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Which motherboard out of these two would be a better pick?

Poll Results: Asus Vs Gigabyte

Poll expired: Jul 21, 2011  
  • 60% (9)
    Asus sabertooth 990fx
  • 40% (6)
    Gigabyte ud990fx
15 Total Votes  
post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Asus -- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...scrollFullInfo

Gigabyte - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128509


they are almost the same down the same shifting on PCIEX1 slot anywho

vote if you want thanks, with any reasons why you picked on over the other./comments appreciated.
Edited by Chiefpuff420 - 7/17/11 at 10:31pm
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post #2 of 13
If you do the side-by-side comparison on newegg, they're very similar except that the UD5 had more PCI Ex16 slots and more SATA ports.


It really depends on what you need. More SATA for your HD connections? Getting more PCI Express cards? Then Gigabyte.

Or the question is, what you do prefer? Are you comfortable with ASUS more than Gigabyte? There's lot of things to factor in.


*Edit* Wow, they're priced closely.
post #3 of 13
what do you plan on using the system for? As for connectivity the Gigabyte board has more Sata ports and more PCIE ports.

To me they both look good but other then that idk, so i cant really vote on it. unless you dont care.

EDIT: gigabyte board has 3yr vs Asus 5 yr warranty...

And apparently they have problems with tall heat spreader ram on the Asus board LINK
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post #4 of 13
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Originally Posted by terraprime View Post
what do you plan on using the system for? As for connectivity the Gigabyte board has more Sata ports and more PCIE ports.

To me they both look good but other then that idk, so i cant really vote on it. unless you dont care.

EDIT: gigabyte board has 3yr vs Asus 5 yr warranty...

And apparently they have problems with tall heat spreader ram on the Asus board LINK
Yeah thanks for the reply guys yes there is a couple things to factor in there huh' bout the warranty difference alone. Besides that im more familar with ASUS As thats what i got right now but i don't think i would have issues changing it up so... If the gigabyte is going to be better multi gpu wise then i think that would be best. Other then that it's painstaking cause i kinda like the look of the sabertooth a bit more and the warranty is nice sounding. but the layout of the pcie slots on the sabertooth look like thev've been placed worse. not sure. Edit*** i can't come to a clear vote yet either lol * both have plenty of SATAIII ports for my needs. so that part we can wash out kinda to.
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post #5 of 13
well there is a club for the gigabyte model on here LINK might be worth checking out

But the Gigabyte board is pretty sexy looking tho. I would have to say Asus if you are more of a fan of them since there is not a really big glaring difference between them. If you never used a gigabyte board before tho what a good time to do so. I am running one right now but its intel cpu and its top notch
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post #6 of 13
That's the Corsair Dominator. But I believe OP has G Skill Ripjaws which is similar to our kits. They are a much lower profile memory. So I don't think it would bother, but it could come close. I am going to find out about mine, once I upgrade to the Sabertooth. Plan on using my DK along with it too.

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Originally Posted by terraprime View Post
what do you plan on using the system for? As for connectivity the Gigabyte board has more Sata ports and more PCIE ports.

To me they both look good but other then that idk, so i cant really vote on it. unless you dont care.

EDIT: gigabyte board has 3yr vs Asus 5 yr warranty...

And apparently they have problems with tall heat spreader ram on the Asus board LINK
post #7 of 13
i love everything i have ever purchased from asus, but i chose the gigabyte because it looks sick. lol
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post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by Skoobs View Post
i love everything i have ever purchased from asus, but i chose the gigabyte because it looks sick. lol
hmmmm very nice thanks for the opinion. and to the other poster not ripjaws but close anyway Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBHK


i dunno if my memory is really relevant i might up that to by then if not ill fair fine for now. thanks all
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post #9 of 13
The Gigabyte one because you get more features for your money and it just looks better than the ASUS one imo
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post #10 of 13
i would go with the gigabyte for pure looks its a sweet looking board!
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