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I am starting a new Micro ATX build and would like to know what would be the best motherboard available.

I will be using:

(Micro ATX Case)
Processor i5-3570K
2 x Sapphire 7870's
all 4 dimm slots

and will be overclocking

I have so far settled on an Asus Maximus V Gene

If anyone has any better ideas I would appreciate your input.

Thanks
Edited by bentojiji - 12/10/12 at 11:39am
post #2 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by bentojiji View Post

I am starting a new build and would like to know what would be the best motherboard available.
I will be using:
Processor i5-3570K
2 x Sapphire 7870's
all 4 dimm slots
and will be overclocking
I have so far settled on an Asus Maximus V Gene
If anyone has any better ideas I would appreciate your input.
Thanks


ATX or MATX?

If MATX you pretty much have a choice between the G1 Sniper or the Maximus.
The only important difference is the layout on the Maximus is better and the G1 lacks as much VRM cooling as the Maximus.

For ATX you have a lot more options.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PhilWrir View Post

ATX or MATX?
If MATX you pretty much have a choice between the G1 Sniper or the Maximus.
The only important difference is the layout on the Maximus is better and the G1 lacks as much VRM cooling as the Maximus.
For ATX you have a lot more options.

Yeah I forgot to mention Micro atx in the first post. would there be any benifit to go with the G1 sniper over the maximus other than price? If not I'll def end up with the Mamimus

Thanks
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i agree the Asus Maximus V Gene is probably the best z77 mATX board that suits your needs.
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post #6 of 34
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Well with this much consensus I have no reason not to purchase the Maximus V Gene.

The only thing I'm waiting on is the results of my Nursing Final this semseter. As long as I pass I'll be celebrating by purchasing that motherboard. If I fail I need to find a new career choice soon lol
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post #8 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by PhilWrir View Post

The only important difference is the layout on the Maximus is better and the G1 lacks as much VRM cooling as the Maximus.
For ATX you have a lot more options.

VRM cooling is fine.

Also the G1 has pretty much one of the best onboard soundsystems you can get, Creative CA0132. Not to mention the Ultra Durable 4 and some extras.

There's a full-fledged review from Sin here:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1299900/g1-sniper-m3-review/0_20

And I don't know how it is in the US but here the G1 is cheaper. thumb.gif
Edited by adridu59 - 12/11/12 at 4:35am
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post #9 of 34
well the G1 Sniper has sound built.
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post #10 of 34
Some of you guys confuse G1 Sniper 3 with G1 Sniper M3.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1299900/g1-sniper-m3-review

With G1 Sniper M3 to get x8/x8 Crossfire/SLI, one have to use first and the last PCI-E, so mATX case should have at least 5 extension slots.
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