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post #1 of 12
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Afternoon lads.

Well, I've decided to forget my 1155 dreams, too much initial outlay for probably not a massive jump in performance (real world).

So I'm back to looking at 1156 motherboards. Ideally I want a nice pretty black one. Something that will go with some LED fans etc (I like my bling.. not too much though...). I like Gigabyte mobos, but not their colour scheme.

I've been looking at the ASUS Maximus III Gene. Is it any good? I really want a mobo that's well known for great OC's (yes, YMMV), and my chip has been proven to hit 4.2Ghz on 1.37v on the Maximus III Gene. Just wondering if there's anything better out there for around the price of the Gene.

The mobo will be housed within a Coolermaster Cosmos for a while. Very tempted in the future by a Lian Li PC-V351B or Silverstone FT03B.

Opinions?

Cheers guys!
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post #2 of 12
The maximus gene is the best micro ATX 1156 board. I'd get it.
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The maximus gene is the best micro ATX 1156 board. I'd get it.
Cool :

I've also got the chance to get hold of a Lian Li V1200 for £80, so I've also looked at the Maximus III Formula as well. Looking to go Crossfire with the 6950 I'll be buying at some point as well.
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post #4 of 12
Maximus III gene is unbeatable. Only thing I don't like is it vdroop (even with LLC) but I'm use to Classifieds and UD's. Thats a personal issue . The board is a good overclocker for its size.
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Cool :

I've also got the chance to get hold of a Lian Li V1200 for £80, so I've also looked at the Maximus III Formula as well. Looking to go Crossfire with the 6950 I'll be buying at some point as well.


Hell either one of those would be great!
post #6 of 12
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Haha, I'm liking the replies here! I've had another brainwave, still thinking along the lines on mATX, but I'm looking into HTPC cases, I can just stow it away next year. It's just finding a decent case.

Hmmm, looks like it will be an RoG board, just need to decide what form factor
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post #7 of 12
I have to agree, the Maximus III GENE is the best you can get right now for a p55 mATX board. The Gigabyte P55M-UD2 was GREAT also if you can find one, and slap some mosfet heatsinks on it. Was able to take my Xeon X3440 up to 4ghz easily.

But yeah, get the GENE, you won't regret it.
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post #8 of 12
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Cool, it's settled on the Gene then!

Nest up is case decisions! Will be running an HD6950 (which I'll unlock to a 6970), Corsair TX750 PSU, the GENE, and an i7 860... I've found one case, which seems perfect, kinda.

The Silverstone Grandia GD04B is a good candidate. But it may be a bit cramped with the non modular PSU., thinking of pairing it with an H50...
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post #9 of 12
Mate, I'd hold out for the next 600D corsair case.

It's going to be the next best mid case.
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post #10 of 12
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Hmm, I'll have a look into it. Looked at the mini P180, real nice case on the inside. I'm very tempted! Keeps me under my £600 budget as well.
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