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Gigabyte has begun to ship the new B3 version GIGABYTE 6 Series today: 25 Feb'11

Dark Mantis

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Hi Soar,

As always it's down to budget!  I've got the UD5 which is a nice motherboard all the same. I am not too worried about the lack of top end SLI/Crossfire support but I would have liked the extra ports as I find they are useful.
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
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Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

Hi Soar,

As always it's down to budget!  I've got the UD5 which is a nice motherboard all the same. I am not too worried about the lack of top end SLI/Crossfire support but I would have liked the extra ports as I find they are useful.

Good board, DM!  Is it B-3?  I suppose it must be, you lucky duck!

Ok, I must admit, I am a little disappointed by the vendor that supplied me with the GA-P67A-UD3.  Today they sent me an email and a survey, explaining they will allow me credit on my old B-2 MB as as I purchase a new B-3 MB at full price!

Ouch!  That does not seem to be very fair.

Now I am more inclined to use the B-2 MB for 2-3 years and then RMA it after I beat the hell out of it!

The vendor did mention another alternative, but I am not sure how that works.  They said I could return it directly to Gigabyte...hmmmm...is it true and what are the stipulations if any?

Can anyone here help me understand the Gigabyte option please?

Thanks,

Soar
AMD 1055T
GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3
XFX 6870 DD
Corsair Vengeance 1600 16GB
OCZ ZX-850 Watt Gold
HAF 932

Intel i5-3570
ASRock Z77 Extreme4
GeForce 560Ti
OCZ ZX-850 Watt Gold
Corsair Vengeance 1600 16GB
CM HAF X Blue

Both Systems:

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Dark Mantis

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Hi Soar,

I agree it sounds a bit wrong from the retailer to wan't you to pay more to change your motherboard for the fixed version. You need to take that up with your consumer protection people.

I don't know what Gigabyte is offering in the US but I would have thought it would just be a straight swap of boards.

By the way mine is the B2 version as they are in short supply of the B3 yet but I can have it swapped over later so no worries.
« Last Edit: March 02, 2011, 09:56:40 pm by Dark Mantis »
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

Hi Soar,

I agree it sounds a bit wrong from the retailer to wan't you to pay more to change your motherboard for the fixed version. You need to take that up with your consumer protection people.

I don't know what Giogabyt eis offering in the US but i would have thought it would just be a straight swap of boards.

By the way mine is the B2 version as they are in short supply of the B3 yet but I can have it swapped over later so no worries.

DM,

Ok, thanks.  Hopefully someone else will post here and let us know how Gigabyte worked with them on their B2 return and replacement.

I was thinking about starting a RMA ticket, but then I was concerned they would ask me to ship my B2 immediately and I would have to wait perhaps months for the B3 to be shipped to me.

Right now the best road seems to be wait and maybe build with the B2, use the B2 until there is an abundance of B3's...

I suppose this will entail ripping everything apart and rebuilding the system when the B3 arrives...oh the joys of DIY!

I am not complaining...I repeat, I am not complaining....I repeat I am not complaining...

I am happy with B2.  I am happy with B2...

Darn, call the woodpeckers...my nose is growing again!

Soar

AMD 1055T
GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3
XFX 6870 DD
Corsair Vengeance 1600 16GB
OCZ ZX-850 Watt Gold
HAF 932

Intel i5-3570
ASRock Z77 Extreme4
GeForce 560Ti
OCZ ZX-850 Watt Gold
Corsair Vengeance 1600 16GB
CM HAF X Blue

Both Systems:

Windows 7+8
Scythe Temp Monitor + Fan Controller

Dark Mantis

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Hi Soar,

Go here and I think the best way is to use the official form here:  http://uk.gigabyte.com/press-center/news-page.aspx?nid=988
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

Hi Soar,

Go here and I think the best way is to use the official form here:  http://uk.gigabyte.com/press-center/news-page.aspx?nid=988

DM,

Thanks again!  Ok, I started the B3 replacement ball rolling by filling out the official form and returning it electronically to Gigabyte.  Now it is the waiting game...and I hope the game does not last toooooooooo long!

Soar
AMD 1055T
GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3
XFX 6870 DD
Corsair Vengeance 1600 16GB
OCZ ZX-850 Watt Gold
HAF 932

Intel i5-3570
ASRock Z77 Extreme4
GeForce 560Ti
OCZ ZX-850 Watt Gold
Corsair Vengeance 1600 16GB
CM HAF X Blue

Both Systems:

Windows 7+8
Scythe Temp Monitor + Fan Controller

Dark Mantis

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Well everything is rolling now so hopefully it shouldn't be long before we start seeing the replacements  start happening. ;)
« Last Edit: March 04, 2011, 07:41:25 am by Dark Mantis »
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

Well everything is rolling now so hopefully it shouldn'#t be long before we start seeing the replacements  start happening. ;)

DM,

Good point and I hope it starts soon!

Thanks,

Soar
AMD 1055T
GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3
XFX 6870 DD
Corsair Vengeance 1600 16GB
OCZ ZX-850 Watt Gold
HAF 932

Intel i5-3570
ASRock Z77 Extreme4
GeForce 560Ti
OCZ ZX-850 Watt Gold
Corsair Vengeance 1600 16GB
CM HAF X Blue

Both Systems:

Windows 7+8
Scythe Temp Monitor + Fan Controller