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one of the best board i used is the Gigabyte x58A-UD3R i hit better clock with low voltage thann the EVGA 3way sli
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Why would a board be useless w/o a soundcard? Why would a crappy soundchip make a board worthwhile to begin with anyways, when some of ppl fork over lots of cash to get a soundcard anyways?

Anyways, you're being rather presumptuous assuming that the board wouldn't come with said soundcard. If you followed the recent big bang thread, we all got the board complete. And the one guy that didn't got the missing parts from MSI, and I believe for free. Anyways, it's over 80 bucks off and for me it was worth the risk.
well, ima give the open box a shot and order it in a few hrs... whenever i wake up later so to say, what shall i expect to go through if i get the open box as for missing items ? and please feel free to link me to the thread that you were referring too, thanks
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the bloodrage has problems with blck over 210 if i remember. i do like their cooling solution though. GIve you 4 options, go no cooling NB, go fan cooling NB, go water cooling NB, or even give you a DICE/LN2 POT for your NB VERy good idea. you know foxconn makes many ASUS boards, Gigabyte makes their own.
the PCI-E mod is your friend

and it sure doesnt because I hit 245 easy on DICE

NB is cool, but the IOH cold bugs even under DICE....


and OP, big bang is a pretty decent mobo, and at a good price a deal not to pass up!
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well, ima give the open box a shot and order it in a few hrs... whenever i wake up later so to say, what shall i expect to go through if i get the open box as for missing items ? and please feel free to link me to the thread that you were referring too, thanks
http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...ng-xpower.html

http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...bs-newegg.html
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the PCI-E mod is your friend

and it sure doesnt because I hit 245 easy on DICE

NB is cool, but the IOH cold bugs even under DICE....


and OP, big bang is a pretty decent mobo, and at a good price a deal not to pass up!
If you didn't hear the PCI-E mod for the EX58 series is already done for you by gigabyte for the X58A series, the gulftown mod is done for you on the rev 2.0 boards.
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Gigabyte UD3R is going on shell shocker today for 6 gigs of gskill ram. For $250
They don't show the ram, I assume its probably some cas 9 1600 ripjaws.
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i went ahead and ordered the big bang xpower open box, lets hope it comes with the sound card

thx for all the advice so far
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Gigabyte UD3R is going on shell shocker today for 6 gigs of gskill ram. For $250
They don't show the ram, I assume its probably some cas 9 1600 ripjaws.
Hmm.. I just got a text from newegg shell shocker. $79.99 computer case + 700w psu, starts at 1pm??

I finally got one of my friend to buy my current mobo and cpu but for a real cheap price.

And I've been eyeing the UD3R to go along with my 950 and ram...
    
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i would never buy a cheaper PSu that comes with a case, i would never trust my equipment to something like that.
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The P6T and P6TD fly right by the Gene and Formula, and cost less.
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