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Asus P5Q-E or Gigabyte UD3P for new build

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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
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.
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?
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.

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