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August 24, 2011 3:45:05 AM

Comparing these two combos at newegg, which one should i go with? (type the item number into newegg seach)

719974 vs 720933

Which mobo is the real question, that's the only difference i see. That and the cd-drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|13-128-512^13-128-512-TS%2C13-131-759^13-131-759-TS

Quick and thorough answer is much appreciated!!!! Must buy tonight

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a b V Motherboard
August 24, 2011 4:42:16 AM

I personally would always pick a Gigabyte Mobo over an Asus as my PC building experience of 20 years has been that Asus Mobos are rushed to market often with many operational issues that may never get fixed. You're also likely to find that Asus has little if any customer support.
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a b V Motherboard
August 24, 2011 4:46:29 AM

The first link is broken, brings you to newegg page with following error:

"You must first designate which items to compare by clicking on the appropriate check box in the product listing."

So you want to know which you should go with: GA-Z68XP-UD3 or Maximus IV?

Pros for the GA-Z68XP-UD3:

1.) More stuff: Firewire, +2 PCIe x1, +2 PCI, +2 SATA III (6Gb/s)
2.) $30 cheaper.


Pros for the Asus Maximus IV:

1.) ROG connect (Gigabyte board doesn't have)
2.) 2200MHz memory (Gigabyte - 2133MHz, Asus - 2200MHz) Not really much of a pro
3.) Better overclocking performance (not sure of this, but I ran into a few things that led me to believe the board is good for overclocking)

Basically I would go with the GA-Z68XP-UD3, unless you really want ROG connect. If you want a higher overclock then you might want to look into which board would be better for that, but since you didn't give any indication of what your priorities are then I would go with the Gigabyte board.
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August 24, 2011 5:17:55 AM

Ok so

Compare:

719974 vs 720933

Type those item numbers into newegg search
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a b V Motherboard
August 24, 2011 5:52:16 AM

I would go with the Gigabyte combo.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...

Personally I prefer GSkill and Hitachi over Corsair and Seagate. Also I think the Gigabyte bundle has a better case than the Asus bundle. As for the PSU's I am ambivalent.



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August 24, 2011 5:53:45 AM

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a b V Motherboard
August 24, 2011 5:55:30 AM

Good luck with your build, let me know how it turns out.
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August 24, 2011 6:14:19 AM

Sure will thanks a ton!
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a b V Motherboard
January 27, 2012 12:45:50 PM

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