ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z Worth the Money?

Hey, guys (again :) ),
and I need some help deciding on which mobo to get.
First of all here are my specs:
-Intel Core i5 2500k
-CORSAIR XMS 8GB 1600 (going to get this)
-XFX Radeon HD 6870 Double Dissipation
-OCZ ZS Series 550w (I read some good reviews on it, so I got it)
-Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus

Here are my options of motherboards:
-ASRock Z68 Extreme3/Gen3 (save some money)
-ASUS P8P67 Pro or Evo
-ASUS P8Z68-V/Gen3 (no Pro)
-ASRock Z68 Extreme4/Gen3
-ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z

I'm leaning to the Gene-Z because:
1. ASUS is a good brand.
2. It's a ROG mobo.
3. It looks cool :p with my HAF 922 and in general :) .

What do you guys think?
Thanks :) ;) !
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  1. Unless u want to run more cards ASUS P8Z68-V is just fine.

    I have it and it OC to 4.5GHz and its ATX.
  2. ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z/GEN3 is Micro ATX. Great mobo.
  3. It's the same price...
    which one should I get?

    The Gene-Z is sexier :p lol, but the P8Z68-V has more PCI Express slots (though I will only use two max [if I get another gpu]).
  4. tw23 said:
    It's the same price...
    which one should I get?

    The Gene-Z is sexier :p lol, but the P8Z68-V has more PCI Express slots (though I will only use two max [if I get another gpu]).

    U will not see any differences between them really.

    But if u like it, get it. U will not go with bad or weak mobo : )

    It has better audio chip.


    SupremeFX X-Fi 2 x 8 Channels

    Smaller mobo will get hotter, but u have good case, so I think you are just fine there.
  5. nikorr said:
    U will not see any differences between them really.

    But if u like it, get it. U will not go with bad or weak mobo : )

    It has better audio chip.


    SupremeFX X-Fi 2 x 8 Channels

    Smaller mobo will get hotter, but u have good case, so I think you are just fine there.


    Do you think I should save money and go with the ASRock Z68 Extreme3/Gen3 or stay with ASUS?
  6. tw23 said:
    Do you think I should save money and go with the ASRock Z68 Extreme3/Gen3 or stay with ASUS?

    At the end of the day,

    both will run fine and ASRock will give u option to use 2 cards @ 2 x 16.

    And ASRock is ASUS : )


    Expansion Slots
    PCI Express 3.0 x16
    2 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots (PCIE2/PCIE4: single at x16 (PCIE2) / x8 (PCIE4), or dual at x8 (PCIE2) / x8 (PCIE4)) (PCI Express 3.0 with Intel Ivy Bridge CPU, PCI Express 2.0 with Intel Sandy Bridge CPU)
    PCI Express x1
    2
    PCI Slots
    2
  7. And with saved money, get an SSD!
  8. nikorr said:
    And with saved money, get an SSD!


    So no to Gene-Z?
    Will it last me longer?
  9. tw23 said:
    So no to Gene-Z?
    Will it last me longer?

    This one is heavy duty. And it does look great : )

    Manufacturer Warranty
    Manufacturer Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
    Manufacturer Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years

  10. Also read review ...


    Full-size board features and capability packed into a much smaller footprint
    Excellent overclocking options
    Mature BIOS ensures easy setup for near every configuration
    Low power consumption
    Lucid Virtu support
    Fantastic accessory package.
    Near the best "Out-of-the-Box" performance we've seen so far
    3-Year Limited Warranty


    @ http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/Maximus_IV_Gene-Z/13.html
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