Originally Posted by btarunr
Gigabyte does, their X38 chipset lineup is close to perfect:
You've got a GA-X38-DS4 which gives everything, just 1 ethernet port and 6 internal SATA ports in all for $199.
You've got the 1337 GA-X38-DQ6 that's a close to complete design for $270, $20 more and you have the DDR3 variant of the same board, the GA-X38T-DQ6 it's just with the fusion block thing, etc otherwise this board performs on-par/better than the ASUS X38 lineup.
I don't doubt it - Giga is another enthusiast oriented company. IDK, though, from years of experience, though, ASUS has always came out better in my eyes. But they charge an arm and a leg for it.
I will say, though, my biggest gripe with ASUS over the years (aside from their Sony-like pricing) is how often they spit out firmware updates. Granted, it's great to see a company fork over a new BIOS every 1.5 months, but it can also be a little aggrivating try to keep up with it, too.