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post #21 of 34
In 10 years of managing the network for a development company I have only ever had one Asus board die from a popped capacitor.

Aside from a few 1U Dell servers all other servers and workstations are custom builds with Asus motherboards.

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post #22 of 34
I won't purchase a motherboard unless it's Asus. They have bent over backwards helping me with RMA's and stuff before and they have the best build quality (IMO) of any motherboard manufacturer right now. The P67 UEFI bios isn't buggy now (unsure of the past though) and I haven't had any issues with this board at all.
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post #23 of 34
^ All of this. All the way back to post #1.

However, I saw people getting some equal to better results out of a UD7 and I have to give Gigabyte some props on their high end board.

I mainly use Asus and in about 15 years of putting them in my own and other people's computers, I have only heard of 1 failing and I am pretty sure it was due to a power surge.
 
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post #24 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by QuackPot View Post
Yeah, I had a K8NXP-SLI as part of my last rig. It was a beast. It's the reason why I like Gigabyte so much.



It isn't a B3 board. And I'm not intending to keep this board for long with it's SATA issue.



Yeah there is. I'd like a B3 board.



Because the onboard VGA connection will be useful if my GPU was to die. I had that problem a few years ago when my 6800GT died and I needed to go out and buy a new GPU.

So to be clear, you are going to sell your Gigabyte SB board (at much less than you bought it for) to buy a new Z68 board (which will be much more expensive) and then spend countless hours doing a reformat and reload on the off chance that your current video card will die?

How about you spend $25 on a cheapo video card from all the money you will save on this somewhat strange upgrade, and throw it in a drawer in case your video card dies?

Alternatively, I am quite certain it would take you a lot less time to go out and buy a new video card than it would to change your motherboard and reformat and reload your OS....
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post #25 of 34
I think asus mobos are the best never fail and Oc super nice!
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post #26 of 34
I really prefer Gigabyte over Asus to be honest, atleast the latest years.. older days I prefered Asus.
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post #27 of 34
Why would you get rid of your P67 board for a Z68? You need integrated graphics or something? You have a GTS 250, though. So what's the point? The Z68 is just P67 with integrated graphics.
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post #28 of 34
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Why would you get rid of your P67 board for a Z68? You need integrated graphics or something? You have a GTS 250, though. So what's the point? The Z68 is just P67 with integrated graphics.
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post #29 of 34
Having built many systems over the past 15 years, using a variety of boards, I have found Asus and EVGA to be of the highest quailty. EVGA's customer service is superb. While I can't speak of Asus' customer service, I think it would be reasonable inference that it is also of the highest quality, given the quailty products they produce and the reputation that they carry. A motherboard is the last area to skimp on when building; it allows the many components of your system to communicate. The effectiveness of this process allows for higher overclocking and greater system stability. Trust me, go with a highend board such as Asus or EVGA and you will rest easier knowing that you are achieving the optimum performance from your components.
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post #30 of 34
"Rock solid" pretty much describes them... Super overclockers these mobos!
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