Originally Posted by appleg33k85
Lack of a double spaced CrossFireX bridge
I know this wasn't one of your cons, it was from the review, but what kind of stupid con is that? AMD/ATI cards come with the bridge from what I remember, and with a mATX board you don't need the super long ones.
Anyway, for the OP. With Z68, I'd go with the GENE-Z.
It comes with an X-Fi ready audio chipset (Realtek chip, X-Fi codec), the lanes are x16/x0 or x8/x8 so if you go with a single card you can still have full lane speed (Not a bottle neck but some people argue about it).
It comes with good VRM cooling as well along with a cool case badge + sticker (most important part of the board).
The GENE-Z also comes with a bottom PCI-E x4 slot. So if you had an x4 device, you can use it without problems.
There's also more onboard doohickys.
And a header for USB 3.0 compatible cases.
Did I mention it's nearly the same price?