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Old March 18, 2012, 10:51 PM
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ASUS - Motherboards- ASUS Maximus IV GENE-Z/GEN3 ??
they are quit expensive, im actually trying to stay around the 1000$ ( canadian )
But if you think its necessary, maybe its possible to cut on some part

i5 2500k = 239.99$
evga 560 ti 448 class = 299.99$
asus...gene-z/gen3 = 189.99$
corsair tx750 v2 = 109.99$ ( or maybe you know a cheaper and better than this one )
corsair xms 4gbx2 = 55.23$ ( same as psu ) - full code : CMX8GX3M2A1333C9
Lian Li PC-V354B = 131.98$
h60 or h80(not sure it would fit) since I didnt find other one water cool kit : 70-80$

1097$ quit tight, I hoped for around 950 but yeah....any thought ?
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Old March 18, 2012, 11:25 PM
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I was looking around and I was wondering if it would be possible to fight like a noctua one. wich a pretty big overall but really good.
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Old March 19, 2012, 08:16 AM
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The m-itx boards have very basic bios' for overclocking. The zotac x68 AE was ok for me a while back, but at ~150 bucks you are better off going for the asus gene.
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Old March 19, 2012, 09:12 AM
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I have a ASUS Maximus IV Gene board. And I am quite happy with it. It overclocks the CPU with ease and love the UEFI Bios. Great M-ATX board.
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Old March 19, 2012, 10:01 AM
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thanks :) now I have to find a way to cool the Cpu. the lianli v354 wont be possible to use cause of the psu that is quit near the cpu , only a water cooling would be able to fit ,
but ive heard some pretty bad thing about h60-h80 ( pump does ton of noise mainly , and other thing )
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Old March 19, 2012, 10:41 AM
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The MATX build I did I used a noctua nh c14, It is a layed down version, still huge but fit really well in his case (lian li pc-v600f)
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Old March 19, 2012, 11:26 AM
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thanks, gonna check that, im still wondering if I will go with water cooling, gonna search for a silent one if possible , or ill turn for good to air cooling
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Old March 19, 2012, 01:56 PM
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Are you more worried about price or size? Although it looks like they have convinced you to go matx over itx.

AnandTech - SilverStone FT03: Nothing Else Like It
AnandTech - SilverStone Precision PS07: Temjin For Less?

Here are two great cases at two very different price points. Just wanted to give you a few more options, and these both work well with air cooling.

Edit: and the corsair H100 actually increased my idle noise level as the pump is louder than any of my fans!
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Old March 19, 2012, 02:02 PM
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sorry but those 2 case are really horrible in my opinion .

yah I saw lot of people saying the pump are making lot of noise, its why im maybe looking for other water cooling or are compact air solution that will fit
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