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asus maximus v gene any good?

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just like the title is it any good? il be getting a 3570k and overclocking to 4.0-4.3 with a coolermaster evo and il have a gtx 680
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or i was thinking a Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H Motherboard

here is my complete build

intel i5-3570k
g.skil ripjaws 4gb x 2 1600
nvidia geforce gtx 680
windows 8
segate barracuda 750gb/intel 120gb solid state drive
nzxt tempest 210 (usb 3.0/audio/mic)

any recomendations would help too. please none of the asrock z77 extreme models. i just had a rather bad experience.. lets just say im out $100
post #3 of 11
Max budget for motherboard?
Will you be sliing in the future? 3-way SLI or possibly QuadSLI?
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Almost every Z77 mid board and higher can clock either a 3570k or 3770k to 4.0-4.3Ghz without sweating.

The Gene is a decent board but a bit over priced ($200). There are other boards with better VRM setups that cost much less than the board. The Gene really has only 4 true PWM phase count as opposed to the advertised 8.

Here's a list that will come in handy when picking a motherboard for your build.

Sin's Official VRM LIst

For the same form factor though it's slim pickings, here are some other options:

1. Gigabyte G1 Sniper M3 - $170
2. ASRock Z77 Professional-M (4+2 True VRM) - $135
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I personally would choose from this:

1. GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H-WB - $215

2. MSI Z77 MPower - $190

3. GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H - $188
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Most Gigabyte boards have good VRMs. The boards posted above will serve you well, but it really depends on your needs (eg sli/crossfire or other pci-e cards) if you take a smaller or a full size ATX mobo. I would recommend at least 3 PCI-e slots (2 for video cards and 1 for a sound card if you want) so that you have superior upgrade options.

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post #7 of 11
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im not trying to go for micro atx. il easily switch to a atx size. i plan on running only one gtx 680.
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Originally Posted by mark_thaddeus View Post

Almost every Z77 mid board and higher can clock either a 3570k or 3770k to 4.0-4.3Ghz without sweating.

The Gene is a decent board but a bit over priced ($200). There are other boards with better VRM setups that cost much less than the board. The Gene really has only 4 true PWM phase count as opposed to the advertised 8.

Here's a list that will come in handy when picking a motherboard for your build.

Sin's Official VRM LIst

For the same form factor though it's slim pickings, here are some other options:

1. Gigabyte G1 Sniper M3 - $170
2. ASRock Z77 Professional-M (4+2 True VRM) - $135

what is a vrm setup? im not trying to pay $200 for a motherboard.
do you know any good ones for cheaper? il just be running a single gtx 680 a 750gb hdd and a 120gb ssd with a 3570k.

my official budget after i checked everything is around 150
post #9 of 11
VRM is voltage regulating module. It's responsible for supplying power to your CPU. So better it is, more stable OC can be.

I am just going to link this.

MVG only makes sense for mATX builds...
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post #10 of 11
The Z77X-UD3H should be sufficient I'd believe. It's for 144.99$ at newegg.
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