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post #1 of 49
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Hello.

I'm buying a new rig. And I've decided all the other parts but the Motherboard.

I Don't know what to get... Asus Maximus IV or Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD7

I see both are goods... and price doesn't matter. I can afford ROG Mobo ATM.

Thanks!
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Both are equally good, so just take your pick.

Personally I would go for the UD7, the black look is nice versus the overused ROG styling
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I like the ROG's theme. It looks sick!

Overal, What brand is better? Giga or Asus?
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Bahhh Sabertooth, may not be the highest clocker but i am sitting nicely and with very good temps on my x58 with a 5 year warranty to. Stable as a rock. ASUS.
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I like the ROG's theme. It looks sick!

Overal, What brand is better? Giga or Asus?
Now now, I thought you didn't want a war? Asking which brand is better will instigate a flame war.

Now, if your talking about which is better, the MIVE or the UD7, they are roughly the same. Asus has a better UEFI interface, and I have personally come to love asus products. They just work much better for me. I tried going back to gigabyte with my old p67 ud3p, and I just couldn't do it. Sent it back, got my p8p67 evo, and have been happy ever since.
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@ Behemoth: I mean what brand/model will be better? Asus Maximus or Giga UD7 lol...

Hahha Well... I think I'll get asus I like it too.
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Asus ftw
    
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well, i have had great experiences with BOTH companies so i cant really pick sides.
i like ROG stuff for the e-peen enlargement factor and the bling (and the OCing features)

i like Gigabyte for the reliability, support, and just how awesome the new (intel) boards look. the AMD ones still look horrible with ALL that blue imo.

Gigabyte is to ASUS as an AKM is to a HK416
Gigabyte is reliable and ASUS is just sexy

not saying that gigabyte is old or anything lol
    
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Lemme hijack this thread a second - I read that with a multiple GPU setup in the UD7 you won't have room for a sound card, right? I mean, being unable to use the sole PCI-e slot not used by GFX cards seems a little ... stupid?

And with the MIVE, I've seen a LOT of people getting errors directly after install.

Honestly, wouldn't you be better off sticking with a Sabertooth P67 or something similar, for reliability sake? You lose the x16/x16 channels, but with the MIVE you have to get 3 GPUs just to take advantage of the x16/x16 anyways.


I'm trying to make the same decision here, so those are legitimate questions, not rhetorical ranting ones.
post #10 of 49
ASUS boards especially the Rampage Extreme III should also be sold as kitchen supplies, because they fry chips better than any pan could.

If you want performance and comfort Gigabyte is your way to go.
There are certainly alternatives but on X58 anything other than SR2 leads directly to Gigabyte no doubt about that.

The new GA X58A-OC for example is the newest innovation of Gigabyte I ordered it myself.
With Gigabyte you just can´t go wrong.
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