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Are these boards still problematic/some-what problematic? I didn't care to go through all the pages (who would?), but I did go through about 12 pages.. Seems there is some common issues with this boards...
What's the general consensus?

I love mine biggrin.gif
Would only trade it for the full size version and nothing else!
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Oh and heres pictures of it, almost done have to pick a tubing color cant decide between blue or white.And have to get the mb waterblock just for giggles and mainly looks. And a gfx card.
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Anyone here running GeiL memory? I purchased and will be running 32gbs of Geil memory as soon as my Gene-Z arrives. I am having a hard time deciding between an i5-2500K and i7-2600K. Any recommendations? Previous system was an i7-875K.
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GeIL memory hasn't been that popular and/or widely available in the USA, I think NewEgg only just now started recently carrying them,  but if you check the Google Owners list I believe there was at least one person using it ?

 

As for the choice between the i5-2500K and i7-2600K it's really up to you and what your budget can afford, I bought the i7-2600K myself and it's about a 50/50 split between the Gene-Z owners, I think only 1 or maybe 2 people run some other CPU besides a  i5-2500K or i7-2600K, so it's pretty well split down the middle. In retrospect I don't know that I NEEDED to really spend the extra $100 for the i7-2600K and most likely the i5-2500K would have been more than sufficient for my computer and gaming needs for some time, but in My case I wanted to do this ONE TIME and have it last me for the next 3 or 4 or 5 years if I can that out of this RIG before I have to replace and upgrade everything again, so I don't regret buying the better CPU, just saying I can see why so many optioned for the i5-2500K though, I think it's the better bang for the buck between the two.

   
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Check and see if the option in the BIOS is enabled for fast charging or whatever for USB devices. Mine did the same thing when it was enabled and they were plugged in to the top 2 ports or the front ports.
I think I need to clarify what was going on. I originally noticed the problem at desktop when I was just browsing the web or something, because I had my fans set up to run at 40% when the system was idle.
Blah didn't work.

Also should have mentioned my keyboard is ps2 not usb and it seems to have power even on shutdown.

I guess I'll just live with it.

Now to figure out with my h100 pump noise is normal. Its randomly develops noise that sounds like an old school floppy drive.

Edit:

So finally passed prime95 for 2 days so I know I'm stable. I just started some benches and realized Unigine Heaven uses the Intel HD 3000 over my GPU.

Do I need to install the Lucid software? I have the igpu render standyby and the other options on (defaults).

Also could anybody confirm that the JBmicron bios options only controls the esata? I'm trying to figure out what I can disable.

Thanks all.
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Also could anybody confirm that the JBmicron bios options only controls the esata? I'm trying to figure out what I can disable.


Confirmed.
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I agree with LA_Kings_Fan.

Most of the "issues" people have found with the M4GZ have been "fixed" with some additional reading or a post or two to this club forum (or another that I follow) allowing for some learning about the board's features.

Post some questions with specifics and concerns and you will find someone can and will help you, too. typer.gif

It is a great board generally, and even better when compared to other mATX boards. I don't think there is a better choice in the mATX category (Z68 anyway). On top of that, it is "cost effective" for an enthusist-level board, too.

For those that take the time to read the thread - I have read each page - there is a lot of information to simplify your build and component selection decision making. Rialto's 3-step overclocking process has been a big hit, too... so if you do take the time to read 15-20 percent of the posts, then I think you will decide that it is an easy decision and that even those of us that sound like typical "fan boys" might actually have a valid point of view!

If you aren't ready to buy a great mATX board and complete a build, then don't read another 20-30 page of posts because you will be "turned" to the Gene-Z by then! biggrin.gif

Otherwise, just check out the links in the first post and you will be well informed... thumb.gif
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Are these boards still problematic/some-what problematic? I didn't care to go through all the pages (who would?), but I did go through about 12 pages.. Seems there is some common issues with this boards...
What's the general consensus?
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The general consensus is that 90% of the time the problematic/some-what problematic part has been USER ERROR doh.gif  most of us LOVE the GENE-Z wubsmiley.gif  and honestly you will not find a BETTER mATX board at twice the price. Many of the owners claim to have never had such an EASY build and/or stable board, there's the one or two people that seem to have issues but that's a very small minority and as I said usually amounts to user error in the end we find.

I will say I wish the support and feedback from ASUS was a little better ... as it seems like now that the New X79 boards are out Raja, Mason and Brian are all so busy with the NEW STUFF they seem to have forgoten the Z68 customers at the moment. worriedsmiley.gif  I guess that's the nature of the beast though ? thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
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Soon to be owner here biggrin.gif

Built my system mid-end of September.

i5 2500K
Asus P8Z68-V
Leadtek Winfast GTX580 1.5GB DDR5
Corsair GS700 PSU
Coolermaster Silencio 550 Casing
Kingston 4GB DDR3 Value RAM * 2
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Acer 15" monitor (Sold my Dell S2409W )

This was my first build as I was using a 5 year old ACER Aspire E500 system before this along side an Intel Atom N270 netbook. Decided that I needed a more powerful system and frankly, I wanted a hobby biggrin.gif so I got to building. Didn't really read much as I am more of a "Do it first without any prior reading, regret later" guy and well the system was running mighty fine!

Then I got to overclocking and did not like the temperatures of my cpu. Reseated my cpu along with the cooler a number of times and suddenly my motherboard wouldn't boot up. The Memory light was blinking and at first I thought that my RAM/s is/are faulty. Tried each one individually on 1 slot, and the computer would boot up just fine. Then used two of them and the computer ran fine as well. Added the third one, and no boot. Forth one and no boot. So in conclusion, both of the memory slots weren't working.

Took it to be RMA'd and the retailer had a look at the motherboard. and showed me that one of the cpu socket pin has bent . This is the cause of the RAM slot being faulty. Then he showed several "marks" on the motherboard as a sign of me screwing it too tight onto the casing. He said that Asus might not RMA this unit as its defined as "user's fault" but he did send it to Asus. Its been about 1 month 1 week now and I've yet to hear from them. frown.gif

Anyways, Lesson Learnt. I sold off my GPU and Casing as I would start with another build.

Contacted a retailer and had him reserve some of these for me and i'll be collecting it somewhere next week.

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Will also be getting 2 monitors from Dell for my dual setup.

The U2412M and P2312H.

What do you guys think of my setup? Is it well optimized? Or could i do better? smile.gif

Also, I've been reading since page 1. Currently I am at post #1280 of 4357.
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If I read your post correctly, you intend on purchasing another 580, is that correct? Seems like a waste when the new video cards, 7000 series, are right around the corner.
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If I read your post correctly, you intend on purchasing another 580, is that correct? Seems like a waste when the new video cards, 7000 series, are right around the corner.
I think AMD will come before nvidia again, but their high end seems like its not going to be released wth the lower end, kinda like what happen with 6850/6870, still is close, my guess seems more like march to june for something better than GTX580.
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