Originally Posted by Mega Man
so i am working on my cabling on amd pc, and i wanted to comment, this is obviously @hurricane28
this is why i love where asus puts the usb3.0 connector, why, it is accessible and convenient, and it works fine with a gpu and even a gpu with a backplate
the ud7 on the other hand has the most asinine location for it.
remember the ud7 is "for quadfire/sli"
see the pcie slot, tell me how you will hook up usb3.0 to it with 4 gpus ( even waterblocked IE single slot ), you just cant ( well you can, but it is time consuming and risky )
as for me ill take the "dumb" ( aka rather very intelligent ) location that asus puts the usb 3.0 connector
same for the debug led and the raised connectors for the front i/o..... not even gonne mention the TPM which is all but useless as no TPM module i have found fits inside
you can see the connector in it ( usb3.0 ) in which i am making my own extension to just be able to use the usb3.o header
Why do you have your board upside down and takes pictures of it..?
I have it in the same place as you since the UD5 and UD7 is basically the same board.. and i don't have any problems with it and the cables that comes with the case fits nicely...
thats is why i buy Corsair cases because they have plenty cable routing options and they are all grommeted..
I do agree that the place of the USB 3.0 header would be better at the end of the board next to the 24pin connector or something but there is no board that has it like that so if i have to choose between the Asus and the Gigabyte method i prefer the Gigabyte.. the best location for it is on the MSI 990FXA-GD80 and that is why i like that board very much because of its very good PCB layout.
Look for yourself:
I seriously don't see your problem, can't you route the cable though the grommets of your case? In that case, your case is not that great for cable routing and you can't blame gigabyte for it IMO. OR is it that your cable is too short? In that case that is another reason i go with Corsair because i never had issues with cables that were too short..
the front i/0 panel is fine, its the Asus board that gave me trouble because when i insert the connectors to the connector block and install it on the motherboard its too high and its hitting my drive caddy...
So it all depends on what case you have and how long/short the cables are and how the cable routing is i guess.
But enough about the Asus vs Gigabyte because i no longer own the Sabertooth. I returned it to the store and they said that i was in my right about the EC sensor, they gonna return the board to Asus end of story..
You enjoy your gigabyte and Sabertooth, i stick with the UD5 rev 3.0 for now or i go over to the MSI GD80..