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I always see EVGA and ASUS. Well my budget is around $200. So that orange and black board from
Gigabyte is is too high.
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OP, please stop cally the GA boards crap OK? You're scaring me ... (and I've had Zero issues from my board after 15 months)
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ASUS like a p6X58d-E is decent
yep. when i looked, this one seemed like the best bang for the buck. pretty low cost overall, usb 3 etc. I've been very happy with it, no issues. Thought it's pretty unremarkable, it kind of just sits there and gets the job done. If you're familiar with asus boards it's exactly what you're used to. If you need to run some crazy sli setup the rampage or evga classified would be the way to go.

many years ago when i bought my P5E, all the reviews of the gigabyte boards said "they are crap". That was back in like 2007. It looks like they've made some good progress and are putting out pretty good boards these days. There's a particular 1155 model i've been eyeing up.. if i were to go that route. So I would say the perception that they are crap is a little dated, and you might want to consider them.
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post #14 of 23
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Ok, so I don't plan to ever do a multi gpu setup ever since I hate the noise, micro stutter, driver issues, plus I water cool and find my games run fine.

I did have my CPU at 3.9GHz. I use a PCI-E sound card in my specs below.

Overall my main desire is a board that won't break again in 2 years...and have USB ports and Sata ports that don't fail every so often for no reason.

Basically a board that actually works...and actually has properly function ports.
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post #15 of 23
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Basically my budget is $200ish, everyone here is suggesting $300+ boards
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post #16 of 23
becuase X58 is not a cheap platform mate The cheapest boards that are decent are the ASUS Sabertooth, the X58A-UD3R rev 2.0, and the P6X58D-E/premium.

id get the UD3R to be honest, make sure its a rev 2.0. or go for the P6X58D-E, it has that built in SSD for like internet before the windows OS, its kind of cool.

GB X58 boards tho has QPI/VTT and more LLC options that ASUS with X58, except for the Rampage 3 which has the same amount of LLC options.

Where do you see high-end builds? Here is what GB does, and is known for. They don't add those features you see on other boards, they build their boards well, and do it well, and that is what they are known for. To be able to compete overclocking wise with the rampage 3 series a board really needs to be built well.
    
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post #17 of 23
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True but X58 is ancient and dead, you'd think there'd be some better priced boards.

the GA-X58A-UD3R has 3/5 on Newegg, is it because of 1.0? How do I know if I'm getting 1.0 or 2.0?
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ancient? not hardly. obsolete maybe. 1366 will be around for another couple years... I wouldn't even say 775 is ancient and dead yet. almost

the p65x8234d-e (whatever it is) is right around 200.. or find a good deal on a used board.
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post #19 of 23
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ancient? not hardly. obsolete maybe. 1366 will be around for another couple years... I wouldn't even say 775 is ancient and dead yet. almost

the p65x8234d-e (whatever it is) is right around 200.. or find a good deal on a used board.
You know Intel, release one set of CPU's, make a new socket and your SOL.
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So should I get the X58A-UD3R? Amazon has it for $190 and I have Prime. These are stable right?
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