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Gigabyte - http://www.gigabyte.com/products/pro...px?pid=3759#ov
ASUS - http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=erWGi4vbeZa8oxg8

Thoughts, pros, cons? Trying to decide between these 2 boards. I am going to be upgrading to a 2600k, 8GB of Corsair Vengeance 1600 RAM, and will be going SLI with either 2 470's/560's/570's (I doubt I will ever go triple SLI, but that is for another discussion thread lol)

Just wondering if anyone has any personal experience with either of these boards, also just looking for general feedback on which would be better for me with what I am going to be upgrading to. I am kind of leaning towards the ASUS, as I know their boards do better with overclocking. But I have never had a problem with my Gigabyte board, or any product of theirs for that matter. Although I like the looks of the GB one better, i'm not going to sacrifice performance for looks. Thanks in advance for any info and feedback.
Edited by g00s3y - 3/23/11 at 6:38am
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I went from Asus to Gigabyte. I could not have been happier, seem to be better components, there are a couple of things I wish it had but it definitely was not a deal breaker. Not to mention GB customer service was beyond top notch, I have seen first hand the crap support Asus gives which was one of the major factors for me.
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My first build ever was with an ASUS board and a AMD 9850BE. Could not get it stable at all, RMA'd the CPU 3 times. It would only run stable if I underclocked it to 2.2GHz. I went with Intel and the Gigabyte board that I still have now, no problems with it at all.

I'm just torn because I plan on OC'ing the 2600k to at least 4.0, probably 4.5, tiny possibility i will go higher. And that ASUS EFI BIOS looks tempting too. I don't know, I know my first ASUS experience wasn't great, but the board just looks like it was made to handle more
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Quote:
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I went from Asus to Gigabyte. I could not have been happier, seem to be better components, there are a couple of things I wish it had but it definitely was not a deal breaker. Not to mention GB customer service was beyond top notch, I have seen first hand the crap support Asus gives which was one of the major factors for me.
I went from Gigabyte to Asus
Yeah, and it's all good
Auto overclock gives me 4.4GHz @ 1.32v

Oh, and I can monitor my Volts, Temps, Fan speeds, and Frequency from my Droid too

Love it
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Why is picking a MB so hard. I have every other system component picked out, except for this one. lol
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well both boards have problems, but the B3 UD4 the new one is greatly improved, even its LLC is improved significantly.

Just pick one you like the brand of more and the features more and the looks.

BTW GB has cloud OC lets you do all that controlling crap from your iphone, i find it stupid.
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well both boards have problems, but the B3 UD4 the new one is greatly improved, even its LLC is improved significantly.

Just pick one you like the brand of more and the features more and the looks.

BTW GB has cloud OC lets you do all that controlling crap from your iphone, i find it stupid.
What problems
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BIOS problems, both boards have them. just check the forums.
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well both boards have problems, but the B3 UD4 the new one is greatly improved, even its LLC is improved significantly.

Just pick one you like the brand of more and the features more and the looks.

BTW GB has cloud OC lets you do all that controlling crap from your iphone, i find it stupid.
Well I have a GB MB now and am very happy with it. So the UD4 was my first choice. I was thinking about getting the UD5, but $250+ for a MB is where I start to question my spending lol.

I googled the UD4 problems and see that quite a few were having RAID problems, but I doubt I'll be doing RAID anytime soon so that doesn't effect me. What other problems are there, if any, that you are referring to? Or is the RAID issue what you were talking about?
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oh i don't know about RAID, but there are problems with BIOSes, stupid bugs, restarts stuff like that. i personally don't come across problems, but others do, of course teh B3 boards seems to be much more better with their BIOSes.
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