Are you going to play with the BIOS a lot? For simple oc, Giga is sufficient. Asus tends to stuff a lot of extra features into their BIOS I have never found to be really useful and their downloads are damn annoying.
I am building a new computer for gaming, and running virtual machines and I need help choosing my motherboard.
CPU - Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
Memory - Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
HDD - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s
PSU - SeaSonic M12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Case - AZZA Hurrican 2000 CSAZ-2000 Black SECC Japanese Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
- GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD4 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
- ASUS P8P67 PRO LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
It is difficult for me to chose because They both have the core of what I want: Sandybridge support, USB3, Sata3, SLI, Crossfire, PCI bus layout is good for both, prefer aesthetics and bus layout of Gigabyte board. I have an intel network card, a GTX 460 graphics card. I plan on adding a sound card sometime in the future, as well as a possible TV capture card. Have had no problems with Gigabyte in past. I am weary of Asus quality control but the extra features of their board are tempting including the 2 extra Sata3 ports, and the UEFI Bios. Not sure if I need it so I would prefer to go with the board that is going to be more stable in the long run.