I was also hesitating between those, UD7 and Maximus IV, but I choosed the Asus maximus.
I'm with Asus since over 10 years, and never had a single bad MB or any RMA to do. I really think you can't go wrong with any of those 2 great boards.
LOL! I know it's a ''stupid'' reason, but since I'm watercooling, the black and red MB was looking better for my build (red RAM, black tubings, nickel/plexi waterblocks, etc). The Gigabyte colors where not matching well with what I want to do and use.
I should receive my Maximus IV today from Newegg.
I will transfer my Tri-Fire (watercooled) 5970+5870 in it for now, but planning to go 6990+ 6970 next month (if they could actually get the 6990 out!), watercooled. I already have the 6970 + EK waterblock in another computer at home.
For me, it's just a minor step until I get my Ivy set-up in a couple of months. But since we play LAN games at home, we have 4 gaming computers, and the SB will go to me daughter when I get my Ivy set-up.
I have the same Asus P6T and i7 920 since the first day they came out sooo long ago! Rock-stable chip at 4.0 and 1.27v. And it's from the very first batch of i7 when them came out! Golden chip at the time...
OP. You can't go wrong with those 2. make your choice on what you need.Edited by Levesque - 1/13/11 at 5:01am