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Asus Maximus V Gene
8.0 out of 10

Asus Maximus V Gene

LGA1155 socket for 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor-based Read more

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Overall 6
6.0

Disappointing

Daniel W., Newegg
17 July 2013
  • Summary: I normally am completely dedicated to Asus and Newegg both but after receiving defective boards from the factory and Newegg open box department, completely rethinking where I buy parts.
  • Pros: Bought this board both new and open box for system builds for clients. Pros: Cheapest ROG range with most of the features of it's larger counterparts. Plenty of connectivity, typical Asus fan management excellence as the lowest sound profile in the build (placed in a Corsair 350d case gotten whil...
  • Cons: Both the open box and new boards were defective in different ways. The new board performed well aside from none of my DVD, CD or bluray drives worked (tried about 6 total) and the inability to shut down. The board would restart perfectly once I installed the OS on the other Maximus Gene board I h...
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Overall 6
6.0

Good when it works - but when it rains, it pours.

Dylan H., Newegg
14 April 2013
  • Summary: I bought this board for a custom build after I hadn't had a top-line rig for a few years on the advice of some friends that build PCs professionally. I was so excited - I had it professionally installed and it worked great. About 40 days in, it died. No rhyme or reason - just dead.
  • Pros: -Smaller size -Kicks off less heat/stays cooler easier -Excellent on-board features
  • Cons: -Incredibly awful customer service; so bad that it warrants a two egg deduction from an otherwise 5 egg product.
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Overall 6
6.0

Be careful

Alexander H., Newegg
1 April 2013
  • Summary: Would of been nice if i didn't have to buy 2 of these...
  • Pros: it is a wonderful board easy to overclock, beautiful, and easy to troubleshoot any issues. The size is also convenient
  • Cons: This motherboard came in the mail with what I thought was a bent pin, later discovering it was in fact a missing pin I had tried to call ASUS to get it fixed however that's "user damage". DO NOT BUY WITHOUT A WARRANTY, because asus does little to help
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Overall 6
6.0

Something's wrong

Joshua A., Newegg
27 December 2012
  • Summary: I'm using Microsoft Window 8 64 bit (which is a pain in my bum, to learn ) I'm not sure if its a compatability issue, driver issue, or just a bad board but I cannot get a hold of an ASUS rep. Tried the live chat, it never works.
  • Pros: Good overall board Bios makes overclocking as simple or complex as you want
  • Cons: I have a problem with my Gene V. I can't plug in the HD Sound plug from my case into the mobo pins or I get a continuous device connect sound. Ding....Ding.....Ding.....Ding.... So I had to keep it unplugged, which prevents me from using my case's 3.5mm jacks Also, I can't plug in a microphone in...
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Overall 6
6.0

RMA'd but hopeful

Ryan H., Newegg
8 December 2012
  • Summary: So far the RMA has been relatively painless. If the returned or replaced board works, then my three stars sill stand. This was one of three builds using a Maximus Gene motherboard. The other two were IV and run flawlessly. This one, my V, had the above issues. I chalk it up to probability.
  • Pros: Dropped to 3-stars after consideration. Generally worked well enough for government. Fast. Lots of room for RAM (up to 32 GB). Decent colors though I would have preferred all black. On board status indicator (very useful). LGA 1155, etc.
  • Cons: My board had issues with the USB power supply that caused my illuminated mouse and keyboard to flash. The mouse would get struck and characters would repeat while typing when the flash occurred a few times a minute. Very frustrating. The RMA necessity, however, was a repeated Error Code 62 on the...
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Overall 6
6.0

not totally happy

David C., Newegg
3 November 2012
  • Summary: i'm stuck because i really want a microatx computer. i bought a very cool little case that just fits everything i got perfect. i know if i went into the standard atx boards, i could get all the expansion i wanted. i think for me, the mSata combo is the big kicker for me keeping it.
  • Pros: at the time of this review, this is probably the top dog z77 "microATX" board you can get. the Combo mPCIe & mSata connection is sweet & the fact that it doesn't take up another port on the board (some other boards that use msata state that it shares a connection with a standard sata connection. ...
  • Cons: I made a mistake and didnt verify everything (i will take that blame and hence why i won't send it back), BUT the extra Sata6 connections you get.. they have NO RAID SUPPORT. I wish i would have known this, i would have spent my money a little differently when it came to the drives. Truly is no e...
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Overall 6
6.0

Deffective Mobo

Anonymous, Newegg
4 October 2012
  • Summary: When using 2 GPUs system would shut down for no reason even with more than adequate air flow (possible issue with second PCI-E slot). Also started having problems with rear IO, some peripherals where not being recognized by system (USB port issues).
  • Pros: Great design and easy to install. Loaded with great features/software.
  • Cons: Not enough space for dual GPU unless using a slim form factor GPU like the XFX AMD Radeon HD 7750. Yes I am aware that since this is a MATX form factor mobo that this was to be expected, still for a small form factor I would recommend using only one great GPU.
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Overall 6
6.0

Wow

Cat Wrangler, Amazon
18 July 2012
  • Summary: First I will start with the bad, this motherboard has the infamous reputation of arriving dead. On the board is a small little digital output display which will show you a combination of letters and numbers.
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Overall 6
6.0

It was amazing, while it worked

D. Toner, Amazon
18 July 2012
  • Summary: In early October, I used this board as the backbone of my very first computer build ever: CPU: i5 3570k heat sink: Corsair H80 Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Gene Memory: 4X Kingston HyperX Blu 2 GB (8GB total) SSD: Sandisk Extreme 120 Gb HDD: Seagate 1 1TB and 1 2TB Soundcard: Asus Xonar DGX GPU: MSi...
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Overall 6
6.0

Soundcard issues

Robert Arbuckle, Amazon
17 July 2012
  • Summary: Installing the Asus Maximus V Gene was easy no problems with any of my other hardware everything went together rather easily I was a bit worried with it being such a small board but my concern was unfounded.
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