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I currently have the Haf XM and im either looking to get EVGA Z77 FTW or Maximus V Gene.

Also how stupid would the Gene look in that case?
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Don't go for the maximus. EVGA has much better build quality than Asus boards which are from Foxconn.

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EVGA boards are also full of bugs atm.

How about alternatives? MSI M-Power is going for $170 with free RAM now. Very nice deal. Also Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 and UP5, and Asus P8Z77-V Pro.
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Agree on the EVGA comment - Just got a Z68-FTW from Newegg and the hardware is great (solid build quality) but the Bios is laughable after using MSI/Asus/Asrock boards. Stay away from EVGA.
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