ASUS P6TD Deluxe or GigaByte UD5 LGA

Ok, well I'm looking at a new build and need help/advise on choosing a motherboard. I've pretty much narrowed it down to 2 motherboards and want to know any advantages of one over the other, or any experiences people have had.

The ASUS P6 seems to be the overall best pick and that is what I have been leaning towards, but what is the difference between the Deluxe and the regular P6T?? Also is there a difference if it is a Deluxe V2 over the regular "Deluxe"

Is the Gigabyte worth getting?

I plan on getting an Intel i7 930, OCZ Tripple channel RAM, and have a XFX 5770 1gb Video, and prob a Thermaltake case with a 850W PSU....

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  1. Hi.

    1- What is your budget?
    2- With the price of the P6T Deluxe V2, you can get another mobo that support SATA III and USB 3.0, so, isn't a good deal now.
    3- I would go for the Gigabyte, but the version that support SATA III and USB 3.0.
  2. I really didn't want to spend much more that $260 but I could go as high as $300 if it is really nessisary, but rather save the coin and put it towards something better like quality PSU or something
  3. Well, THIS mobo support SATA III and USB 3.0 for only $ 209.99. BUT the USB 3.0 isn't supported when you have Crossfire enable.

    Also, make you sure that the PSU have at least a Plus certificate, or better, like a Plus Bronze certificate. Something like THIS, is a very good PSU and enough for a Crossfire or SLI.
  4. Yea, I was looking at getting the Antec 850w 80plus PSU. So I guess my question is why the $50 difference between the gigabyte UD3R and the UD5 boards? I see that the UD3R has the USB 3.0, but the UD5 has 2x Onboard 1394 (not sure what that is) so...

    Does anyone know the difference between the deluxe and deluxe v2?
  5. Hi you can see the differences in the Gigabyte mobos HERE

    Also, you can see the ASUS differences HERE
  6. Thanks for the help saint19!
  7. Any time, that's why we are here.
  8. I'm curious if the UD5 will run in usb 3.0 when using crossfire?
  9. P6X58D would be my choice, followed by the V2 ..... until the end of the month, when i expect we'll see the R3E and some other *** the streets.
  10. As far as iam aware the P6X58D doesn't support raid function in the new SATA III interface.
  11. If you want a good RAID, you buy a RAID controller, don't use the RAID of the mobo. And SATA III isn't common today, so, I think that he don't need a RAID SATA III on the mobo.
  12. See my post in the Home Build Forum:

    I started with the SE Deluxe - Would not install Win - 7, Ubuntu or XP. It was returned to retailer.
    This was replaced with a P6T. It installed the OSes and ran beautifully. It would lock up on the
    first boot in the morning and then run OK. I took it back before the 30-day retailer return window closed.
    It was replaced by another P6T and it wouldn't install the OSes.

    From research and response to the forum query, the problem could have been the Corsair 950 PSU.

    After a couple of months a Giga UD5 was purchased. all the hardware was loaded and it has been stable for
    better than 30 days. The Corsair memory is supposed to be 1600 VMP. The current Giga will not boot with
    the VMP settiing. A manual set will not boot to 1600 speed ram. It will boot to a 1333 OCed in the BIOS.

    I don't know if this is inherent to the Giga hardware configuration or I haven't figured out the correct BIOS settings
    I could be a limitation of the I7 920 CPU.

    The specs on ASUS are great, But the GIga boots.
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