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Old 03-14-11, 11:59 AM   #49
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FIC ftw!
LOL!!! Are they even still making motherboards? I have an FIC SD11 and a FIC K8T800 in my history of PCs.

Back on topic, I say Asus over Gigabyte because of Asus's WAY better implementation of eUFI over Gigabyte's version. Gigabyte really hasn't put the same level of effort into their bios implementation as Asus has. The eUFI bios on this Sabertooth P67 board has to be the slickest bios I've ever used. Not to mention how cool it looks and is easy to use, it also allowed me to hit 5Ghz on a low end liquid cooler, totally impressive. But, the Sabertooth doesn't really get to claim all the glory for that OC, the CPU is a cherry overclocker to begin with.

Also, I like the Sabertooth way more then anything Gigabyte offered this time. This was the first time in 15 years of building my own PCs that I didn't sweat a motherboard install. Previously, I always worried when installing motherboards that my hand would slip with the screwdriver and damage the mobo PCB (this happened to me when I was building my second PC, 13 years ago). Zero worry of that with this install, the PCB is totally shielded from my clumsy paws
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Old 03-14-11, 09:28 PM   #50
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Nope, neither is EPoX
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Old 03-15-11, 01:12 AM   #51
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I prefer Asus. My P5B Deluxe is still running strong, no hiccups, and I've ran this board hard.
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Old 03-22-11, 07:12 PM   #53
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My first build s939 was MSI and practically flawless performance and OC ability. I did a little update recently with a cheaper Asus and doesn't OC worth a crap, so maybe I'll try Gigabyte next
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Old 03-23-11, 03:27 AM   #54
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The biggest difference is the Asus has 4x PCIe x16 slots. Do you think you will ever use more than two? The Gigabyte has only two but they both do run at 16x, so that a big plus.
The other difference is the Asus has 5 SATA ports while the Gigabyte has 10. Assume you are going to use one for eSATA that leaves 4 and 9.
Is five enough for you? I have six ports on my Gigabyte board with four hard drives and the other two being used for eSATA.

hope u are helped with it..
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