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How does this SSD rate compare to the m4?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233204

Is it worth the bang for the buck or would the m4 be better?
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So i'm set on getting this board as it seems to be very popular, has gotten great reviews and has a huge following across the web, so if I have questions, I have lots of people to give me help and incite.

But I'm still very curiuos as to the sound quality of the onboard realtek audio vs my new X-Fi titanium I picked up because I can reuse my Audigy 2 PCI on this board. Has anyone done detailed noise loss and dba tests in comparison to add on sound card? What is the FPS loss in games using this onboard sound card vs add on?

Basically, I got a good deal on my X-fi for $60 on sale, but i'm wondering if it was money well worth spent or if im just wasting $60?
I am very happy with the sound quality of the onboard, but I am not an audio guru.

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Hi

I looking forward to buy the asus maximus iv gene-z but if I want to build for SLI using GTX560 or GTX 580 do it able to fit in 2 vga card. It seen the pci-e slot are very close to each other. Have anyone try before?....

If two vga card so close to each other will cause heating problem?...

Thanks
If you look back a few pages this has been asked and answered already. The two cards will sit next to each other so the the top card will get less air depending on how the heat sink is designed, but even then I have not seen anything where people complained about it.

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Just got my gene a couple days ago and only had a chance to fire it up woth stock cooler while waiting on parts.

But now im kinda stuck. With the preinstalled backer plate I seem to be kinda screwed as far as getting my cuplex Kryos water block backer plate into place. I dont know if anyone in this thread has one, but figured you might have at least had a similar backer plate and have a solution.







If it was a smaller space I would just compress the pad, but it is about 2.5mm and that seems like a awful lot of pressure to put on the mono and socket backer plate.

Any ideas?

Edit: for clarification it is an additional 2.5mm on top of the 2mm spacer washer that you see in the last pic before I would hit the metal part of the backer plate of my Kryos
I used the Kyros on this board previously and the spacers were enough when the backplate was compressed. My only issue with the Kyros was it was a pain to install, but once it was installed it was pretty sweet.
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How does this SSD rate compare to the m4?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233204

Is it worth the bang for the buck or would the m4 be better?
I am not a big fan of Sandforce 3 due to the compression technology seems a little gimmicky and the issues it was having. I use an Intel 320 series, but I have used the Crucial M3 and I could not tell the difference between them. I usually recommend getting a gen2 model for the bang for buck value those offer.
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How does this SSD rate compare to the m4?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233204

Is it worth the bang for the buck or would the m4 be better?
Marvell, intel, and samsung controllers have the least issues in terms of reliablity. (well, there are some problems with the intel 320 too)
I would not buy anything with sandforce controller. Too much issues, and not that reliable. For data storage, i prefer reliablity over speed. And you will get the "kick" with switching to an SSD from HDD, with ANY SSD-s. Speed differences between SSD and SSD are rather for benchmark guys.
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But I'm still very curiuos as to the sound quality of the onboard realtek audio vs my new X-Fi titanium I picked up because I can reuse my Audigy 2 PCI on this board. Has anyone done detailed noise loss and dba tests in comparison to add on sound card?
See http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/A...Gene-Z/11.html at bottom.
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I finally got rid of my old 9800GT Green for these GTS450 Green. Bought 2 of these for seperate system and was trying them in SLI. Updated rig in M4G






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Are these passive cards? What will move the air around them?
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Are these passive cards? What will move the air around them?
They sure looks passive and I'm also worried for him... too bad the HD cage is so tall, hiding the fan next to it.

That's why I like the PC-V354, the HD cage is split in two thus we can remove the bottom one and the botom fan (we got 2!) is free to push air on cards in front of it.
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Quite frankly, I have not seen the cards going beyond 70deg celsius during games and they usually just idle around 45 in a 28 deg room ^^; They however do take a really much longer time to get from 70ish to 45ish after a furmark stress test or games. Funny thing that I observed is that even though the bottom card looks like the one with the lesser airflow, the bottom card is always ~3 deg c lower, I even swapped them around and got the same results. CPU is idlling at about 39~44 deg celsius.

Changed the front fan to a S-Flex E at ~900rpm, rear a S-Flex D at 500rpm, Fans on the Noctua U12 are S-Flex Es at ~1000rpm. PSU is a fanless Sesonic X460.
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They sure looks passive and I'm also worried for him... too bad the HD cage is so tall, hiding the fan next to it.

That's why I like the PC-V354, the HD cage is split in two thus we can remove the bottom one and the botom fan (we got 2!) is free to push air on cards in front of it.
The HDD cage is vented too so air can pass through. Maybe I should move the 2 3.5" HDD to the top since they are pretty ok at 31 deg c and 33 deg c.



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