Posted 21 November 2010 - 12:08 AM
Between those two I would choose the gigabyte. The ASUS is a good board, but the gigabyte has more features, like it supports 2200 mhz DDR3 while the ASUS only supports up to 1866 mhz, and the gigabyte has for PCI express x16 lanes (2 at x16 and 2 at x8) for quad crossfire/SLI support (you can go either way with either board) which while I see your not planning on going with a multiple GPU solution, this gives you plenty of room to expand in the future. I don't know what kind of price difference it is, I know on newegg the gigabyte board is only 10 dollars more then the ASUS one, so there its not much of one, and more then enough to justify the extra features.
Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit.
Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.
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