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I'm trying to decide between the EVGA x58 SLI LE and the Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R.
I may be wrong to think that the EVGA is a more a 'gamer board'.
I was wondering which board you guys would choose out of specifications.
both boards are in the same price bracket.

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I'm trying to decide between the EVGA x58 SLI LE and the Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R.
I may be wrong to think that the EVGA is a more a 'gamer board'.
I was wondering which board you guys would choose out of specifications.
both boards are in the same price bracket.
I went with the eVGA just because my general experience with it is better than with Gigabyte. It also has easier overclocking utilties than Gigabyte, in my opinion (the display on the board helps a lot)
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I went with the eVGA just because my general experience with it is better than with Gigabyte. It also has easier overclocking utilties than Gigabyte, in my opinion (the display on the board helps a lot)
Fair enough.
I have always had a Gigabyte board.
I am considering making a techstation so the display on board would be very useful for CPU temps.
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The on-board display is nice when it doesn't give you a vague code. I've had a few instances where I had issues where the system wouldn't past the POST screen, and I got a extremely vague code that when referenced in a legend table gives you no idea as to whats wrong. When it spits out a code that's helpful, it's great!

The temp sensor would be nice for you if you make a techstation out of it. All my eVGA boards are buttoned up in cases, so I get my temp readings from RealTemp. The difference in temperature varies a little between RealTemp and the on-board, but my guess is that they are measuring from 2 different points.

I can't comment on eVGA vs. Gigabyte, but if you were to pit eVGA vs. MSI (in this price range, or eVGA vs. Asus (in this price range)...I would take eVGA over them merely because of the better BIOS layout for overclocking that eVGA has.
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Personaly i love the on board display of EVGA and i use it alot in your situation my friend, We are in the same boat. I use a tech station aswell mine is mounted on my wall at eye level so i see my display 24/7 but keep in mind that temp readout will only read Tcase temps that is the temp of your(IHS) Heat spreader. and when it comes to 920's and 930's it should not exceed 67c. This readout is not the cores
Link http://processorfinder.intel.com/det...px?sSpec=SLBKP

As far as EVGA vs. Gigabyte? I can't really comment but i can say when it comes to EVGA customer service EVGA is 2nd to none!

For Example when my story started "Very short version"
I started with a E758 ($269.99 Fry's) In which had a very isolated incident two boards back to back "A bad and unknown Bios" which caused damage to cpu. Well not only did JacobF "Jacob Freeman" manage to give me a chance to send in damaged processor for a replacement but he also gave me a Classified E760 ($419.99) as a replacement of the E758 in question.

Even though i lost my mind a couple of times in the process. It's due time that jacob gets the recognition he deserves in this topic.

Thank you eVGA and JacobF for the professionalism.

Edited by Bodycount - 6/14/10 at 11:39pm
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I've ordered the EVGA as I had some money come in.
It's coming in on Friday I cannot wait for this amazing board.
The i7 930 has been staring me down on my desk for the past 3 days.
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BIOS 73 Updates:

* Added TRL setting to assist with memory compatibility while overclocking

141-BL-E757-TR - EVGA X58 SLI LE
132-BL-E758-A1/TR - EVGA X58 SLI

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anyone know what the highest overclocking bios of the evga sli le is ?

Nothing else matters to me besides the overclock on it.
    
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The X58 3X SLI can run just a SLI setup at x16 correct?

Anyone have experience with EVGA's B-Stock?
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