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ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z Z68 a good board?

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^Title. Thinking of getting this instead of the ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 I was planning on getting. Is it good for the price? Better than Extreme3 Gen3?
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both boards are good but for the price the extreme3 gen3 is awesome
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I have a gene-z, and it works flawlessly. I do recommend.
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Both really nice boards for the money. The maximus is a fantastic micro board if you want that form factor, if ATX is more your style than save a few bucks with the ASROCK

They both support x8/x8 multi GPU setups, and are proven overclockers.
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I'm interested in the USB 3.0 options for being 'slightly' future-proof. I didn't realize the Gene-Z was a m-ATX until you said that. I would prefer a full ATX, to be honest.

What's a good ATX board that can OC well for a i5 2500k, with a couple 3.0 on-board USB ports? I guess preferably Z68?
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I've purchased 2 Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3P's and couldn't be happier.

Edit - Pushed a 2500k to 4.8Ghz stable around 1.46 and a 2600k to 5Ghz around 1.45. But Sandy Bridge's OC capabilities mainly rely on your chip. The motherboard does play a role, but it's mostly depends on if you have a good chip or a vcore hungry monster.
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Ended up going with a bundle to save money, coming out at the same price as a ASRock Extreme3 Gen3, but because of the bundle I got a Extreme4 Gen3.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.763153

This is what I'm going with.
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Originally Posted by zorphon View Post
Ended up going with a bundle to save money, coming out at the same price as a ASRock Extreme3 Gen3, but because of the bundle I got a Extreme4 Gen3.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.763153

This is what I'm going with.
If my calculations are correct you could've saved another $10 here
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=579...l&promoid=1287

Nice board selection though. If your quick, or its worth the ten bucks you could always cancel and reorder.
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