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In other words it makes overclocking easier. It's easy enough as is. I honestly prefer workstation boards bc the seem to be more stable from my experience. I just don't like the x58a OC. Tons of flare for no reason and can't populate with 4x single pcb gpus at 16x
 
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post #42 of 59
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Originally Posted by fat_italian_stallion;13475993 
In other words it makes overclocking easier. It's easy enough as is. I honestly prefer workstation boards bc the seem to be more stable from my experience. I just don't like the x58a OC. Tons of flare for no reason and can't populate with 4x single pcb gpus at 16x

It actually can´t even run 4x 16x PCI Slots ...only 3 ...the 4th is split to 8x.
Stallion you are basically right..as you see that is what I said too.
It is so much fuzz, hype and advertising but really not that much behind it.
Although you have to admit it has some very useful and overclocking efficiency ehancing tools and upgrades inbuilt.
Also the GPU performance improving features are great.


It is kinda tough for to be honest I have 380$ Mainboard budget and not sure what board to get.

I mean it is clear that the UD7 is the absolute king among all boards in that range.
The only better ones are the most expensive X58 on the market ...the SR2 and UD9.

Personally I don´t need the UD9 or SR2 cause I will never use Quad SLI/CF and all other features are well met by the UD7.

And since the OC is superior to the UD7 there aren´t really many options.
Rampage III certainly not cause I only like to fry in the kitchen:)

Though break really...
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post #43 of 59
I urge you to go ivy or sandy or bulldozer wink.gif
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Originally Posted by somebodysb2;13476439 
I urge you to go ivy or sandy or bulldozer wink.gif

That is gonna be the next upgrade ...but for now I don´t have a board^^
And since I still have my 950 I need a X58 board.
And because there is not better board than the UD7 in my price range of 380$ and the OC is the only X58 board superior to the UD7 my pick is very limited.
Also UD9 and SR2 the X58 poaps are out of question since I only use 2xCF.

So which x58 board for 380$?
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post #45 of 59
How abt the RE3 black edition? It would go well with the color scheme and can always get the xpander board for 4 way sli/ quadfire if in the future
 
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post #46 of 59
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Like I said RE3 should also be sold as kitchen supply because one of its best features is deep frying:)
The number of dead chips this board has caused is ridiculous I will never let my i7 take foot on that death trap.

Truth is there is no better X58 board than the UD7 except SR2 and UD9 which I don´t need since I don´t and never will require Quad CF/SLI.

And the only thing superior to the UD7 is the OC so my decision is clear I guess.
There is no better X58 board...and probably never will be.

The only problem is that the OC is orange/black which only partially fits my theme...also it has some orange LED´s in the Gigabyte Logo.
At least there the UD7 has the esthetic advantage since it is Blue/white.

I am not sure...I will go Sandy or Ivy anyway so maybe the OC is also the better pick because it has the better resell value also.
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post #47 of 59
you should wait until june when bulldozer is out, then we can see the real performance figures;)

but seriously, sell the 950, get the 2600k, get the sabertooth p67, paint the cover white ;D, it also fits with with green theme with the sleeving and whatnot.
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Originally Posted by somebodysb2;13476943 
you should wait until june when bulldozer is out, then we can see the real performance figures;)

but seriously, sell the 950, get the 2600k, get the sabertooth p67, paint the cover white ;D, it also fits with with green theme with the sleeving and whatnot.


Sandybridge will drop dramatically when Ivy is released.
Buying it now wouldn´t be too smart.

My 950 can still kick it there is no reason to sell it.
4.8 GHZ should still it so that is cool:)
Sandy can´t achieve much more anyway.

I always upgrade the CPU and RAM at last because they are the components most benefitial of overclocking and do not require an upgrade so quickly.

I always concentrate on the components that really have an impact on performance or improve overclocking like the GPU, Mainboard or cooling.
These factors are far more decisive over the over all system performance than a 950 at 4.8GHZ replaced by a Sandybridge at 5.1 GHZ smile.gif

My priority will be Kepler , and if the prices on Sandy and boards drop at the release of Ivy I will take me hit there too;)

But back to X58 again.
I will probably get the OC since it is better than the UD7.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kung Pow;13477054 
Sandybridge will drop dramatically when Ivy is released.
Buying it now wouldn´t be too smart.

My 950 can still kick it there is no reason to sell it.
4.8 GHZ should still it so that is cool:)
Sandy can´t achieve much more anyway.


I always upgrade the CPU and RAM at last because they are the components most benefitial of overclocking and do not require an upgrade so quickly.

I always concentrate on the components that really have an impact on performance or improve overclocking like the GPU, Mainboard or cooling.
These factors are far more decisive over the over all system performance than a 950 at 4.8GHZ replaced by a Sandybridge at 5.1 GHZ smile.gif

My priority will be Kepler , and if the prices on Sandy and boards drop at the release of Ivy I will take me hit there too;)

But back to X58 again.
I will probably get the OC since it is better than the UD7.
curious where did u get this info?
clock for clock SB wins anytime dude since it has stronger core.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by owikh84;13488164 
curious where did u get this info?
clock for clock SB wins anytime dude since it has stronger core.

I think he meant that his 950 is still a kick@$$ processor.
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