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I have the Asus P8P67 Deluxe B3 Rev. Very nice board. Plenty of features.
post #12 of 23
I got the asus maximus iv gene z. I love this little board
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ironsurvivor View Post

I got the asus maximus iv gene z. I love this little board

this for sure if you can get it, its one solid mATX feature packed ROG board thumb.gif
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yep the first one
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-Maximus-IV-GENE-Z-Motherboard/dp/B005A36KQ0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8

if your happy with a mATX it will wipe the ASRock board and cheaper as well.. plus it will handle 2 high end graphics cards as well if you want to xfire or sli.. cons not much room if you want a sound card if you use two large gpus thumb.gif
Edited by stubass - 3/29/12 at 8:58pm
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post #16 of 23
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Awsome thankyou will order now biggrin.gif It can fit full sized cards on it right like 680s/7970s etc? Never had an mATX board before tongue.gif
post #17 of 23
if your comfortable on microatx with limited slots, go ahead, gene z is a good motherboard, looks good also, for videocard go for gtx 680
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post #18 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by Projector View Post

Awsome thankyou will order now biggrin.gif It can fit full sized cards on it right like 680s/7970s etc? Never had an mATX board before tongue.gif

they are what you might thing a tight fir but as long as you have good airflow your fine smile.gif
if you have any concerns, ask away in this club forum, you will get a quick answer
http://www.overclock.net/t/1004219/official-asus-rog-maximus-iv-gene-z68-z68-gen3-owners-club smile.gif
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post #19 of 23
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Well ty all last night for the advice, I put it in my amazon basket and said hey why not wait until the morning and sleep on it just ot be sure, got up bright and early to order it so happy and it was up £50 from 100-150 said fk it lol. So im back to square one may aswell wait for the sabertooth to be back in stock =/.
I hate and love amazon tongue.gif They done this last week with a fan controller went up 20 overnight and the razer nostromo went up another 20.
post #20 of 23
If you get you will love that little board. I have had no problems at all. Great overclocker too. I have the MSI gtx 570 twin frozr III and yes i can fit another one, but they will be right on eachother so i probably wont. Also keep in mind. No regular PCI slots. Just 2 PCIe and 1 PCI X4. I'm getting a sound card soon, so that will go in the X4 slot. The card is an X1.
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