Originally Posted by vedaire
not a problem it was just something I seen. I have the chvf but here soon I hope I plan on building another one with the z version and a 9590 i think it is im not looking atm so not sure but I was thinking of one of those kits for my board
I'm sure they'd work okay, I just hate the way they look. You might run into clearance issue with the first PCI-E x16 lane, if you have a really long graphics card. The block I got is REALLY low profile, and even then had it been just a few mm higher my second PCI-e card might not have been able to seat properly. The Crosshair V boards are great. I actually had/have the non z version, I upgraded because eventually I'd like to akimbo R9 290xs for scrypt coin mining, and I need to fit a Nvidia card as a PPU and my good ol thunderbolt in 2 pci-e slots, which isn't going to happen on the Crosshair V non z since it has a PCI slot as opposed to PCI-E. Plus I got a really good price on my formula-z, and I can always sell my formula non z.
ROG connect has to be one of my favorite features, I can adjust the overclocking settings from my laptop while my computer is running, so I don't have to adjust it in the bios, boot, adjust, boot, etc. I can just boot, adjust until I make a mistake and it crashes, adjust in the bios to the stable setting, and repeat. Absolutely brilliant feature.