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It doesn't work that way. Consumer buys a product, not a brand. Get whatever offers the most for the same price. It also must be stable.

Actually it kinda does work that way. I am a certified computer technician. It goes for all products. Motherboards, graphics cards, routers, and anything else you can think of. Some brands have the finding for the support and development to create a good product. Some just don't. Not to say Gygabite or any other company is bad, but there is no doubt about it that in the end they are just not as good. The money put into the software just isn't there. So unless they are miracling **** now days.....
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I gues Asus is coke and gygabite is pepsi. I know many of people like Gygabite, but if it were me I would go with Asus products. I have owned a few Gygabite boards back in the P4 days, and had a AMD Socket 754 Gygabite board too. I have also had a couple AsRock boards as well, ad I guess they are all fine, but in the end Asus is definitely a step above the rest. It is like comparing an american sports car to its European counterpart. Though they both are fast and both look awesome, the American car is really rather,... cheap. You get up close and it really doesn't look quite 'as' cool and the features just aren't as good.

Not really.

The UP5 board Imcrouse just purchased has a far better VRM than any Asus board on the market right now. So it's Gigabyte that is the step ahead, unless Asus decides to step their game up.
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Actually it kinda does work that way. I am a certified computer technician. It goes for all products. Motherboards, graphics cards, routers, and anything else you can think of. Some brands have the finding for the support and development to create a good product. Some just don't. Not to say Gygabite or any other company is bad, but there is no doubt about it that in the end they are just not as good. The money put into the software just isn't there. So unless they are miracling **** now days.....

Not to sound rude, but that is absolutely not true.

I can understand that you like Asus, but really the only thing that's making them better right now is their marketing department. If you want to look at component quality and performance, Gigabyte has the upper hand; especially with the VRMs on their Z77 boards. And the disparity in performance is even more evident with the budget boards, as Gigabyte's budget boards run laps around Asus' comparable boards.
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Actually it kinda does work that way. I am a certified computer technician. It goes for all products. Motherboards, graphics cards, routers, and anything else you can think of. Some brands have the finding for the support and development to create a good product. Some just don't. Not to say Gygabite or any other company is bad, but there is no doubt about it that in the end they are just not as good. The money put into the software just isn't there. So unless they are miracling **** now days.....

You know what your responsibility as a consumer in a shrinking market of a competitors? To support other companies, other than "leader," which make an exceptional products for lesser price. For a company to fund development and testing of products, they need money. Money that they won't have if everybody buys product of one brand, and thus destroying competition in a long term.

Saying that Asus doesn't always make the best of the best. For Z77, Gigabyte stepped up big. Other small players have very nice offers too, like Biostar. There are lots of Z77 boards and most of them aren't known to suffer from serious bugs. Z77 is a good time to experiment, and to choose other products.

As far as software related to motherboard. Asus's Al Suite is bunch of bugs, and it doesn't really offer much besides providing BIOS interface in Windows. Other than fan control software, which can be replaced by SpeedFan on other boards, I don't see any experienced user to use Al Suite at all.

Then there are compatibility issues where no brand is perfect.

These are consumer products, and they all have issues, so the best thing to do is to get something that works for you without any sort of loyalty to any brand because it won't get you far.
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I agree to an extent, but I base my decisions on past experience. Every gygabite and ASRock board I have ever owned have had a really cheap and generic feel to them. Gygabite moreso than the ASRock.
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Not to get in the middle of an Asus ROG vs. Gigabyte debate, but I have a question for the Gigabyte owners.

Have you tested the actual voltage going to the CPU vs. what you enter in BIOS with a multimeter? I took back my P8Z77-V Pro because my multimeter showed me the mobo was not terribly accurate. My MVF is much better, but I have never owned a Gigabyte mobo, so I was wondering if anyone has checked that.
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I agree to an extent, but I base my decisions on past experience. Every gygabite and ASRock board I have ever owned have had a really cheap and generic feel to them. Gygabite moreso than the ASRock.
Gigabyte make the best Z77 boards, hands down in my opinion and their AM3+/X79/FM2 boards are very solid too. How can a motherboard 'feel' cheap and generic? Gigabyte boards generally have better build quality than other brands, especially their UD and UP series which have double thick copper traces and amazing VRMs.
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I agree to an extent, but I base my decisions on past experience. Every gygabite and ASRock board I have ever owned have had a really cheap and generic feel to them. Gygabite moreso than the ASRock.

Can say the same for cheap Asus boards.

What I like to say is your previous experience with the brand doesn't matter at all. Look for specific products.
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Not to get in the middle of an Asus ROG vs. Gigabyte debate, but I have a question for the Gigabyte owners.

Have you tested the actual voltage going to the CPU vs. what you enter in BIOS with a multimeter? I took back my P8Z77-V Pro because my multimeter showed me the mobo was not terribly accurate. My MVF is much better, but I have never owned a Gigabyte mobo, so I was wondering if anyone has checked that.

Sin did that when he reviewed the boards. And I need to finally buy a multimeter...

Here is for UD5H from this thread.

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Sin did that when he reviewed the boards. And I need to finally buy a multimeter...

Here is for UD5H from this thread.

http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/4000/97190065.jpg
I'd like to see that tested on an Asrock motherboard. tongue.gif
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Gigabyte make the best Z77 boards, hands down in my opinion and their AM3+/X79/FM2 boards are very solid too. How can a motherboard 'feel' cheap and generic? Gigabyte boards generally have better build quality than other brands, especially their UD and UP series which have double thick copper traces and amazing VRMs.
GIGABYTE

If you had been reading anything I have written you wouldn't have to ask. The look and feel of the utilities and software. And you said it, it is your opinion, as this is mine. Just because someone doesn't agree with you you do not have to get bent out of shape over it. I am sorry, but I do not agree. Your line of thought is that if we bought more KIAs then they might one day be as good as Mercedes. Well, sorry, I don't care to support them in their venture to the top. I will stick with my Mercedes.
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Can say the same for cheap Asus boards.

Everyone is going to have a cheap model, it's the fact that some have made more good ones than others.
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