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Old March 5, 2009, 02:03 PM
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Looking at either ASUS or Gigabyte.

Can anyone give me some suggestions as well as pros / cons of each?

I'm trying to stay under $160 CAD. And will be buying from NCIX or A-Power.

I will be overclocking, so the board must be compatible with the Noctua NH-U12P.
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Old March 5, 2009, 02:51 PM
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Asus p5q pro for 139 mail in rebate about 155 bucks is probably the best bet for 160 bucks enjoy.
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Old March 5, 2009, 02:57 PM
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Before I grabbed my biostar, I was looking at Gigabyte's EP45-UD3 series, they seemed quite good on a lot of reviews. I did have an Asus P5Q Pro though for some time and it was a decent board that I can't really have any complaints about.
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Well right now, it's a choice between the P5Q Pro, and whatever is equivalent on Gigabyte's side of things.

And I'm not quite sure which side to go with. Running a P35-S3G right now, but it is a budget board and therefore overclocking ability is a bit limited for my taste.
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Gigabyte and Asus actually work really closely together so you will find that both boards offer the same sort of features.

So, either type will work for you in all honesty. And Very few boards out there cannot fit that HS , if any at all.

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Looks like I'll be taking a look at the P5Q Pro then.
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i recommend you to get gigabyte... asus is not good enough...

< owned both p5q deluxe and ga-ep45-ud3
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I will put my vote in for the Gigabyte.

I just recently got the Gigabyte EP45-UD3P and I couldn't be happier.
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Old March 5, 2009, 07:21 PM
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What about the ASUS isn't good enough though?

It's okay if you think one is better than the other; but I'm looking for reasons why I should choose one over the other.
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There is nothing wrong with Asus. I have both the P5Q-Deluxe and the P5Q-E and they do Folding 24/7 with quads and are both stable as a rock...
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