With Intels new X79 chipset series in mind, Gigabyte redesigned the portfolio of their high end desktop motherboards. Nowadays the UD7 is the high-end overclocking motherboard which is also suitable for gamers who want to get the most out of their components."
Any major computer upgrade generally requires a full software reinstall too. No so if you heed the advice in the guide to Upgrading a Motherboard without Reinstalling. PCSTATS Tips