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Windows 7: Asus Vs. Gigabyte...help??

20 Jan 2011   #1
jeepmann4x4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Asus Vs. Gigabyte...help??

Here Are two motherboards I'm looking at now...

Asus P8P67
And
Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD7

Edit:The build will be a do any and everything, from gaming,surfnet,vbox,photo & video edit, to sit there and look pretty...lol
I'm just looking for "better" as in Specs,performance, owner input, upgradeable,ect....

Please let me know what you guys/gals think about them.
Which one is better for a new build??

Thanks, jeep


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20 Jan 2011   #2
DeVandal

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

No such thing as "better" per se.

What is the target application or application set? That will define the scope of "better".

I do like the dual RAID support on the Asus board (but my browser is not showing anything on the details tab at NewEgg for that board, so I have not done a thorough compare.

In my opinion, both of those boards are overpriced.
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20 Jan 2011   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Right now many seem to recommend the Asus P67. But for either one it is probably early days. I would wait a few months until they fixed some of the early bugs.
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20 Jan 2011   #4
jeepmann4x4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

The build will be a do any and everything, from gaming,surfnet,vbox,photo & video edit, to sit there and look pretty...lol
I'm just looking for "better" as in Specs,performance, owner input, upgradeable,ect....

@whs
I'm building within a few weeks at this point,so I'll deal with bugs as they come....but thanks for you input,its still good.

@DeVandal
Good point and question(i have updated the post) it will be a do any and everything build.
oh and my browser is doing the same thing, it was there eariler but now its not???
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20 Jan 2011   #5
DeVandal

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Since it is a general purpose machine, go with the lower price (assuming there are no fatal flaws in the design/implementation).

Ostensibly, we share a trait - an inability to allow a technology to mature before we adopt it. I am posting this from a $1700 machine (circa 2007) that could have cost me half that much if I had waited six months.

wth, it's only money.
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20 Jan 2011   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Yeah, they say the early bird catches the worm - but who wants to eat worms.
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20 Jan 2011   #7
Solarstarshines

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeVandal View Post
Since it is a general purpose machine, go with the lower price (assuming there are no fatal flaws in the design/implementation).

Ostensibly, we share a trait - an inability to allow a technology to mature before we adopt it. I am posting this from a $1700 machine (circa 2007) that could have cost me half that much if I had waited six months.

wth, it's only money.

I know how you feel but were Enthusiest and with that comes no waiting and multiple upgrades all the time
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20 Jan 2011   #8
smarteyeball

 
 

Asus P8P67 there are reports of this board being very picky with RAM and the early BIOS it ships with.


A Newer BIOS addresses the issue, provided you can get the board to POST to begin with.
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20 Jan 2011   #9
Wordsworth

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Oh well, these boxes are just money pits anyway. I rebuilt in November 09 and haven't stopped. Recently got a new case since that was the only thing I hadn't replaced. A new case allowed me to get the cooler the old case didn't allow. Get the case and cooler and I want to replace the fans...

And so it goes.
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20 Jan 2011   #10
DeVandal

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

My wife's (asawa) Gateway 815GM PC was found next to a dumpster in a rain storm.

I grabbed it for parts but initial examination revealed several pounds of dust and lint. I assumed that it was trashed for shutting down within minutes of booting - I did not even test it.

Dried it off, cleaned it out, added a GB of RAM, a better cooler and an ATI HD3850.

I swapped the case with a PowerSpec $25 case. No external evidence that it's a name brand machine.

Runs Win7 just fine.
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