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The sniper ram clears no problem according to the noctua compatibility chart.
The G. Skill Snipers are only 42mm Tall ... yeah they should fit underneath the Noctua C12P-SE14 depending on the oreintation of his cooler.

That new CoolerMaster GeminII S524 that's coming out is another most likely cheaper option.
   
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About to join the ranks of you gene-z owners. Still kind of scared to pull the trigger. While I must admit, I didn't read all the previous posts, it seems some of you are having issues.

Would you recommend this board for someone who definitely has to go mATX with a 2600k?
I can recommend the board easily.

My main problem was that my Vertex 3 Max Iops needed new firmware and it wasn't the easiest way to solve it...
So it isn't the boards fault yet, but the efi bios is very new for oneself.

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If I go the air route, I was thinking about the Noctua D14 but it's massive and hangs kind of low. I have 4 sticks of memory to squeeze on there and I have no idea if they'd clear.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231461

Wow, they went up by $35 since I ordered them on Monday
I have G.Skill Ripjaw X and they fit nicely under my Noctua D14.
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Originally Posted by LA_Kings_Fan View Post
The G. Skill Snipers are only 42mm Tall ... yeah they should fit underneath the Noctua C12P-SE14 depending on the oreintation of his cooler.

That new CoolerMaster GeminII S524 that's coming out is another most likely cheaper option.
Haha I have almost bought that Noctua so many times I sort of have a bias towards it. I'm sure the S524 is fine.

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So it isn't the boards fault yet, but the efi bios is very new for oneself.
I think I personally like the old blue screen bios more than this UEFI. Way easier and faster to use as far as I am concerned.
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Haha I have almost bought that Noctua so many times I sort of have a bias towards it. I'm sure the S524 is fine.
Hey I hear ya ... now that I'm a Noctua owner I have no hesitation about recommending them, they're great, but can be on the high priced side of Air Coolers.

I also STILL HAVE my CoolerMaster GeminII S in my other Rig and think it does a fine job for what I paid for it as well.
   
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I think I personally like the old blue screen bios more than this UEFI. Way easier and faster to use as far as I am concerned.
I feel the same way but that is only because I'm used to the old bios and this is my first motherboard with efi.
It is sure nice to work in but I'm not familiar with it yet.


But anyone with a i7 2600K here who has oc'd it to 4.6Ghz or higher here? (with aircooling)

Would love to know the settings.
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For starters ... you say you have 2 x 500gb HDD's, you don't mention a SSD at all ? To take advantage of Intel's SMART-RT you need at least one SSD between the 18.6 GB minimum and 64 GB maximum storage requirements.

Secondly, if you read through this thread a bit, most here that have tried it, myself included, and at the recommendations of other more knowledgeable members of this thread, have decided it's not worth the effort just yet, as this technology isn't ready for prime time just yet, and that you'd make better use of your single SSD using it as a BOOT drive for windows rather than the cache feature. Now if you have TWO SSD's and/or one LARGE SSD where you can use 64 GB for the cache and another 60+ GB for a BOOT drive, then your case may be different, and it may be an option worth further looking into.

That said, when I tried to set-up Intel's SMART-RT my first go around, I noticed my on-screen options were NOT the same as in the ASUS User Guide that came with the board, so they may still be having a software/driver issue with it as well, so MY advice, at least right NOW ... is WAIT, and hold off on trying to use this feature, it's still being figured out, and I don't look good in a 'Guinea Pig' costume tongue.gif

Thank you so much for replying. Doesnt the Asus Maximus Gene-Z Z68 have a built in 18gb SSD? So basically my setup is 1 SSD (From Asus Maximus Gene-Z Z68), 2x Seagate Barracuda 500gb SATA.

So youre saying that I should not use this technology at all? even if its from Z68?
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Thank you so much for replying. Doesnt the Asus Maximus Gene-Z Z68 have a built in 18gb SSD? So basically my setup is 1 SSD (From Asus Maximus Gene-Z Z68), 2x Seagate Barracuda 500gb SATA.

So youre saying that I should not use this technology at all? even if its from Z68?
Definitely does not have a built in SSD. The only board that I know that has one is this Gigabyte board. That isn't saying that there aren't others. But definitely not the Gene.

We aren't saying you shouldn't use SSD caching. Just that it isn't so great compared to an SSD with the operating system installed on it alone.
Edited by Ovlazek - 7/26/11 at 11:34pm
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Definitely does not have a built in SSD. The only board that I know that has one is this Gigabyte board. That isn't saying that there aren't others. But definitely not the Gene.

We aren't saying you shouldn't use SSD caching. Just that it isn't so great compared to an SSD with the operating system installed on it alone.

Oh gawd, I feel dumb as a rock. I have misread the information about the board. At least now I dont need to worry about reinstalling everything again, I was about to do it a few hours back and give this SSD Cache a shot without any SSD at hand lol.
Edited by digitaljepoy - 7/26/11 at 11:55pm
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Oh gawd, I feel dumb as a rock. I have misread the information about the board. At least now I dont need to worry about reinstalling everything again, I was about to do it a few hours back.
Don't feel bad ... at first I assumed this too for a second.

ASUS here and there kind of was misleading in the way they worded a few things, like about the Intel Smart-RT (having a "min 18.6GB available" means that's the minimum you NEED not what's provided), the new Lucid Virtu Tech. (I'm still playing with this trying to get it to work, but seems once you install it, some programs can't recognize your GPU card ???), and about the Sound Blaster SupremeFX X-Fi 2 (I guess their definition of "Built-In" and mine are different ), maybe something gets lost in translation or something, I don't think they're going out of their way to deceive or confuse anyone, but they could make a few things clearer IMO.
   
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the new Lucid Virtu Tech. (I'm still playing with this trying to get it to work, but seems once you install it, some programs can't recognize your GPU card ???)
If you are running Virtu in i-mode (that is, monitor plugged into your onboard, rather than into your discreet), it requires profiles to be set up for each application that you want to use your discreet card.
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