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which board is better? the gigabyte GA-P67A-UD7-B3 or the asus maximus iv extreme? i am going to overclock my 2600k and have 3 way 6970's. i wikl also be watercooling.
    
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post #2 of 18
the asus out of those 2

also, OCN rules state u must wait 24 hours before bumping your own thread
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I'd personally go with ROG board. But I have never used a gigabyte board so my opinion maybe a bit biased.
    
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Gigabyte if your overclocking
    
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post #5 of 18
i vote for gigabyte, although my 775 asus was solid, i prefer gigabyte
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post #6 of 18
Always been an Asus person...that's where my vote goes
 
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The Maximus. Unless EVGA gets off their butts and actually produce the P67 Classified they're supposedly going to sell. They've never even had a P67 of any sort for sale though. They won't say why and get pissed when asked. The only Gigabyte I owned was a real POS. That was so long ago I don't even remember if it was AMD or Intel. What they're producing now could be the best there ever will be for all I know. AFAIK, Gigabyte will not be using the new UEFI BIOS so that would kill the deal for me. Maybe. Hell, I don't know! Flip a coin. You'll probably do just fine with either. I hope this confuses you as much as it's doing for me.
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post #8 of 18
I'd vote Asus. But I have a personal hate towards Gigabyte and their shotty customer service department.
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post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
I have a personal hate towards Gigabyte and their shotty customer service department.
Really?! I have the exact opposite opinion: had very, very good experiences with Gigabyte's support/costumer services; no complaints at all.

On Topic:
Anyways, as far as the two boards in question are concerned, both are awesome and you'll be just fine with the one you choose. Both look great, also.

If you are going to overclock your CPU above 5.2Ghz, I would suggest the Gigabyte because it has more phases for CPU - therefore, more stability.

But, if you are aiming towards the 5.0GHz, the ASUS will do just fine.

If you are not a very patient person or are starting your way into the overclocking subject, or if you just want a "user-friendly" board that simplifies - and actually "helps" you on - the OC'ing process, then the Maximus IV is the way to go, I suppose: it's a lot easier to overclock with the ASUS because of its ROG OC features and EFI AMI BIOS.
But, if you are all about old school OC'ing and if you love the BIOS settings tweaking, the Gigabyte will make you smile - a lot.

In the end, it all comes to what your expectations are; to what features you care most seeing on a board - features you'll actually use; and to what you want to do with the board because each has its own unique features.


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is the asus riii black edition 1155?
    
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