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I am assembling my list for a new build and need opinions on this board. I have ALWAYS used ASUS boards, but they don't sell one with the exact combination of things that I need.

This machine will be based around a 2600K processor, I will use it primarily for gaming and video editing (for personal use, not professional.)

Features I require in the board: 2 PCIe x16 slots with Crossfire support, 2 regular PCI slots, 4x240 memory slots, and 4+ SATA3 ports. ASUS does not have one with all these requirements. I've never used Gigabyte, so I'm looking for opinions on if this is a good board and a safe choice, or if there are concerns.

Thanks very much for any thoughts.

Link to board here: http://www.gigabyte.us/products/prod...px?pid=3852#ov

Or on Newegg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128500
 

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I am assembling my list for a new build and need opinions on this board. I have ALWAYS used ASUS boards, but they don't sell one with the exact combination of things that I need.

This machine will be based around a 2600K processor, I will use it primarily for gaming and video editing (for personal use, not professional.)

Features I require in the board: 2 PCIe x16 slots with Crossfire support, 2 regular PCI slots, 4x240 memory slots, and 4+ SATA3 ports. ASUS does not have one with all these requirements. I've never used Gigabyte, so I'm looking for opinions on if this is a good board and a safe choice, or if there are concerns.

Thanks very much for any thoughts.

Link to board here: http://www.gigabyte.us/products/prod...px?pid=3852#ov

Or on Newegg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128500

Tbh at that price point i would go with an Asrock board, they have more features for your money. If you want gigabyte i would go with a more mid range board like the z68 ud4 or ud5
 

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While I'm at it, what's the chipset to get? There are at least half a dozen. Z68 seems to be popular, but know nothing about this?
 

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While I'm at it, what's the chipset to get? There are at least half a dozen. Z68 seems to be popular, but know nothing about this?

Z68 is the newest 1155 based chipset, But has little features over the P67 chipset. Everything you need to know here
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...hing,2888.html

Either way you need a P67 or Z68 if you plan on overclockiong. The H67 series do not allow for this

If you are not going to use the features of Z68 then its not worth the extra money over P67
 

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the GB is better if you are going to treat the board harsh, it can take a lot of crap. The asrock does have more features for the price tho, like eSATA and extra connectivity like that.
 
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