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post #6471 of 7108
I am sure it has been answered before but what is the biggest HSF that will fit the Asus Gene Z68 mobo? Might be going back to air cooling to switch it up a little...Looking at the Phanteks site I don't see the Gene Z listed as compatible?

http://www.phanteks.com/01/Compatibility.asp#LGA1155_Asus

I know it will fit but if I remember correctly some of these bigger coolers touch the GPU...

Many thanks in Advance.
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Well with NH-D14 the fan clips can touch the backside of GPU if installed in the closest x16 slot to the CPU but simple electrical tape or anything non-conducting between will prevent any possible shortages.
They might not list it because of the coolers close proximity to the GPU.

BUT looking at the heatsink specifications without fans.
D14 130x140x160 (LxWxH)
Phanteks TC14PEorwhatever 134x140x160mm (LxWxH)
With fans it only adds to L with D14 and to L&H with Phanteks..

So with this information, I would say it fits just fine.

But your Silverstone case. It supports maximum 165mm cooler. Phanteks site says 170mm with fans. So if you want to use the 140mm fans that come with the Phanteks you need take really careful measurements to make sure it fits.
Or just get the D14 that will fit for sure and replace dem fans with GT's tongue.gif
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I found a creative audigy 2 (circa ~2004) in my old high school rig. Would this be a noticeable upgrade from the gene-z onboard? I am curious how onboard sound has evolved from this 8 year old dedicated card.
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Yes, an audigy 2 is still better than any onboard sound. (but probably not in terms of driver support)
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Surprisingly there is a w7 64 bit driver
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So what's up with Asus. Still no proper Win8 utilities/drivers.
Thought that I'd have some sort of frequentish software support while only one third of the warranty period has passed.
Quite premium products eh. Next motherboard won't be an Asus..
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So what's up with Asus. Still no proper Win8 utilities/drivers.
Thought that I'd have some sort of frequentish software support while only one third of the warranty period has passed.
Quite premium products eh. Next motherboard won't be an Asus..

Why do you need win8 drivers, and utilities? Whats not working?
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Why do you need win8 drivers, and utilities? Whats not working?

I'd update to Windows 8 but there's no proper LAN drivers or AISuite or pretty much anything.
M5G already has them..
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So LAN isnt working under win8?
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Thread Starter 

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/Maximus_IV_GENEZ/#download

 

They have BETA Drivers listed on the Download page ?

 

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