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It's a pretty great board for an mATX board.
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Originally Posted by turrican9 View Post
How does it overclock compared to the P8P67 PRO you had?

I have a P8P67 PRO, and am very happy with it. Have no plans of changing it.

But if I upgrade my secondary system I will go Gene-Z for that one.
It overclocks the same. I was able to get higher bclk with the gene, but not sure if that was due to the lower multi that I was running. But the difference was from 107 to 107.9
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I'm interested in this as well. I know that the gene-z is a great board, but I'm not sure if it's a great board for an mATX board, or if it's still clearly great when considered next to some of the more full featured ATX boards.

I'm probably going to put this in a mid-tower case, so I have flexibility to go either way. The main selling point going mATX is that I'm probably going to move this build into my aging HTPC at some point in the next 2 years or so, and I'll need a mATXboard to fit. I'm using two video cards at the moment, but they're not SLI and one of them is smaller GT9600 so I don't think I'll have any issues fitting anything in.

My main concerns are:
1) I'm not sure I'm comfortable giving up all those PCI slots - I'm not using them now, but I like having the option in case I need to someday add a sound card, or wireless adapter... or something else.
2) This board only has 8 phase power, many of the full ATX boards in this price range have 12 phase (not sure if this matters honestly...)
3) I wish this board had 4 6gb/s sata ports instead of 2, another thing many full ATX boards have
4) Since everything is shrunk down and the components are so close, I'm wondering if cooling will be less efficient.
5) Are there any issues putting this in a mid-tower case in terms of cooling efficiency?
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I'm interested in this as well. I know that the gene-z is a great board, but I'm not sure if it's a great board for an mATX board, or if it's still clearly great when considered next to some of the more full featured ATX boards.

I'm probably going to put this in a mid-tower case, so I have flexibility to go either way. The main selling point going mATX is that I'm probably going to move this build into my aging HTPC at some point in the next 2 years or so, and I'll need a mATXboard to fit. I'm using two video cards at the moment, but they're not SLI and one of them is smaller GT9600 so I don't think I'll have any issues fitting anything in.

My main concerns are:
1) I'm not sure I'm comfortable giving up all those PCI slots - I'm not using them now, but I like having the option in case I need to someday add a sound card, or wireless adapter... or something else.
2) This board only has 8 phase power, many of the full ATX boards in this price range have 12 phase (not sure if this matters honestly...)
3) I wish this board had 4 6gb/s sata ports instead of 2, another thing many full ATX boards have
4) Since everything is shrunk down and the components are so close, I'm wondering if cooling will be less efficient.
5) Are there any issues putting this in a mid-tower case in terms of cooling efficiency?

1) You get external USB Wireless adapters. Even soundcards. On-board sound on this board is very good though.

2) It will suffice. It overclocks just as good as other boards. And even better in some cases.

3) Well, 6GB/s are mostly needed for SSD's anyway. Two should suffice for most. Harddrives doesn't need them.

4) Cooling is just as good as full ATX boards. Only difference is they removed the bottom part of the PCB, which full ATX boards has.

5) Should be just fine.

With all those concerns, clearly the mATX Gene-Z may not be for you. Just go a full ATX board then.
    
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My main concerns are:
1) I'm not sure I'm comfortable giving up all those PCI slots - I'm not using them now, but I like having the option in case I need to someday add a sound card, or wireless adapter... or something else.
2) This board only has 8 phase power, many of the full ATX boards in this price range have 12 phase (not sure if this matters honestly...)
3) I wish this board had 4 6gb/s sata ports instead of 2, another thing many full ATX boards have
4) Since everything is shrunk down and the components are so close, I'm wondering if cooling will be less efficient.
5) Are there any issues putting this in a mid-tower case in terms of cooling efficiency?
1) Onboard sound on this board is better than most. But if you really need those PCI/PCIe slots, get an ATX board. There is no way around that.


2) The # of power phases alone does not tell the whole story, just FYI. The component selection is important as well.

For example, look at the maximum overclock that Tweaktown reached with the GENE-Z:
http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/419...ew/index5.html

Compare that to the highest overclocked they reached with the MSI GD80, a board with 12 phase power:
http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/408...ew/index3.html

Overclocking with this board should definitely not be one of your concerns. It overclocks better than most ATX boards.

3) This board has 2x eSATA, 4x SATA 3, and 2x SATA 6. SATA 3 vs. SATA 6 makes no difference at all unless you're running a high-end SSD that is actually capable of SATA 6 speeds. For had drives, SATA 3 vs. 6 does not matter, period. Do you really think you'll need more than 2 SSDs in the near future?

4) The board is not really "shrunk down." It just loses a couple inches off the bottom, which is why there are fewer PCIe slots. Otherwise, the layout is pretty similar to a full ATX board. The GENE-Z's heatsinks are securely held in place by screws, whereas most other manufacturers (I'm looking at you, Gigabyte) use push-pins that only hold the VRM heatsinks in place loosely. The VRM heatsinks on this board are beefy, whereas the ones on my last board (A Gigabyte UD3) were flimsy and very light.

5) I don't think you'll have any cooling issues whatsoever unless your case cooling was bad to begin with. But that would present a problem with any motherboard, not just this one.
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Thanks for the responses.

As I said, the mATX board has some value for me because I can move this build into my aging HTPC case in a few years. I'm reasonably sure that I won't need the extra PCI slots, etc... so it sounds like this board is a solid choice for me.

My biggest concern was that I wasn't making a choice that was giving me the best mATX board, but still fell short of a standard ATX.
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Thanks for the responses.

As I said, the mATX board has some value for me because I can move this build into my aging HTPC case in a few years. I'm reasonably sure that I won't need the extra PCI slots, etc... so it sounds like this board is a solid choice for me.

My biggest concern was that I wasn't making a choice that was giving me the best mATX board, but still fell short of a standard ATX.
Unless you are comparing to the absolute $300 top of the line ATX enthusiast boards like the Maximus IV Extreme-Z, you'll find that the GENE doesn't fall short at all (except for the obvious things that come with Micro ATX, such as fewer PCIE slots). I can say from personal experience that the GENE-Z overclocks much better than my Gigabyte P67 UD3 which I had previously, and that was a full size ATX board.
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