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Which X58 board would be best for me?

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I know this has been asked one hundred times but I'm trying to decide which board is best for me and cant decide between the EVGA X58, Gigabyte Extreme and Asus P6T. The price difference between the Asus and Gigabyte is about $30 which I dont mind paying, but is it worth getting the Gigabyte for the included waterblock? since really I will only be trying to get it to about 4Ghz or paying the little extra and get the EVGA? or should I just get the Asus? I will be getting a 920 at the moment, unless the 940 price is halved in 2 weeks lol
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Well they are all great boards but, the Evga takes the cake IMO due to Evga's great customer service and warranty!
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Thanks, Will read some more reviews, the only reason I am considering the Gigabyte is for the water block however if I am really going to see no benefit from it I will get the EVGA
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The asus and gigabyte are really close as far as overclocking goes. It seems though as many people with i7 are choosing the gigabyte..

The waterblock on the extreme is copper

I put mines under water again today. I seem to get better overclocks with it to.

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Iggster, that is one sexy lookin 3-way SLI connector, lol
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Rajb1031 View Post
Iggster, that is one sexy lookin 3-way SLI connector, lol
LOL HAHAH when I opened it I was like "OMG this thing is UGLY!" I wonder if I could use one from a different manufacture like evga?

like this one?

http://www.evga.com/products/moreInf...20-%20Hardware
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post #7 of 8
If it comes down to brand, EVGA hands down.

And yes Iggster you should be able to use a different SLI connector. But $20? damn
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post #8 of 8
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Originally Posted by iggster View Post
The asus and gigabyte are really close as far as overclocking goes. It seems though as many people with i7 are choosing the gigabyte..

The waterblock on the extreme is copper

I put mines under water again today. I seem to get better overclocks with it to.

Thanks, I think I will go for the Gigabyte
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