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[poll] gigabyte X58A OC or EVGA classified 3

Poll Results: X58 mobo

 
  • 50% (7)
    GIGABYTE GA-X58A-OC
  • 50% (7)
    EVGA X58 Classified3
14 Total Votes  
post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
i need to replace my motherboard, i am about 50%sure it is going out
here is my other thread: http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/1087...-problems.html

anyways, i am stuck between these two boards, help me decide.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128497

VS

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188069

this is going to replace my DFI X58 ult until socket 2011 comes out.
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post #2 of 14
Those are some intense mobos. I would say the EVGA.
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post #3 of 14
I'd go with EVGA, just cause it's cheaper but still very reliable and has great feedback.
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post #4 of 14
The X58A-OC is a superior board for overclocking, and that would be my choice without a doubt. But keep in mind that it is meant for extreme overclocking, so it's missing some of the "every-day" features that the Classy has.
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post #5 of 14
GIGABYTE GA-X58A-OC < this one

I would have gotten it myself but it didn't have enough USB ports on the IO.
I had the evga classy e759 and it worked very well but I didn't like the NB heat-sink size.
post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 
what every day features would i miss with the x58 OC?
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post #7 of 14
the X58A-OC is my pick as well, its been really proving itself lately. Its a great board with some cool OC features.

you will only have 4 USB ports on the back panel(2 of the are USB 3.0) You will have 1 LAN port, and 2 PS/2 ports on the back.

You will also have internal USB headers.

You will have the normal amount of SATA ports including Marvell SE9182 SATA6G which is very good controller.

You are just missing some USB ports. But you still have USB 3.0 and SATA6G
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post #8 of 14
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I am still unsure, i get advice both ways... I should flip a coin
the ram slots are higher on the X58 OC, that might interfere with the fans in my case.
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post #9 of 14
Here's my vote!

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post #10 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by bumsoil View Post
I am still unsure, i get advice both ways... I should flip a coin
the ram slots are higher on the X58 OC, that might interfere with the fans in my case.
what are you talking about? LOL the RAMs lots of of the same size and their ram slot hold downs are too.

FYI the OC board and the Classified 3 both have the same amount of USB 3.0 and SATA6G ports! that is hilarious.

on both boards the RAM slots are extra distance from the CPU, and they are just at the right height so that they don't interfere with GPUs, long GPUs, you don;'t need to take them out to replace the RAM. It is the same on both boards.
Edited by Sin0822 - 8/11/11 at 1:26pm
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