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post #11 of 21
I'd get Asus.

Why pay for the shipping and the long RMA time?
post #12 of 21
This build is the 1st that I've strayed away from Asus in a very long time. Tbh, I wish that I hadn't. As this boards fsb overclock is rather weak compared to the Asus I had before (with the same cpu). It was the right price, right time, kind of deal. Unfortunately, it didn't work out to my advantage.

Never had any problem w/ Gigabyte's boards though, but no recent experience with them either.
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post #13 of 21
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Originally Posted by 8-Ball View Post
I'd get Asus.

Why pay for the shipping and the long RMA time?
Too expensive..

Maybe I should go for the P8P68 mATX?
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post #14 of 21
If you live right next to their service center, then it's a no brainer. You can freaking get replacement parts just by calling them and telling them you want to bring the board in for RMA testing and replacement. And heck, get the replacement tested right there.

As far as who has the better board? That's like asking what do you prefer, Honda or Hyundai...they both make some nice wheels...

There's something to be said about Gigabyte's durability, though...their boards do feel very sturdy.
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*snip*

i think they look better than asus's non ROG boards.
I agree. All the non RoG boards are kinda ugly.
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post #16 of 21
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If you live right next to their service center, then it's a no brainer. You can freaking get replacement parts just by calling them and telling them you want to bring the board in for RMA testing and replacement. And heck, get the replacement tested right there.

As far as who has the better board? That's like asking what do you prefer, Honda or Hyundai...they both make some nice wheels...

There's something to be said about Gigabyte's durability, though...their boards do feel very sturdy.
Well, it comes down to the specific model...so I'm comparing those 2 models

The service center is definitely a plus, but maybe I should consider P8P67 mATX or LE for saving $?
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post #17 of 21
The service center is a nice thing to have, but will they accept walkins for service? Even if they do, how likely is that going to become an issue?

For me, the two real contenders are te ASRock Extreme 4 and the Gigabyte. If the extreme 4 comes back in stock in the next few weeks at New Egg, I will probably get it there, otherwise, I will probably get te UD3.

Edit: Adout the LE and the p8p67-m...In my opinion, the p8p67-m isn't worth the slightly less price, and the LE is not going to be worth the increased price over the UD3.
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post #18 of 21
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The service center is a nice thing to have, but will they accept walkins for service? Even if they do, how likely is that going to become an issue?

For me, the two real contenders are te ASRock Extreme 4 and the Gigabyte. If the extreme 4 comes back in stock in the next few weeks at New Egg, I will probably get it there, otherwise, I will probably get te UD3.

Edit: Adout the LE and the p8p67-m...In my opinion, the p8p67-m isn't worth the slightly less price, and the LE is not going to be worth the increased price over the UD3.
That one is $172.....$44 more than the UD3!
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That one is $172.....$44 more than the UD3!
Which one is 172? That is CDN I assume? Where are you looking? I was going off of newegg. The UD3 is 135USD, the p8p67-m is 130USD, the p867 pro -m is 150USD and the extreme 4 is 160USD and the LE is 145USD.

EDIT: Ahhh...were you comparing to the extreme 4? That one is 160USD on newegg.
    
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hard choice, both great choices.
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