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It's sure that ASUS Maximus IV GENE-Z/GEN3 is Gen 3 proof board ??

So i buy cheap i3 2100 and save $ 200 , use for 1yr until gen3 (ivy) launch and sell it in half or lower price. And then upgrade to gen3 i5 or i7 (Ivy) biggrin.gif
    
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Originally Posted by LA_Kings_Fan View Post

smilingsmiley.gif  We've already HAD this conversation before ...  see below ...

 

Is PCI-e 3.0 really worth much of anything YET ? ...

- http://www.techpowerup.com/157253/PCI-Express-3.0-Has-Zero-Performance-Incentive-for-Radeon-HD-7970-Tests.html
- http://vr-zone.com/articles/does-pcie-3.0-matter-for-today-s-gpus-we-test-with-the-radeon-hd-7970/14306.html
- http://www.overclock.net/t/1188376/hardwarecanucks-hd-7970-pci-e-3-0-vs-pci-e-2-0-comparison
- http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/49646-amd-radeon-hd-7970-3gb-review-21.html
- http://www.anandtech.com/show/5264/sandy-bridge-e-x79-pcie-30-it-works

These would tend to suggest NO ... not for gaming, and much else not for awhile yet.
I mean great IF you have the PCI-e 3.0 board, but I dunno if it's worth the extra $ for a a little future proofing today ? Certainly not worth being upset about it.

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teaching.gif  I'd say KEEP what you have and BE HAPPY ... but hey that's just ME and MY 2cents.gif  talking  rolleyes.gif  

edit ... OR ... after re-reading your post ... did you mean ASIDE from PCI-e 3.0 which isn't much benefit,
is there any OTHER reason to consider the GEN 3 board an uppgrade over the GEN 2 ? in which case that answer is NO thumb.gif

TY yes you hit it right on the nose biggrin.gif once again +1 to you biggrin.gif
post #5173 of 7108
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Originally Posted by 66racer View Post

bummer is I wont be able to sli my gtx570, Only thing that makes me wanna go with the p8z68v pro,



A conundrum ? Should we be purchasing GPU's and then finding MOBO that will fit ?
Do we buy the best MOBO.....and then go after what-ever GPU will fit ?

But then's there the 1 -vs- 2 [or even 3 card] setup. I've had a very very hard time recognizing
obvious differences when compared with very high end single card solutions.

For a return on investment thinking......you're for sure gonna notice bigtime improvements ?

Lets talk percentages.....is a dual card setup gonna be 20%
30%----50% better ?

Could a dual card survive a "blind" test against a top notch single ?
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gumboot
You'll not find a better kit for cooling and still remains QUIET like the Noctua
There's lotsa competition out there.......but NOTHING better comparing cooling and db levels
http://www.umart.com.au/pro/products_listnew.phtml?id=10&id2=185&bid=2&sid=65018

Thanks. But my goodness that is a huge cooler. Anything slightly smaller ? Looks like it really crowds the case.
Cheers
post #5175 of 7108
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Thanks. But my goodness that is a huge cooler. Anything slightly smaller ? Looks like it really crowds the case.
Cheers

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Originally Posted by 66racer View Post

Thanks guys, Yeah so long as it fits Im good. If anyone has a pic with an asus gtx 570/580 that would be great or if they chime in, but Im pretty sure it will fit. The only bummer is I wont be able to sli my gtx570, Only thing that makes me wanna go with the p8z68v pro, but I have loved the quality of the rog crosshair v on my amd I wanna stick with it when I go intel. Have read great reviews on this for overclocking, that and also hear intel 2500k overclock way easier than amd lol

It does cover the slot, but you can put it in the bottom slot and get a dual slot 570 for SLI if you really wanted to. 700
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Thanks. But my goodness that is a huge cooler. Anything slightly smaller ? Looks like it really crowds the case.
Cheers

Never been too terribly concerned , how much space it takes up... [easily fits a micro atx case]

But, VERY concerned with its cooling ability & the amount of noise it makes. [not to mention proven quality]

Being that it's job is to keep the CPU from breaking a sweat.......space well deserved
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Moneo- thanks thats a great pic. I need to ditch the wifi card asap but luckily it will work for now
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Get the Mini Noctua " Noctua NH-U9B SE2 " Like I did ...
 

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Thanks. But my goodness that is a huge cooler. Anything slightly smaller ? Looks like it really crowds the case.
Cheers


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Noctua's build quality, packaging, service and overall reputation in my experience has been excpetional. I have used thermalright and artic cooling in the past. Close to 10 years ago or more now that I used the thermalright but was nicely built and well packaged as well. The noctua really struts its stuff when you see just how well they did on giving a good smooth contact surface. With my thermalright I had to get some high grit paper and smooth it out a bit. Ive seen some pictures of some of the current popular mid range sinks(CM V-8 in paticular) and they definately look to me like they need to be lapped. This is a pretty extensive process and can easily take a hour or two. I dont mind paying extra for build quality and size is a given. Thermal heat dissapation is increased with every square mm of properly spaced fins.
    
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