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I just don't get all the fuss about Gigabyte sandy bridge boards especially their Z68 line.

1) Their Z68 boards aren't true Z68 chipset as more than half seem to need a video card.

2) Touch BIOS - no UEFI... what the heck is a touch bios?

3) Price is sky high for lacking these integral features that are with other boards

4) no PLX bridge - of course they won't offer that

There are countless posts on the newegg feedback sections about booting problems.

I don't understand why they're so highly touted.

If you want one with the higher phases, you have to spend $200 and up.

I liked Gigabyte's socket 775 boards... their SB ones, not so much. I don't get the fuss....

With that said, I am having a hard time deciding but I guess I'm leaning towards either one of the Biostar Z68, Asrock Extreme4 or Asus P8Z68-V Pro depending on budget (not sure if it will be $120 for a motherboard or $190).



I would like the PLX bridge for more options and an Intel LAN but there are few boards that offer both.
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