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post #1 of 17
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recently i have been looking at all of the x58 mobo's and i just cant find the one that i want. i am looking for a Mobo that will support 6gb's of 1600Mhz's and is SLI ready. i also want the best board for the Crossfire setup. it is so hard to choose...
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post #2 of 17
If you intend to 3 way sli, go with evga (better layout), if you intend to overclock, go with asus or gigabyte.
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post #3 of 17
The Foxconn Bloodrage, Hands down. It's made for OCing, supports up to 12GB of RAM in 3 slots, up to 2000 MHz i think, supports Crossfire and SLI, and looks so nice, you'll wanna sleep with it.

It hasn't been released yet though, but it should be before Christmas, and it's supposed to be less than $400.
Edited by Dillard13 - 12/13/08 at 4:32pm
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post #4 of 17
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The Foxconn Bloodrage, Hands down. It's made for OCing, supports up to 12GB of RAM in 3 slots, up to 2000 MHz i think, supports Crossfire and SLI, and looks so nice, you'll wanna sleep with it.

It hasn't been released yet though, but it should be before Christmas, and it's supposed to be less than $00.
less than $00 !! omg that's amazing
    
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that is awsome but is it gonna be pure BA in features? i ask these questions olny because i want the best! i am gonna OC my CPU which i think i am gonna get the 920, but im not sure yet. but this always is so helpfull to have feedback from people who know.

do you have a link for the Bloodrage?
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less than $00 !! omg that's amazing
Yea! They pay you to buy the board!

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Originally Posted by MikuMiku View Post
that is awsome but is it gonna be pure BA in features? i ask these questions olny because i want the best! i am gonna OC my CPU which i think i am gonna get the 920, but im not sure yet. but this always is so helpfull to have feedback from people who know.

do you have a link for the Bloodrage?
This is supposed to be the board for OCing.
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post #7 of 17
Gigabyte EX58 UD5 and Extreme is tri SLI ready and I heard it over clocks pretty easy..
    
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post #8 of 17
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yeah thanks i think i will wait for the Blood Rage it looks BA!
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post #9 of 17
I really don't like the 3 slot design, mostly all other boards except the Intel x58 have 6 available DDR3 slots; which come in handy when running a 64-bit operating system. But then again it may just be a personal preference.

I would definitely go with the Asus Rampage II, it will be my next board once I'm done Christmas shopping ; )
post #10 of 17
I got the EVGA X58 and it is a solid performer, lots of features, and of course if you ever need a RMA, their customer service is amazing. Plus its the only X58 board where you can use 2 PCI cards with a dual slot video card.
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