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MSI Z77A-GD65 or ASUS Maximus V Gene ?

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  1. DOM

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    MSI Z77A-GD65 MSI Z77A-GD65 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s U... OR ASUS Maximus V Gene ASUS Maximus V Gene LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6...

    im stuck on which one to pick i want 3x PCI Express 3.0

    but i can sell my 3rd 7970

    i like the Gene as i have a z68

    but the msi looks nice but i never used a mb from msi

    i plain on getting a 3770k when they come out

    and i want to order one tonight or early in the moring the latest ;)

    this mb is mainly for extreme benching, i know tpu isnt that much in to that :p
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    in all honesty is there a reason for the mATX Motherboard?
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    that Asus only has 2 tho?
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    I love my MSI P67A-GD65, I can't recommend MSI motherboards enough after using it.
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    Both are great manufactures Dom. However I know that, from other posts that you have made :), you would prefer the red and black scheme rather than the blue and black. :)
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    theres no M5E out :( and idk about paying $100+ for one

    yeah thats why i said ill sell a 7970

    yeah i like the back and red but its not the gay blue on the other asus ones :laugh:

    and right now the msi is the only 3 pci-e 3.0 on newegg besides gigbutt :roll:

    cuz i think ill still end up selling a 7970 but want to run tri cf before i do but then since i never used msi mb thats what is holding me back :p
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    yeah i know the 3rd is 4x but then im not going to keep all 3 and idk about $300+ on a 1155 mb :eek:

    cuz im sure the Asus P8Z77 WS is going to be up there also.....

    but then im thinking i should wait till next week and see if anything else comes out cuz ill be out of town wed or thursday till next week... i hate waiting :ohwell:
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    why cant asus just announce all three maximus boards at once why one at a time..
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    Dont do it...

    Asrock Z77 Fatality Pro! :p
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    Don't do it ?? :roll:

    It's doesn't look as nice as the asrock but this looks nice 4 (x16; x16/x16; x16/x8/x16 and x16/x8/x8/x8)
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    That was a bit dramatic. :p

    Just make sure that the PLX chip? or w/e it is to get that bandwidth doesnt add in a lot of latency. 8x PCIe3 = 16x PCIe2 and last I recall that doesnt hold a 680/7970 back (correct me if I am wrong). Thats my only reservation. Otherwise, grab the Asus, but you can go wrong with either for your benching.
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    idk what your talking about lol

    i just bench i know nothing about PLX :confused: :laugh:

    but for that much the evga ftw looks better then the asus but it only says SLI Support :wtf:

    why do this 1155 mb cost as much as 2011 :mad:
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    It does support CrossFire, you just have to look in the PDF that they put in the specs

    http://www.evga.com/products/pdf/151-IB-E699.pdf

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