Chrispy_ wrote:I went through a period of buying Asus boards because they had the only decent UEFI BIOS.
That is no longer true, and Gigabyte boards often give you similar features to Asus at a notably lower price. I based the last 50-odd workstations on Z77 Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H boards, no problems with them so far. I haven't built the first eight Haswells yet, but I was pleased enough with the DS3H that I picked Gigabyte boards instead of Asus again.
A lot of people rave about ASRock being cheaper/better than budget Asus offerings too. I haven't really had much experience with motherboards outside of Asus/MSI/Gigabyte though
vargis14 wrote:The thing is how much did you pay for your Lk board ???
I was going to sport a ASUS i. My current 2600k rig but i went with a gigabyte cp67-ud4 with the plan old bios but it came with 2 bios chips is case you flubbed a update it could call back onto the old one plus it was almost 50$ cheaper then the ASUS model that was the equivalent of my dual biosed gigabyte board My board came with the F2 or F3 bios a d would do the cold boot loop all the way up to the latest F8 bios i am running now.... I think my dual bios saved my butt one time for sure. I have to say i have yet to use a UEFI bios since all my rigs have a Sandy bridge CPU in them . Gigabyte p67 gaming rig goi. On 3 years old had a lovely 2600k. Both of my Dell hd Zino's were happily replaced by 2 gateway refurbished units from microcenter for a heck of a lot cheaper even with the graphics card upgrades.....a he 6570 LProfile ASUS to go with the i3 2120 making that 229$ rig cost 274.99 since the card sent me back another 45$ the other gateway refurbished had a i3 2125 so its the as e ship as the 2120 with better HD3000 graphics. But that didnt matter since i spent 85$ on a hd 7750 a non powere version that pulled a whole 43 watts. The crazy thing is i hit the silicone lottery on they chip that over locks like a dual 8 pim monster