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I'm kinda wondering the same, would you recommend the EVGA X58 over both the Foxconn Bloodrage and the Asus Rampage II? If price wasn't an issue, though I think they're all similarly priced.
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I'm kinda wondering the same, would you recommend the EVGA X58 over both the Foxconn Bloodrage and the Asus Rampage II? If price wasn't an issue, though I think they're all similarly priced.
the EVGA is one of the best boards that i have heard of but i think from what these guys are saying that the bloodrage will be even better. i think imma gonna get that one
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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 $400.
That's really not a valid argument. It's the same way as other X58 boards supporting 24GB in 6 slots, and 4GB sticks are way overpriced. Currently only Crucial produces it, and they're selling it for $384 a pop and it's only DDR3-1066 with very crappy timings (CL7). Even when there are cheaper and improved 4GB sticks in the future, I guarantee you that they will have utter crap timings compared to their 2GB counterparts. And to think the 3-slot design on the Bloodrage is designed for memory overclocking...... Yes you're right, no doubt it'll be the best overclocking X58 board, but that's its sole purpose. It's designed for those who like to push things to the max, not for those of us who like to spend most of the time to actually use the hardware.
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Buying a board with only 3 x DDR3 tri-channel slots is as dumb as buying a DDR2 dual channel board with only 2 slots. Way dumb although this dummy has done it before, never again though.

If you aren't into hardcore overclocking and don't need tri-sli, any of the X58 boards appear solid.. they truly do. Pick the one that has the layout you most like and the features you need. However, for hard overclocking, it's hard to beat the Asus P6T series from what I've been reading. For me, it's coming down to the Asus P6T6 WS Revolution for the following reasons:
  • $30 cheaper than the R2E I was also considering
  • Can do tri-sli with 16x to all lanes - I doubt I will ever go tri-sli but the layout is kick ass for dual-sli and there are no legacy slots
  • No floppy and PATA - This is something I've been waiting to see for a very LONG time. The only legacy device left on the board is a PS2 port. However, it's only one and it could be a good thing (maybe).
  • Looks real nice, better than the R2E IMO

The only con that may apply to many people is lack of firewire but this is not an issue for me.

For the longest time, I've been a Gigabyte fan-boy but Asus might have finally won me back with their X58 lineup.
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the EVGA is one of the best boards that i have heard of but i think from what these guys are saying that the bloodrage will be even better. i think imma gonna get that one
dont just go and buy the board cause someone is saying is good , go and do some research if it meets your standards then buy it .
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dont just go and buy the board cause someone is saying is good , go and do some research if it meets your standards then buy it .
QFT - because, right now, for every one person who says ABC's OMGFTW board is great, I find another person who is *****ing about what a ****ty BIOS it has. I'm seeing this with every X58 board on my short list.

I need a motherboard/CPU/memory upgrade really bad and want to buy something by next Friday but still not sure what I am going to do yet. The board I mentioned above is still near the top of my short list. However, now in a preliminary review, Kyle Bennett @ Hard is reporting that he is unable to get it to work in 3xSLI mode. He says it is very stable in 2xSLI mode however. Now, I have no intentions of ever running in 3xSLI mode but it still makes one wonder.
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As a side note, HardOCP is supposed to be publishing their reviews of two of the Gigabyte X58 boards sometime in the next 24 hours. Kyle stated this in a video announcement this morning.

Edit: These would be the GA-EX58-UD5 and the GA-EX58-EXTREME (essentially the same boards with the Extreme setup for watercooling of the north bridge and the EXTREME north bridge cooler for those who use air. Quite odd considering that X58's are supposed to run cooler now that the memory controller is moved off the NB.
Edited by N1ESE - 12/22/08 at 6:04pm
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