Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by easytim, Feb 26, 2012.
I'm wondering if anyone knows about this motherboard, is it any good?
No UEFI BIOS, Ivy Bridge support is uncertain.
So, what is a good GIGABYTE board? I can get GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3P for $50.00
I know from things in the past, the latest and greatest, always gives you the most problems. Tried and true has its place. The best is not the always the newer.
Thanks for your opinion
Is that a brand-new board you're getting for $50? If so, go for it. If it's used/refurbished, it's a trap.
Its used, but I know it came from a working computer. So time will tell, its still a gamble I guess
50 bucks for a GA-Z68XP-UD3P ... even if it needed repair id jump on that ..
Get it, if you know it's definitely working. My board has been excellent(slightly different model from this one), no cold boot issues, runs cool and allowed me to overclock my 2500k to 4.7 easily. If I was brave I could push more but there really is no need.
Slap a decent chip in it and forget about it
EDIT - I have had a UEFI bios previously on an Asus P67 board and yes they are nice. However once you have sorted your overclock out and stable settings how many times do you really mess about with the bios? Also you can use touchbios from within the OS which works very well (I have also updated my bios via this method with no issues)
if you gonna use this pc for today hardware and long term. no uefi is not good :shadedshu
Not really, unless you spend half your life tinkering with overclocks and whatnot. Its only going to be inconvenient once, maybe twice and for about $30 I would take that inconvenience.
I have a similar board as well. It works great. I've been running my 2500k at 4.5 at default voltage since shortly after I got it.
Haven't had one issue with it.
50$ is a steal! My only question would be why its for sale in the first place. If its just because the dude bought something bigger and better as is common with enthusiast types, jump on it!
But according to Gigabyte's bios changelog it says that Intel 22 nm cpu support is added in the latest bios version F6 for the mentioned motherboard: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3912#bios
And the F7 release supports the Intel 22nm E1 stepping.
That motherboard retails for $190 on Newegg, and the buyer feedback is just okay. Still, for a measly 50 bucks, I'd take a chance on it.
Cant say no to that mobo for as low as $50.
I would take it for $50, but in my experience, Gigabyte boards are flaky with LGA1155. I have had much better success with MSI or ASUS.
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