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Any thoughts on the Asus Gen3 boards? Please post your specs.

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November 22, 2011 11:18:34 AM


I'm sick of EVGA and their terrible tech support. I'm wondering how the Asus Gen3 boards are? I hear from multiple people that they love Asus in general. I was also looking at multiple vendors and feedback; it seems the response to them are very positive. Does anyone have any of the 3 Asus Gen3 boards? RAM configs? A SSD? Is anyone crossfiring/SLI using these boards? I'm thinking of crossfiring 2 6950's or should I wait for the 7XXX series? I also am curious, if the Gen3 boards can crossfire? If not, does anyone recommend a good board that can crossfire?

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November 23, 2011 4:24:17 AM

These are my specs.
Intel i7 2600K
AsusP8Z68-V Pro/Gen3
16GB Corsair Vengeance Blue 1600Mhz RAM @1.5v
HAF X RC-942 black full sized tower
Corsair HX1050
Corsair H80 Liquid Cooler
1x 240Gb OCZ Vertex 3 Sata 600
1x 1TB WD Caviar Black WDFAEX1002 Sata 600
LG SuperMulti Blue BH10LS30
Scythe Kaze Master Pro fan control KM03-BK
2x MSI n580GTX Lightning sli
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

This board is the best and easiest to use board, I've encountered so far. This board offers a lot of useful features for experienced and non experienced users. Plus, you can choose which features you want to install or not. The manual, also, offers a lot of helpful information for installation, configuration, and troubleshooting. As far as My SSD and my hard drive go. They are plugged into the Sata 6GB/s connectors, and function optimally. So far, I haven't experienced any performance problems with this system.


Next. The PCIe 3.0 devices will reach 2x's the speed, because the architecture is more effiecient.(32GB/s instead of 16GB/s)
You will be able to sli a PCIe 3.0 device.
The crossfire/sli set ups will function on the Maximus lV Gene-Z/Gen3 mainboard and the v series/Gen3 mainboards at x8/x8 like they do now, but again at twice the speed.

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z6...
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November 23, 2011 11:02:10 AM

jik771971 said:
These are my specs.
Intel i7 2600K
AsusP8Z68-V Pro/Gen3
16GB Corsair Vengeance Blue 1600Mhz RAM @1.5v
HAF X RC-942 black full sized tower
Corsair HX1050
Corsair H80 Liquid Cooler
1x 240Gb OCZ Vertex 3 Sata 600
1x 1TB WD Caviar Black WDFAEX1002 Sata 600
LG SuperMulti Blue BH10LS30
Scythe Kaze Master Pro fan control KM03-BK
2x MSI n580GTX Lightning sli
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

This board is the best and easiest to use board, I've encountered so far. This board offers a lot of useful features for experienced and non experienced users. Plus, you can choose which features you want to install or not. The manual, also, offers a lot of helpful information for installation, configuration, and troubleshooting. As far as My SSD and my hard drive go. They are plugged into the Sata 6GB/s connectors, and function optimally. So far, I haven't experienced any performance problems with this system.


Next. The PCIe 3.0 devices will reach 2x's the speed, because the architecture is more effiecient.(32GB/s instead of 16GB/s)
You will be able to sli a PCIe 3.0 device.
The crossfire/sli set ups will function on the Maximus lV Gene-Z/Gen3 mainboard and the v series/Gen3 mainboards at x8/x8 like they do now, but again at twice the speed.

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z6...



Wow, impressive that you have 2 580's. That's a beast! I'm contemplating whether I should go SB or wait for IB; get a 6950 or GTX 570, or wait for AMD's 7XXX. Was your cpu/mobo able to detect 1600Mhz RAM or you had to change it? Can Sata III run on a SATA II? Did you O/C the 2600k? Do you have a sound card or use onboard? I was curious if the PCIe for sound clears while you have SLI. I might have to replace my PSU also since it's 2 1/2 yrs old (850W). I probably will go modular.
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