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post #1 of 7
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Cant decide, which is the better of the two?

Its for i5 2500k Build. I plan to buy GTX 480, and install a Silver Arrow CPU Cooler.

I do plan to SLI, when gaming becomes more demanding.

Thanks in advance - Id
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They will overclock the same, one is Micro-ATX and the other ATX, really depends on the case.

If you have a case that supports ATX motherboards, its better to go with a full sized board simply because it has more real estate. The Gene is a solid board but everything is crammed in to fit and a cooler the size of the Silver Arrow may end up with some space issues.

Seeing as the Pro-V is only about 10 bucks more, its more about functionality than anything else.
Edited by Robilar - 8/20/11 at 12:52pm
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post #3 of 7
V-Pro just because I don't think you will like a MaTX board.
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post #4 of 7
Also, if you plan SLI, you will end up with more space between the two cards with the Pro-V= better airflow.
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post #5 of 7
Easy:

Get the GENE-Z if you want a mATX board in a small case.
Get the other one if you have a larger case for ATX boards.

There's no reason to have mATX in a large case.
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post #6 of 7
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I read a reviewer claiming the GENE-Z can yield better OC results than the Pro. Which grabbed my attention, is this true?
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post #7 of 7
Unless he compared the two boards with the same cpu, I'd say that's unlikely. There are too many variables from board to board.

I read a couple of reviews that stated the opposite so go figure.

Mind you I have both boards and have seen the same clocks with the same vcore using a 2500k so I doubt there is any real difference.
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