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well since uncla sam is being generous to me i plan to upgrade my sig rigg to a MATX from a MITX and so SLI 460s for now and keep it 1156 since my ram and processor OC really well......ok so i want to OC a bigggg plus on the EVGA P55 micro mobo....but the ASUS MAximus III Gene also has the same features just more sata ports. I also saw the MSI P55M-GD4.....im stuck guys!!! i mean all are great brands. Only one I havent owned is ASUS but i know their reputation is nothing but good. I know being a P55 chipset i cant have 2 PCIx lanes runing at 16x but runing them in dual 8x with SLI GTX460s I dont think I will see too much of a difference right? BTW yes i will liquid cool that too in a nice case with eventually stepping to 570s in sli and throw them under the loop...but i just want a hell of a LAN party rigg thats small but packs a punch lol


thanks guys
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You can try EVGA because of good service and warranty. I think it's only available in US and Canada.
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ASUS Maximus III gene.
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It overclocks just was well as ANY full ATX boards.
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Well KBcobra (i assume that stands for kenne bell cobra stang if soo wooo hp cant get enough of it lol)

How long have u had urs?? And i have a nack for overxlocking lol....i mean right now im at 4.5ghz on my mini itx setup lol......

As far as grafix cards go do u have sli??
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Well KBcobra (i assume that stands for kenne bell cobra stang if soo wooo hp cant get enough of it lol)

How long have u had urs?? And i have a nack for overxlocking lol....i mean right now im at 4.5ghz on my mini itx setup lol......

As far as grafix cards go do u have sli??
This is my 2nd Maximus III gene. I bought one during launch and sold it in may. I missed it so much that I had to buy another. I don't have SLI but if I want to I can.
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what would you say you missed the most about it KB??
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