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Hello guys, I haven't fully read the thread yet but I just wanna ask whether this motherboard is worth buying or not. Is there any problems you guys having with the motherboard?

I'm actually considering between this maximus IV gene-z and P8Z68-V pro. What makes the gene-z better than the latter?

I really hope you guys can fill me up on this as myself, to be honest, is a newb in PC upgrades.
It's mATX, and mATX is for real men.

mATX = Manly ATX.


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You have a couple of months. I forget the exact release date. I would buy exactly what you want. I always regret buying something just because I can afford it right now, when I really wanted something else.
I'd wait but I just wanna have the board so I can be the owner of the group and actually have the board, I feel so out of it. And I think the beta is next month, but I still want to pre order before then.
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whats good in micro ATX board. care to explain? .
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It's mATX, and mATX is for real men.

mATX = Manly ATX.
Awesome ...sig'ed

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whats good in micro ATX board. care to explain? .
The Gene-Z isn't good just because it's an mATX board. Most people use an mATX board because they're using a smaller case.

It is a good board though. I've been overclocking with no issues
Edited by sintricate - 8/16/11 at 8:52pm
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The Gene-Z isn't good just because it's an mATX board. Most people use an mATX board because they're using a smaller case.

It is a good board though. I've been overclocking with no issues
Hmm, so you are saying that this board is only good in overclocking? Is there any difference between P8Z68-V pro? I'm really confused in which one to get. From what i know, P8Z68-V pro has more features.
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Kvjavs,

a.) BF3 doesn't come out until 10/25/2011, I take it you missed out on the pre-order discount NewEgg ran about a month ago on it ? That's $10.00 you could have put toward the i7

b.) This gives you time to budget, so I agree w/ Ovlazek buy what you WANT rather than what you can afford, as it's usually cheaper in the LONG run of things.

c.) It's mATX, and mATX is for real men. mATX = Manly ATX.
Is that like ... "it's not the size of your board that matters, it's how you overclock it ?"


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Hmm, so you are saying that this board is only good in overclocking? Is there any difference between P8Z68-V pro? I'm really confused in which one to get. From what i know, P8Z68-V pro has more features.
More as in more PCI-e slots and USB headers maybe ... but the MaxIVGeneZ has just as many if not more features in terms of quality build, stability, Overclocking, and gaming use ... it is a ROG board afterall.

But look ... you're going to get a biased opinion here as we I think ALL love your little MaxIVGeneZ's.

YOU really need to make a list of things you NEED /or WANT out of a board for your build and then see which one meets the majority of those ... I'm going to guess BOTH will, and that in itself should tell you something, that BOTH of the boards would be a FINE choice. IF you need compact and slightly cheaper yet uber powerful = then MaxIVGeneZ68 ... IF full size ATX is ok, or needed because MAYBE you're the one in a million first time builders that will triple SLI GPU cards, then by all means get the P8Z68-V pro ... IF money and SIZE are no object, then F'it get the MaxIVExtremeZ68.

Note : SteamieHP , I see you're in the "The Official ASUS P8P67/P8Z68 Series Owners Club" thread asking the same question, I caution you not to buy into the mATX boards are worse at OverClocking than full size ATX boards. Firstly as a noob I doubt you'll be pushing the limits of EITHER boards /or your CPU's over clocking ability, and Secondly maybe vist the ASUS ROG forums and see what HARD CORE GAMERS and OC'ers are using ... I'll bet more use the various ROG lil mATX boards than the P8P67/P8Z68's plus hell the P8P67/P8Z68's are that ugly baby blue color

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Kvjavs,

a.) BF3 doesn't come out until 10/25/2011, I take it you missed out on the pre-order discount NewEgg ran about a month ago on it ? That's $10.00 you could have put toward the i7

b.) This gives you time to budget, so I agree w/ Ovlazek buy what you WANT rather than what you can afford, as it's usually cheaper in the LONG run of things.

c.) It's mATX, and mATX is for real men. mATX = Manly ATX.
Is that like ... "it's not the size of your board that matters, it's how you overclock it ?"

Yeah I missed it.

And yeah I guess I'll just save a lil bit longer and get that i7 2600k and GENE-Z, but it'll have to wait until mid-September. But I should have enough money and "extra" by then.
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I used the same cure that LAKF used. I read a suggestion to do this someplace online and that is why I tried it. I updated Win7, 64-bit via Windows Update and my mouse issues disappeared.

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You know I had this issue at first ... using a wireless MS notebook mouse initially as I was waiting for my ASUS ROG mouse to arrive, I then switched to an OLD wired MS intellipoint mouse I had laying around in a box and the issue went away. My new ASUS ROG gaming mouse is fine w/o issue also.

Not that this fixes your issue, BUT if you have a different 'wired' mouse around try it and see what happens.
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[B][COLOR="Indigo"]Kvjavs,
More as in more PCI-e slots and USB headers maybe ... but the MaxIVGeneZ has just as many if not more features in terms of quality build, stability, Overclocking, and gaming use ... it is a ROG board afterall.

But look ... you're going to get a biased opinion here as we I think ALL love your little MaxIVGeneZ's.

YOU really need to make a list of things you NEED /or WANT out of a board for your build and then see which one meets the majority of those ... I'm going to guess BOTH will, and that in itself should tell you something, that BOTH of the boards would be a FINE choice. IF you need compact and slightly cheaper yet uber powerful = then MaxIVGeneZ68 ... IF full size ATX is ok, or needed because MAYBE you're the one in a million first time builders that will triple SLI GPU cards, then by all means get the P8Z68-V pro ... IF money and SIZE are no object, then F'it get the MaxIVExtremeZ68.

Note : SteamieHP , I see you're in the "The Official ASUS P8P67/P8Z68 Series Owners Club" thread asking the same question, I caution you not to buy into the mATX boards are worse at OverClocking than full size ATX boards. Firstly as a noob I doubt you'll be pushing the limits of EITHER boards /or your CPU's over clocking ability, and Secondly maybe vist the ASUS ROG forums and see what HARD CORE GAMERS and OC'ers are using ... I'll bet more use the various ROG lil mATX boards than the P8P67/P8Z68's plus hell the P8P67/P8Z68's are that ugly baby blue color
Thanks for the heads up! You are the only one that really answer my question. I have inclination towards the maximus but I'll decide later on. I just wanna know the differences between those two boards as their prices are almost identical. What makes the maximus IV gene-z so special? and i don't wanna miss anything. In terms of aesthetic, yes, the maximus won by a mile but i see certain additional features are missing when i compare the both of em together. including this --> 'PCI-e slots and USB headers '
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Thanks for the heads up! You are the only one that really answer my question.
You're Welcome, but others answered in their own way, they are trying to help too don't be fooled, we've got a great group of guys & even a gal or two in this thread / Owners Group.
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I have inclination towards the maximus but I'll decide later on. I just wanna know the differences between those two boards as their prices are almost identical. What makes the maximus IV gene-z so special? and i don't wanna miss anything. In terms of aesthetic, yes, the maximus won by a mile ...
As I tried to say before, I don't think that it's that the MaxIVGeneZ is really "So Special" over other boards, especially larger ATX and eATX boards, but it's that it combines it ALL in such a nice small mATX package that is reasonably priced. Thus making it such a great board for so many people looking for small builds and economical builds while honestly not really sacrificing much if ANYTHING at all over other boards in it's Size Class and Price Range. Frankly I'd say there isn't a better bang for your buck board out there.
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... but i see certain additional features are missing when i compare the both of em together. including this --> 'PCI-e slots and USB headers '
REALLY Like WHAT ? Serious question as I haven't researched the P8P67/P8Z68's in all that great a detail.
I mean 1 extra PCI-e x16 (but @ x4 bandwith) so are you REALLY triple SLI'ng Graphics cards ? I doubt it. so are you REALLY installing a Sound card ? well the GeneZ has decent Built in Sound chip & software to be ALMOST as good, so honestly will that extra slot get used ? or just sit empty anyways ?
As for USB ports, the Gene has 4 x USB 3.0 ports (2 -back panel, 2 on-board), and 12 x USB 2.0 ports (8 -back panel, 4 on-board) TOTAL of 16 ... the P8Z68-M PRO has 2 x USB 3.0 ports (2 -back panel) and 14 x USB 2.0 ports (4 -back panel, 10 on-board) TOTAL of 16 ... but I'd RATHER have the extra USB 3 ports if I were you
SO WHAT do those boards have on the Gene REALLY ?

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[B][COLOR="Indigo"]

As I tried to say before, I don't think that it's that the MaxIVGeneZ is really "So Special" over other boards, especially larger ATX and eATX boards, but it's that it combines it ALL in such a nice small mATX package that is reasonably priced. Thus making it such a great board for so many people looking for small builds and economical builds while honestly not really sacrificing much if ANYTHING at all over other boards in it's Size Class and Price Range. Frankly I'd say there isn't a better bang for your buck board out there.

REALLY Like WHAT ? Serious question as I haven't researched the P8P67/P8Z68's in all that great a detail.
I mean 1 extra PCI-e x16 (but @ x4 bandwith) so are you REALLY triple SLI'ng Graphics cards ? I doubt it. so are you REALLY installing a Sound card ? well the GeneZ has decent Built in Sound chip & software to be ALMOST as good, so honestly will that extra slot get used ? or just sit empty anyways ?
As for USB ports, the Gene has 4 x USB 3.0 ports (2 -back panel, 2 on-board), and 12 x USB 2.0 ports (8 -back panel, 4 on-board) TOTAL of 16 ... the P8Z68-M PRO has 2 x USB 3.0 ports (2 -back panel) and 14 x USB 2.0 ports (4 -back panel, 10 on-board) TOTAL of 16 ... but I'd RATHER have the extra USB 3 ports if I were you
SO WHAT do those boards have on the Gene REALLY ?
Wow. I'm speechless. You pointed out very well. I don't intend to triple SLI. Dual GPU would be enough for me.

Lol. I guess I got nothing else to say, your explanation is quite detail. I think I'll stick with my interest of getting MaxIVGeneZ. Thanks man!
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