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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:19 pm 
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Please help me, I feel like I made a mistake with my order. Please respond ASAP so I can change my motherboard if I need to. I bought a Gigabyte X99 SLI from cyberpowerpc and after reading reviews I heard that a bunch of these MOBOs have problems with the bios and end up dying. I'm not sure how big of a problem this is but I seem to hear it alot with this motherboard. I've heard good things about ASUS X99 motherboards being better. I need to know which motherboard will not die or have problems for me most likely, or which motherboard will get the most out of my build may be the better choice of words or if I should stick with what I have. Please forgive me for asking but I have no idea what all the letters and number stand for on all the MOBO names and i'm not sure which fits best with my build. :( PS should I get different case fans from the default ones?

my build was

CARE1: Ultra Enhanced Packaging Solution - Protect Your Dream System During Transit
CAS: CyberPowerPC X-Titan 100 MID-Tower Gaming Case w/ Side-Window Panel
CPU: Intel® Core™ Processor i7-6850K Six-Core 3.60GHz 15MB Intel Smart Cache LGA2011-V3
CS_FAN: Default case fans
FAN: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler w/ PWM fan - Efficient Cooling Performance
HDD: 512GB SanDisk X400 SSD + 4TB SATA III Hard Drive Combo
MEMORY: 32GB (8GBx4) DDR4/2800MHz Quad Channel Memory [-94] (ADATA XPG Z1)
MOTHERBOARD: GIGABYTE X99-SLI ATX w/ Intel GbE LAN, 4x Gen3 PCIe x16, 3 PCIe x1, 1x M.2 PCIe & SATA III, 10x SATA 6Gb/s
OS: Windows 7 Professional [+31] (64-bit Edition)
OVERCLOCK: Extreme OC (Extreme Overclock 15% or more)
POWERSUPPLY: 1,000 Watts - Corsair RMx RM1000X 80 PLUS Gold certified Fully Modular Ultra Quiet Power Supply
PRO_WIRING: Professional Wiring for All WIRING Inside The System Chassis - Minimize Cable Exposure, Maximize Airflow in Your System
VIDEO: GeForce® GTX 1080 8GB GDDR5X (Pascal)[VR Ready] (Single Card)
And I was thinking of switching to one of these ASUS boards if they work better with my build, either

ASUS X99-A II ATX w/ RGB, USB 3.1 Type-C, Intel GbE LAN, 4x Gen3 PCIe x16, 2 PCIe x1, 1x M.2 PCIe & SATA III or U.2 port, (All Venom OC Certified) (None)

ASUS X99-A/U3.1 ATX W/ Intel GbE LAN, 4x Gen3 PCIe x16, 2x PCIe x1, 1x M.2 PCIe, 8x SATA 6Gb/s, (All Venom OC Certified)

ASUS X99-E ATX w/ USB 3.1 Type-C, Intel GbE LAN, 3x Gen3 PCIe x16, 2 PCIe x1, 1x M.2 PCIe & SATA III or U.2 port, (All Venom OC Certified)

Please let me know which one works best for me with my build.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:55 pm 
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Where are the reviews coming from and who exactly is claiming the bios can be dying? Are these people knowing what they are doing?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:56 am 
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unless you have a real problem with the case fans, there's really no point in replacing them in my opinion. you can get replacements pretty cheap if they die or are too loud for you/etc.

ASUS X99-A/U3.1 ATX W/ Intel GbE LAN, 4x Gen3 PCIe x16, 2x PCIe x1, 1x M.2 PCIe, 8x SATA 6Gb/s, (All Venom OC Certified)
-middle of the road.

ASUS X99-A II ATX w/ RGB, USB 3.1 Type-C, Intel GbE LAN, 4x Gen3 PCIe x16, 2 PCIe x1, 1x M.2 PCIe & SATA III or U.2 port, (All Venom OC Certified) (None)
-really just a updated version of the below "A" version...and with lighting.

ASUS X99-E ATX w/ USB 3.1 Type-C, Intel GbE LAN, 3x Gen3 PCIe x16, 2 PCIe x1, 1x M.2 PCIe & SATA III or U.2 port, (All Venom OC Certified)
-only has 3 x16 PCIe vs 4 on the other 2, this board is considered an entry level

there's not much different with these boards - unless you specifically need something that the more-costly boards provide.
if you don't need 4 x16 PCIe's...I really don't see the purpose of spending more for anything other than the x99-E.

This article goes through and explains some of the x99 differences - specifically with regard to the x99-A II and the x99-E:
http://edgeup.asus.com/2016/05/09/which ... uld-i-buy/

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2016 3:00 pm 
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in the mean time I have seen some posts about a far bigger problem with Gigabyte boards in general and a BIOS that could be easily hacked. Until they have their stuff back in order, avoid Gigabyte for a while...

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