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Gigabyte or Asus? :O

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November 8, 2011 4:00:08 AM

Between those 2 boards:
Gigabyte has 2 more SATA III ports (4 vs. 2)
Asus has slightly higher max memory speeds (22200 vs. 2133)
Asus has support for Tri and Quad SLI/CF (Quad SLI/CF vs. SLI/CF)
Asus has slightly better on board audio
Asus has Intel LAN vs. Realtek LAN

Asus is the better of those 2 boards overall unless you need more than 2 SATA III ports.

As for Asus vs. Gigabyte in general, both are good and some swear by one or the other.
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November 8, 2011 4:06:46 AM

gmcizzle said:
Between those 2 boards:
Gigabyte has 2 more SATA III ports (4 vs. 2)
Asus has slightly higher max memory speeds (22200 vs. 2133)
Asus has support for Tri and Quad SLI/CF (Quad SLI/CF vs. SLI/CF)
Asus has slightly better on board audio
Asus has Intel LAN vs. Realtek LAN

Asus is the better of those 2 boards overall unless you need more than 2 SATA III ports.

As for Asus vs. Gigabyte in general, both are good and some swear by one or the other.

So asus would be the board to go with in this comparison, also is there another mobo that is z68 that you could recommend for around the same price range? I only selected these boards, because microcenter is giving $60 off ;) 
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November 8, 2011 4:10:19 AM

Also would you guys still reccomend getting gigabyte, because of the significant price difference or stil get asus?
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November 8, 2011 4:19:34 AM

I have had an asus p6t for over 2.5 years and no issues so asus definitely makes fantastic mobos. Can't comment on gigabyte, never had one.
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November 8, 2011 4:21:07 AM

gmcizzle said:
A lot of people recommend the Asrock boards because of their good price/performance, such as: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

^ Has 2 PCIe 3.0 slots, but only 2 year warranty vs. 3 year of asus and gigabyte.

If microcenter only had it :cry:  but any other boards you would recommend?
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November 8, 2011 4:26:44 AM

Asus, Gigabyte, and Asrock are pretty much the 3 primary brands people buy. There's also MSI and Biostar, and they are great boards but generally are not regarded as enthusiast-quality like the other 3. EVGA also makes mobos but they are usually $200+
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November 8, 2011 4:28:16 AM

Based on my 20+ years building high end PCs, I can not recommend Asus mobos as they are RAM sensitive and unreliable compared to other major brand names IME. I'd suggest Gigabyte mobos for both performance and reliability.
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November 8, 2011 4:31:58 AM

beenthere said:
Based on my 20+ years building high end PCs, I can not recommend Asus mobos as they are RAM sensitive and unreliable compared to other major brand names IME. I'd suggest Gigabyte mobos for both performance and reliability.

So which gigabyte board would you reccomend?
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November 8, 2011 5:49:29 AM

i would personally vote for ASUS this time for one reason only. It has 3rd PCIEx16 (x4 electrical). This would be very usefull in building a Hybrid Physx rig. :) 
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