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post #51 of 77
noooooooooooooooo my gene is officially old
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Horrific pci-e/slot placement.
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Hawt! Anyone can guess the price?

PCI-E slot placements aren't optimal, but then again most people wouldn't have SLI in a mATX.
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Hawt! Anyone can guess the price?

PCI-E slot placements aren't optimal, but then again most people wouldn't have SLI in a mATX.
Could have given a PCI slot instead then.

But you practically only have 4 slots to play with. It's quite hard to do a good placement. Guess they need more single slot high end cards.
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Wow now that's some proper mosfet cooling

Giving my Maximus III some inferiority complex here lol.
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Horrific pci-e/slot placement.
How is that horrific slot placement? Thats the only way you can get 2 dual slot cards in an mATX case. The slot placement is pretty standard for mATX. I would have liked to see at least 3 pcie slots though, kinda like the M pro has.
 
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post #57 of 77
The more I look at it, the happier I am that I didn't jump on it yet. Why can't a company ever make a mATX board that fits my preferences? It is not like I am asking for a lot either... I would be surprised if they stuck with the X-Fi chipset however, since Asus has their own Xonar chipset now. That being said, if Asus ever makes a mATX board of the following conditions, I would definitely buy it:

- Integrated Intel WiFi G/N
- Intel Gigabit LAN
- Xonar audio chipset
- Intelligent expansion slot placement
- 4x SATA III ports
- 4x native USB 3.0 ports
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i love the ROG gene boards. packs a punch for small PCs
but a gene for AM3+ would be really nice!
i want a smaller rig lol.

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post #59 of 77
PCI-E placement is just fine, I don't know what people are talking about. Nobody would be using a PCI-E slot directly under the first PCI-Ex16 slot, so you have 2 extras under that. If it's anything like the P8P67-M Pro, then you should be able to have have the same lane bandwidth as that:
http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...ne-coming.html

According to that, I believe it wil be like the p8p67-m pro when it comes to the lane bandwidth.

If I'm wrong then I'll stand corrected.

I can't wait to get my hands on one... if I stay mATX that is... sooo tempting to get a larger case though so I'd be getting a full size mobo.
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post #60 of 77
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Originally Posted by Enfluenza View Post
i love the ROG gene boards. packs a punch for small PCs
but a gene for AM3+ would be really nice!
i want a smaller rig lol.

Asus Crosshair Gene PLZ!
I thiink asus will make one i saw it on his am3+ flagship
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