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It's similar MB to my old Eclipse SLI, and it was a great board, high OC and low temps
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Originally Posted by sp4wners;12593689 
It's similar MB to my old Eclipse SLI, and it was a great board, high OC and low temps

What made you switch? This goes back to my first post... I don't see many people using these first-gen boards anymore (especially this one).
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Originally Posted by aaronmonto;12593660 
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.

I suggest you stop playing with your computer and get a job. I have a MSI x58 mobo and like every other MSI x58 mobo the NB runs at 90 degrees doesn't OC for crap and is crap brown. Don't dute.
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Well MSI was not a popular company but has great boards, also my Eclipse SLI has problems with some RAM modules, they were not compatible, but I was able to OC my CPU easily to 4.7GHz on air. I changed it because of the look smile.gif I'm modding my PC at the moment and I want all my hardware looks cool wink.gif But as a user of Eclipse SLI i can tell You it was a great board, as I remember they were very similar, just a couple of things were different. Also my temps on board was about 50-55 degree with CPU OCd at 4.2GHz I don't know about the cooling on platinum version cause it's looks similar but also different smile.gif But as I said they're very similar boards. If You don't have money just take Asus Sabertooth X58 in my country they are exactly at the same price
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I suggest you stop playing with your computer and get a job. I have a MSI x58 mobo and like every other MSI x58 mobo the NB runs at 90 degrees doesn't OC for crap and is crap brown. Don't dute.

I'm volunteering for a couple nonprofits. It's kind of like a job.
Anyways, thanks to everyone who replied. +rep all... I'm probably going to pick up this board on Monday. Or maybe not. Maybe.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by aaronmonto;12593794 
I'm volunteering for a couple nonprofits. It's kind of like a job.
Anyways, thanks to everyone who replied. +rep all... I'm probably going to pick up this board on Monday. Or maybe not. Maybe.

Nope. Volunteering for non-profit doesn't pay you money to buy proper mobo. Computer nerdery is an expensive hobby.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dave12;12593815 
Nope. Volunteering for non-profit doesn't pay you money to buy proper mobo. Computer nerdery is an expensive hobby.

Indeed frown.gif
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Originally Posted by dave12;12593815 
Nope. Volunteering for non-profit doesn't pay you money to buy proper mobo. Computer nerdery is an expensive hobby.

You're just jealous that after spending $9000 of hard-earned burger-flipping money, you still don't have HyperThreading, x16/x16 PCI-E slots, or triple-channel DDR3 tongue.gif. Even though I'm buying cheap 2.5 year old hardware, I'm still on top, baby!

Edit: Although yes, I'm broke, sad, and lonely. BUT I HAVE A GOOD COMPUTER, and on a computer forum, that's all that matters. Let's leave life out of this.
Edited by aaronmonto - 3/3/11 at 4:14am
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post #19 of 26
most of older x58 mobos got some strange problems. eclipse was not best with ocing ram. some kits were working like nothing else, some not..

i still say dont buy that evga. search the ebay and aim for gigabyte ud3r or p6t (not se) or similar boards. avoid asrocks cos they usually will be failing boards that people want to get rid of them.

oh and C0 can end even at 3.2 GHz. usually they overclock to 3.4 - 3.6 GHz biggrin.gif
Edited by prznar1 - 3/3/11 at 4:24am
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Sorry but Gigabyte sucks for me (have 3 mb and they were all cra py... MSI is still awesome CPU overclocker, and as far as I know only Eclipse SLI (top model) had some problems with ocing some RAM modules. I'd saygo for Platinum if You don't have money or go for Sabertooth X58 I don't know how they are priced in US but in poland they are almost the same as Platinum from MSI
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