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post #1 of 21
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regular P8P67 vs. GA-P67A-UD3-B3

I like the fact that Asus has a service center that is 15 minutes drive away. But the board is also $25 more.

What about feature-wise?

Thanks!

P.S. Is there a Gigabyte service center in Toronto?
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post #2 of 21
Gigabyte in general tends to have more bells and whistles while Asus is purely high end. If I was deciding I would get the Asus, depends on what you want.
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25$ 15 miles...

save 25$ 6000 miles...
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post #4 of 21
Asus for the higher limits. Gigabyte for the features. I used to own all Gigabyte boards, but the Asus always had the performance edge when I compared same equipped systems.
     
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post #5 of 21
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What about these 2 boards specifically?
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post #6 of 21
i agree generally with the comments above... i don't think this is true for the sb board though.... gigabyte has added a crap load of quality power phases.

Both will be excellent choices... i recently switched from asus to gigabyte and they pretty much have the same performance...

i would go with the ud-4 b3 if i were you... has alot more features and is just slightly more. I am using it and it is great, has 12 power phases for overclocking while it's asus counterpart only has 8 i think. Note this won't really make difference for everyday overclocking. Plus i love the pure matte black color scheme. here are some pictures of my rig:

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i think they look better than asus's non ROG boards.
Edited by badatgames18 - 3/29/11 at 9:18pm
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post #7 of 21
I am personally looking between the following in the following order... ASRock Extreme 4, Gigabyte UD3 and the Asus p8p67m Pro. Depends on how much money I have available and how soon. I really like the feature set of the extreme4, but will probably never use SLI, nor will I likely need more than 2 sata3 and 4 sata2 ports. I have no esata devices, so really no need to get anything more than the UD3, but well, you know...this is OCN.
    
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post #8 of 21
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Originally Posted by straha;12925776 
I am personally looking between the following in the following order... ASRock Extreme 4, Gigabyte UD3 and the Asus p8p67m Pro. Depends on how much money I have available and how soon. I really like the feature set of the extreme4, but will probably never use SLI, nor will I likely need more than 2 sata3 and 4 sata2 ports. I have no esata devices, so really no need to get anything more than the UD3, but well, you know...this is OCN.

Yeah, me too.... as well I'm on a budget, so I'm not considering the higher-end mobos...the UD3 is enough for me, at a GREAT price too!
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post #9 of 21
Gigabyte has better quality components than the competition. I feel like Asus always has the leading edge on "new features" and bells and whistles.
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Gigabyte has better quality components than the competition. I feel like Asus always has the leading edge on "new features" and bells and whistles.

You mean, being the early bird on new features?
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