Well they're both considered obsolete but I'll give you my take. I'm an avid gamer & have been building my own rigs since '96, now I have my own business doing the same & more. While I'm an AMD guy,mainly due to price,Intel has come along way & has since out-performed AMD as of late,but bang for the buck,AMD is still top dog. Asus is a brand I've always used,unless cost was a problem. I still have a socket 939 A8n32sli deluxe, & only had to replace it once with it's lifetime warranty. They have & probably will continue to have some issues when trying to overclock, alot of that has to do with too many settings in the bios. Alot of the settings don't need to be used in overclocking & even experienced overclockers can mess up on an Asus & thier bios reset thing...hope you never have to try it( that's why mine got rma'ed). A look at the design & reviews on the Asus board in question, I'd say it's a great mobo for gaming,etc. Very expensive,even now selling at over $200,used. The Intel,it's ok, but I guaruntee it will overheat easily with the cooling solutions they used on the north bridge & the capacitors by the cpu. It also is very expensive. I wouldn't buy either in today's market. You can get a far better board,half the size, & quarter of the price. Also the new boards can run the newest cpu's & memory,both which have come down dramatically in price. I'd really consider taking your $200+ & invest it in something much newer. I don't normally give up my secrets but this site is out of the closet now, www.tigerdirect.com
. Check out what they have there in the "barebones" section,you'll be surprised at the system you can builld for the money you want to spend, that will run circles around either one of those boards.