM3 4 months ago .Reply

    The closest support team for my country in Europe is Asus Holland.First time i asked them they said they could not help me because they normally only specialise in netbooks,notebooks and tablets.i’ve now asked them to contact Taiwan HQ to see if they can get the cable that way.If this fails again i’m going to try Asus UK next.

  135. Eric
    Eric 4 months ago .Reply

    Hey JJ,
    I have a question about the front base, which is how do I hook up fans to be controlled by the base. do I just hook them up to my motherboard or is there a way to hook them to the base itself and how many fans can I control with the base? if you could let me know it would be a big help. thanks and have a good day.

    • JJ
      JJ 4 months ago .Reply

      All fans get connected to the motherboard. The fans that can be controlled are the ones connected to the CHA headers. I would still recommend Fan Xpert II profiling and adjustment compared to using the front base as the granularity and control and options to defined are more varied. The controls offered on the front base are for immediate ease of us options. That being said if you have AiSuite III installed it is very system to switch or adjust your fan settings. Best of luck with your build.

  136. DM3
    DM3 4 months ago .Reply

    Hi JJ,
    I’ve contacted Asus Holland again and they still say they cannot help me get a longer cable.
    They suggested asking the store i bought the Front Base from to see if their distributor maybe could maybe get one.That failed aswell.This all feels like a bad game of tennis to me.No point in asking Asus UK because they will just bounce it back to Asus Holland. Do you think a 9pin AC97 & HD Audio Extension Cable from BitFenix might do a good job?

    • OhItsThat
      OhItsThat 4 months ago .Reply

      Dude that sucks. If you cant get it done I would be willing to help you. I live in the US. Shoot me some contact info and we can discuss getting your cables. Ive already received my extension cables, but just to get them it was a task. Just wanna help an ROG brother.

      • DM3
        DM3 4 months ago .Reply

        That would be awesome! I know they are willing to send it to a middleman in the US. Jolene confirmed that and said it would be alot easier that way.She also offered to send it to me but for some odd reason it would cost me 150USD for shipping only.That’s just too crazy.Especially because they offered to send the cable for free the first time i spoke them. Contact me on dm3@pandora.be if you will.Thx!

  137. Henk
    Henk 3 months ago .Reply

    wil the rog front bay fit on a asus z87-plus board can you send me a mail

    • JJ
      JJ 3 months ago .Reply

      No the FRONT BASE is only compatible with ASUS ROG motherboards.

  138. Indy
    Indy 3 months ago .Reply

    Guys…I talked to ASUS estore last Wednesday and my call got transferred to Product support and back to estore couple of times! Finally, one of the estore representatives was able to find the ROG AAFP cable in their system and noted my contact info. And, I finally received the cable today and it is ~32 inches long. Once, I reach home, will measure the length of original cable and report how much longer it is from original cable.

    So, folks be patient and you should receive your cable!

  139. NavyChief (@NavyChiefEWC)

    The old AAFP cable was 24″ long and the new version is 32″ long.

  140. Barath Sudharsh R
    Barath Sudharsh R 3 months ago .Reply

    Hi JJ,
    Is this compatible to CM K380 Tower. Also let me know if this is available in India.

    • JJ
      JJ 3 months ago .Reply

      Looking at the tower I see no reason why it would not be fully compatible as it installs in a 5.25 bay. As to availability I cannot confirm outside of the US / North America.

  141. Strider
    Strider 2 months ago .Reply

    Hi JJ,

    How can one assign a custom OC profile created in the UEFI to the Level Up button in the Front Base and replace the preset profiles?

    Cheers,

    Strider

  142. David Wynne
    David Wynne 2 months ago .Reply

    looks like JJ is busy showing off all there new x99 stuff

    • JJ
      JJ 2 months ago .Reply

      Yes I have been pretty busy. I am back in the office though and lots of changes and content coming.

  143. David Wynne
    David Wynne 2 months ago .Reply

    Hi JJ can you please answer our question asked by Strider How can one assign a custom OC profile created in the UEFI to the Level Up button in the Front Base and replace the preset profiles?

  144. Bromigo
    Bromigo 3 weeks ago .Reply

    Hey JJ, I have a great idea for the Front Base. Maybe Asus ROG could release 1ft LED strips in white and red that could be plugged into my M7F, maybe through a fan header or something..Then be able to control the LEDs through the Front Base. Since there isn’t extra buttons on the FB maybe an update that could turn the cpu lvl up button into a lighting mode..

    I’m having a hard time getting good lighting with easy control in my case. I don’t like molex style leds cause I can’t just shut them off. I bought the NZXT Hue but the strip of LEDs is way to long and the colors aren’t very good. I ended up getting rid of the NZXT strip and replaced it with a few 30cm Bitfenix strips. I’m able to plug them in to the NZXT controller that’s in a front bay. I can dim them and even shut them off but the LED color’s aren’t consistent from strip to strip. Just poor quality and I’ve grown out of the look of the NZXT Hue controller. It would be nice to get more functionality out of the front base.

    • JJ
      JJ 2 weeks ago .Reply

      Thanks for the feedback. As always it is appreciated. Rest assured we have been internally discussing similar layers of functionality for motherboards or products like the FRONT BASE.

  145. Cliff Lee
    Cliff Lee 3 weeks ago .Reply

    will this front base and oc panel work with the x99e-ws board by any chance?

    • JJ
      JJ 3 weeks ago .Reply

      No the FRONT BASE requires a specific header as such it is only compatible with ROG series motherboards ( although the audio portion ) can technically work on the WS.

      • cliff Lee
        cliff Lee 2 weeks ago .Reply

        I was thinking of purchasing a x99e-ws board but, the one thing that I don’t like is that both the front base and oc panel are made for rog boards only. Argh! The ws board seems to have more what I’m looking for and also those plx chips. But in the future is there any way Asus could get these items to work on non rog boards like the x99e-ws?

  146. David Wynne
    David Wynne 2 weeks ago .Reply

    JJ please answer my question I have been waiting now for a month

    Hi JJ can you please answer our question asked by Strider How can one assign a custom OC profile created in the UEFI to the Level Up button in the Front Base and replace the preset profiles?

    • Jacob Amos
      Jacob Amos 2 weeks ago .Reply

      You have to set that up in the uefi. There is a section in the uefi under tools.

  147. David Wynne
    David Wynne 2 weeks ago .Reply

    ok I have found tools in the bios so now what do I do ? I have no clue what I am doing or where to look or even if I am in the right place . Just saying you have to set it up is no help at all. There is not one word in the manual to explane this so can you please help

    • cliff Lee
      cliff Lee 2 weeks ago .Reply

      I was thinking of purchasing a x99e-ws board but, the one thing that I don’t like is that both the front base and oc panel are made for rog boards only. Argh! The ws board seems to have more what I’m looking for and also those plx chips. But in the future is there any way Asus could get these items to work on non rog boards like the x99e-ws?

  148. Jake
    Jake 2 weeks ago .Reply

    How do I go about getting a longer audio cable for the front base? I have a 900D and the one included isn’t long enough.

    • JJ
      JJ 1 week ago .Reply

      Please contact our customer service dept. They will assist you in getting you out a longer cable which we produced.

      • Anthony
        Anthony 7 days ago .Reply

        JJ
        how do I get another conection cable for the rog front base mine ripped in haf long story

        • JJ
          JJ 7 days ago .Reply

          Contact our customer service team and request to speak with the customer loyalty team. They should be able to assist.

  149. sdmfjl
    sdmfjl 1 week ago .Reply

    I am getting some major feedback NOISE through my Sennheiser g4me zero headphones while gaming using front base on my maximus 7 formula! Anyone have this issue? I tried many different settings in the supremefx HD audio manager but nothing gets rid of the noise.
    This audio cable is supposed to be high end but it seems the shielding is subpar unfortunately.
    JJ do you have any suggestions?

  150. sdmfjl
    sdmfjl 1 week ago .Reply

    Will you guys be releasing a front base driver for the maximus 7 formula?

    I tried using it with the z97 driver Version 1.01.06 but when using this driver my cpu1 rpm reading on the front base is in a frozen state. This is my most important header to monitor.

    I am now using the front base without a driver and the cpu1 rpm reading works flawlessly however I now have no edit functionality or the ability to make any adjustments.

    I am using the most up to date audio driver and AI SIUTE III driver for my board. Also have the most up to date motherboard bios and ver 40 firmware on frontbase.

  151. Barath Sudharsh R
    Barath Sudharsh R 7 days ago .Reply

    Hi JJ,
    Will you be releasing any Driver for Maximus Hero VII. The CPU Frequency always seems to show Zero. Fan Speed & Temp seems to work. Initially I thought the cable was loose. But I have to re-install the Drivers for it to work. After a few days the issue seems to re-occur again. Im using Windows 8.1 64-Bit OS. Any help would be appreciated as I have to constantly re-install the drivers every few days for CPU Frequency to show something.

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