Originally Posted by Cydia
I am currently stuck as the whether to go with my Z68X-UD5 or Maximus V Gene in a mid tower Arc Midi. I know the Asus will look dwarfed, but which board would have better OC potential?
id love to give it to the GENE, but for a better value conscience effort, i'd
opt for the MSI Z77a-GD55/65/MPower before the giggy choice. value-wise
a better choice, has the strict options of whats needed and awesome power
management. difference between the GENE and GD65 is price. both
overclock well into the 5.0 region for SB. for 24/7 stability both did 4.8 OC
@ 1.375vcore with small offset and optimum LLC control. both had 72° operating
temps for 24hr @ 20° ambient on a corsair H100 push/pull SP120 PE
undervolted to 7volts.
waiting for my MPower monies to get right, because of the asthetics and same
power management as the GD65. plus a couple more SATA connections.
i vote for the MSI boards..easy on the eyes and the wallet, with great features.
2700k|ASUS MIVE-Z|MSI GTX 780|Corsair Platinum 16GB 2133|CaseLabs SM8|Custom Loop
2500k|ASUS MIVG-Z|EVGA 660ti 3GB/SLI|Corsair Platinum 8GB 1866|FD Mini|Corsair H100
FX-8350|ASUS CVF-Z|Radeon HD7970|G Skill X 16GB 2133|FD Midi|Corsair H100