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NewEgg has the ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z on open box for 240.00 which is 120.00 of retail. Then there is the Maximus Gene Z77 board. I like the look of the Extreme much more, but I just got in my new White 600T case last week, and I read that the extended ATX motherboards dont fit very well in them. That is why I was looking at the Gene...

I need some suggections here please.. The new z77 gene looks like a great board that would fit a lot more tidy inside my case, plus it's new tech. I never will be using the 4 way SLI that the extreme offers anyways..

Suggestions please?
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from the sounds of it the Maximus Gene Z77 is all you need.. i dont see you point in your case of getting the extreme even if its at a good price smile.gif
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Gene's probably all you'd really need, but (and this is just my OCD)...I hate the way mATX boards look in full size cases.
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weird you are looking for Eatx or mATX o.0

But the gene is awesome, I have it smile.gif Must keep in mind though CPU fan headers are PWN only, no voltage control on them
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