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Looking at these two

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-729-_-Product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-493-_-Product

Any other recommendations? Try to stay close to 170-180
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Get the ASUS board. Gigabyte boards still suffer from that old Boot-cycle-loop bug.
    
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This is the Z68 board I'd go with if I was buying today. Its a bit pricier than you wanted but it has every feature you could want and its still good value...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...=p8z68-v%20pro
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Get the ASUS board. Gigabyte boards still suffer from that old Boot-cycle-loop bug.
Boot-cycle-loop bug?
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Boot-cycle-loop bug?
http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...g-problem.html

This go way back. At least back to Intel P35 boards.
    
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It seems like if you get one that has the boot loop the only fix is to rma it. I have p35-ds4 and never had this problem even with external storage hdd hook up to usb port. IDK

That said I really like how Asus has there bios set up and they got my vote!
Edited by beetlespin - 6/14/11 at 11:08am
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Another alternative: ASRock Extreme4 Z68

Because I'm having great success with it and now I'm an ASRock fanboy
   
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Originally Posted by beetlespin View Post
It seems like if you get one that has the boot loop only fix is to rma it. I have p35-ds4 and never had this problem even with external storage hdd hook up to usb port. IDK
It was not USB storage that was hooked up that was the problem. It was the 'Legacy USB Storage Detect' feature in bios that was the problem. Or one of Gigabyte's problems.

I fixed this looping bug by disabling this feature in my Gigabyte GA-P35 DS3R.

For some, it cannot be fixed, and has nothing to do with this feature.

I stay away from Gigabyte boards because of this. Many people struggle with this problem. And as long as there is a good chance of getting this problem, I say, stay away from Gigabyte.
    
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Yea it been some time thanks for correcting me! But I never had to do that.
Edited by beetlespin - 6/14/11 at 11:12am
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