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Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z or P8Z68-V?

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Is the RoG board much better than the standard Z68 board that it is worth losing the extra features of the larger ATX board?

Both boards I can get for around the same price and the Gene-Z (if I go with that) will go into an ATX case, not mATX.
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I went from the Pro to the Gene and it's much better. Overclocks better, has a more stable bios and doesn't seem to have the quirks that the Pro had. If you have to have the 2 extra sata ports I would do the Asrock Extreme4 Z68 board.
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How's the spacing between your 2 GTX480s? Is there enough room for the top card to get fresh air? Only thing I worry about is the Gene-Z doesn't have that one slot gap between two dual-slot graphics cards which is present on the ATX board.
Edited by Vowels - 7/23/11 at 1:40am
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