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Ok i currently have a i5 2500k and a Asus Maximus IV Gene - Z (non pci-e 3.0)
I was really hoping asus was going to release the ROG Formula mobo in the maximus series but thats a no go, they only made it in the x79 chipset.

So i want a mobo with 3x pci-e 3.0 with socket 1155 for my 2500k and it would be preferable have easy overclock tools like my rog board has now but this feature isnt a deal breaker. ive always only bought asus boards but might be willing to switch brands, and i would like to stick to the nicer boards example: ROG, Sabertooth, fatality, etc

all feedback is welcome
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2500k does not support PCIe 3.0. You need Ivy Bridge CPU for that support. So...if you are willing to do that, the Asus Maximus V Formula is releasing soon. Might wait and see how that looks, but the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H and Asus P8Z77-V Pro are great as is the Asus Maximus v Gene (mATX ROG board).
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post #3 of 8
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Originally Posted by cmdrdredd View Post

2500k does not support PCIe 3.0. You need Ivy Bridge CPU for that support. So...if you are willing to do that, the Asus Maximus V Formula is releasing soon. Might wait and see how that looks, but the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H and Asus P8Z77-V Pro are great as is the Asus Maximus v Gene (mATX ROG board).

Ya i literally just figured that out and ya i think im just going to pick up the asus maximus v formula and a ivy bridge cpu
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post #4 of 8
Looks sweet. However, the Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3 supports 4 way SLI. The M5F only seems to support 3 if that matters to you at all.

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post #5 of 8
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Looks sweet. However, the Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3 supports 4 way SLI. The M5F only seems to support 3 if that matters to you at all.
586

that looks like a nice mobo, is that stock watercooling blocks? and what is that thing on the top left of the board in the input/output ports?
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post #7 of 8
EVGA BIOS has always been problematic for me. Unstable a lot of times. I would not call that the best board out there. Quite frankly it's not even in the top 10 for me.



The Maximus V Formula pictured above has waterblocks from the factory and the little card at the top left is a mPCIe card. Supports a mSATA card or mPCIe wifi card. It basically lets you connect a small wifi card or mSATA card through the PCIe bus without taking up a whole slot and using space.
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post #8 of 8
EVGA is the bestest in the whole world. I love how they are all ready to hold your hand, as if they know their motherboard products = fail and will require several RMAs. Not many companies can make that type of claim...
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