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Gigabyte UD4 or Asus Gene IV

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Ever since TH did their small form factor water cool build with the gene iv I've been really wanting to get a new mobo/cpu. My 790X and c2 955be is a poor overclocker with terrible voltage control.

I am not bothered by the matx board because I don't foresee really needing extra slots and like the aesthetics of a clean and tidy case. However as a consumer I generally look for better value within a budget and just want to make sure I'm not missing out on an overall better board in the $150-$200 range (the UD4 being the one to catch my eye).

If anyone can chime in with their experiences going from atx to matx and having buyers remorse please share so I can prevent similar mistakes.
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There's really not much difference between ATX and M-ATX boards beside that they're smaller. You won't experience anything different, no performance loss/gain, no additional space for two GPUs in SLI, even with ATX boards there's not a lot of space for two GPUs. Basically, it's the same.
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Originally Posted by Benz View Post
even with ATX boards there's not a lot of space for two GPUs. Basically, it's the same.
Errrrrrrr, 1-2 space between is better than no space between the GPUS.

My vote is for ATX
more room for future advancements
SLI/CF, Sound cards more sata ports.
Just handy in the long run

EDIT: I have the UD4
I'm glad I went from Matx to ATX cause I want a sound card...
Edited by MountainDewMadOScar - 11/1/11 at 4:43pm
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I love my UD4.

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I love my Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z68 mATX.

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btw, the OP should note, the Gene-Z has 2 PCI-e x16 slots so you can SLI and CrossfireX, or even Tri-Fire or Quad-Fire with the right GPU's
and with a PCI-E Riser Card Extender Extension Cable, something like so ... ... you could do that AND still use the PCI-e x4 slot for something like a Sound card or TV turner or whatever if you had to have something like that, so really you don't have to give up much if ANYTHING in going down to a mATX sized board, especially with THIS mATX board.

Edited by LA_Kings_Fan - 11/1/11 at 5:28pm
   
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