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I'm buying a P67 board soon and trying to decide between the Gigabyte P67A-UD4, and Asus P67 Sabertooth.

The UD4 will cost $196AR after tax at my local Microcenter and the Sabertooth will cost $210 shipped. Not planning on doing crazy OC as stock i7 2600/K is enough for me.

You guys think the Sabertooth is worth the $14 extra bucks and waiting?
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post #2 of 11
The UD4, I work at a large computer store and we keep getting Sabertooths back dead.

The UD4 is rock solid and a much better board.
post #3 of 11
Are you going to use SLI or Xfire?

If you're not you can even go down a few steps more and save money.

IMO, UD4 is good enough.
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+1 for the ud4, not too fond of the sabertooth.
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Originally Posted by Penicilyn View Post
The UD4, I work at a large computer store and we keep getting Sabertooths back dead.

The UD4 is rock solid and a much better board.
Thanks for the input man, I actually liked the Thermal Armor thing of the Sabertooth lol.

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+1 for the ud4, not too fond of the sabertooth.


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Are you going to use SLI or Xfire?

If you're not you can even go down a few steps more and save money.

IMO, UD4 is good enough.
I'll be running a GTX 570 and not planning on running SLI, but one step down is the UD3P which only like $10 cheaper after tax. Not really worth save 10 bucks and not having eSATA and the possibility of running SLI.
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I'll be running a GTX 570 and not planning on running SLI, but one step down is the UD3P which only like $10 cheaper after tax. Not really worth save 10 bucks and not having eSATA and the possibility of running SLI.
Then go with UD4.
It's a solid board!
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post #7 of 11
Ud4 i might be a bit biased though
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post #8 of 11
I'm not sure if its that Asus boards sell by the bucketloads or not, but there have been a large number of dead asus boards out there, compared to Gigabyte boards. A few GB boards have died, but more GB boards have died from bad flashes than from actual hardware failure.

Still not happy about the B2 version of the UD5....it had defective VRM's that caused LLC1 to overvolt...this was fixed in B3, but never acknowledged by GB as a board revision (and it was NOT the BIOS that caused the overvolting, as crossflashing a B2 with a B3 bios did not fix it).
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post #9 of 11
The thermal armor is a gimmick that can actually trap heat in pockets on the baord.

And the Sabretooth does not overclock as well as the Pro or Deluxe.

The Gigabyte boards have had problematic and clunky bios issues. So far the Asus UEFI bios has been the best.

I'd suggest the P8P67 Pro. It will overclock any SB chip as high as your cooling will allow and has a great PCI-E slot layout.
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post #10 of 11
Well the BIOS on the GB boards is much improved with newest betas (F3D on UD4, F3G on UD5 and F3h on UD7 are extremely stable), and the Asus UEFI has some serious bugs too, which Asus won't even admit exist.

Certain monitors will display graphic corruption, or won't be able to show all of the options. Usually some HDTV's and CRTs have this problem. Asus blames ATI....yet won't get Ami to release a fix...pretty big flame war on the Asus forums about this.
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