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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.

Gigabyte having better and higher quality VRMs than Asus boards isn't an opinion; they actually do use better and higher quality components. And like I said before, this is especially evident in their budget boards.

And judging a board's quality by how pretty the software utilities are isn't a good idea..
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Asus' cheapest Z77 board with a decent true 6 phase gidital PWM is the P8Z77-V Pro at $199. Anything below that uses a lower quality 4+1 phase digital PWM with doublers.

Gigabyte's Z77X-UD3H is $149 and has a higher quality true 6+2 phase digital PWM. At every price point you have a Gigabyte board that is cheaper and better than whatever Asus has to offer. The $184 UP4 does laps around the V Pro, and the UP5 takes the V Deluxe to school.

And even like DeXel said, many other manufacturers have also stepped up their Z77 boards.

MSI with the GD55/65 and the Biostar TZ77XE4 are two notable examples of excellent budget boards; both also delivering more than the comparable Asus boards.
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Gigabyte having better and higher quality VRMs than Asus boards isn't an opinion; they actually do use better and higher quality components. And like I said before, this is especially evident in their budget boards.

And judging a board's quality by how pretty the software utilities are isn't a good idea..

The software is not the only factor. It is a prime example.
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Everyone is going to have a cheap model, it's the fact that some have made more good ones than others.

Sure. It's just Asus cheap Z77 boards start under ~$170 price point where it isn't the case with most other manufacturers. P8Z77-V LK, LE, LX and others are already compromised to cut the price and increase profit margins. Also Asus uses outdated ALC892 up to Sabertooth Z77 which is shocking $250.
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The software is not the only factor. It is a prime example.

Do you have any other examples? Because MSI's Windows software isn't bad either. And as I said above most experienced users won't even use that software. Some people might find ROG connect useful though.
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The software is not the only factor. It is a prime example.

Well, if Gigabyte, MSI, and Biostar had to cheap out on their software utility designs in order to make a better, higher quality board more affordable, I'd gladly take that compromise.
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The software is not the only factor. It is a prime example.
How is it a prime example? All the software that came with my motherboard functions as designed, except for the Creative sound drivers, but that is creative's fault.
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i am pretty sure the M5F has a light in the PCB that is red.
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