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Without a nf200 would be great the nf200 has limitation like i cant use pci-e 1 and 2 which is on nf200 and sli them for some reason only 1 and 3 or 1 and 4 works which is rather a big disappointment on the iv extreme...

Might change to white tubings the clear ones get stain and cloudy easily. Was gonna go for a testbench setup but the technofront raven which is the only one can be found here is rather thin acrylic and cheaply build for the price, wish someone would bring in a benchetto or danger den over here ; ;
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LocutusH;14227638 
Will a thermalright xp-120 fit this board?
Apparently, it can be mounted with the 775 accessories to 1155 too.
Or an Alpenföhn Panorama?
Going on a i7 2600k.
Thx.

That Thermalright xp-120, looks similar to the CoolerMaster GeminII S that I just returned, so the answer is most likely ... IT DEPENDS redface.gif

By this, I mean YES the GeminII "FIT" on the BOARD, thus most likely so too would your Thermalright xp-120 ... HOWEVER, NO it will not fit with ALL FOUR RAM DIMM slots full with TALL {heat-spreader} RAM in them !

Case in point, I just picked up my Mini Noctua NH-U9B and even with that cooler, I had to relinquish my beloved TALL BRIGHT SHINNY RED BLINGITY BLING {
useless as Woschdsubbn would say} heat spreader on Slot #1 mad.gif. See Below Pics. But for now I'm sick and tired of dealing with CPU Coolers and maybe down the road I'll pick up a LP Vengeance or at least try to exchange a cover from Corsair or something. Oh well, the 'basic' RAM is there and fits, so the performance will still be there, I just lost a little of the BLING ! frown.gif

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... more pics ... and I gotta say the Noctua mounting system is THE FREAKING BOMB !, best on the market hands down.
Woschdsubbn's Noctua was a MONSTER! ... but I still think the mini Noctua looks pretty big on this mATX board. Cleaned up the extra long fan wires by wrapping them around the shroud and a zip tie, I think it turned out clean ? redface.gif


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Thanks for your advice man!

My problem is, i have to stay under 120mm with the CPU cooler, since its going into a QX-2000 case. I know, not a regular case, but this the quest atm smile.gif

I think i will buy the XP-120. I have some SWIF2 fans here for it, and i hope it will be enough to cool an i7 2600k smile.gif The Alpenföhn Panorama just doesnt seem to be so high-end.
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LocutusH,

I don't know much about the Thermalright XP-120, but since you don't own it YET ... let me put in a good word for the Cooler Master GeminII S ( http://coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=2729 + http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103046 ). It seems to be the same price point as your XP-120, however it comes with a Great 120mm Sickle Fan that produces huge airflow and is whisper quiet spinning full blast. ALSO the unit is ONLY about 90mm TALL, so will fit and have space for air flow intake above it. AND it also has a unique adjustable bracket that supports either the single 120mm fan or two 92mm/80mm fans, and is movable to avoid any interference. The ONLY issue I had with it on this board was the RAM slot #1 was too close with tall heat speeders such as the Corsair Vengeance I bought. IF you don't have RAM in slot #1, or you use standard height RAM in it, then you'll have NO clearance issues to worry about. It's a great CPU/Cooler Fan, and I have one in my other system on an Asus Board w/ an Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 Yorkfield 3.0GHz LGA 775, with G.Skill Pi RAM with no clearance issues, and from what I can tell, never goes above 60 degree Celsius on just the one 120mm fan, and is usually around 34 - 45 C at low to half load, ( I've never gotten Core Temp to record a load above 60%), and that's in a STOCK Hewlet Packard Pavilion case w/ minimal to poor air flow, I will add an additional case fan before long just to make sure I save that Yorkfield, though it's not Over-Clocked, so it should be fine anyways.

I hope that info helps some, but either way good luck with your build. smile.gif

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Edited by Synomenon - 7/16/11 at 10:31am
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LA_Kings_Fan:

The problem is, with the GeminII S, its out of stock everywhere here. (Hungary)
Simply i cant find any. The same issue with the Thermalright AXP-140. Wich would also "fit".. Look at this picture of a russian review with the QX-2000 case smile.gif
Or here, with a watercooling radiator modded build. -> its a bit too crowded for a radiator inside, so i would go with air cooling in the first place.


I can get a Thermalright XP-120 for ~45$, while the Corsair H50 would cost ~85$. Alpenföhn Panorama would be ~40$. I think my best choice is the XP-120 right now.

Btw, i am going for the Vengeance RAM's too. A pair of 4GB's. I think its no problem, if they are going in to slot 3&4, or is it?
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Got the heat sink installed and RAM in but as I go to lower the board in the ports dont quite match up with the IO shield at the top. It does line up fine every where else on the board. Pulled it back out and there is a very slight bend in the motherboard at the back do I just say screw it and tighten it down or send it back?

P.S the heat sink bracket on the back of the motherboard is just about touching the case as well. :/ that shouldn't hurt anything as there's rubber between the bracket and the board.

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I've got the same heat sink as you but with 2 Mushkin Blackline sticks I had to pull them out and move them over with the front fan being so low. Don't think il bother adding another 2 sticks, 4GB should be fine for gaming. smile.gif
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Have a question... Here in Norway the Gene-Z and P8Z68-V PRO are about the same price (Gene-Z being a tad more expensive). Why are you guys with regular ATX cases picking the mATX Maximus IV Gene-Z over boards like the P8Z68-V PRO?

Is it because of looks?
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by turrican9;14235196 
Have a question... Here in Norway the Gene-Z and P8Z68-V PRO are about the same price (Gene-Z being a tad more expensive). Why are you guys with regular ATX cases picking the mATX Maximus IV Gene-Z over boards like the P8Z68-V PRO?

Is it because of looks?

I chose it because I liked the features more, but that's just me.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by turrican9;14235196 
Have a question... Here in Norway the Gene-Z and P8Z68-V PRO are about the same price (Gene-Z being a tad more expensive). Why are you guys with regular ATX cases picking the mATX Maximus IV Gene-Z over boards like the P8Z68-V PRO?

Is it because of looks?

For one, P8Z68s are actually ~$30 more expensive than the GENE-Zs over here.

Second, once you start working with mATX boards it becomes preferable to full size boards (at least for me). The problem used to be the sacrifices made for the smaller form factor, but these days you really only sacrifice a few things that 95% of people don't ever use (PCI slots, extra NIC, etc.). The overclocking capabilities between mATX and ATX boards are virtually identical now too, outside of the top ~1-2%.

That's why so many people were waiting on this board, ASUS does a really great job of keeping the important parts for enthusiasts and cutting the fat with the GENE series.
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