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post #11 of 24
Nowadays, the DX58SO is pretty crappy compared to pretty much every other X58 board.

If you are interested in overclocking, i suggest you get something other than the X580SO
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post #12 of 24
Well, since you can obviously afford it, I would. That or the EVGA Classified3. Intel in general focus more on the factory pre-built market, so expect mediocre "overclocking" options on ALL their boards. After all, they advice against overclocking altogether with their cpus, like some outdated sentiment from the early 90s. And how they're "limiting" overclocking on Sandy Bridge, speaks for itself. yada yada. Only way I'd buy an Intel-brand board is if I were doing a build for someone's grandma or something. Their boards just aren't enthusiast-grade. They will ALWAYS stick to average, consumer-grade boards, aimed at the pre-built market. That is where their cash flow is.
Edited by Diabolical999 - 1/1/11 at 12:20am
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post #13 of 24
I would give the DX58SO a shot and see how far you can take it. Newer boards are a lot more stable in their voltages and in the fine tuning you will need for a stable OC but your current board just may do the trick. If not, nothing ventured, nothing gained, you can still get an R3F and go from there. That or the EVGA Classified are top of the hill for the 980x but give what you have a shot.
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post #14 of 24
with that chip you should be able to hit your target OC imo. i am running my dx58so @ 200 bclk x 21 multi. the board is hit or miss at anything above 200 blck. you can just ramp up your multi and lower your bclk since you have an unlocked chip.


on that note though, i am actually going to be replacing my intel board for the exact board you want, the rampage iii formula. mainly to run my ram @ 2000 and to squeeze more out of my chip. once i switch to water cooling i want to get up to 4.7-4.8 hopefully. cant do that on the intel since i cant run anything higher then 200 blck
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post #15 of 24
Lol i'm surprised nobody here has talked about the High BLCK achievements on air and water for the GA-X58-UD7 =P the fail thing about some R3X boards are that they have a BLCK that is very limited and not all there boards consistent on that level some max out at 215 which is all you really need, but almost all the x58-Ud7 Boards can pull a good strong 230-235 =) That it has way more features don't Always look into the mainstream Gigabyte has ugly mother boards but those put out some UGLY POWER **Does Tim tool man taylor gorilla grunt**
    
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post #16 of 24
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Originally Posted by OCBalmang View Post
Lol i'm surprised nobody here has talked about the High BLCK achievements on air and water for the GA-X58-UD7 =P the fail thing about some R3X boards are that they have a BLCK that is very limited and not all there boards consistent on that level some max out at 215 which is all you really need, but almost all the x58-Ud7 Boards can pull a good strong 230-235 =) That it has way more features don't Always look into the mainstream Gigabyte has ugly mother boards but those put out some UGLY POWER **Does Tim tool man taylor gorilla grunt**
Really? Use the products you claim are garbage before you bash them. I have had nothing but good luck with both my RIIE and RIIIE.
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post #17 of 24
You could get some extra clocks with a gigabyte board, you may want to look at this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-422-_-Product
post #18 of 24
UD7! Or if price is no object, the UD9!
 
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post #19 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChickenInferno View Post
Really? Use the products you claim are garbage before you bash them. I have had nothing but good luck with both my RIIE and RIIIE.
RIIE and RIIIE are both excellent boards as I have both used them.
Regarding about the Intel mobo, it is a piece of junk. That was the mobo I purchased when the i7s just hit the market 2 years ago. It was great running stock clocks, but once I started cranking up the clocks and the voltage, it hard locked on me and somehow I bricked the board. The speed I was attaining was a simple 3.8ghz and the Intel mobo just quit on me. Returned the mobo and replaced it with the Rampage II Extreme.
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I think I am going to put it on eBay and see how much the bid goes up to. If it doesn't sell, I might use it.

Now.. I have been looking at the Gigabyte UD5 motherboard, how does this compare to the Asus R3F?
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