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post #1 of 11
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Hello I know there are many threads about this board, but the information is all over the place and kinda old.

I just bought this board because mine has broken pins (will try to fix it, yes I tried RMA they were like ****)

Curious, will this board handle 5970 @ 1000/1300 and 980x @ 4.3 or so? RAM at 1800 or more if possible.

As far as I know this is one of the best (if not the best) overclocking board for the 200$ price tag all possible features that a normal PC gamer / overclocker needs

I got the Rev.2 one because of the power stuff (16 or whatever number)

How is the bios? I saw some video on youtube.. seems to be very easy (including mhz counter)

How is the cooling on this motherboard? I have a very good case airflow and as far as I know I can't watercool the motheboard because there simply aren't any blocks for it.. does it go really high? Like I said got a bunch of fans blowing from everywhere.

I just hope this will be stable enough... I will be using it until they release Ivy Bridge and some crazy 4 way SLI board so I can jump on that

Thanks in advance guys!
Edited by Lune - 2/17/11 at 8:08pm
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Anyone? : P
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post #3 of 11
its actually got 12 phases instead of 8, the UD5 rev 2.0 has 16 aqnd the UD7 rev 2.0 has 16.

Its a great board, proven time and time again.

There is a thread for this board and other X58A GB boards, there is a lot of OCing going on with this board, checkout the spreadsheet on the first page it has OCs with templates for every speed, it will handle a 980x easily.
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post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by Sin0822 View Post
its actually got 12 phases instead of 8, the UD5 rev 2.0 has 16 aqnd the UD7 rev 2.0 has 16.

Its a great board, proven time and time again.

There is a thread for this board and other X58A GB boards, there is a lot of OCing going on with this board, checkout the spreadsheet on the first page it has OCs with templates for every speed, it will handle a 980x easily.
Thanks for the answer I will check out more threads about it, just gotta search deeper I guess

Going to OC this baby on Monday

I am worried about the ram slots and all that... people keep saying they have received broken boards.. many say bios update = some random reboot all the time or something like that

+rep for you ;p
Edited by Lune - 2/18/11 at 9:28am
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post #5 of 11
I have this board and its been great so far. I did watercool my CPU and GPU's and was very successful on Overclocking my 950 to 4.25, I havent tried to go past that but I'm sure it will be able to do it.
I did have to do was pull out my northbridge heat sink and replaced the Tim on it. my northbridge would spike up to 73c, but after I changed the thermal paste on it my temps has not gone up past 49c.

I am running 2 470 gtx on it and Im thinking of doing 3 SLI soon
Edited by trekman - 2/18/11 at 10:06am
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post #6 of 11
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I have this board and its been great so far. I did watercool my CPU and GPU's and was very successful on Overclocking my 950 to 4.25, I havent tried to go past that but I'm sure it will be able to do it.
I did have to do was pull out my northbridge heat sink and replaced the Tim on it. my northbridge would spike up to 73c, but after I changed the thermal paste on it my temps has not gone up past 49c.

I am running 2 470 gtx on it and Im thinking of doing 3 SLI soon
Thanks for the information Trekman I guess the board will do the job very well
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post #7 of 11
Mine has worked perfectly. Got my 950 up to 4.2 no problem. I don't have a fan on my northbridge, just a crossflow from my 5.25 bay intake fan to my VGA exhaust fan. With the fans turned low the NB has hit 67 while gaming. When they are cranked it doesn't get above 53.
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post #8 of 11
Mine was an awesome board. My i7 940 unfortunately was just a moderate overclocker. Just recently sold mine and went SB. Still kind of miss it though :/ (First big mobo purchase)
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post #9 of 11
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Thank you for the answers guys btw Cyb0rg I think you should have waited for Ivy Bridge I know that we can keep saying "wait for this and that" but that i7 950 is more than enough and same as "Candy" bridge and the stupid 5ghz that mean nothing for games anyway

i7 950 and then Ivy Bridge and new 28nm VGA = WORTH IT!
Edited by Lune - 2/18/11 at 1:32pm
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post #10 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lune View Post
Thank you for the answers guys btw Cyb0rg I think you should have waited for Ivy Bridge I know that we can keep saying "wait for this and that" but that i7 950 is more than enough and same as "Candy" bridge and the stupid 5ghz that mean nothing for games anyway

i7 950 and then Ivy Bridge and new 28nm VGA = WORTH IT!
Ivy Bridge will have 1155 processors. I will be able to drop in new Ivy Bridge stuff in my current rig.
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