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The absolute best would be the Evga Classified 3, or the Evga classified 4-way SLI.
    
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Anyone have any experience with the x58 Sabertooth?
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I'm also going to vouch for the X58A-OC. I've had very positive personal experiences with Gigabyte's customer service. They're great. Also, come on, look at this board, it's a sexy beast, and it has BLCK numbers up the butt.

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X58 OC, but keep in mind that is an OVERLCOCKING board first, everything else second.
    
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I am going to keep using the ASUS P6X58D-Preminum (I have 3 now) and this is after I get a Gulftown also. Sandy Bridge had driven the price on these boards down into the 175.00 range (used),this is a lot of mobo for 175.00.

EDIT: I will also pick up a UD3R as they have diverse uses.
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X58 OC, but keep in mind that is an OVERLCOCKING board first, everything else second.
Thats all im looking for, could care less about bells or whistles. Has anyone played with gigabytes G1 series?
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post #17 of 51
For a 24/7 folder, how high can clocks really be? I'd say somewhere in the range of 4.5ghz is most likely where it'll be or maybe even less. An X58-OC or any high dollar top end board is a waste. An X58-ud3r would be plenty. I've ran gulftown on my ex58-udp4 with over 1.6v for some benching and it held up fine. It actually was better than I expected.
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Anyone have any experience with the x58 Sabertooth?
So far, So good. My system works quite well. I have not overclocked it, so no comment there. This thing just plain runs everything so well. It really is quite amazing how quickly everything runs. No hiccups either. All systems go!
    
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Thats all im looking for, could care less about bells or whistles. Has anyone played with gigabytes G1 series?
Those are gaming boards. Despite being great boards in and of themselves, X58 OC is still superior for overclocking potential. It's what it's made for
    
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I vouch for the X58A-OC, best board I have ever worked with, and its built specifically for gulftown.

overclocking board= its built better and made stronger than other board if that is what you are referring too. Yea it lacks connectivity like it only has 4 USb ports on the back 2 USB 3.0 out of those. It has 1 LAN, 3 audio ports, and PS2 keyboard and mouse. it does have internal USb header

Its cooler is very nice and heavy, it has features to stabilize the vcore very well, usually allowing for a vcore drop if used properly compared to the UD3R. It has cool button he will never use

it also has BIOS backup switch, so if your main BIOS fails the backup and be manually switched on instead of automatically being switched, or by using special keyboard keys.

Its sexy. Its very sexy, i just did a love OC run, first time with this 980, not the 980x. It has a 26x multi locked, i did 6ghz my first try under Ln2 of course tho, that took maybe 10-15mins. Then i had to return the CPU.

Anyways Its also got a auto 4ghz button, so if you want a auto 4ghz that is very stable then you can hit that.

The board is my favorite board, its capacitors are very good, the most expensive part, those caps allow better voltage regulation as well as higher operating temps without lifespan reduction like electrolytic, there is a reason tantalum core caps are used anywhere from GPUs to spaceships.

The BIOS is very solid, and has a VERy weird quickboot option i have only seen on new gen GB AMD boards, instead of showing BIOS screen after successful boot, it will take you straight to OS very quick, like instead of seeing splash screen you see windows. If you want to enter BIOS you hold down delete.

Honestly I have owned many GB X58 boards, from the UD5 rev 2.0, to the G1. Assassin, to the OC board.

The OC is my favorite, the G1. Assassin is my main rig, being replaced tonight by the G1......Sniper 2 (z68) yea i said G1....Sniper Z68

anywasy my vote is for the OC board unless you need connectivity, then id say X58A-UD5 rev 2.0 or UD3R rev 2.0.
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