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I vouch for the X58A-OC, best board I have ever worked with, and its built specifically for gulftown.
I'm surprised, I thought you were an Asus guy....

As Mike said, for a stable folding system you really don't need to go overboard. The extra money saved from going with a cheaper board could buy you an extra GPU of some sort

Where that OC board shines above the other cheaper boards is under extreme conditions going for max cpu-z validations. Not folding in a case for max PPD.
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My favorite is also the x58a-OC, although if you're looking to save a few bucks the x58a-ud3r is a great board for the money, I've run i7 980x & 990x to 5.8Ghz on the ud3r, i7 920 to over 5.1 Ghz. It'll take pretty much anything you can throw at it.
    
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and it has BLCK numbers up the butt.
Most any X58 board will go to 220BCLK and even the lowest multiplier Gulftown can be maxed out on water with ~180MHz.
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I'm surprised, I thought you were an Asus guy....
I am sorry I am going to take a second to address this.

who says i am not???? I have anyways recommend ASUS, while yes i have certain problems with a person who works there(becuase he attacked me out of nowhere), it doesn't mean i hate their boards. Not my fault hes pissed if i write a review on a GB board.

ASUS and GIGABYTE are my favorite board makers, this doesn't change because one wants me to write reviews for them. If you haven't checked I actually write about a lot of their problems.

most of my best/favorite boards are built by asus.
My favorite Pentium4 boards, were the ABIT AS8(WR on this board) and the P8P800-SE.
My favorite P35 board was the P5K-Deluxe

I have tested many X58 boards, maybe if you followed me long enough you would have known that I have owned a P6X58D-Premium over at XS, or the fact that I have owned a R3E.

With P67 I even have a MSI and BIOStar boards sitting here. In fact how do you know I don't write reviews for a big named website anonymously? You just don't.

So please when you see me do a review of an ASUS board make sure to put that in there, becuase that review is coming soon

So please when you do stuff and you don't think I notice, i do, there is a ton of what i do that doesn't meet anyone's eyes. Your comments have been more than

FYi the X58A-OC > R3E by far IMO from personal experience.

BTW back on topic, i ahd a 980 today, not the 980x, and i did a subzero run, quick 15 min type deal, I had to return the dewar and I only had 10L left. It did 6.1ghz pretty damn easily at -90C/1.75v, it wasn't a bad CPU, max multi 26x.
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post #25 of 51
I had both, the RIIIE and the RIIIF and between the 2 I liked the RIIIF better.

Then again, I'm an air overclocker.
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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.
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BTW back on topic, i ahd a 980 today, not the 980x, and i did a subzero run, quick 15 min type deal, I had to return the dewar and I only had 10L left. It did 6.1ghz pretty damn easily at -90C/1.75v, it wasn't a bad CPU, max multi 26x.
We know, you said already, although the OC seems to of grown slightly

I was only joking dude but it doesn't change the fact that you would have to be blind deaf and dumb to miss the fact you prefer Gigabyte boards.

As far as I see... you only popped up onto the scene very recently doing sub zero runs and posting reviews etc, you may of wrote for a bigger site before that and I wouldn't know as I tend not to read them. All I have seen is GigabyteGigabyteGigabyte.

Writing a minireview/advertorial in every thread that you think warrants it ( e.g this one ) doesn't exactly scream 'shining beacon of impartiality'. Can't say the avatar and sig-rig help much either If you want to help Gigabyte out on the forums then do it by giving support out to newer members experiencing problems as they will appreciate it. The advertorials just gets peoples backs up as I'm sure you have noticed, definitely not the way to go about it. I also didn't know about you tiff with assus ( Brian I presume? ) but I can't say I'm surprised, a lot of the community feel the same way.
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Got an OC coming in a few days (hopefully tomorrow). The RIIIE has been my favorite board by far to date (even over the X58A-UD9). I should be able to give a nice comparison between the two once it arrives.

With that said, you don't need any of this. A UD3R or any other cheap X58 board (Sabertooth X58) will max a chip on air. I'd recommend going this way if you'd like to go X58.
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We know, you said already, although the OC seems to of grown slightly

I was only joking dude but it doesn't change the fact that you would have to be blind deaf and dumb to miss the fact you prefer Gigabyte boards.
yes that is true, but that doesn't mean I am incapable of giving a suggestion to buy an ASUS or MSi board. A prime example if you check certain P67/Z68 threads i suggest asus long with my GB suggestions. I have no desire to help GB grow, that isn't my problem if they make or lose money or customers. BUT yes i do help new users, if you check intel general thread my sandybridge OC guide/UD7 performance reviews has over 110,000 hits, along with pages (i think 35-40) and pages i can't even count of new registered users who ask for my advice, and i do provide it. My PM box fills up 4-5 times a month, with PMs from users of GB and even ASUS boards asking for OC advice. I don't tell the ASUS guys to buy GB boards BTW if you were wondering
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As far as I see... you only popped up onto the scene very recently doing sub zero runs and posting reviews etc, you may of wrote for a bigger site before that and I wouldn't know as I tend not to read them. All I have seen is GigabyteGigabyteGigabyte.
First off I always state the problems with the GB boards, and I even give it a bad rating if something is wrong and they don't fix it up in time for my reviews, like there was the the Z68X-UD7. 2 weeks later new BIOS solved half the problems, but I didn't change my review. i am trying my best to be objective. The problem are sites like HardOCP who posted that the Z68X-UD7 is a perfect board. I do my best to be objective, if there is a problem and I don't report it in my review then i get nailed for that later on. Credibility is extremely important to me, and I hold it to the highest place in my book, if you attack it you earned yourself a long editorial, as well as a place in my burn book. I get infuriated, becuase the truth is I am just a forum OCer, who OCes for fun, my 24/7 rig isn't even OCed. I don't want to be thought of as a GB shill, so i am doing my best to make sure that i stay objective as I can in my reviews. You will see with the next review I am bringing out the new format I am doing my reviews in. Its pretty cool, everyone likes it who has seen it so far. I just delayed it to write a bit on how and why I used my OScope the way I did, nothing is wrong with what I have already posted. The only wrong thing for me to do is posting scope shots of different boards using different timescales and volts/div as that can change the ripple reading.

My scope is calibrated, compensated, and shielded. The ground loop issue has even been dealt with by isolating the ground of the scope. These are issues 99% of the readers don't understand, but i take time to explain them in my reviews.

THe X58A-OC review, that was after hours and hours of independent research, so are all of my reviews. The charts and everything are from me. The initial P67A-UD7 physical review was my first review of a board from GB, and yea I might have used their marketing stuff as a basis for my article, but never again will I do that.

LN2? as far as LN2 and subzero goes, i have been around so long that I even owned a chilly1 SS straight from him, and he didnt' rip me off, that is how long I have been around. I took the Pentium 4 561 WR with that.
yes I am new to LN2 speak that way, but to be honest that is not why GB sends me boards. I am not a sponsored overclocker as many think. So yea a lot of LN2 OCers get pissed that i get free hardware as they think I am getting it for being a good OCer, but the truth is I am getting it for review, and feedback. If there are BIOS issues, like there are with the P67/Z68 boards, i report them over and over until they get fixed. Then when new products like the OC board or the G1 come out i give my insight on how to make them better.

All you see are GB in my reviews, becuase that is who sends me free boards. I have only posted subzero results recently with a GB board. I am not going to LN2 a R3E if I know I am going to return it to MC, besides the R3E came and left half a year ago.

There is nothing wrong with liking one brand's products over another, hell 80% of the guys here will take asus, GB, or MSI over any of the other two mentioned. but that is NOT how I see it. I like certain products over other certain products. I don't like the Z68X-D3H or whatever over the ASUS Z68-M or something, id chose the ASUS as its value is much more bang for you buck.

ASUS gives you more bang for your buck to a certain point with SB, and that is why I usually recommend them at the lower end of SB.

I wrote for TechPowerUP when they were smaller, Id review all types of crap from sellers and others. Right now after i posted my reviews I got all sorts of paid job offers from big sites, I only took one and with the condition no one is to know who I am.

I also do write for TheOverclocker, as a small gig, but nothing more than a review, but its nothing compared to the other site i write for.

I have actually been thinking of making my own website, and review all types of stuff from different brands, but its still underwraps, i hate webdesign.

I have been a member of this forum recent, XS since 2006, and Extreme overclocking since 03, when it was actually popular.

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Writing a minireview/advertorial in every thread that you think warrants it ( e.g this one ) doesn't exactly scream 'shining beacon of impartiality'.
Once again if you check some other threads you'll see that i suggestion asus board, even an MSI board that I have used.

As far as X58 goes, i only recommend GB, as my experience is with X58 their products are bunch better. but once in a blue moon i recommend the R3E, that is if I think its good enough. When there was no OC board i recommended the R3E as one of the best. But for X58 the best rely on two factors, whether its bloomfield or gulftown. The OC board is built for Gulftown, even though it did 250blck on slowmode with my 930, the R3e or UD9 should do better. The IOH determines how the BLCk is, and with the OC board its give or take, LSDMEASAP made the X58 BLCk WR with the OC board, but id recommend the UD9 or R3E/BE for BLCK. For gulftown i recommend the OC.

When it comes to SandyBrdige, the board has much less to do with the OC, and then it comes down to features, looks, and general performance advantages(like NF200). So when someone asks me what is the best SB board I suggest the M4E or the UD7. Someone asks in the mid range, i suggest the P8P67-Pro, or just the regular one.

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Can't say the avatar and sig-rig help much either If you want to help Gigabyte out on the forums then do it by giving support out to newer members experiencing problems as they will appreciate it.
I do this more than you do , and to be honest GB found me, I didn't go after them, and it wasn't at these forums. it seems they have 0 presence here to help users, same with asus and other companies. I find that very very odd, as ASUS reps and even Dino are all over XS. Its weird IMO if you ask me. So i do make GB help threads, and I do answer questions I have knowledge about.

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The advertorials just gets peoples backs up as I'm sure you have noticed, definitely not the way to go about it. I also didn't know about you tiff with assus ( Brian I presume? ) but I can't say I'm surprised, a lot of the community feel the same way.
It was Gary Key Director of Technical Marketing for the US, he felt as if he should take it upon his gracious being to do that to me. Sadly for him i review boards directly sent from ASUS HQ, and I actually give them good ratings if they deserve it. I am a better person than him, just becuase he stopps down to childish attacks, doesn't mean I will do the same to ASUS. Even though action like that of Raja@ASUS on XS towards Chew/the whole AMD OC community was totally unfounded. I am guessing Raja thought Chew was like me and reviews GB boards on the forums, but he totally was not aware that Chew also reviews asus boards for asus HQ. It goes to show how they do marketing at ASUS, apart from seeding whole website staff, they also like to do personal attacks. At least it isn't as bad as Antec trying t pay a PSu reviewer cash and equipment to give them a positive review, that is just wrong.


And these are my comments based on facts, what you don't know is about capacitors ESS and ESL or tantalum characteristics and how they differ from electrolytic. PPL also don't know that better ESR and ELS = better product, as had been proved the whole VR has to be redesigned for the change in capacitor characteristics alone. When a semiconductor uses a different doping agent it changes it characteristic, and thus has better or worse or different attributes, this does end up in the final products performance, and it is something to explain to a user.

Just saying X58A-OC overall isn't enough, I like to explain why.
In all I am a journalist at heart, I just want to report on the newest boards, better than anyone else. If ASUS wants to send me hardware to review directly I will, but I am not going to go out of my way to buy an ASUS board and review it, that is a waste of my money, as i make no money doing this.

As far as the OC board it is my favorite board of all time, over any other GB board I have ever used.

I will not recommend an ASUS X58 board, that platform has matured enough for me to have used enough products from both companies and to recommend the one I feel is best, as the title asks. If they ask which is the best ASUS X58 I would say R3E. I wouldn't go and say no GB is better. I don't try and offload my opinion on others, as many do just becuase they hold more knowledge, for gods sake, its engineering. Anyone can learn this stuff, that is coming from someone who minored in EE.

To be honest i write my reviews as in depth as i do becuase i was very fed up with big site reviews. I applied for that position here as hardware reviewer, and they gave me the position, but at the time i had to turn it down becuase of the load of boards from both the site i outsource to, and from GB.

In the end I do my best to stay objective in my reviews, I point out problems with the boards review sites dont. It seems either ppl are jealous of me, hate me b/c I get stuff from GB and they hate GB, or just don't like me. Then others seems to like me. Seems to be half and half.
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Got an OC coming in a few days (hopefully tomorrow). The RIIIE has been my favorite board by far to date (even over the X58A-UD9). I should be able to give a nice comparison between the two once it arrives.

With that said, you don't need any of this. A UD3R or any other cheap X58 board (Sabertooth X58) will max a chip on air. I'd recommend going this way if you'd like to go X58.
Are you really? They drop the price or something?

BTW switching frequency makes no difference towards your OC, id just leave it at stock, and just insulate over the switching frequency DIP switches. The lower the switching frequency= higher efficiency which leads to higher current output. The reset CMOS is the different story though, but easier to deal with.
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Are you really? They drop the price or something?

BTW switching frequency makes no difference towards your OC, id just leave it at stock, and just insulate over the switching frequency DIP switches. The lower the switching frequency= higher efficiency which leads to higher current output. The reset CMOS is the different story though, but easier to deal with.
Caught one used for $200 and I killed my RIIIE ().

I am seriously going to miss ROG Connect though... Even physical buttons can't beat that on convenience.
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