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Can anyone note the relevant benefits that the UD5 provides over the UD4?
UD5 - Onboard power/reset/clear cmos; rear ESATA/USB combo ports; IEEE 1394a ports (2 @ rear I/O panel & 1 onboard); more power phases (which was already mentioned)
Edited by drBlahMan - 4/1/11 at 3:08pm
post #22 of 71
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What would you guys do!???? I'm seriously stuck debating the pros and cons of each and can't make up my mind.

Since I don't plan on over clocking to the extreme, will the UD4 be sufficient?
Edited by SHMaRiM - 4/1/11 at 3:53pm
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post #23 of 71
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What would you guys do!???? I'm seriously stuck debating the pros and cons of each and can't make up my mind.

Since I don't plan on over clocking to the extreme, will the UD4 be sufficient?
Yes. The only feature I would want that the UD5 has, but my UD4 lacks, is the power button on the motherboard. Otherwise the UD4 is a pretty damn good board. Go UD4.

If you're really, really concerned you're going to "miss" a feature of the UD5, then your choice is the UD5. But only in that scenario. Other than a few more ports and such, they're the same board, so I doubt you will.
    
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post #24 of 71
Both will OC basically the same. If you need 1394 ports, have the desire for power/reset/clear cmos, or want more power phases, buy the UD5. If you feel like you can do without those extra features, buy the UD4.

I like a lot of features so I would buy the UD5...The question is, what do you like?
Edited by drBlahMan - 4/1/11 at 4:15pm
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The UD4 will be more than sufficient as far as overclocking is concerned. As others have said, it just comes down to the feature differences. If you will not use the extra features that come with the UD5, then get the UD4. Then again, if budget isn't really a concern, grab the UD5 and enjoy having more features than you need like I did!
Edited by cmeeks - 4/1/11 at 4:23pm
    
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post #26 of 71
I liked gigabyte at first until their mobo started malfunctioning on me... now coming from asus, i have never had any problems with their stuff, and they also have better rma process than gigabyte..

Go ASUS!!!!!

I seriously regret getting this board, it was working fine for a few weeks, but now it's not
Edited by badatgames18 - 4/1/11 at 4:28pm
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post #27 of 71
I had ASus p8p67 and MSI p67a gd65 and ud3p.
I like Gigabyte for the MOney I do not like trubo lagg which is ASUS.
If have 2 video cards then ud4 or MSI but 1 vidoe card then i go for ud3p
I had a lot Complaints with bios but then it was CPU problem.
NOw it rock stable no complaint...........

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I'm quite happy with my Gigabyte board. It took me awhile to learn how to overclock with the new P67 setup, but man, is it freaking sweet. Aesthetically speaking, I think Gigabyte also makes the best looking P67 boards currently on the market. Asrock is second on that, IMO.
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what exactly is the benefit of having power/reset buttons on the motherboard?
Edited by SHMaRiM - 4/1/11 at 4:59pm
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post #30 of 71
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what exactly is the benefit of having power/reset buttons on the motherboard?
For people like me who don't use a case, & for out of case testing.
I got the ud4, so use a screwdriver to turn it on/off, reset & clear cmos...
    
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