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Ok well, i had an asus p8z68-v pro/gen 3 board that died after 3 days of use. i keep getting the vga led. Anyway called newegg and sent it to them. They denied it because they said there was no serial number on the motherboard. So i got it back yesterday, tried it and same thing of course happens. I tried removing the cmos battery all night and same thing. I called asus this morning and they said the same thing. I'm screwed, i never removed the serial number. The best i could get newegg to do was to refund my money for shipping. What a great way to start the day. I don't have school the rest of the week and i don't have my computer. So, basically the only thing i can do is to buy a new board. Does anyone have any advice on a new board i should get. Should i get the same board or the asus maximus iv gene-z (i know it's a microATX board) so which one should i go for guys?thumb.gif
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post #2 of 11
The Gene-Z is a good board but you might find the limited number of expansion slots to be a problem if you intend on upgrading such as SLI/crossfire in the future.

It's pretty disappointing how you didn't get to exchange the board, that really sucks. Also rare to see that the board died only after 3 days use. Something tells me it was a used product that was returned to newegg.

Anyway, ASUS boards aren't bad at all, I guess you are one of the thousands who were unfortunate enough to bump into such an issue. There's probably no harm in getting the same board. The p8z68-v pro is great. I'd try to shop somewhere else for it though if possible.
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Asrock Extreme4 Gen3 Z68 fooor thaaa wiiiiiin!
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There's really no features of the Z68 chipset on the Maximus boards. you don't get video out. I use nothing from the Z68 chipset that would be any different from the P67. Why not grab the M4E P67? Those are $299 at microcenter. How did your Motherboard not have a serial number?

Olliiee, I'm not hating on you at all, don't recommend that board to anyone. That board has some serious issues. I just returned on yesterday after messing with it for almost a month. You can't populate all ram slots or it's unstable no matter what. Especially someone coming from Asus!! ASRock has nothing on the quality of Asus boards and BIOS.
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post #5 of 11
Considering you sort of just lost a nice chunk on change since you can't return your current mobo, what is your budget like with that in mind?

If you can I would consider purchasing the same motherboard, although after what you went through I would understand why you might not be so inclined to do so.

If you're looking for other options I would consider Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z, P8P67 Pro, ASRock Extreme3 Gen3. Also a couple other good Micro ATX boards are the GA-Z68MX-UD2H-B3, and the MSI Z68MA-ED55 (B3) LGA 1155.

Good luck, hope you snag a good deal today/this weekend!
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Im thinking about going ahead and getting the asus maximus iv gene z, and one day shipping so that way i can have it on friday.
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Originally Posted by olliiee View Post

Asrock Extreme4 Gen3 Z68 fooor thaaa wiiiiiin!

FTW! Ex4 gen3 :thumb.gif: aren't serial numbers engraved on motherboards?the maximus4 gene-z would be my next choice..asrock boots a LOT faster,though..
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Pulled the trigger on the gene z
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Wish you better luck with your new board thumb.gif
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Hey, thanks a lot man.
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