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Originally Posted by Dr.Doofy;14235994 
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.).

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.

If it's that much cheaper then the P8Z68-V PRO I understand.

And yeah, I have noticed the Gene-Z has all the important features, and look cool.

However, since it is a Tad more expensive VS the P8Z68-V PRO here in Norway, things get more complicated.
    
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Quick question before I go and order one of these boards. My current board is a Gigabyte GA-H67MA-UD2H-B3. With my current board, if I have all expansion slots occupied, my 16x slot still operates at a full 16x. It's laid out like this:

PCIe 2.0 16x -> occupied by a Radeon HD6950
PCIe 2.0 1x -> blocked by Radeon HD6950
PCIe 2.0 1x -> occupied by a USB 3.0 PCIe card
PCIe 2.0 4x -> occupied by a Hauppauge HVR-2250 PCIe TV Tuner card


With the Gene-Z, looks like it would be laid out like this:
PCIe 2.0 16x -> will put my Radeon HD6950 in this slot
NO SLOT
PCIe 2.0 16x -> will put my PCIe TV Tuner in this slot
PCIe 2.0 4x -> will put my USB3.0 PCIe card in this slot


If I put something in all of the slots in the Gene-Z, is that 16x slot I put my HD6950 in still going to run at 8x even though the other 16x slot is being used by a 1x card and not another PCIe 16x video card?

If I just get rid of the USB3.0 PCIe card and put the PCIe TV Tuner card into the very bottom slot (the 4x slot), leaving the second / bottom PCIe 2.0 16x slot unused, will the slot that my HD6950 occupies run at a full 16x?
post #643 of 7108
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Originally Posted by Synomenon;14236047 
Quick question before I go and order one of these boards. My current board is a Gigabyte GA-H67MA-UD2H-B3. With my current board, if I have all expansion slots occupied, my 16x slot still operates at a full 16x. It's laid out like this:

PCIe 2.0 16x -> occupied by a Radeon HD6950
PCIe 2.0 1x -> blocked by Radeon HD6950
PCIe 2.0 1x -> occupied by a USB 3.0 PCIe card
PCIe 2.0 4x -> occupied by a Hauppauge HVR-2250 PCIe TV Tuner card


With the Gene-Z, looks like it would be laid out like this:
PCIe 2.0 16x -> will put my Radeon HD6950 in this slot
NO SLOT
PCIe 2.0 16x -> will put my PCIe TV Tuner in this slot
PCIe 2.0 4x -> will put my USB3.0 PCIe card in this slot


If I put something in all of the slots in the Gene-Z, is that 16x slot I put my HD6950 in still going to run at 8x even though the other 16x slot is being used by a 1x card and not another PCIe 16x video card?

If I just get rid of the USB3.0 PCIe card and put the PCIe TV Tuner card into the very bottom slot (the 4x slot), leaving the second / bottom PCIe 2.0 16x slot unused, will the slot that my HD6950 occupies run at a full 16x?

Running at x8 will not make any noticable difference. Having said that I think if you go 6950-usb card-tv tuner you will be alright. Or like you say, just get rid of the 3.0 card.
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Originally Posted by Synomenon;14236047 
Quick question before I go and order one of these boards. My current board is a Gigabyte GA-H67MA-UD2H-B3. With my current board, if I have all expansion slots occupied, my 16x slot still operates at a full 16x. It's laid out like this:

PCIe 2.0 16x -> occupied by a Radeon HD6950
PCIe 2.0 1x -> blocked by Radeon HD6950
PCIe 2.0 1x -> occupied by a USB 3.0 PCIe card
PCIe 2.0 4x -> occupied by a Hauppauge HVR-2250 PCIe TV Tuner card


With the Gene-Z, looks like it would be laid out like this:
PCIe 2.0 16x -> will put my Radeon HD6950 in this slot
NO SLOT
PCIe 2.0 16x -> will put my PCIe TV Tuner in this slot
PCIe 2.0 4x -> will put my USB3.0 PCIe card in this slot


If I put something in all of the slots in the Gene-Z, is that 16x slot I put my HD6950 in still going to run at 8x even though the other 16x slot is being used by a 1x card and not another PCIe 16x video card?

If I just get rid of the USB3.0 PCIe card and put the PCIe TV Tuner card into the very bottom slot (the 4x slot), leaving the second / bottom PCIe 2.0 16x slot unused, will the slot that my HD6950 occupies run at a full 16x?

In my experience the difference between 16x and 8x is not noticeable unless you are doing heavy benches.. So if your just gaming I think you will be able to put that 6950 to good use wink.gif

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post #645 of 7108
upgraded to this board yesterday as well as the new 2500k to better support my gtx 580.

i didnt reformat my 1tb partition HD. so i still have 2 os's on it, but i have a problem upon booting. Every time i start up it gives me "boot error". I press enter and a couple seconds later it loads both my OS's and i chose which one i want and everything works. If i do nothing it just stalls at "boot error"

Why is this happening?

I should note that i had to change ACHI in the Sata options to IDE "enhanced" otherwise i would boot to a blue screen every-time. Does this have something to do with it?



p.s. anyone kind enough to pm me on OC'ing this bad boy? I'm an AMD guy converted smile.gif Wheres the cookies they promised? tongue.gif
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can you sli/xfire 2 dcuII cards? 6970, 570,580...
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Originally Posted by MoBeeJ;14237656 
can you sli/xfire 2 dcuII cards? 6970, 570,580...

One could. But not on this board. tongue.gif

Dual gpu systems can only be done with 2 slot cards or less. (not including single pcb dual gpu cards)
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Originally Posted by LocutusH;14233092 
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?
8 GB in slots 3 + 4 should be fine with any clearance issue's even w/ Corsair DOMINATOR's which are taller yet, you should be good to go.
   
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Originally Posted by MoBeeJ;14237656 
can you sli/xfire 2 dcuII cards? 6970, 570,580...

The ASUS DCU II's ... NO, they're ALL 3 slot wide cards

You can SLI / X-fire TWO Radeon HD 6970's or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580's, or 570's ... they just need to both be 2 slot wide cards !!! so no ASUS DCU II's as of yet, until Asus makes a 2 slot version, which give a year or so and I bet we see it, and maybe because of THIS BOARD ?
   
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post #650 of 7108
Guys,

I am planning on getting that board to run an ESXi server. My main priority is reaching the 32GB of memory.

Thing is, I can't find compatible memory module of 8GB each (4x8GB)

What memory out there is compatible and will let me maximize it to 32gb ?
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