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Whats the point of running any OC if it's unstable so that in the middle of your game it crashes?
What does this have to do with anything I said?

And my PC doesn't crash!
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Definately go with the Gigabyte x58a-ud3r. Very solid overclocker and has USB 3.0 and SATA3. I've used gigabyte with 965 chipset, p35, p45, and x58 and they all overclock extremely well.
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EVGA SLI 3 or have you seen the new intel DX58so 2?? but id stay away from intel boards if i were you my intel DX 58so failed 3 times on my and the fourth time intel rejected my RMA , never go for intel motherboards
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EVGA SLI 3 or have you seen the new intel DX58so 2?? but id stay away from intel boards if i were you my intel DX 58so failed 3 times on my and the fourth time intel rejected my RMA , never go for intel motherboards
The whole reason I made this thread.

But oh god, don't even get me started , had multiple threads about my intel mobo issues:

http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...therboard.html

http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...ios-issue.html
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I've got all these suggestions and I can't decide lol.. :/
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post #26 of 53
BTW p6t does have esata but I wouldn't recommend it

150+
asrock x58 extreme

200+
gigabyte UD3
ASRock Extreme 6

250+
R3 Formula
MSI big bang x power

300+
R3 Extreme
EVGA classified

400+
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post #27 of 53
There are three that all perform about the same for that price.

Asus Sabertooth X58
GA-X58A-UD3R
EVGA 131-GT-E767-TR

Basically they all are the same, except for the color scheme, the manufacturer, and the warranty. The ASUS has 5 years, the Gigabyte has 3, and the EVGA has 1. On the other hand, EVGA has the most desirable colors (IMO), then Gigabyte, then ASUS.

I went with the ASUS (because of warranty, and the green isn't that bad) and I got my 950 to 4.7ghz on my H50. Basically beyond that it's colors and warranty.

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post #28 of 53
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ASUS P6X58D-E

Or

ASUS Sabertooth

Or

Gigabyte UD3R

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Now, would it be really risky to get an open box formula? I really want to have all the parts...


EDIT: Hmmm @Epona, how come the P6X58D-E wasn't on your list? Just curious.
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BTW p6t does have esata but I wouldn't recommend it

150+
asrock x58 extreme

200+
gigabyte UD3
ASRock Extreme 6

250+
R3 Formula
MSI big bang x power

300+
R3 Extreme
EVGA classified

400+
Gigabyte G1 Assassin or OC depending on your preference
UD9

I saw that the MSI Big Bang had some SATA problems?? I saw it on Newegg reviews?? Does anyone know if the Forumla is worth the extra money over say a UD3 or a Sabertooth?
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post #30 of 53
actually the X58A-OC will be sub 300.

The gigabyte X58A rev 2.0 line up has excellent OCing across the line, they are known for high blcks and very good voltage regulations. As well as rock solid BIOS support and features. Really the X58A-UD5 rev 2.0 is teh BEST bang for your buck solid X58 motherboard. Its actually a X58A-UD7 rev 2.0 without the waterblocked heatsink and same electronics. Excellent GOOC BIOS gives great features.

If you want great SATA6G support for X58, the G1 series, they have cheaper ones have the SE9182 which is the best marvell sata6g controller there is, the OC board will have this too. honestly id get the OC board but you don;t have that many features in terms of normal use. The X58A-OC board is going to be sick board, but it wont have things like eSATA, extra USB, stupid stuff like pci-e 1x ports, its a board with the bare minimum in terms of extras. What they took the money and invested in is this:
Custom power circuitry
50a DrMOS
50a inductors(its a first, the evga classy came close at 40a per phase)
there are no can type capacitors, they will ALL be tatlanum core capacitors.
Extra OC features such as OC multiplier, blck buttons
switching frequency switches
bios switches
its basically a board like the R3E black edition- all the gamers ****+ gigabyte's X58 engineering, power design, and extra features. I have had my panties in a bunch since they said it was going to be released.

idk i think this is one hell of a X58 board:


The X58A-UD5 rev 2.0 has dual lan, too many USb 2.0 and 3.0 ports, eSATA, IEEE, too much connectivity crap that OCers don;t want.
Edited by Sin0822 - 4/6/11 at 8:36pm
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