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Best X58 motherboard in the $200ish range?

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Like the title says. I'm sick of my DX58SO.
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I'm a Gigabyte dude because OSX is perfect for it. So I will say UD3R
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post #4 of 53
If you don't mind open box, then this would be great:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131666R&cm_re=asus_rampage_III-_-13-131-666R-_-Product

Never had any issues with any of the ASUS boards I've owned, and at my work I've only seen 1 come DOA in the last 1 1/2 years. Gigabyte bricks...I mean boards...I pull out and replace on a regular basis.
    
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post #5 of 53
Thread Starter 
Would the formula really benefit me more than the P6X58D-E though?

I will be:

OC'ing my 980x to 4.5GHz (Around there)
OC'ing my RAM to 1600MHz 6-8-6-20 @1.6v
Eventually adding water cooling
Eventually Crossfiring or (maybe) even Trifire my 6970.
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post #6 of 53
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188068&Tpk=x58%20sli3

I've had this mobo for about 6 months now, its fantastic and great for an sli setup because my cards aren't sandwiched.
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post #7 of 53
Go for a Rampage III, its amazing for overclocking, its worth the extra 100, it will support trifire, and look sick as **** if you have a red/black case
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X58A-UD3R hand down.
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post #9 of 53
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sin0822;13031043 
X58A-UD3R hand down.

Reasons? smile.gif
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1TB Samsung F3 Spinpoint 7200RPM LITE-ON 24x DVD±RW Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit Apple iMac 27" E-IPS LED 2560x1440 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB Samsung F3 Spinpoint 7200RPM LITE-ON 24x DVD±RW Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit Apple iMac 27" E-IPS LED 2560x1440 
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Asus P6T.
Tri SLi. Excellent overclocker.

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i5-2430M Intel HD Graphics  Nvidia 1GB GT 550M (GF116) w/Optimus|DX11|144 ... 6GB DDR3  
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Samsung 850 EVO 250GB Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7.2K 16MB Cache Prolimatech Megahalem Rev.B (Push/Pull) Windows 7 Home Premium 64 
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HP OMEN Z4D33AA 27" 1440p 165Hz 1MS G-Sync Razer BlackWidow Ultimate  OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W XClio Windtunnel 
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Logitech G502 Proteus Core Tunable  Razer Goliathus 444mm x 355mm - Speed Edition ... 
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AMD Phenom II 720 X3 BE @ 3.2GHz 24/7 MSi 770-G45 Sapphire Radeon HD 6870  8GB GSkill RipJaw 1333Mhz  
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i5-2430M Intel HD Graphics  Nvidia 1GB GT 550M (GF116) w/Optimus|DX11|144 ... 6GB DDR3  
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120GB PNY 1311 SSD 500GB 7.2K RPM Windows7 Home Premium 64 17.3" WLED TL 1600 X 900 with 2.0MP HD webcam 
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