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Old 03-01-11, 12:01 AM   #13
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Old 03-01-11, 08:37 AM   #14
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motherboards have nothing to do with how far you can overclock your sandy bridge cpu.
That's completely untrue.

I have two P67 boards and with the same hardware I can overclock faster or at lower voltage with my Asus P8p67 board than i can with my Gigabyte UD4 board. Not to mention that better components, etc. can lead to big differences in stability when overclocking.

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I'm running a Gigabyte right now, and will buy from them again. They are my best recommendation for mobo company.

But I'm running an AMD Phenom II 955
I've never had an issue with a Gigabyte board, but the current Gigabyte P67 boards aren't ready for prime time. I'd buy them for any other platform, but for SB I won't touch them until they get this mess fixed.

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When it comes to SB, absolutely. The Asus P67 boards are leaps and bounds better than the Gigabye boards, for the same price.
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Old 03-06-11, 12:22 AM   #15
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Another vote for Asus. Love my Sabertooth P67. Also have a Gigabyte X58 board as well, it's okay. I do like the Asus board more. Also had zero problem flashing my bios on the Sabertooth.
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This is my second Intel-board and honestly, I've been very pleased with both. My previous board with the Intel BadAxe in which I rocked a Q6600. Both that board and this one have done everything I needed of them. Granted, I don't do any insane oc'ing or what not (ran CPUs at stock)... so maybe that is their downfall? Dunno- been pleased none the less. I'd not hesitate to recommend Intel as a brand of mobo. Very solid and reliable, at least at stock.
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This is my second Intel-board and honestly, I've been very pleased with both. My previous board with the Intel BadAxe in which I rocked a Q6600. Both that board and this one have done everything I needed of them. Granted, I don't do any insane oc'ing or what not (ran CPUs at stock)... so maybe that is their downfall? Dunno- been pleased none the less. I'd not hesitate to recommend Intel as a brand of mobo. Very solid and reliable, at least at stock.
Excellent points! For stock running, NOBODY out rock-solids Intel. Intel boards are the gold standard for stability at stock speed. I've worked for several companies that outright refuse to use any other brand motherboard in their builds (though most of them would make the rare exception for Supermicro in the case of server or workstation builds).
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i love my x58 gigabyte. they have me as a customer. i wont be upgrading for at the very least another year.
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i love my x58 gigabyte. they have me as a customer. i wont be upgrading for at the very least another year.
My Gigabyte X58 board was probably the best value in a motherboard I've ever invested in. It's the ONLY motherboard in my entire history of owning PCs that actually added a major feature AFTER I bought it. When the X58 UD3 first launched, it came without SLI support. Gigabyte added it via a bios update a few months after it launched, and that made my day totally even though I never actually used the feature. It just made me happy that Gigabyte was giving me more value then I payed for originally.

That board is still serving faithfully in my secondary rig and looks to be doing so for a very long time now that 6 core i7 970 is dropping in price. It's no match against my 5Ghz Sandy Bridge rig gaming, but it certainly gives it a fair run for it's money.
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