They are in no real order. I prefer Gigabyte to Asus, but that's personal preference. You can't go wrong with either one. I buy Intel when I need a board for a system that isn't going to be tweaked or overclocked...it just needs to run rock solid for years, such as a computer for my in-laws and their family.
I have no preference in the video card area, either. Anytime I'm ready to upgrade, I try to buy the best card that's the best value at the time.