Asus P5Q-E or Gigabyte UD3P for new build Tags: New Build Asus Gigabyte New Build Systems Last response: November 5, 2008 1:56 AM in Systems Share Zyntak09 November 4, 2008 5:35:30 PM 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 More about : asus p5q gigabyte ud3p build Proximon November 4, 2008 5:42:02 PM 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. Zyntak09 November 5, 2008 12:39:25 AM Isn't it easy to flash the bios to a newer version? Bios aside, which board is a better buy? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Proximon November 5, 2008 1:56:05 AM 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?Submi... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Gigabyte GA EP45 UD3p -new build, advice Forum SolvedAsus M5a97 vs Gigabyte 970 UD3P Forum NEW BUILD ASUS P5Q-E Forum ASUS P5Q or ASUS P5Q-E for new build Forum Gigabyte P45 UD3P VS Asus p5q-deluxe. Forum Good cheap psu for ga ep45 ud3p new build unit Forum new build, P5Q-E issue, random lockups. Forum New build = Occasional BSoD (P5Q-E) * FIXED! Forum P5Q-E - no video - new build Forum SolvedNeed help finding a new motherboard for gaming (ASUS/Gigabyte). Forum Help Asus maximus vi extreme or Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC Force NEW Build Forum Best Motherboard for new build - Asus or Gigabyte Forum Ordering new upgrade build in an hour. Gigabyte vs ASUS + RAM Forum SolvedGo for gigabyte? (new gaming build) Forum Asus or Gigabyte MB for new i7 build? Forum SolvedGigabyte 7950 + Asus P8P67 Pro/i52500k - Random Crashes, (4) new games Forum SolvedPurchasing new motherboard: ASUS P8H77-M or GIGABYTE GA-H77M-D3H Forum SolvedNew build: ASUS P8Z77-v lk motherboard, everything lights up, monitor comes on, but screen goes blank, then "no signal" Forum SolvedNew system build, GIGABYTE DRIVERS Forum SolvedNew build won't POST, No Video. Fans running. ASUS Z97 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !