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Hello i would like to know few things about this mobos, we all know the specs and seen the reviews but i would like to here some real life experience, which one do you prefer and why, did you guys had some issues with either board and the next few questions.

Now before i start i must say that i have been busy and i got no time to go over tons of reading regarding Ivy Bridge compatibility with this mobos or either the mobos i want to buy, i just read few threads but that's far from enough before u spent so much money on motherboard.

So lets start,


1. Is there confirmation about Ivy Bridge compatibility with this motherboards? can i use one of this mobos for future ivy bridge lineup? (this is very important to me)

2. I got Asus Xonar D1 soundcard, will i have any issues with this mobos if i go crossfire/sli regarding space to install the soundcard?

3. Does the UD7 got clear cmos button on the back of the case or the button is replaced and if does, is it operate normally? i read something about being buggy.

4. Which mobo have better BIOS? (more friendly, and less bugs)

5. 24 Phase design, overkill, marketing or real deal?

6. Is the cooling on UD7 superior compared to ME?

7. At the end, which mobo is generally better and why, which one is better overclocker? thanks!
Edited by psyside - 5/18/11 at 5:10am
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Hello i would like to know few things about this mobos, we all know the specs and seen the reviews but i would like to here some real life experience, which one do you prefer and why, did you guys had some issues with either board and the next few questions.

Now before i start i must say that i have been busy and i got no time to go over tons of reading regarding Ivy Bridge compatibility with this mobos or either the mobos i want to buy, i just read few threads but that's far from enough before u spent so much money on motherboard.

So lets start,


1. Is there confirmation about Ivy Bridge compatibility with this motherboards? can i use one of this mobos for future ivy bridge lineup? (this is very important to me)

All P67 boards work with the ivy chips ( as far as i know )

2. I got Asus Xonar D1 soundcard, will i have any issues with this mobos if i go crossfire/sli regarding space to install the soundcard?

2 way, fine , 3 will have issues on both boards...
You can use a PCIe extender and put it in the next slot


3. Does the UD7 got clear cmos button on the back of the case or the button is replaced and if does, is it operate normally? i read something about being buggy.

Don't know , but the one on the MIVE works fine

4. Which mobo have better BIOS? (more friendly, and less bugs)

MIVE flat out , UEFI, giga byte still has the old bios

5. 24 Phase design, overkill, marketing or real deal?

Overkill and marketing , the phases of the MIVE are great

6. Is the cooling on UD7 superior compared to ME?

Don't know abou the UD7 , but is this really an issue?
The MIVE cools fine and you could always get a full cover block...


7. At the end, which mobo is generally better and why, which one is better overclocker? thanks!
I have a MIVE , great oc'er, looks best Imo and has a lot of features ( liek 10 USB3 , ROG connect , PCIe Switches etc

Grtz
   
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Wait for the Z68 version of the Asus Maximus IV Extreme because that is what P67 should've been. Plus if your graphics cards fails you can fall back on the on board graphics

But if you feel the urge to get one right now just get the P67 MIVE because everything xioros said is true and I assume you could use the same logic on the Z68 board
Edited by G. Callen - 5/18/11 at 5:34am
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Yeah I think p67 will be phased out now.
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UD7 will prolly be a better solution for your everyday overclocking needs with ambient cooling

The MIVE will be a great board in the same regaurd only it will cost you more for the same results.

Both these boards are over priced and only should be bought for their options not so much overclocking ability

Sandy itself is more responcible for clocks than any boards out their

Sub Zero cooling..... the MIVE will be the best option hands down,
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Thansk alot guys! so anyone can confirm about Ivy Bridge compitability, i heard this mobos will work with Ivy Bridge lineup, but i must be sure

Is there confirmation from Intel till now?
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Extreme bias opinion:

Get the Asus Maximus IV Extreme P67 ROG B3 or wait for the Z68 variants. I love the color scheme and also the ROG label.

Asus warranty is the best, most awesome too compared to my Gigabyte experience. For example, I had my 2 Asus Rampage Formula X48 LGA775 die and both got replaced with an Asus Maximus IV Extreme P67 B3 ROG. I had to wait though but, it is extremely worth it. I kept one MIVE and sold the other one.

775 RMA and came back 1155 Motherboard: get Asus (skipped 1156 and 1366 gens from 775). They can have all my money because of their outstanding service all around.

Kudos to the Asus representative who made it all possible, you know who you are!

Edited by Mugenx - 5/18/11 at 12:09pm
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Z68 it is then! Thanks.

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Extreme bias opinion:

Get the Asus Maximus IV Extreme P67 ROG B3 or wait for the Z68 variants. I love the color scheme and also the ROG label.

Asus warranty is the best, most awesome too compared to my Gigabyte experience. For example, I had my 2 Asus Rampage Formula X48 LGA775 die and both got replaced with an Asus Maximus IV Extreme P67 B3 ROG. I had to wait though but, it is extremely worth it. I kept one MIVE and sold the other one.

775 RMA and came back 1155 Motherboard: get Asus (skipped 1156 and 1366 gens from 775). They can have all my money because of their outstanding service all around.

Kudos to the Asus representative who made it all possible, you know who you are!
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http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/....php?p=4763078

Hope that helps. Best one i've found.
   
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Yay amazing comparation, thanks all for the help. Im leading towards Asus but there is no PCI slot for my Asus Xonar ((
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