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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.
I don't understand. You will use a 980X, are considering tfifire and watercooling, but you don't want to spend more than $200 for a board? Come on. Anyway this board is close to that price after rebate.

Spend a little more and get this. Only downside is no SLI support but who cares, you can either hack it or just not use Nvidia SLI lol. It's made by Shamino and it's going to be a reliable board that will run your 980X at whatever you want it. Check out the HWBot submission
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It didn't make my list because it's not the same price range. When I was looking for my motherboard I was looking at ~$200 motherboards, and I wasn't willing to pay that extra money for pretty much the same features. (right now there's a $25 difference, with only a 3 year warranty) Also, the Sabertooth is newer.
    
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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.
It'll definitely help with the OC and you can get a waterblock for it.
 
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It didn't make my list because it's not the same price range. When I was looking for my motherboard I was looking at ~$200 motherboards, and I wasn't willing to pay that extra money for pretty much the same features. (right now there's a $25 difference, with only a 3 year warranty) Also, the Sabertooth is newer.
yea it was very hard to get a sub $200 or at $200 new X58 mobo that is made by a good company until now it seems, their prices are finally dropping.
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I don't understand. You will use a 980X, are considering tfifire and watercooling, but you don't want to spend more than $200 for a board? Come on. Anyway this board is close to that price after rebate.

Spend a little more and get this. Only downside is no SLI support but who cares, you can either hack it or just not use Nvidia SLI lol. It's made by Shamino and it's going to be a reliable board that will run your 980X at whatever you want it. Check out the HWBot submission
its made by shamino? i doubt that

Why? he has been working for ASUS for a while now.
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its made by shamino? i doubt that

Why? he has been working for ASUS for a while now.
I always heard he went to Sapphire. With his departure from EVGA being a little before Sapphire just randomly released an X58 board I would think he helped design it. Regardless it's a really nice board for the price, and I would get it over any of the Asus boards like the Sabertooth or P6X58D series.
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I have the Biostar X58 motherboard... It is pretty boss I must say.

220+ bclk getting my 920 to 4.2+. The previous owner has 4.4+.

http://www.google.com/products/catal...d=0CDgQ8wIwAg#
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I always heard he went to Sapphire. With his departure from EVGA being a little before Sapphire just randomly released an X58 board I would think he helped design it. Regardless it's a really nice board for the price, and I would get it over any of the Asus boards like the Sabertooth or P6X58D series.
no right now it is definitly like this:
Shamino. works for ASUS as EE

Tin and kingpin both work for EVGA now

Hicookie works for GB


None of those guys above are to be bothered for questions about the companies, they don't do that stuff, they are engineers not marketing.

I doubt shamino would build a board without SLI LOL he also prob wont build a board of that caliber, his last major project was a $400/$500 classified series, which he is known for. I don't think he'd move to a brand new mobo maker, even though sapphire did used to make boards.
Edited by Sin0822 - 4/7/11 at 8:41am
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I'm kinda leaning towards this, I like the price too: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...tem=13-188-068

Are there any stability/BIOS issues with this board, or any other boards that would be better for my needs?

EVGA makes good boards, right?
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