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I've got a new mATX build I'm creating a parts list for, everything will be new - not carrying any parts over for this rig. Only thing I've bought and received so far is a Fractal Design Define Mini.
Planning on an i5 2500K with mild to moderate OC. Usage will be for video editing (nothing too serious), photo editing (Lightroom 3), and hi-rez music (J16) via external DAC / 2 channel stereo. Will only be running one video card.
Would the Gene-Z be a good choice? Also had my eye on the MSI Z68MA-ED55, Asus P8Z68-M, and the Gigabyte GA-Z68MX-UD2H-B3.
Thanks!
Yeah I'd say the MaxIVGeneZ68 would be GOOD, but the others wouldn't be bad either. If you're doing video and photo editing I'd consider the i7 2600K w/ its HyperThreading supposedly helping out in those ventures more than the i5. And w/ music work you might want a sound card over the integrated Audio that comes on ANY of these motherboards, and that should fit fine since you aren't planning to SLI/Xfire GPU's.
   
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Mine should arrive tomorrow. Ill prob review it than sell it. It looks like a nice board same arm as the m4e
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Just got the board. Waiting on my NZXT Vulcan, Antec Big Boy, and RAM (RAM not ordered yet).
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Can you people recommend some good low profile CPU coolers that would still look cool in this case? I'm kind of loathe to buy an H60 or similar because the tubes are so short that it would be impossible to mount the cooler in my Vulcan if I decided to ever run a long card/a crossfire setup.
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Hi Everyone,

It has been a week since I started looking for a nice motherboard to buy for my new system. Yesterday I found out about Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z. Although it is mATX, it seems to be better than most of the motherboards out there. Right now my only problem is the CPU cooler. I really don't know what to get. Here is my situation:

1- My case is Design Fractal R3

2- My GPU is Nvidia GTX580, and I want to use the PCI-E slot that is closer to the CPU (Faster?!)

3- All four ram slots are gonna be filled with G.SKILL Ripjaws X.

I'm not an overclocker, but I chose this motherboard 'cause it seems robust and I don't mind paying a little more. I wanted to stick with the stock cooler due to space issue, but that kind of looks bad on the system!

I don't want water cooling. I don't want headache!
It seems Hyper 212+ might fit, but I'm not sure.

It would be appreciated if people here can help me decide what cooler to get. Btw, money is not an issue at all.

Thanks
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@ mostowizard,
Do you NEED a low profile CPU cooler in the NZXT Vulcan ?
I thought it could take a larger tower style AIR Cooler ?

Anyways, some lower height CPU cooler options;

Noctua = NH-U9B SE2, NH-C14, & NH-C12P SE14
COOLER MASTER GeminII S RR-CCH-PBU1-GP , GeminII S524 (new)

@ Witch King,
The Hyper 212+ should work fine, and is honestly about the best VALUE in a CPU cooler you can find, works GREAT and is CHEAPER than most.

Edited by LA_Kings_Fan - 8/25/11 at 6:33pm
   
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Hey, i just did a build in the Vulcan, i5 2500k, ASRock PRO3-m z68 yadah yadah yadah...

Anyways, i went with the Antec Kuhler 620. The hoses are plenty long on both it and the Kuhler 920. I went with the 620 because i wanted to keep the rig quiet, and the 920 requires a lot more powerful fans to capitalize on its added thickness.

You should look into these two coolers, i found them to be as good or better than the Corsair H series.
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I can't use a full sized cooler because 1) too much weight on the motherboard during transport and 2) I'm putting an antec Big Boy; a 30mm fan on the side. I guess if I HAD to I could mount it externally, but... lame
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Hi Everyone,

It has been a week since I started looking for a nice motherboard to buy for my new system. Yesterday I found out about Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z. Although it is mATX, it seems to be better than most of the motherboards out there. Right now my only problem is the CPU cooler. I really don't know what to get. Here is my situation:

1- My case is Design Fractal R3

2- My GPU is Nvidia GTX580, and I want to use the PCI-E slot that is closer to the CPU (Faster?!)

3- All four ram slots are gonna be filled with G.SKILL Ripjaws X.

I'm not an overclocker, but I chose this motherboard 'cause it seems robust and I don't mind paying a little more. I wanted to stick with the stock cooler due to space issue, but that kind of looks bad on the system!

I don't want water cooling. I don't want headache!
It seems Hyper 212+ might fit, but I'm not sure.

It would be appreciated if people here can help me decide what cooler to get. Btw, money is not an issue at all.

Thanks
The 212+ is a great cooler. I used it in my dad's build and took his E8400 to 4.0Ghz. I also used it on my computer at work with a i5 2500k with a Gigabyte Z68X-UD4 to take it to 4.5Ghz. I'm sure I could have gone further but it's a work computer. Kind of unnecessary.

I used a GTX 570 on my MIVGZ. You won't have any clearance issues with the 212+. Also, right now you don't plan on overclocking, but as soon as you hang around here a bit, you will realize how easy it is to get to 4.5Ghz+. I think if money is no issue, you should invest in a Noctua NH-D14. It is the best air cooler on the market. As soon as you decide to overclock, you will see how great of an investment that it is.

(Sorry if I am trailing on a bit here boys. Had a few drinks with my coworkers tonight.)
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I am having problems locating a download link for Realtek Audio Driver Version 5.10.0.6402 & 6.0.1.64 WHQL XpVistaWin7. Anyone have any other sources?
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I can't use a full sized cooler because 1) too much weight on the motherboard during transport and 2) I'm putting an antec Big Boy; a 30mm fan on the side. I guess if I HAD to I could mount it externally, but... lame
In that case, maybe check out the Noctua NH-U9B SE2, it's a scaled down version of the Bigger Noctua's but still performs very well, Myself and a couple others here are using it ... and since the RipJaw X's are a tad smaller, and your Vulcan case a tad larger, you should be able to install the RAM side CPU fan a couple clicks higher and not have to remove the RAM heatsink on Slot #1 like I did with the Vengeance, and yet still have top clearance for your side panel cover.

Also look at the COOLER MASTER Hyper 212+ , while it's a TALLER tower style than the Noctua NH-U9B SE2, it is a lightweight Cooler and shouldn't give you any clearance issues either, plus you'd save a couple bucks. I couldn't use it because I had a HEIGHT limit it passed, but in your Vulcan, I don't think you have the same issue I did.

Edited by LA_Kings_Fan - 8/25/11 at 7:24pm
   
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