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the direct competitor of the maximus is the GIGABYTE GA-IV-UD2H Z68MX-B3 for 160$

http://ca.gigabyte.com/products/prod...px?pid=3854#ov
Sadly, no. The Gigabyte board is OK, but the slot layout is plain ole' stupid. The top slot is x16, but the third slot is only x4. The SLI/Crossfire slot that runs in x8 when running dual cards is the 4th one, which means almost every mATX case on the market won't work with dual two-slot cards. I think that puts the Gene-Z solidly ahead. Luckily, Newegg is letting me exchange it for credit towards the Gene-Z when it releases since they have the slot configuration listed wrong.

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Idk if this counts but this place was on google and has a price of 180! Lets hope some legit places have the same price. http://www.shopblt.com/cgi-bin/shop/...er_id=!ORDERID!
Bottom Line is 'legit.' I bought my launch day E8600 from them and it arrived the next day.

Edited by ratbuddy - 6/22/11 at 4:01pm
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I wouldn't ever touch that Gigabyte Z68M-X UD2...

The PCI-E Lane assignments are silly. When you populate the second PCI-E lane it'll bottleneck the first PCI-E lane to x8... which yields no difference but I just don't like that.

At least the P8P67-M Pro you can assign the 3rd PCI-E lane to be x1 if you wanted to install a device in it, and the 4th to be x4.
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Doesn't the black x4 lane on the Asus boards run off of the Marvell SATA controller or something like that?
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Bottom Line is 'legit.' I bought my launch day E8600 from them and it arrived the next day.
Awesome thanks for the info!
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Well Kvjavs, only about 24 hours until we find out if you are right about the release date!
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Well Kvjavs, only about 24 hours until we find out if you are right about the release date!
Yup. Hopefully they don't pull an AMD and make it a paper release.
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Yup. Hopefully they don't pull an AMD and make it a paper release.
That would be devastating... I already have nearly everything for my build. I would hate to be waiting months for a motherboard.
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Call me stupid for asking this but i had a quick browse, and is this just going to be the little brother to the Maximus IV Extreme ??

It seems to be lower on features and price.... budget board ?
    
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Call me stupid for asking this but i had a quick browse, and is this just going to be the little brother to the Maximus IV Extreme ??

It seems to be lower on features and price.... budget board ?
Well I guess it would be closer to being a little brother to the Maximus IV Extreme-Z. It's a mATX board so it is for small form factor builds where some features have to be sacrificed due to space constraints.
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Ahhh right, makes sence i was wondering why....

I didnt realize thats what the Z was for =] thanks man =]
    
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