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How does this board compare with the R3E, EVGA SLI offerings, or MSI's big bang fuzion?

My friend showed me a few boards (abov) that were the same price as my UD5 and now I'm starting to feel like I've been ripped off.
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Originally Posted by kiwiasian View Post
How does this board compare with the R3E, EVGA SLI offerings, or MSI's big bang fuzion?

My friend showed me a few boards (abov) that were the same price as my UD5 and now I'm starting to feel like I've been ripped off.
Not R3E, you got a good $80 jump on that, unless your talking formula.

Nothing wrong with the ud5..... unless you like black(evga)? or black and red(asus)?

You certainly didn't get ripped off..... has good power phases and all that jazz.
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With air cooling or water cooling for that matter, you should of just went for the X58a UD3R. I wouldn't even consider EVGA's lower tier motherboards.

Gigabyte makes some quality boards, don't let buyers remorse get to you.

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You certainly didn't get ripped off..... has good power phases and all that jazz.
Which really wont do anything for OP
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Not R3E, you got a good $80 jump on that, unless your talking formula.

Nothing wrong with the ud5..... unless you like black(evga)? or black and red(asus)?

You certainly didn't get ripped off..... has good power phases and all that jazz.
alright, thanks for the reassurance.
seems like the GB MB's don't get much love/attention on OCN...
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http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...ion-2-0-a.html

This board is supposed to be top notch according to the review above.... Im thinking about picking one of for my i7 970.
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Gigabyte boards arnt flashy. They dont attract the attention of the kiddies. That said, they're built well and dont blow up in your face (usually). Thats what really matters with a mobo imo unless you have some very specific useage in mind that is only avaliable elsewhere.

I mean hey lets face it, whats the point of a board that is selling itself on 4 way sli alone if you are using a single ati card or some such? Much better off with a board thjat wont FRY that single ati card because your overclock was slightly unstable.
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you didn't get ripped off, read my review I owned R3E and P6X58D-Premium and they didn't push BLCk as far as my UD5 rev 2.0. Rampage 3 boards are having a big problem passing 222blck. Your X58A-UD5 can pass 230blck if your CPU is up for it. You paid for build quality, gigabyte will NEVER come out with stupid gimmicks like votlage read points and panels for 2 reasons.

#1 there is no need for voltage read points as gigabyte uses the iTE monitoring chip instead of the cheaper windbond chip that is not accurate, your monitoring chip reads within 1%-3% of actually, vcore and qpi/vtt are withing 1%.
#2 gigabyte makes their own boards unlike ASUS and EVGA, they cannot afford to open a new department for stupid panel design, as if there is a problem they lose A LOT of money.
Your board is much better built, power phase design is superior for digital systems, and you can push cleaner voltage. your BIOS is better, maybe just the color is off. Read MY review in MY sig, you will not be disappointed you did.
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With air cooling or water cooling for that matter, you should of just went for the X58a UD3R. I wouldn't even consider EVGA's lower tier motherboards.

Gigabyte makes some quality boards, don't let buyers remorse get to you.



Which really wont do anything for OP
Hey man I'm really happy for you........but R3E IS THE GREATEST MOTHERBOARD!

Seriously tho, if you read around on the forums the old ud3r's had a good deal of problems it's a budget board, I personally would rather have the next step up just to give them some leeway to not have to be cheap on things.
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what problem? I read around the forums. I have sen them clock better than R3Es, and I never seen UD5 problems.
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what problem? I read around the forums. I have sen them clock better than R3Es, and I never seen UD5 problems.
I was talking about the ud3r's...., some of them had whine, and a few others problems.

and was kidding about the r3e.
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