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As the title states I am one piece from finishing my 1366 build. I got to take advantage of the IRE program and got an i7 960 for 99.00$.

Now i am looking for an matx 1366 motherboard and i am stuck between 2 choices.

Evga x58 micro
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-051-_-Product

and

Asus gene III x58 micro
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-658-_-Product

Any advice on which to go with? I haven't had a lot of experience with evga or asus lately. Last evga board was the 680i sli and that one is still going strong, and for asus my a8n-sli deluxe which is still going strong as well.
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I think i saw this same question exactly a few weeks ago ill try and find it,
IMO i think the EVGA is the winner eidt- for customer care etc,
but i guess the asus is better for ocing
and also this was one review-
"If you have old type of router like I had watch out this maschine is powerfull will burn it! Upgrate your network router to higher level! NETGEAR works perfect!"
ok lol.
here it is-
http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...s-rampage.html
Edited by SKl - 12/31/10 at 12:10pm
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I would say go with the rampage III gene, i haven't heard one bad comment or review about it; compared to the the evga board which is meh

and the R3G has sata 6 and usb 3, and what looks to be better onboard sound.
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"Ran both Gene and x58 (x58 Micro currently), and frankly, you won't notice any difference in abilities. They're both fantastic boards that can OC a chip to great clocks; it just comes down to which one you prefer. The one nitpicky thing I have about the x58 Micro is the NB heatsink is a bit on the tall side requiring my Megashadow to be an up/down configuration (fine for mini p180, not great for all cases though)."
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If you are into Overclocking the Rampage Gene. All the reviews I have read say its a great board.
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Had a rampage II gene matx running strong for 2 years now.
excellent gamer & overclocker.
About the same price I paid 2 years ago...$ 240.0 US
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