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I seek a good mobo for overclocking my w3680. My current board does not supply stable enough power.

Found a few interesting ones, but not sure if they are good overclockers. Do not want to get a bad board again.

Asus Sabertooth x58
EVGA X58 FTW3
Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R

Any of these any good? Would also be good to know if my Xeon will work on them.
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The gigabyte GA-X58A OC is without a doubt the most stable high end OCing board out there.

You see most x58 records set with it.
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Any Motherboard with high phase CPU power is always the best. EVGA SR2(sadly 8phase per cpux2), Rampage 2, Maximus 4(but no x58) and 1 or no PCI slots or PCI devices
Edited by meetajhu - 8/16/11 at 2:05am
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Originally Posted by meetajhu View Post
Any Motherboard with high phase CPU power is always the best. EVGA SR2(sadly 8phase per cpux2), Rampage 2 and 1 or no PCI slots or PCI devices

???

SR2 is a Xeon only board for TWO processors. Rampage 1 is a 775 socket. Rampage II is useless compared to a rampage III, much older and not as good for overclocking.

Rampage III is the good 1366 board.

But again, gigabyte x58-OC will be your best bet for stability.

EDIT: the w3680 xeon is compatible with normal X58 boards right? My memory is failing me.
Edited by pangolinman - 8/16/11 at 2:12am
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Thanks for the advices, but I was kinda hoping for a cheaper board. Already spent a fortune on the Xeon and Watercooling.
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Any of the boards you have listed will work fine and all will clock around the same.

The EVGA X58 SLI3 & Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 would be my top 2 choices.

However the Asus Sabertooth is a very well priced board for its features. Its part of the TUFF series and is supposed to be made from superior parts..

So go with one of those three based on price...

Your Xeon will work fine in them. The only real advantage of the Xeon is the ability to run 2 of them in the SR2 boards.
Some do believe they are better binned, but no real fact has ever been documented
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Just ordered a Sabertooth. Read many review saying it was a very good overclocker. Rock solid according to most.
Thanks for good advice!
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