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Asus Maximus IV extreme vs UD7

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Which board to pick from, got the choice of both to go with my 2600K

Help me OCnet please i cant decide, i mean there both awesome high end boards but which would you choose and why??
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Wait for z68, its like 3 weeks
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Wait for z68, its like 3 weeks
Why?
post #4 of 14
better overclocking
ssd caceing
usb3 i think
Ability to use onboard gpu should anything bad happen
etc

read the reviews,

anyway its newer, which is generally enough for many enthusiasts
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Still no answer lol ?????????
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post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by chasefrench View Post
better overclocking
ssd caceing
usb3 i think
Ability to use onboard gpu should anything bad happen
etc

read the reviews,

anyway its newer, which is generally enough for many enthusiasts
What better OC'ing, the graphics? Both his options how have USB 3. I haven't read anything that shows z68 to be the default enthusiast board. 1156 came out after 1366 but it wasn't better....

Edit @OP - People love the asus bios and I have been hearing about some boot issues with certain bios's in the Gigabyte p67 Forum. But I love my UD4, and would love to trade up to the 7.
Edited by tats - 4/13/11 at 6:00am
post #7 of 14
if you re not gonna wait, then gigabyte, only problem is lack of uefi bios

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...review-17.html
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What better OC'ing, the graphics? Both his options how have USB 3. I haven't read anything that shows z68 to be the default enthusiast board. 1156 came out after 1366 but it wasn't better....

Edit @OP - People love the asus bios and I have been hearing about some boot issues with certain bios's in the Gigabyte p67 Forum. But I love my UD4, and would love to trade up to the 7.
I never said it was the enthusiast chipset, i meant most enthusiasts simply liked owning newer tech rather than old.

Read this and make your own mind up.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...ng,2888-7.html

And frankly when has it ever been bad advice on this website, to tell someone to wait for newer tech!?
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post #9 of 14
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And frankly when has it ever been bad advice on this website, to tell someone to wait for newer tech!?
True story

@OP Check out Sin's review of the UD7 here
post #10 of 14
yes they are both excellent boards. I have two reviews of the boar,d one performance and one physical in depth. I actually helped teh hardware canucks reviewer, i gave him the media kit! LOL All in all hes a great guy

Anyways the UD7 currently owns the boards at HWbot, but that is not to say teh M4E isn't a great board.

Id go with teh UD7, but its personal choice. Z68 is around the corner, maybe you shoudl wait.
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