Z77A-GD65 vs Maximus V Gene

I've had a 3770k for about a week now, and tomorrow I'm finally going to pull the trigger on a motherboard. I've been doing gobs of research, and I've narrowed it down to the Z77A-GD65 and the Maximus V Gene. I still don't know which one to get--any and all comments, recommendations and advice are welcome.

Thanks in advance.
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  1. Well, I can tell you from lots of experience that buying MSI is taking a crap shoot. Their quality is so-so, and their quality control seems to be non-existent. Buy the Asus over the MSI any day.
  2. Do you know anybody running the Maximus V Gene? I've heard that they are really hit and miss. Also, I've never used an AsRock board before, but I read they are really solid--especially for the price.
  3. i'll admit i am partial to asus or asrock. what i really like about the extreme 6 is it is very flexible; not just a gaming board with a couple of pci x16 slots. if you need to get a legacy pci card or pci-e card there is room for it. and if you use the onboard graphics for anything, there is DP, HDMI, DVI and D-Sub connections.
  4. Anonymous said:
    i'll admit i am partial to asus or asrock. what i really like about the extreme 6 is it is very flexible; not just a gaming board with a couple of pci x16 slots. if you need to get a legacy pci card or pci-e card there is room for it. and if you use the onboard graphics for anything, there is DP, HDMI, DVI and D-Sub connections.


    Have you ever used the Extreme4 board? My budget is a little tighter than I expected it to be, and it seems like a crazy good value.
  5. Keanu Reeves said:
    Have you ever used the Extreme4 board? My budget is a little tighter than I expected it to be, and it seems like a crazy good value.

    me?
    no. it has been recommended quite a bit and no one has come back and complained. i believe there has been a few "thank yous" after the fact (build finished)
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