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hmmm tongue.gif well i i think i probably will be using HDMI for now at least until we get a new tv around black friday, but i would be attaching it to my AV receiver via rca or digital out.

The z77 sniper looks to have a nice set of features, it seems hard to find, the cheapest is about $190 that i could find frown.gif Im guessing that 1155 socket boards are starting to be phased out alread now that the new sockets out.

The main use for the build is for gaming in the living room (with a wired xbox controller) im debating between using a i3 or 2500k, for sli gtx 470's i think an i3 may be cutting it close (depending on the game) but i have run the 2500k @ 4.5 for awhile before i replaced it with the 3770k. But i am looking at some sort of z77/z68 board if i decide to "upgrade" it again this year or next smile.gif

Summing up some of my thoughts this morning: i do like the Gene V since it does offer alot, but the question i guess i got to figure out is: will i be using those extra features now or in the future. Or if i could find another board that does fit what i would like to do for less then $194, ~ $160 would put me on budget. decisions decisions >.< .
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hmmm tongue.gif well i i think i probably will be using HDMI for now at least until we get a new tv around black friday, but i would be attaching it to my AV receiver via rca or digital out.

The z77 sniper looks to have a nice set of features, it seems hard to find, the cheapest is about $190 that i could find frown.gif Im guessing that 1155 socket boards are starting to be phased out alread now that the new sockets out.

The main use for the build is for gaming in the living room (with a wired xbox controller) im debating between using a i3 or 2500k, for sli gtx 470's i think an i3 may be cutting it close (depending on the game) but i have run the 2500k @ 4.5 for awhile before i replaced it with the 3770k. But i am looking at some sort of z77/z68 board if i decide to "upgrade" it again this year or next smile.gif

Summing up some of my thoughts this morning: i do like the Gene V since it does offer alot, but the question i guess i got to figure out is: will i be using those extra features now or in the future. Or if i could find another board that does fit what i would like to do for less then $194, ~ $160 would put me on budget. decisions decisions >.< .
In that case...I'd just go for the MVG, personally. Haha biggrin.gif (Also def. go for a Sandy/Ivy i5 unlocked!)
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So yea if you're going to use optical, don't bother with onboard sound on Gene. Just make sure that the board comes with DTS connect or Dolby Digital Live. You can also purchase the software pack from Creative, but never found a post if it works.
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So i did chat with my GF about what her thoughts on the board to get. Basically we decided to go with the maximus V gene, since i did manage to find it for $170 (so i did manage to keep in my original budget) and she eventually has some plans for it down the road (new cards, custom loop, etc) ... along with a pink sparkly paint job -__- ..
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