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Buying a new X58 board.

Poll Results: Which board?

 
  • 28% (6)
    Gigabyte GA-X58A-OC
  • 19% (4)
    eVGA 3X SLI
  • 4% (1)
    eVGA x58 FTW
  • 0% (0)
    Asus Rampage III Gene
  • 47% (10)
    Asus Rampage III Formula
21 Total Votes  
post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 
My current GA-X58A-UD3R has died and I am going to need a new one, What would be a good choice, Should I get another one the same or perhaps the GA-X58A-OC ?
post #2 of 27
Thread Starter 
I am considering the following boards as they all seem to have the features I need: Asus Rampage III Gene, Rampage III formula, gigabyte X58-OC, eVGA 3x SLI, eVGA x58 FTW

Please tell me what you think is best and why.
post #3 of 27
If you don't mind the micro ATX form factor and the limited expansion slots, definitely go with the Gene.thumb.gif

It's an ROG board with solid performance, excellent overclockability, great components,a great look, and Asus quality. Price is good too; as stated, the main drawback is that it is micro ATX.
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post #4 of 27
Thread Starter 
Oh ok, It definitely one vote for that, I should really start a poll. To help out this is what I will be running from it, 12GB RAM, a GTX 580, hopefully SLI down the line, 2 HDD's RAID0, Using USB3.0, Corsair H100, PCI-E sound card.
post #5 of 27
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Originally Posted by blodflekk View Post

Oh ok, It definitely one vote for that, I should really start a poll. To help out this is what I will be running from it, 12GB RAM, a GTX 580, hopefully SLI down the line, 2 HDD's RAID0, Using USB3.0, Corsair H100, PCI-E sound card.


UD3 was your previous board, and no plan to move to SB, stick with GA -OC plenty of PCIe @x16/x16/x8/x8.
 

 

 

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120GB x 4 RAID0 Raptor 300GB x 2 RAID0 CPU-370 CPU-370 
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post #6 of 27
Thread Starter 
Yep no plan for sandy bridge, Will be keeping this rig for a while, will probably upgrade to an x88 or x98 in the future.
post #7 of 27
Thread Starter 
Bump
post #8 of 27
highly rec the rampage iii formula, very nice board for the price. though dont count on their sata 6gbps ports, or anyother x58 6gbps ports.
post #9 of 27
Thread Starter 
Why is that?
post #10 of 27
Thread Starter 
Got a couple of votes for the gigabyte board. I am going to buy one of these two today, come and tell me which one it should be and why. I have had an asus board fail in the past, it was a P5Q Pro Turbo, but not a ROG board...
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