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Mainly in between the Asus VIII Hero Or Ranger and the Gigabyte Gaming 7. Newegg's reviews on ROG scare me, but I've never had experience with Gigabyte. I heard they were similar in ability to overclock the 6700K, but Giga had more features and better audio.

Which would you choose and why?
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If you really want to overclock perhaps you should go with the asrock boards.
OC-Formula is their best, but might be too much if you are not advanced user. tongue.gif
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I would recommend Gigabyte ove ASUS any day of the week. All my ASUS MBs have had problems while my Gigabyte MBs have been rock solid. For MB I would get GA-Z170X-UD5.
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I would recommend Gigabyte ove ASUS any day of the week. All my ASUS MBs have had problems while my Gigabyte MBs have been rock solid. For MB I would get GA-Z170X-UD5.

Same, I've hit some insane overclocks with gigabyte that they should have been able to hit. Every board I've used in my system plus all my customers for the past 10 years are all still working and never once had to RMA a Gigabyte board other than the one time that was my fault, I explained to them that it was my fault, and they still fixed my board (I paid shipping) for free a year out of warranty.

Ya sure Asus probably has the best overclocking boards, but just gander around on this forum at how terrible they've become. It's more a lottery to get a board that's stable and stays stable. If you have to use their RMA process? R.I.P.
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Same, I've hit some insane overclocks with gigabyte that they should have been able to hit. Every board I've used in my system plus all my customers for the past 10 years are all still working and never once had to RMA a Gigabyte board other than the one time that was my fault, I explained to them that it was my fault, and they still fixed my board (I paid shipping) for free a year out of warranty.

Ya sure Asus probably has the best overclocking boards, but just gander around on this forum at how terrible they've become. It's more a lottery to get a board that's stable and stays stable. If you have to use their RMA process? R.I.P.

My favorite MB still has to be GA-X58A-UD7 (rev. 1.0).
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My favorite MB still has to be GA-X58A-UD7 (rev. 1.0).

I hit 5.2GHz on my 990fx-UD3 using an 8350. Had some ridiculous voltages going to the cpu and ended up frying the VRMs lol. Gigabyte fixed that board.

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I hit 5.2GHz on my 990fx-UD3 using an 8350. Had some ridiculous voltages going to the cpu and ended up frying the VRMs lol. Gigabyte fixed that board.

5500_big.jpg

Got the same MB for a friend with 8320 but rev 4.0
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AMD Phenom II X4 955 @ 4.2GHz ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB @ 1200/1500 2x 4GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X DDR3-1600 
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