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post #11 of 20
Well, here's a review of the gene: http://www.guru3d.com/article/asus-maximus-iv-gene-z-review/

I personally went from a gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7(rev.1) to an asus rampage III black edition and I have the same overclock (4.4ghz) as I did on the gigabyte, even though I have fewer phases now. Power is just as stable, if not more so now. Also, the gene has 8 phases for the CPU alone, which is more than enough.
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post #12 of 20
also if you dont have enough fa connectoys you can use a fan controller. They are cheap and use a molex to power it so you dont have to plug them into the mobo.
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What do you think about z68x-ud7?It costs about the same as maximus iv extreme.
post #14 of 20
if you ever plan to use 2 cards in an SLI they will be tight up against each other.... the MIVE you can space them out.

This situation also will not allow for a descrete sound card, although one could argue that it is not needed with the onboard solution provided by the Gene.

Other than that the MIVE is an extreme board aimed at the sub ambient crowd.

If single card is all you are ever going to do I would have to think the Gene would be fine, and it will fit into a SFF build for portability if lan parties are your thing ....

I may get one just to play with
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post #15 of 20
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Any more help,I still can't decide.
post #16 of 20
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Anybody?
post #17 of 20
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Help pleeease
post #18 of 20
I went with the Gene because of size and I did not want to run three GPU's. I do not need any additional PCI slots, so it was a no brainer for me. The difference in the money can get you a GTX580 instead of a GTX570 or a HD6970 instead of a HD6870, you get the idea. If you do not need more than 6 SATA connections, then save the money. As far as overclocking goes, Asus has already stated that the Gene overclocks just as good as the Extreme unless you are doing sub-zero cooling for benching. I got 4.8Ghz with little effort and I mean little effort. I haven't tried for 5Ghz because the difference is minimal, but I know I could do it if I wanted too, it's that easy as long as your CPU is capable of it. Seriously, if you do not plan on doing tri-SLI/CF and you do not need the extra PCI slots or SATA connections save yourself some money and go with the Gene.
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post #19 of 20
Well if you stay with the 650D, it won't fit the Extreme so you have to go with the Gene.
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post #20 of 20
Get the Gene-Z, your build is pretty simmilar to my upcoming one and I choose the gene.
    
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