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

20 Jan 2011   #11
Wordsworth

Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeVandal View Post
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.
There you go. Decent machine on the cheap. Plus its not going to the landfill. Good job!


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20 Jan 2011   #12
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

See this post for Asus - https://www.sevenforums.com/overclock...-2ghz-air.html (video)

See this post for Gigabyte - Ultimate Sandy Bridge OC Guide + P67A-UD7 Performance Review (user review)

Bear in mind these board are new so a visit to their respective forums is in order to see what issues they have
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20 Jan 2011   #13
jeepmann4x4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
See this post for Asus - https://www.sevenforums.com/overclock...-2ghz-air.html (video)

See this post for Gigabyte - Ultimate Sandy Bridge OC Guide + P67A-UD7 Performance Review (user review)

Bear in mind these board are new so a visit to their respective forums is in order to see what issues they have
Thanks I've seen both of those post and still debating on which way to go?? I like the gigabyte spec wise but i keep hearing "go asus" not sure if the new asus bios is for the better but i do like the "BT to GO" on the asus board??

I have never OC'ed my before but I am thinking about trying in the near future(ish)
I know that both boards have the "one size fits all style OC" but I also know thats not the best way to go.

I'm still leaning more towards the Gigabyte tho....


As for everyone else I thank you all for posting your input as all of it helps.

I know that bugs come with new but I'm building this to keep for a long while and since I do not build much(yet) I would like my starting point with the newest CPU and boards as it will be around and supported as 1156 and 1366 are slowly phased out..
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20 Jan 2011   #14
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I think the biggest major difference with this new chipset is that the Gigabyte still uses standard bios & the ASUS no longer have Bios, but UEFI.

So in that sense, I suppose it comes down to how you feel about being an early adopter of the new technology.
Beyond that Id say pretty much comprable for the most part.

Generally speaking, you cant go wrong with Gigabyte or ASUS. Both are typically very good boards.
Having said that, I would go with whichever one offers the features you personally want/need.
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21 Jan 2011   #15
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jeepmann4x4 View Post
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
Can't go wrong with either one IMO.

I'd personally go for the ASUS one (UEFI looks very cool), In fact, I actually got a P8P67 myself for my SB build.
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21 Jan 2011   #16
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'll be keeping an eye on how well UEFI performs as it's adapted by other vendors, but that aside, I like the Gigabyte boards as they are solidly built.

I actually struggled with the same decision when I built my current system - Asus vs Intel vs Gigabyte. Ironically what swayed to towards the Gigabyte was a feature Asus didn't have at the time - USB 3.0 and SATA 6, neither of which I've yet to use.

Anyway UEFI looks interesting but it's a new tech that has a major impact on your system should it suffer growing pains. That's what I'm looking for - how well, and quickly will it mature.

Here was a discussion about UEFI back in Oct - Change to 'Bios' will make for PCs that boot in seconds
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21 Jan 2011   #17
jeepmann4x4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
I actually struggled with the same decision when I built my current system - Asus vs Intel vs Gigabyte. Ironically what swayed to towards the Gigabyte was a feature Asus didn't have at the time - USB 3.0 and SATA 6, neither of which I've yet to use
Tell me about it I've been all over the place about a MB! I want to get a damn good board to start with cause I do not want to buy another for a while and with that comes "what am I going to need out of it in the future?"
Now I know I'm getting into more gaming on a PC lately and I do plan on getting a 2nd GPU later, I also know I want to learn to OC and will be trying that later too.

There will be several smaller parts added to this build as time goes on... SSD,GPU...ect So I want a board that is ready for all of that. I like to start with a damn good base under my feet. I also dont mind "new stuff" it's kinda fun to work out issues to me(sic i know)

With all that said besides those two MB's I've also been thinking about just jumping in with Asus top dog ... Asus Maximus IV Extreme... after witching a video about it!
Review here.. OCing here
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21 Jan 2011   #18
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jeepmann4x4 View Post
With all that said besides those two MB's I've also been thinking about just jumping in with Asus top dog ... Asus Maximus IV Extreme... after witching a video about it!
Review here.. OCing here
Hmmm, isn't that the same one I linked to earlier - ASUS P67 5.2Ghz on air

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
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21 Jan 2011   #19
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Yeah, they say the early bird catches the worm - but who wants to eat worms.
Second mouse gets the cheese!
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21 Jan 2011   #20
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

A mouse in the BIOS? Outrageous!

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