Lots of features, small size.

A Review On: Asus Rampage II GENE Core i7 / Intel X58/ DDR3/ CrossFireX & SLI/ A&2GbE/ MATX Motherboard

Asus Rampage II GENE Core i7 / Intel X58/ DDR3/ CrossFireX & SLI/ A&2GbE/ MATX Motherboard

Rated # 16 in Intel Motherboards
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Pros: Many OC-friendly features, Crossfire/SLI ready, quality components and small size.

Cons: Doesn't sit well in CM Storm Scout.

I had gotten this motherboard in a trade to upgrade from the LGA775 Socket series and it is certainly a great upgrade. With the 2 x16 PCI-e lanes I can run 2 graphics cards in Crossfire or SLI configurations and mATX form factor helps it fit into the smaller cases, though this is where I had some issues. When running this board in a Coolermaster CM Storm Scout, I found that the placement of the SATA ports made it difficult to connect cables when the board was in the case. I liked the placement of an on/off button and others on the bottom of the board a useful feature but have not used them myself. This is a great motherboard for those who need something for serious gaming or overclocking but in a smaller package and don't want or need to upgrade from LGA1366.

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