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I'm looking at the ASUS P8Z68 pro alot but I'm wondering if I should get the MAXIMUS GENE mATX?

Help please, I'm looking at the side by side comparisons and I think the GENE would be better for overclocking.
Edited by ApocalyPS3 - 3/7/12 at 5:08pm
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I love me new P67 AS Rock Fat1lity Professional, one of the best boards I've ever owned
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I'm looking at the ASUS P8Z68 pro alot but I'm wondering if I should get the MAXIMUS GENE mATX?
Help please, I'm looking at the side by side comparisons and I think the GENE would be better for overclocking.

i would get the Asus maximus iv gene-z as it is a overclocking and gaming beast plus its a ROG thumb.gif
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I'm looking at the ASUS P8Z68 pro alot but I'm wondering if I should get the MAXIMUS GENE mATX?
Help please, I'm looking at the side by side comparisons and I think the GENE would be better for overclocking.

i would get the Asus maximus iv gene-z as it is a overclocking and gaming beast plus its a ROG thumb.gif

I second this thumb.gif
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I second this thumb.gif

I 2^1024th this
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I love my P8Z68-V GEN3. I have used 2 in builds now and they are amazing. I would go for it!
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The P8Z68 is a good board, though I also feel compelled to recommend the ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3.
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Save yourself $100 and pick up EVGA Z68 SLI $109 after MIR smile.gif
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Ya I just saw that mobo come up but I just cant tear myself away from ASUS. I actually just ordered the ASUS P8P67 WS REVOLUTION mobo. I don't need any of the Z68 features and board looks beastly!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131714
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Ya I just saw that mobo come up but I just cant tear myself away from ASUS. I actually just ordered the ASUS P8P67 WS REVOLUTION mobo. I don't need any of the Z68 features and board looks beastly!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131714

that is a good board - nice choice for a $250 board thumb.gif
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