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are people scared of biostar or asrock or something?
those two both offer a ~$150 board that overclocks just as good if not better than the P8P67 ... what features does the P8P67 have over the biostar or asrock p67's?
or do people buy based on name alone?
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Lets see here:

1. 3 year warranty
2. More power phases
3. Bluetooth
4. UEFI
5. More USB plugs
6. Intel LAN
7. Asus seems to be pretty good about updating BIOS
8. More that I have forgotten about.

New Egg also has the P8P67 PRO for $184.99 do it's only ~$35 more, and the extra features were worth the price of a cheap game to me. (It is for a build for my brother)
Edited by AtomicFrost - 1/15/11 at 12:03pm
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^ Uefi is sweet and one click overclock aint bad either
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ASRock has UEFI too I believe, but ASUS is definitely the better brand of the two.
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Originally Posted by AtomicFrost View Post
Lets see here:

1. 3 year warranty
2. More power phases
3. Bluetooth
4. UEFI
5. More USB plugs
6. Intel LAN
7. Asus seems to be pretty good about updating BIOS
8. More that I have forgotten about.

New Egg also has the P8P67 PRO for $184.99 do it's only ~$35 more, and the extra features were worth the price of a cheap game to me. (It is for a build for my brother)
those sounds like some bs reasons lol.. do you even know how power phases work/affect overclocking? anything over 8+2 for a 32nm is overkill & purely marketing.. seems to be working though.. i love how people care about 16+2 vs 12+2 vs 8+2 when they're trying to OC to 5ghz on a 212+, how ironic... and they all have UEFI... gee, more USB plugs (4 vs 6) that's no reason to pay ~$40 more for a mobo... lol @ intel lan & updating bios, oh please i get the feeling you dont know what you're talking about lol.... and biostar has 3 year warranty also.. although asrock is 1 but who keeps they're computers for more than a year on OCN anyway? (jk, you get the point though)

how about some real reasons?

i'm not hating on asus p67's, just weighing the options as im about to decide on a P67 mobo myself and was wondering if people are getting suckered into paying extra for ASUS just because of warranty/brand name.. i've seen that biostar & asrock board do 5ghz easy with i5 2500k
Edited by jp27 - 1/15/11 at 12:10pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jp27 View Post
those sounds like some bs reasons lol.. do you even know how power phases work/affect overclocking? anything over 8+2 for a 32nm is overkill & purely marketing.. seems to be working though.. i love how people care about 16+2 vs 12+2 vs 8+2 when they're OC"ing to 5ghz on a 212+, how ironic... and they all have UEFI... gee, more USB plugs (4 vs 6) that's no reason to pay ~$40 more for a mobo... lol @ intel lan & updating bios, oh please i get the feeling you dont know what you're talking about lol.... and biostar has 3 year warranty also.. although asrock is 1 but who keeps they're computers for more than a year on OCN anyway? (jk, you get the point though)

how about some real reasons?

i'm not hating on asus p67's, just weighing the options as im about to decide on a P67 mobo myself and was wondering if people are getting suckered into paying extra for ASUS just because of warranty/brand name.. i've seen that biostar & asrock board do 5ghz easy with i5 2500k
First Bio Star is a 2 year labor / 3 year parts warranty. After the first 2 years the labor would cost almost as much as a new board.

You do realize that with more power phases you can spread the voltage load, so they all run cooler / last longer. They don't "All" have UEFI. Gigabyte is still using BIOS with a hacked in 3TB+ drive support. The Intel LAN has been shown to perform better then the off chipset Marvel LAN.

Paying more for more features makes sense to a lot of people.

What "real" reasons do you want? That it has a unicorn in the box, and that it can instantly hit 8Ghz with a 20C core temp? I agree that once you hit a certain price point, the performance is quite similar. It is all about refinement of the boards. $35 for a board with more features is worth it IMO.
Edited by AtomicFrost - 1/15/11 at 12:20pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AtomicFrost View Post
Lets see here:

1. 3 year warranty
2. More power phases
3. Bluetooth
4. UEFI
5. More USB plugs
6. Intel LAN
7. Asus seems to be pretty good about updating BIOS
8. More that I have forgotten about.

New Egg also has the P8P67 PRO for $184.99 do it's only ~$35 more, and the extra features were worth the price of a cheap game to me. (It is for a build for my brother)
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First Bio Star is a 2 year labor / 3 year parts warranty. After the first 2 years the labor would cost almost as much as a new board.

You do realize that with more power phases you can spread the voltage load, so they all run cooler / last longer. They don't "All" have UEFI. Gigabyte is still using BIOS with a hacked in 3TB+ drive support. The Intel LAN has been shown to perform better then the off chipset Marvel LAN.

Paying more for more features makes sense to a lot of people.
What he said. *points at P6X58D-Premium in sig rig*
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2. More power phases
Quality phases > number of phases. Never forget that.
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Quality phases > number of phases. Never forget that.
and that's exactly what most people dont understand...

it's kind of like in home theatre too where people think more watts = better sound, when it's always quality > quantity

marketing is awesome though, PT Barnum - "there's a sucker born every minute" LOL

Quote:
Originally Posted by AtomicFrost View Post
First Bio Star is a 2 year labor / 3 year parts warranty. After the first 2 years the labor would cost almost as much as a new board.

You do realize that with more power phases you can spread the voltage load, so they all run cooler / last longer. They don't "All" have UEFI. Gigabyte is still using BIOS with a hacked in 3TB+ drive support. The Intel LAN has been shown to perform better then the off chipset Marvel LAN.

Paying more for more features makes sense to a lot of people.

What "real" reasons do you want? That it has a unicorn in the box, and that it can instantly hit 8Ghz with a 20C core temp? I agree that once you hit a certain price point, the performance is quite similar. $35 for a board with more features is worth it IMO.
1. see above re: power phases

2. no one even mentioned gigabyte, you said UEFI was a reason to get asus over biostar/asrock, then i said they both have UEFI, then you bring up gigabyte out of nowhere? lolwhat!!

3. what features are you REALLY paying $35 more for? 2 more usb ports and an ASUS sticker? i dont get it
Edited by jp27 - 1/15/11 at 12:22pm
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all else being the same, asus is a good brand.
    
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