Asus P5Q-E or Gigabyte UD3P for new build

The Asus board is here:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131296

The Gigabyte board is here:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128358

The Asus one is in a combo deal with the E8500 which I want to get anyway... so the price is about the same on both boards. (The gigabyte one is ~$20 cheaper AR though).

Yeah, so its going to be an E8500, HD 4870, Vista Home Premium 64 (Purchased), 2x2GB G. SKill PI black DDR2 800 (Purchased).

Thanks for the advice
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  1. They are both great boards. I kinda favor the Gigabyte right now. The P5Q-E has been out since the first day of P45, and so you are more likely to get an older BIOS version.

    Gigabyte board is brand new, so I would think the BIOS less likely to have issues.
  2. Isn't it easy to flash the bios to a newer version? Bios aside, which board is a better buy?
  3. Zyntak09 said:
    Isn't it easy to flash the bios to a newer version? Bios aside, which board is a better buy?


    Easy? Yes. Safe? Never.

    Flashing a BIOS is ALWAYS a dice roll. If it goes bad, your board dies. It's a Russian Roulette kind of deal.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010200280%201070509908%20107172615%201071740132%201071840133%201494334966%204017%201388027176&bop=And&CompareItemList=N82E16813128358,N82E16813131296
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