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ASUS Impact or Deluxe for ITX build?

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Hey all,

I'm a bit confused on which way to go regarding motherboards for an upcoming SFF build. As the title says, I'm considering both the Impact and the Asus Deluxe ITX boards. Build is for gaming, web browsing, occasional music/videos. I will be overclocking. Normally, I'm a best value kind of guy (currently on my 3rd/4th year of my AMD 720BE), but I have put aside money for a very nice build and can afford either. I've just never had a ROG board before and curious as to what it gets me. Is the sound board worth it?
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I would go with ROG board since you get better components/support but if this just for "SFF" Deluxe will fit the bill thumb.gif
    
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There is no doubt that the Impact is a better board all around, but that does not mean the Deluxe is bad. The sound quality should be better than the deluxe, the8+2 VRM's should be better for overclocking and there are exclusive ROG features such as advance RMA, mPCIe card, ROG Ramdisk, etc. However the Deluxe has 2 more SATA ports and 2 more USB 3.0 ports. For the $40 and if you plan on keeping it for sometime I would get the Impact, then there is no doubt as to whether or not you got the best one.
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By the way, I have the MVGene and the Z77 Deluxe and both are great boards, but the Gene has more gaming features.
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there is or should be PRO (can't find it in retail tho)
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Z87IPRO/
    
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Not interested in the Pro...no 802.11 a/c...it's just N on that board. I'm only interested in the Deluxe/Impact. What I'm hearing from other people is that people just don't use the extra features. That, above all else, has me leaning towards the Deluxe. I would venture to guess they both o/c about the same.
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