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Old 03-12-11, 05:46 AM   #1
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Default Anyone with an H67 Express B3 board from GIGABYTE, opinions?

I'm still without a gaming PC (resorting to my flatmate's PS3 for occasional gaming) but I have managed to buy the most 'generic' components (so I can go AMD or Intel without having to bash any of my already owned parts) but now I need to go into the specific ones.

So far, I have:
  • Case (a Rasurbo BC-12, resembles my old one)
  • PSU (a Corsair TX-650 V2)
  • Fans (couple of 92mm Scythe's)
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  • DVD Re-writer (a typical LG unit, won't use it too much)
  • Card Reader (another good one from Scythe)

So... I'm considering (which doesn't really mean I'm gonna buy it, just... 'simulating' in my head) going the Intel route (it's just 50-60 more euros from an AMD build, so... looks good), although I'm not gonna touch the i7 line, I prefer a more modest approach like the Core i5 2500 (don't care about the K revision, I'm not going to even consider overclocking as an option, I'm a stock lover for everything).

I've found what resembles to be a good board (feature and price-wise) from GIGABYTE, the GA-H67MA-UD2H-B3 to be exact. But I would like to know if any of you have a GIGABYTE board of the same kind (an H67 or even this exact model), just to get some basic feedback on how does it behave...

So... any opinion?
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Old 03-13-11, 02:27 PM   #2
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not even the slightest idea of how it performs without overclocking? come on...
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check out gigabyte forums. there are a bunch

http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyte/
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Old 03-13-11, 07:15 PM   #4
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I think the Gigabyte boards for SB are horrible, and I'd stay away from them at all costs. This is from someone who has owned many GB boards and had no problem pulling the trigger for my P67 board. I wish I hadn't, and I'll be replacing it shortly.
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Old 03-13-11, 10:48 PM   #5
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I've heard a lot of bad things about Gigabyte SB boards too. Maybe try a different brand?

I'll be keeping my eye on this thread too because I will probably be picking up an H67 and a 2500K for a microATX PC with my tax return.
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Old 03-14-11, 06:17 AM   #6
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I've heard a lot of bad things about Gigabyte SB boards too. Maybe try a different brand?

I'll be keeping my eye on this thread too because I will probably be picking up an H67 and a 2500K for a microATX PC with my tax return.
You want a quality H67 board for cheap you should check out my FS thread.
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Old 03-14-11, 07:43 AM   #7
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You want a quality H67 board for cheap you should check out my FS thread.
I wouldn't call 132.90€ cheap (cheapest boards start at 57.90€ here in Spain) and Gigabyte boards are supposed to be fairly good, better (at least) than other brands like... Biostar or some MSI models.

I looked on the forum bob saget pointed me to, and there's no thread on that model, not that I have seen. Many of you do some overclocking, something I do not plan to do on the entire lifecycle for my system (stability and longevity comes first for me).

So... I still have the same concerns haha
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Old 03-14-11, 08:37 AM   #8
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I wouldn't call 132.90€ cheap (cheapest boards start at 57.90€ here in Spain) and Gigabyte boards are supposed to be fairly good, better (at least) than other brands like... Biostar or some MSI models.

I looked on the forum bob saget pointed me to, and there's no thread on that model, not that I have seen. Many of you do some overclocking, something I do not plan to do on the entire lifecycle for my system (stability and longevity comes first for me).

So... I still have the same concerns haha
$120 dollars would be about 85€, not 133. That's cheap for a good motherboard IMO.

Anyway, even without overclocking a Gigabyte board will still have the same awful bios, which is the problem with their SB boards. If stability is your main concern Gigabyte is the wrong way to go.

You'll be happier with the Biostar or MSI in the end.
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Old 03-26-11, 02:40 PM   #9
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I don't know a lot about Gigabyte except that I went for one once when I was building my old Intel Core 2 PC and it as a piece of junk, it gave me no end of troubles! It was based on the X38 intel platform. Anyway I had always used ASUS before and I ditched that mobo and bought an ASUS Striker Extreme. So when building my latest Sandy Bridge I naturally went for an ASUS board (P8P67 Deluxe) and can't be happier. Glad I did as have read heaps of bad things about the Gigabyte boards. Why don't you get a P8H67? or if you can stretch it a P8P67? i know you are not overclocking but just incase... and I think it has SLI support.
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