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That board would be better if the x4 slot was above the other two..
Which board exactly are you talking about?

What do you guys think of this board? It seems to have fairly nice reviews on it..
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post #12 of 23
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Problem with the ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z and SLI/Crossfire is that the two PCI-E slots are very close. So graphics cards are getting little airflow when Dual GPU. Otherwise it looks like a Epic board.

In fact, I've ordered it for a build to a friend of mine.

But if going SLI or SLI in the future, it would be wiser to choose any of the boards I suggested, appart from the P8P67 Vanilla. PRO/EVO/DELUXE and all P8Z68 boards from -V and up are good for SLI.
Yeah, as much as I love my board, you're absolutely right. I think you could do it in a good airflow case, but you are not getting anything like an Asus triple slot DCII card in there. It simply wont fit without covering the second GPU slot.

Go with the Pro or the Deluxe IMO. Great boards.
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Which board exactly are you talking about?

What do you guys think of this board? It seems to have fairly nice reviews on it..
Fantastic motherboard, I would highly recommend it!!!
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Which board exactly are you talking about?

What do you guys think of this board? It seems to have fairly nice reviews on it..
It seems to get generally favorable reviews around here. It seems to be the current favorite @ anandtech.
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Well my GPU's would be water cooled so i wouldn't necessarily be to concerned about the little flow of air running past them using the Gene IV
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post #16 of 23
I would choose this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157264
or its p67 counter part runs about $155 USD

OR

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131753
or this ones p67 counter part that runs about $215 USD

All four are great boards. I have used both p67 versions and love my Extreme4 gen 3 its value is hard to beat. The ASUS deluxe is a great board too, but the price is higher and the value and features of the board aren't as great at that price point. If you don't care about the price of either then you can't go wrong with either.
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Damn this is hard.. So many decisions!

And just to note about the ASUS P8Z68-DELUXE, It's actually $320 in Aus, So I guess you can say it's out of my budget
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The ASRock board is pretty much the bargain version of the Deluxe.
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Either the P8Z68 V PRO or the Asrock mentioned above, can't go wrong with those.
 
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post #20 of 23
ASRock Extreme 4 Gen 3

i plan on getting it myself for a SB build. Though newegg did just raise it from $150 to $200 after bulldozer release. Used to be best bang/buck now its same price as all the other high end boards.
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