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I have a Gigabyte P67A-UD4 and I'm going to replace it with a Z68 board in May some time. But since the new gigabyte z68 boards don't seem to have the onboard video adaptors, what are Asus boards like? In terms, of heat, speed, build quality, reliability etc?

I know they had dodgy bios's (yes it's true. No fanboy comments about them being fine) when P67's were launched. Have they improved and if so how much more reliable and stable are they compared to gigabyte's boards?
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Asus > rest
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Asus MB's are the best, I really like Gigabyte and EVGA too though.

But as far as design, aesthetics, components, and BIOS/UEFI layout Asus really is my favorite.
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I have been running nothing but ASUS mb's for a good 10yrs now and that's ALOT of builds but only had one die and that was do to oxidation from abandonment in my basement. I love all my ASUS products
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I have owned a couple Gigabyte boards (K8NXP-SLI, EP45-UD3P) which are both tanks. The K8NXP-SLI still going strong to this day in my mom's rig!

I've also owned a few Asus boards (P5K Premium, P5Q Deluxe and now a P7H55-M PRO). All of them were super-solid boards (haven't had too much chance to test the P7H55-M yet) with no BIOS issues experienced whatsoever (by me).

Assuming you can find a board with your desired feature-set that overclocks well and is in your price range, I wouldn't worry too much about Gigabyte vs Asus.
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why would you replace your current board its good unless your having some sort of issues.
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ASUS just simply is good. They are good as EVGA so far i known but i never owned a EVGA motherboard. I perfer ASUS anyday for now.
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My first rig (my sig rig) uses an ASUS mobo and while I have not even OC'd yet, I can say that my ASUS mobo made a great first impression.
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Asus boards are great! There is no reason to trade out your current board for one though!
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Never owned any other brands other than Asus, but from my first ever mobo which is an asus to my current mobo, *which is my 6th mobo counting my girlfriends rigs* I can pretty much say they are quite good with their products, the costumer support is top notch. Cant say anything bad about them, yet...
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