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Is the MSi X58 Platinum still worth buying?

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There's some guy on craigslist who's selling one for $100 firm.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130216
This is one of those LGA 1366 boards that seems to be long forgotten. I haven't seen a rig with an X58 Platinum on OCN in several decades. When it first game out in Q4 2008, I scoffed at it. Hideous brown board with minimal heatsinks and characteristically low reviews, selling for $210-220.

But now I need a board. I told the craigslist man I wanted his board. The board I really want, though, is the EVGA X58 E757 SLI LE. It's an attractive stable board (all I really need), and a Recertified on Newegg costs around $100, but I waited too long; it was $94 yesterday, and now it's $111 today, and if you have any idea how broke I am, that makes all the difference in the world.

So... what do you think? X58 Platinum still worth getting? It seems to have an awful lot of issues and I'm not sure about it's longevity, but I can't imagine it being worth much more or less than $100, still.
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post #2 of 26
with your current setup just upgarde to an i7 860 or 870..its still a beefy setup for gaming and everyday use..its still worth going X58 but at this point that IB and SB revision is rolling out not to mention AMD's BD is coming this June..you ought to save that cash..or as suggested get an i7..
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Originally Posted by kairi_zeroblade;12593450 
with your current setup just upgarde to an i7 860 or 870..its still a beefy setup for gaming and everyday use..its still worth going X58 but at this point that IB and SB revision is rolling out not to mention AMD's BD is coming this June..you ought to save that cash..or as suggested get an i7..

I wanted Crossfire; I already sold my componentz. i5 750 + P55-UD3R + 4GB Trident 2000 for $270 after shipping. By doing what I'm doing, I spend virtually nothing for the upgrade to 8 threads, Crossfire + SLI support, and triple-channel RAM.
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ohh i see..well i would NOT suggest that board..MSI already stopped supporting that board..also as aforementioned it really has issues with the NB temps going crazy..i did own an MSI board and was disappointed on how it performed..its a Voltage frenzy board..it loves more VTT and MORE NB voltage than normal..
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Originally Posted by kairi_zeroblade;12593477 
ohh i see..well i would NOT suggest that board..MSI already stopped supporting that board..also as aforementioned it really has issues with the NB temps going crazy..i did own an MSI board and was disappointed on how it performed..its a Voltage frenzy board..it loves more VTT and MORE NB voltage than normal..

I dunt no wut 2 do mayne :<... i is pore
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post #6 of 26
well you want to source out/sacrifice your current board for a Xfire setup??well that 6870 ain't slouch in gaming..well everyone else also wants Xfire but looking at your situation hmm it seems that you don't have any left choices..

well in the 1st place you shouldn't have sold the I5 setup..that 940 C0 is a bit pain to OC(if you're on to Ocing)..you could have been able to do Xfire with the UD3R AFAIK it can coz i previously owned 1 and i did a 5850 xfire with it..

i was once there before seeing empty PCI-E lanes..i got bored..
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post #7 of 26
for dual gpu setup, this mobo (evga sli le) is not best choise. it will not run at 16x/16x.

also you got a c0 i7? get rid of it. if you will not find a d0 for price that you will sell your c0 (yes its that bad, not worth to hold if you ocing) its ok, still go for x58, but if you dont. save your money and wait for upcomming things.
post #8 of 26
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Originally Posted by prznar1;12593557 
for dual gpu setup, this mobo (evga sli le) is not best choise. it will not run at 16x/16x.

also you got a c0 i7? get rid of it. if you will not find a d0 for price that you will sell your c0 (yes its that bad, not worth to hold if you ocing) its ok, still go for x58, but if you dont. save your money and wait for upcomming things.

Why would I need x16/x16? A 6870 wouldn't benefit from the extra bandwidth, and x16/x8 with the SLI LE is quite a bit better than I could have gotten with a P55.

Also, I might not be overclocking a whole lot. Maybe 4GHz max. I used to be really into it, but I'm bored of benching now tongue.gif. And remember, it's a 940. If I ever want to sell, it looks pretty good and the stock is pretty high, especially considering that 950's sell for well over $200. I bought my 940 for $175, which seems reasonable, C0 or not.
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post #9 of 26
this board is fail cos of lack of 16x/16x mode... why buying x58 and not having it? even 6870 can suffer from 8x in big action moments. crucial moments.

ocing c0 is real pain, 4.0 GHz with c0 is more then golden cpu, those are real unicorns.
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Originally Posted by prznar1;12593641 
this board is fail cos of lack of 16x/16x mode... why buying x58 and not having it? even 6870 can suffer from 8x in big action moments. crucial moments.

ocing c0 is real pain, 4.0 GHz with c0 is more then golden cpu, those are real unicorns.

Why buying? I'm poor, mothruhsucker. I'm 17, $1800 in debt with no job and no allowance, and I have to pay for my schoolbooks... I don't have a lot of options.

Also, I think 3.8GHz on a C0 is a likelihood. I just need enough overclockability for it to last me a few years.
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