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The Maximus IV Gene-Z may be a micro-ATX form factor, but there's nothing small about the features or performance on this board. It's a sleeping giant, waiting to unleash the power of an unlocked Core i7 CPU. Frankly, it's a wolf in sheep's clothing. And coming wtih a price tag of only $170, this may be one of the best values out there right now for any platform. ASUS Republic of Gamer products are known to be elite, but affordable? That's a new one.

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And coming wtih a price tag of only $170

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A great board, with great features and at a good price too.
It's just a shame that moving up to a full ATX version adds so much to the price.
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As a Gene II owner, I can attest that these are awesome boards.

I got my open box from newegg for like $180 in 2009, it was $249 at launch, though.

They better keep this brand of boards going because it fits such an awesome market segment. I am a married guy with a kid, I don't need my 9000ft. tall ATX tower with 800 LEDs blazing and 72 fans going full blast. I want my mini P180 tucked away under my desk, with some monster gaming hardware hiding inside.
    
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I have this board. I absolutely adore it. The performance is great and it looks awesome. thumb.gif

And... yes. Got it for $170. Which wasn't bad in comparison for the previous version. That ran me $175 I believe open box, and then I ended up having to get a new I/O shield, which was surprisingly expensive from ASUS. The board was over $200 new. The old revision had some north bridge overheating issues, which was a problem for me since my case doesn't have fantastic airflow over the motherboard. Thus far, I've had no problem with the new one.
    
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Ive had my Gene-Z for 6 weeks. Realy pleased with it. Im a complete noob w/OC but the Asus software makes it easy and got my 2500K up to 4.8Ghz without any issues or excessive heat. I backed it off to 4.3 for everyday use and gaming just to extend the cpu life a bit.
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