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GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD7-B3 worthwhile?

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So I'm finally migrating to the intel side of life and pretty sure I'm going to grab a 2600k as my last system upgrade for a long while (hopefully).

Now I am looking at 1155 mobos, and I have a chance to get a dirt cheap UD7, but cheap is still somewhat expensive, so for someone who is currently running 1 GPU, and will probably never more than 2, has only a few sata 3gb drives and so on, would this board be utter total overkill, or are there some features it has that everyone can enjoy that you wouldn't get from a lower end board?

I suppose I could try reselling/trading it in the future, but I'm not sure that the kind of person that wants this board would want it second hand heh?

Lemme know what you guys think, thanks.
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post #2 of 9
its totally overkill, but still pretty cool.
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The minute you use an onboard Clear CMOS switch, you will NEVER want to go back to jumpers again.

I know cmos buttons in the back of the computer I/O ports are even handier, but they can be very dangerous if you have kids around. Imagine if your best friend, or Junior, goes and says uh, what's this weird button do?

*Magic smoke comes out*
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Originally Posted by Falkentyne View Post
The minute you use an onboard Clear CMOS switch, you will NEVER want to go back to jumpers again.

I know cmos buttons in the back of the computer I/O ports are even handier, but they can be very dangerous if you have kids around. Imagine if your best friend, or Junior, goes and says uh, what's this weird button do?

*Magic smoke comes out*
Yea clear CMOS buttons are great, but ud7 is total over kill. I'd go with ud5 or p67 deluxe. It was a tough choice for me. I was eye balling the ud4 the p67 deluxe and the extreme 6. But In the end I went with the deluxe which should be here tomorrow
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post #5 of 9
Yeah I agree. The UD5 also has the clear cmos magic button as well.
The UD7 has two extra SATA 3 slots (marvell, though). and a LCD poster, but I felt the UD5 was good enough. The B2 BIOS on the UD5, with the horrible LLC1 overshoot and .15v LLC2 was just plain flaky, though.
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ehh i have hit clear cmos with the system on beofre, it just resets lol, not that harmful, but not somthing you want to do. All GB boards have dual BIOS, which idk why asus didn't do, but it orks and is nice to have just incase you hit that button and it corrupts teh main bIOS.
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post #7 of 9
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Well I went ahead and picked it up anyway, no harm no foul right?

Thanks for the thoughts on it though. I couldn't find a UD5, so I'll not beat myself up too much heh. I'll have to flash my bios a lot and hope to make use of the backup to get my monies worth
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post #8 of 9
its a great board.
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post #9 of 9
ud7 is a great board. Bit expensive though
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