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Asus Maximus VI Gene vs Gigabyte G1 Sniper M5

Poll Results: What motherboard would you buy?

 
  • 55% (5)
    Asus Maximus VI Gene
  • 44% (4)
    Gigabyte G1 Sniper M5
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post #1 of 8
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I've narrowed down my motherboard to these two options. However, I can't find a lot of reviews on the Maximus VI Gene making it hard for me to compare the boards. What I do know is I want a powerful motherboard that overclocks well, has very good on-board audio, and still looks sexy inside my Corsair 350D.

What board is the better overall deal?
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I'm still looking for some analysis on the topic.

At the moment, I'm leaning towards the Gigabyte motherboard because it has better on-board sound. Speaking of sound, would I be able to have an SLI configuration with a sound-card as well or do I have to rely on on-board sound?
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post #3 of 8
you wont have to rely on onboard sound if you are water cooling and use a riser cable to lower your sound card
Edited by kishagi - 8/23/13 at 10:29am
post #4 of 8
I have asus vi gene,with gtx 780 sli configuration. The buttons/connectors on the bottom of the mobo are half covered by bottom card, so I found that I had to remove the panel connector which means I have to manually push the start button on the mobo.
But I will be installing waterblocks on them soon which should free up some space.

The gigabyte motherboard seems to be a better choice for your requirements.
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post #5 of 8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kishagi View Post

you wont if you are water cooling and use a riser cable to lower your sound card

I'm not really looking to use a water cooling kit unless it's less than $150 and I doubt I can do that.
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Originally Posted by redshoulder View Post

I have asus vi gene,with gtx 780 sli configuration. The buttons/connectors on the bottom of the mobo are half covered by bottom card, so I found that I had to remove the panel connector which means I have to manually push the start button on the mobo.
But I will be installing waterblocks on them soon which should free up some space.

The gigabyte motherboard seems to be a better choice for your requirements.

Are you saying that's the problem you ran into with SLI + a sound card?
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post #6 of 8
Just with sli, I use onboard sound. But this depends of size of graphics card. I have since removed 2nd card for now until I have watercooling setup completed.
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post #7 of 8
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I guess I won't know until the new AMD GPUs are released because I plan on buying that.
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post #8 of 8
well may be thats true but due to the double slot needs of graphics cards today, any crossfire/sli configurations on an mATX mobo will remove the capability to use a soundcard unless you are able to convert your graphics card to a single slot form factor. With nvidia cards GTX 600 & 700 series, you are stuck with a double slot form factor, so you would have to convert to watercooling to clear the obstruction of the 2nd/4th port and use a pci/pci-e riser cable to connect the soundcard. However you would need a mATX case with 5 expansion slots or an ATX case.
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