ASUS P8Z68/GEN3 vs Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3P

I'm currently building a new gaming pc with the specs listed below. I've ordered the Gigabyte listed as a snap decision, because it was on sale on newegg for $157. My current build has a Gigabyte MOBO, and I've never really had any problems with it. However, looking more into boards I've seen a lot of positive feedback on the ASUS P8Z68 series boards. At this point I'm just looking for feedback before I dive into building if I should stick with the board I ordered, or swap for one of the ASUS boards.

If so, which of these should I change to?



Thanks for any input ahead of time, motherboards are the one item that the multitude of options throw me off on.

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
Cooling: CORSAIR H100
Thermal Paste: Arctic Silver 5
GPU: TBD 7970?
RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB)
SSD: SAMSUNG 830 Series 128GB SSD
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB
PSU: CORSAIR Professional Series HX750
DVD: ASUS 24X DVD Burner
Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 650D
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  1. Go for ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3. Compare the spec of the both Mobo. You will go for ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 for sure if you don't have tight budget.
  2. I don't think it's necessary to spend money RMAing the Gigabyte board. It's a fine board. The asus board doesn't really buy you anything extra.
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