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Is this board the shiz or wut? I fell in love with the color scheme and since it doesn't have sata 3 and usb 3 i was thinkin of getting an add on card so what do you guys think? heres the link ---> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813186176
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It's a lower-end X58 board. I don't know much more than that so hopefully someone can chime in. I do know the other Foxconn X58 boards, namely the Bloodrage, were a hit a year ago.

I wouldn't get an add-on USB3/SATA6 card right now until you really need it. The controllers that are currently out are junk - PCIe 2.0 x1 400 MiB/s lane (after overhead) feeding 2 SATA 6 550 MiB/s ports after overhead? LOL. The only SATA6 controllers currently out that are reasonable are AMD's, integrated on their 800 chipsets, and an LSI one for $250.
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^ it's not an x58 board.
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eddie its not a X58 board its an P55 board.
    
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I used one for a few months. It's a great mobo that OCs like a beast and is built well. I did not like the PCIE layout though so I sold it.

It's $30 more than I paid for it in January too -_-
    
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eddie its not a X58 board its an P55 board.
My bad. I was thinking of another Foxconn X58 board I've seen on Newegg (deactivated I guess).

$195 for a P55 board is overpriced IMO. $200 will buy you a brand new Asus Sabertooth X58 at Newegg and that's likely to be a better board. Who cares about color scheme? Do you spend all day looking at your motherboard?
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if you like the color scheme the p55 evga sli boards are like it. but foxconn is who makes almost all the motherboards anyways.
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It's a lower-end X58 board. I don't know much more than that so hopefully someone can chime in. I do know the other Foxconn X58 boards, namely the Bloodrage, were a hit a year ago.

I wouldn't get an add-on USB3/SATA6 card right now until you really need it. The controllers that are currently out are junk - PCIe 2.0 x1 400 MiB/s lane (after overhead) feeding 2 SATA 6 550 MiB/s ports after overhead? LOL. The only SATA6 controllers currently out that are reasonable are AMD's, integrated on their 800 chipsets, and an LSI one for $250.
Dude it's a high end P55/1156 board, whatchu smokin? I would look at ASUS selection in the price-range, equally awesome and generally they have NEC controllers (which rock) for USB3/SATA III.
 
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138159

That's a better board for a similar price.
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Quote:
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138159

That's a better board for a similar price.
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