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If you could pick our of these two boards free of charge which you pick.

The P67 1155 to go with a 2600K

You will be oc the chip which one and why !!

I'm buying today ??
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id go with the UD5, but that is my opinion i like GB products. The Pro is a good board too.l They will OC the same, so pick which ones has features you like and fits your needs best, like if you have a case window take looks into account. if you have a lot of peripherals take that into account depending on connectivity. If you want UEFI BIOS go asus. stuff like that sets P67 boards apart at the level you are buying.
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As long as they oc the same I would like gigabyte board better to be honest, looks alot nicer and I'm not a fan of the new ASus bios. I just thought the ASus would oc alot better ?
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post #4 of 9
They'll OC the same. I'd go with the UD5, if the comparison is directly against the PRO.
    
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post #5 of 9
UD5 for sure. Biased since I have one.
But you have to admit that the UD series are built like tanks...
Also, Gigabyte has fixed the boot loop problem finally. I still hear about people having boot loops at first POST with the Asus boards, even though it was supposed to have been fixed...
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Gonna say UD5, but I'm also bias.
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post #7 of 9
I went with the ud5 although unless you need any of the extra features a ud4 will over-clock just as well and for allot less $ so if that is your only concern then might be worth considering and putting the extra somewhere more noticeable.
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post #8 of 9
More interesting question is this:

Is the POST code display of the UD7 more convenient than the onboard CMOS button of the UD5 (compared to jumpers on the UD4)....

Since MOST people don't have problems with bad parts on a system preventing POST, hard to say...but I sure wish I had a POST code...
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post #9 of 9
lol why woudl the asus OC a lot better?

I personally love the post code. i was introduced to it on GB boards with my X58A-UD5 and i think its one of the best tools for diagnosis or problems. For instance if you get the error c1 you know its a ram thing, if you get 4E then you know its a cold bug, if you get an FF and nothign is showing you know its the GPU. Many other codes, but those are the ones i find useful. Plus it tells you what exactly the board is doing, wether its checking teh OC for stability or its a CMOS problem you can tell how far through the post it gets. Sorry for the spelling, no spell check.

The UD7 owns sandybridge world records right now, including top clock. but of course those figures change all the time. For X58 my GB boards OC better than my asus. Higher blck, better vcore, stuff like that. GB doesn't hold anyone back in OC, in P67 if you are nto getting the same OC then its a BIOS problem/user problem. Except certain boards are known not to OC as much as others, but they are few and far apart. on XS it was reported by a madshrimps reviewer that his P67 sabertooth was lagging 100mhz behind his m4e and p8p67 pro
Edited by Sin0822 - 4/4/11 at 8:56am
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