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Originally Posted by consumer;15000693 
Gigabyte have known boot looping issues with Z68 boards, this is fact and IMHO they are rubbish except the UD7.



Why get bitten twice? I got sucked in by the 20 VRM's but the board lacks everything the ASrock has , UFEI bios, NF200 chpset, Tri Sli, PCI 3.0.... For the same price as a UD5 I'll take the ASrock & sell my UD5 once I get a new one back from RMA. Besides BIOS updates which I admit ASrock lacks I can't think why you would go Gigabyte.... Why wouldn't I spend my money else where knowing all these facts..

1) There is no guarantee you'll "get bitten twice".

2) I've had zero boot-looping issues. That said, one experience does not equal a statistic --just as your one bad board does not either.

3) You may not be able to "think why I'd go Gigabyte", but I explained that. I had issues with my Asrock board not detecting PCIe cards properly that were not hardware related, among other issues, and received poor support, so I didn't replace my Asrock board with another, knowing that my board wasn't really defective, but had a BIOS bug that might or might not be solved soon.

I'm not telling you who to spend your money with. Neither am I defending Gigabyte as the perfect board --I don't think the perfect Z68 board is being made at this point by any vendor. I'm telling you to look at a market from a position of more than just your one experience. If I bought a car with a defective transmission, I wouldn't say that the entire production line was crap unless it became clear that a higher-than-normal percentage of that car was having transmission problems.

You had one DOA board. A DOA board, no matter who made it, does not mean that entire product is crap. It means one board was defective, until there is conclusive evidence that many (e.g., one in ten) people are getting DOA boards. That is the sole point I am trying to make.
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my z68xp-ud5's sound didnt work sent it back and got the ud4 instead and its been flawless
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Originally Posted by Bigboom;14994906 
I just finished my build last week with a ga-z68xp-ud5.

So far it has been flawless with the F4 bios update prior to installing OS.
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Originally Posted by LoneWolf15;14994999 
I have the Z68XP-UD5 board, have had it for a few weeks now. I waited until I knew everything was solid to play around much. It came with BIOS F1, but I went to F4 immediately.

was that with the 'quick ___???' something function in the bios thats makes it safe and easy to flash from USB drive

I order a USB drive and should update bios right away too, 1 video said to use FAT32 formatted USB drive because NFTS is not read right by the gigabyte bios

^^ is that about right
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Originally Posted by LoneWolf15;15001909 

You had one DOA board. A DOA board, no matter who made it, does not mean that entire product is crap.

I think the UD5 for it's price is a dud anyway,if it didn't have 20 VRM's it wouldn't be bought, it lacks too many features and costs to much. Gigabyte are pretty good with RMA 's though. That is one plus.
    
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I think the UD5 for it's price is a dud anyway,if it didn't have 20 VRM's it wouldn't be bought, it lacks too many features and costs to much. Gigabyte are pretty good with RMA 's though. That is one plus.

Overpriced? Possibly. That's subjective, but I do think that for the price, Gigabyte should have an Intel NIC on that board, and two more SATA ports. When I bought my UD5, I had a very short time to make a decision, or I might have looked more heavily at the UD4. In my case, a $20 MIR brought the price down a little as well.

Still, overpriced and crap are two different things. You could say that a Porsche 911 is overpriced when you can get a Nissan GT-R for less. That doesn't mean the Porsche is crap, it just isn't at the price range you think it should be at, or that you think there might be a better value.
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id say 1 out of 10 has boot loop issues, and they are being solved. The G1 Sniper 2 is their latest boards, and no BIOS issues whatsoever. its excellent, and shows that GB can make a great BIOS. I think they are just so busy with X79 now, but they are fixing bootlooping issues. Actually one of my UD7s boot looped.
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Have a Z68XP-UD5 running solid so far no boot issue or any other. Have the latest Bios installed and haven't used half of its feature. I do plan to put it under water soon, as EK UD7 water block fits this board.
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