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Looks like my old GA-EX58-UD3R is finally read to kick the bucket, it's been the worse board I've ever dealt with by far, googling it finds it is a problematic board.

So for around the $200 range, what's a good board that actually has good circuitry? I'm surprised at how many boards don't follow the USB specifications and such.

I only have 1 gpu.
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Gigabyte boards are pretty darn good. My old X58A-UD5 was able to break the 230 BCLK barrier without having to enable slow-mode.

I also have a MSI Big Bang XPower in my for sale in you're interested.
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id say either sabertooth or rampage extreme.. not gene
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You had one of the first revisions of the UD3, that prob wasn't the best board since they went from EX58 to X58A to A58x rev 2.0, and that UD3R seems to be a good board.

You can try ASUS like a p6X58d-E is decent, their X58 sabertooth isn't much good tho. Rampage 3 extreme is decent, .

In terms of build quality, GB's is extremely high, they do a lot of stuff they don't talk about now.

i would recommend the X58A-OC if you care about that build quality, but its missing a lot of ports on purpose.

The X58A-UD5 rev 2.0 is one of the best bang for your buck boards GB makes for X58.

BTW G1 series is excellent, i have the X58A-OC, and I owned a R3E and P6X58D-P, X58 assassin, and UD5 rev 2.0. They all went one by one, the asus boards first tho lol.
Edited by Sin0822 - 10/29/11 at 12:17pm
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that gigabyte board looks appealing :S if i had my x58 setup still id think about that board
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gigabyte X58A-OC is the definition of a quality motherboard.

it is absolutely amazing.
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My ga x58a ud3r rev 2.0 has been good so far.
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You had one of the first revisions of the UD3, that prob wasn't the best board since they went from EX58 to X58A to A58x rev 2.0, and that UD3R seems to be a good board.

You can try ASUS like a p6X58d-E is decent, their X58 sabertooth isn't much good tho. Rampage 3 extreme is decent, .

In terms of build quality, GB's is extremely high, they do a lot of stuff they don't talk about now.

i would recommend the X58A-OC if you care about that build quality, but its missing a lot of ports on purpose.

The X58A-UD5 rev 2.0 is one of the best bang for your buck boards GB makes for X58.

BTW G1 series is excellent, i have the X58A-OC, and I owned a R3E and P6X58D-P, X58 assassin, and UD5 rev 2.0. They all went one by one, the asus boards first tho lol.
I was under the impression that Gigabyte made nothing but crap? How come all the high end builds never have Gigabyte?
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who's high-end builds?

GB boards are the only ones made by GB anymore, everyone else outsources. ASUS comes tthe closest to not out-sourcing, guy who own asus also owns pegatron, who owns asrock, pegatron and asus share their factories. In the past GB sucked, but with X58 they were the best, LGA1155 hasn't been so good for them, but X79 should be. GB isn['t crap, just many ppl know who asus is.

Only ASUS X58 board id ever set into my system would be a ramapge 3 extreme.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...97&Tpk=x58a-oc
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