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Videocard: 2x GTX 480 SLI
Processor: AMD FX-8150 @4.5Ghz w/H2O
Mainboard: GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3
Memory: DDR3 1866 16GB
Soundcard: Xonar D1
PSU: PC Power & Cooling 950W
Default 04-18-2013, 07:58 | posts: 223 | Location: Oregon

It takes about 10 minutes to find a BIOS to download off of ASUS's site, and then another 10 for it to actually download on my 50 meg connection. They have terrrrrrible support. I had an asus board, and honestly their terrible website convinced me to switch.
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Videocard: nVidia GTX670M
Processor: i7-3610QM @ 3.2Ghz
Mainboard: Asus RoG
Memory: Asus 8Gb
Soundcard: Asus G75VW
PSU: Asus RoG
Default 04-18-2013, 08:58 | posts: 5,659 | Location: Timisoara, Romania

Originally Posted by abula View Post
Been a ABIT hardcore in past, i kinda swear i was never using a Asus mobo, as time went by and ABIT start to go down... i switch to DFI.... also going down i switch to Gigabyte but had the worst luck with it.... issues with infinite loop cold starts, no OCing and the board was unstable restarting on its own even in idle... i RMA it and the second was fine for couple of months and the same behavior.... switch to ASUS and 3 boards no problems... right now its the only brand im considering, but in time... who knows.
Same thing happened to me with gigabyte, only in my case it was the cpu. But this experience showed me the quality of the sabertooth z77. A truly TUF motherboard.
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Videocard: Zotac GTX 780
Processor: i5 3570K @4.0
Mainboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6
Memory: 8GB G.Skill Sniper 1866
Soundcard: SBZ + Aune T1 + CAL
PSU: Enermax NAXN 82+ 750W
Default 04-18-2013, 09:05 | posts: 9,094 | Location: Toledo

Only Gigabyte board I owned would crash when I tried to run an 8350 at stock with it. It was supposedly designed for high power draw, but apparently not. Or it was just defective. Either way I'm not crazy about the company.
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Videocard: GTX
Processor: 2600k
Mainboard: gigabyte p67 UD7
Memory: 2x4g 1600 ddr3
PSU: pcp&c 1200 watt
Default 04-18-2013, 17:21 | posts: 11,928 | Location: new jersey

I gotta go the other way.
First off when i need an rma gigabutt over anus anyday.
The boards i have been using for sb and ivy(p67ud7/z77xud5)have been solid,even the bios.
Anus on the other hand, two pn5';s i had died within weeks so i was not buying into that holier then thuo asus for long.
When i went to x79,RIVE was the only board to run on and overclock well and easy.
I mean come on it was the only x79 board with out alot of issues at launch
BUT the thing is crasy man,blew the sound port,then eithernet port for 500usd wth.
Wont even try to rma since it took them 4 months to get a rma on my matrix

If i buy asus i realise after 30 days it breaks it goes into trash heap if i cant fix it.
Gigabyte answers the phone bing bam boom you got rma,two weeks later you have new board.
I'll take my chances with gigabutt as alot more have been by the looks of the numbers
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Videocard: Sapphire R9 295X2
Processor: 3820 @ 4.5ghz
Mainboard: Gigabyte X79 UD3
Memory: 8gb Geil Corsa 2133mhz
Soundcard: ZXR>RXV1073>Q500+PB2000
PSU: Silentpro Gold 1200watt
Default 04-18-2013, 17:47 | posts: 64 | Location: Portsmouth

I like the number schemes for gigabyte motherboards. YOu always know there is a basic 3, a performance 5, and an all-winning enthusiast 7 or 9. That makes picking up the right motherboard for a brand new just released socket much easier. Plus even the bottom of the line boards from gigabyte usually outspec asus as asus does some super budget stuff and giga doesn't
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Videocard: HIS Radeon HD 7770
Processor: Intel Pentium G620
Mainboard: Gigabyte h61m-ds2
Memory: Kingston 6 GB DDR3
Soundcard: onboard/Edifier 2.1
PSU: Cooler Master GX 550
Default 04-18-2013, 19:06 | posts: 16 | Location: Pakistan

our 3 asus mobo has died recently with the difference of 3 weeks . then i decided to not buy asus mobo again .
i purchased gigabyte mobo and very happy so far
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Videocard: XFX Radeon HD6870 1GB
Processor: Intel Q9450 @ 3.4ghz
Mainboard: Gigabyte X48-DQ6
Memory: 2x2GB Corsair Dominator
Soundcard: Soundblaster Audigy SE
PSU: Corsair 750W TX
Default 04-18-2013, 19:22 | posts: 3,792 | Location: Sweden

i like gigabyte
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Ancient Guru
Videocard: PowercolorHD6970 2GB dead
Processor: PHENOM II 1100T X6 @4Ghz
Mainboard: CrosshairIV Formula 890FX
Memory: RipJawX PC3-12800C9 2x4gb
Soundcard: OnBoard
PSU: CM Silent Pro M1000W
Default 04-18-2013, 19:34 | posts: 2,853

when I had a gigabyte mobo die on me it took 5 weeks before the retailer got a reply , they sent the mobo back repaired and it lasted a week before the power part went again (same ships they replaced) .
hence why I went for an asus based mobo
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Videocard: Asus DC2-OC 2gb GTX770
Processor: 2700K 4.7 HT / H100
Mainboard: Asus P8Z77-V Deluxe
Memory: Corsair 1866 16gb
Soundcard: Optical out+Sony amp 5.1
PSU: Corsair AX860 Platinum
Default 04-18-2013, 19:36 | posts: 881 | Location: Greece/Australia

In the past i had always been buying building rigs with Gigabyte mobos for myself and friends they have been great and reliable.This time around i decided to go with an Asus board for my latest build the P8Z77-V DELUXE and i haven't regretted it,great built quality,nice looking board with tons of features and overall great and stable for Overclocking with no problems whatsoever so far,forgot to mention the excellent uefi bios interface.
By the way this is my first Asus board...
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Master Guru
Videocard: 2x Gigabyte GTX660ti OC
Processor: Core i7 2600K 4.3 GHz
Mainboard: GA-P67A-UD7-B3
Memory: 4x4GB GSkill DDR3 1600 lv
Soundcard: Auzen X-Fi Prelude
PSU: Enermax Platimax 1,2 KW
Default 04-18-2013, 19:43 | posts: 324

While the oldest motherboard still in service in one of my rigs is an Asus (built 1995, don't remember the exakt model without opening the case and looking) I will never ever buy Asus again. The last Asus board I owned got progressively hotter, up to the point of locking up. I checked it, and the chipset heatsink was connected to the northbridge on one corner only ! And on that corner the thermal paste had literally burned away, which was why the board got ever hotter. My current Gigabyte ? No issues whatsoever. Not to mention that my two Gigabyte 660s run perfectly as well.
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Videocard: Gigabyte GTX480 w/ 244T
Processor: i7 920 @ 4,4GHz | Water
Mainboard: DFI UT X58 T3eH8
Memory: 3*2Gb 8-8-8-20 @ 1680MHz
Soundcard: UA-55 -> 2*Genelec 8030B
PSU: Defo not modular (TX950W)
Default 04-18-2013, 19:56 | posts: 11,291 | Location: Finland

I'm having hard time thinking which brand I would NOT take over Asus.
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Videocard: 2x HD7970 - QNIX/U2711
Processor: 3770k delid@4.6GHz - H320
Mainboard: GA-Z77X-UP7 (F5)
Memory: Dominator GT 2133 2x4GB
Soundcard: Asus Xonar D2X + SP2500
PSU: BeQuiet! DP Pro 1200W
Default 04-18-2013, 20:26 | posts: 11,362 | Location: England

I struggle to buy any other brand than Gigabyte.
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Videocard: amd 7850 cf
Processor: i7 3770k @4.8 HT
Mainboard: Msi Mpower Z77
Memory: 32gb ddr3 geil evo
Soundcard: creative
PSU: ax1200i corsair
Default 04-18-2013, 20:34 | posts: 497

Well, I personally for years now my GPUs and Motherboards were Gigabyte and MSI, I've never touched Asus...I don't know why, so I vote for Gigabyte anytime...!!!
When i was working as a technician at my country's army most dead mobos where ASUS and MSI...never got to replace a Gigabyte one, that was a win for my time!
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Videocard: nVidia GTX670M
Processor: i7-3610QM @ 3.2Ghz
Mainboard: Asus RoG
Memory: Asus 8Gb
Soundcard: Asus G75VW
PSU: Asus RoG
Default 04-18-2013, 21:42 | posts: 5,659 | Location: Timisoara, Romania

Seems that every one had issue with both companies. I had many gigabyte motherboards in the past and none failed. But in this case the gigabyte mobo failed cause of my faulty cpu, what was interesting is that my sabertooth handled the problematic cpu so much better and survived the months of testing i put it through. That was a clear example of the quality of the parts on the sabertooth.
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Videocard: Asus DC2-OC 2gb GTX770
Processor: 2700K 4.7 HT / H100
Mainboard: Asus P8Z77-V Deluxe
Memory: Corsair 1866 16gb
Soundcard: Optical out+Sony amp 5.1
PSU: Corsair AX860 Platinum
Default 04-18-2013, 22:16 | posts: 881 | Location: Greece/Australia

The only problems i ever had with Gigabyte motherboards (2 boards) in particular had a cold boot issue where the pc will endlessly turn on and off in a never ending loop,the only fix was to reset the cmos or removing the battery.Can't say anything for Asus boards yet as i only have had my mobo for about 9 months now running almost 10 to 15 hours daily overclocked without any issues yet.
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Videocard: HD 6870 -new GPU soon-
Processor: i5 3570K
Mainboard: Gigabyte Z77X-D3H
Memory: HyperX 1866MHz 4GBx4
Soundcard: Creative SB X-FI Titanium
PSU: Enermax Revolution87+ 750
Default 04-19-2013, 15:40 | posts: 298 | Location: Kedah, Malaysia

my last build was a MSI mobo, with the newer one I'm going with Gigabyte mobo and can't turn back...
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Videocard: GIGABYTE Radeon R9 280
Processor: Intel Core i5 3570K @4.5
Mainboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H
Memory: Patriot 4 x 4GB DDR3-1600
Soundcard: Auzentech X-Raider 7.1
PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W
Default 04-19-2013, 23:35 | posts: 19,054 | Location: Toronto, Canada

My GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H is pretty nice, pretty solid. Though I should really consider RMAing it since the USB 3 hub for the internal USB 3 header blew out. Oh well lol, I'll wait until the summer, it's not really that important since I don't really use it.

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Ancient Guru
Videocard: HD 4870/GTX260
Processor: E6750 @ 3.3GHz
Mainboard: Gigabyte P35C-DS3R
Memory: 6GB OCZ Platinum 800Mhz
Soundcard: Onboard
PSU: Corsair HX620
Default 04-19-2013, 23:47 | posts: 4,957 | Location: UK

Originally Posted by hallryu View Post
I struggle to buy any other brand than Gigabyte.
I'm still using your old Gigabyte and it's been flawless My two previous boards were Asus and both died. Will be buying Giga again next time
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Videocard: AMD HD7750
Processor: i3 530 @ 4.04
Mainboard: Asus P7P55D-E
Memory: 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance
Soundcard: X-fi Extrememusic
PSU: Silver Power 750w
Default 04-20-2013, 09:58 | posts: 2,018 | Location: Sweden

Asus has always worked better for me, and their bios is better.
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Videocard: Palit GTX 680
Processor: i7 920 D0@ 3.99 (210x19)
Mainboard: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7 v1.0
Memory: Corsair 12GB@8/8/8/24/1T
Soundcard: Onboard, Logitech Z5500
PSU: Enermax Galaxy 1kW
Default 04-21-2013, 22:50 | posts: 823 | Location: Greece

I've been traditionally an ASUS customer as I was seeking the best, but some not so good boards from them (P5Q Deluxe, P5Q3 Deluxe and partly striker II extreme) made me switch to Gigabyte for the Nehalem architecture, with the GA-X58A-UD7 v1.0.

Now Gigabyte has pretty made sure that next time, I'll go back to ASUS, as I didn't like this board at all. It needs an entire 30-40 seconds from power-on to start booting. Never before did I have such a slow starting board. The second slower is considerably faster than this. SATA3.0 from Marvell is a joke, but of course, it is the same for every board of that time. If they were honest, they shouldn't be advertising SATA3.0 with this Marvell controller at all
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Videocard: Evga-GTX680 2gb
Processor: i5-2500k@4.6
Mainboard: Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H
Memory: 2x4g Mushkin Redline
Soundcard: X-fi Pro Fatality
PSU: Corsair Quiet Pro-1200ex
Default 04-24-2013, 16:00 | posts: 72 | Location: Santa Ana, Ca

I have used GA mobos since 2005 with the one ASrock product on my last personal build. The ASRock mobo lasted 18 months then went poof. I have since went back to Gigabyte with a UD5H mobo and I am totally happy with the solid Board, Bios, and Performance.
Asus is for NeoCon Fanbois.
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Videocard: Gigabyte 670GTX
Processor: I5 750 @ 3.2Ghz
Mainboard: Asus Maximus Formula III
Memory: 8Gb Corsair Dominator
Soundcard: Creative Xi-fi
PSU: Corsair 650W
Default 04-24-2013, 18:14 | posts: 2,201

Simple tale, always gone Asus never had ANY issue with them, the other day my new Gigabyte mobo arrived, had to go with them as they were the only board that did what I was looking for, hooked it all up only to find that one of the 3 Sata ports is dead. First time I've stepped outside the Asus box and gotta say I am not impressed, oh and the website for Gigabyte is total and utter crap.

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