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Gigabyte UD4 or UD5? Which is better for my setup?

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I'm stuck! I can't decide between these four motherboards and don't exactly know which would be better for my application.

Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4-B3
Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD5-B3

For some background info on what I've plan for my build...
  • Sandy Bridge i5-2500k, MSI GTX560ti Frozr, 2 Disc Drives, Wireless network adapter, 1600mhz 2x2gb RAM, 650w PSU, 650gb 7200rpm HD

    Other info...
  • 2 USB 3.0 Ports on my case (so 2 on-board USB 3.0)
  • May go SLI in the future
  • May upgrade to 4x2gb or 2x4gb RAM in the future
  • May upgrade to i7 in the future
  • Upgrading to no more than 3 hard drives (1HDD, 2SSD)
  • Probably won't excessively overclock, but some...
  • More features is always nice
  • Want computer to be reliable, fast, and efficient
  • Would like it to support a lot of upgrades (SLI, Fans, memory card reader, faster RAM...etc.)

The UD4 has a 14 phase circuit and the UD5 has 20 phase. I understand that more phases equals cleaner power, but what exactly will that do?
Edited by SHMaRiM - 4/1/11 at 2:18pm
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post #2 of 71
Asus P8P67 Deluxe will do all the things u need ot to for now and future.

i trust asus over those other guys though,they might be cheaper then asus but you get what you pay for.
    
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post #3 of 71
Asus > everything
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The P8P67 is king at the moment. Perfect balance between performance and price.
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post #5 of 71
P8P67 Deluxe is the best one, arguably. Nothing wrong with the others (ASUS is ASRock's parent company, FYI) but the ASUS is debatably a noticeable notch above in power regulation & overclocking.
post #6 of 71
its Z68 and id go with the GB UD5/UD4 or teh Asus P8p67, you know what i tell this to epople all teh time in yoru situation, pick one that looks the nicest for your case if you have a windows, or fills the features you need if you don't. lol.
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post #7 of 71
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From what benchmarks have shown the UD5 can provide more overclocking ability and more performance since it is 20 phase. However, Idk if its negligable. I personally think the gigabyte boards look way better but I don't have a window or anything so its not really the biggest deal that the asus boards are bright blue.

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Edited by SHMaRiM - 4/1/11 at 1:21pm
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post #8 of 71
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Anyone have any more insight into these three boards? It would be nice to get someones take on the subject that has had a p67 gigabyte board...

I really want to know whether the UD5 is worth the extra $, or if a UD4 would do just fine.
Edited by SHMaRiM - 4/1/11 at 1:46pm
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I have owed both boards. I went with the Gigabyte based on looks. I like the all matte black. As far as which is better, well they both preformed very good in normal conditions as well as over clocked. I didn't have a problem with either one of them. I based my choice on looks after comparing the two feature wise. You really can't go wrong with either board, I think it may come down to which one you think looks better like I did...
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I have owed both boards. I went with the Gigabyte based on looks. I like the all matte black. As far as which is better, well they both preformed very good in normal conditions as well as over clocked. I didn't have a problem with either one of them. I based my choice on looks after comparing the two feature wise. You really can't go wrong with either board, I think it may come down to which one you think looks better like I did...
I think the gigabyte boards definitely look much better.

Do you have a UD4 or a UD5?
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