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I was thinking about the asus gene-z, but newegg for some reason doesn't let me put it in my cart unless i buy a bundle, so any suggestions on another mobo? My processor is going to be a 2500k, but i'm open to other suggestions, my budget is 1.5-1.7k
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Gene-Z. No need to look for another
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meh, can't buy it alone, i need to buy it as a bundle w/ other stuff and i don't need the other stuff xD
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Msi z68a-gd55.
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Originally Posted by kevink82 View Post
Msi z68a-gd55.
Not really mATX..
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would it be worth it to buy now? i mean, q4 or q1 next year and Ivys are out am i right? and its mobos would have gen3 pcis. currently, the available gen3s are msi and asrock only, but they're not matx, though.

PS. IB will be using 1155 pins too, ram i right?
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You can wait forever if you want, there will be always something better coming.
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post #8 of 11
The Asrock Z68 Pro3-M can also o'c very well too but lacks dual video slots and the looks but it's a lot cheaper anyway.

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post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by LocutusH View Post
Not really mATX..
Z68MA-ED55 is a mini atx with the same dimension as the gene-z. I presume you mean mini atx and not micro atx cause you mentioned gene-z..... to help you further im even nice enough to post a link for you all you have to do is click.

http://my.msi.com/product/mb/Z68MA-ED55--B3-.html

Got the code of the name wrong before its ed55 but its the only 55 in the z68 family from msi.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kevink82 View Post
Z68MA-ED55 is a mini atx with the same dimension as the gene-z. I presume you mean mini atx and not micro atx cause you mentioned gene-z..... to help you further im even nice enough to post a link for you all you have to do is click.

http://my.msi.com/product/mb/Z68MA-ED55--B3-.html

Got the code of the name wrong before its ed55 but its the only 55 in the z68 family from msi.
What you posted, was the z68a-gd55. That is ATX, and not mATX.

Your second post, the z68MA-ED55 is mATX. And there is no mini-ATX, mATX stands for micro. As the Gene-Z is.
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