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Asus or Gigabyte motherboard

By Rayy
Oct 6, 2009
  1. ASUS P6T-SE or the G-B EX58-UD3R motherboard
     
  2. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    there both great boards the udr3 is crossfire and sli compatible with a bios update i recommend them both :) but im partial to gigabyte then asus
     
  3. BorisandBailey

    BorisandBailey TS Enthusiast Posts: 206

    I love both Asus and Gigabyte. MSI is pretty sweet, too. I tend to go for Asus. Now you're really stuck!
     
  4. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    We use a lot of both manufacturer's boards. We much prefet the Gigabyte for trouble free and long range performance. The ASUS are great for competitive gaming, but they are also a lot more trouble.
     
  5. Rayy

    Rayy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    and what do you mean by trouble?
     
  6. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    ASUS mobos are picky about RAM; certain RAM, such as OCZ kits, cause BSODs and the like. They only tend to accept Corsair, Crucial, and certain G.SKILL kits without any trouble. Also, sometimes the arrangement of NB heatsinks and other components on ASUS boards is odd, which sometimes leads to clearance issues if you want to install a large CPU HSF or other kinds of coolers.

    Gigabyte mobos are, for the most part, free of such issues. They also generally have a larger selection of motherboards to choose from, at various price points.
     
  7. BorisandBailey

    BorisandBailey TS Enthusiast Posts: 206

    I use Ultra RAM on my ASUS boards. Add that to the list of compatible RAM for ASUS.
     
  8. bedouinrising

    bedouinrising TS Rookie Posts: 90

    i like gigabyte - all their products - cases, fans, motherboards - are great and i haven't had any problems. Can't say much for asus though, never bought any of their motherboards, although their flagship mobo is pretty sweet.
     
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