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Hey guys,


I should have done this a long time ago and toss the Gigabyte UD3R x58 mobo in the trash. I've nothing but problems and enough is enough. I am looking at a replacement X58 motherboard that will allow sufficient overclock. Gigabyte is out of the picture and I am looking at other manufacturers. Here is what I chose:


1. ASUS Rampage III Formula PCGH Edition
2. ASUS P6X58D-E
3. ASUS P6T WS Professional
4. EVGA X58 FTW³
5. Asrock X58 Extreme6


Which one is the best out of all these? I am thinking of getting the Rampage III Formula. I would love to get another Rampage II but this would mean buying a new Case. The Antec 902 cannot accommodate E-ATX. I've problems with my other rig, Antec 1200 and E-ATX.


If I get an E-ATX (Rampage II) will the HAF X accommodate the damn thing? As I said, the Antec 1200 has some issues with the cable vents. The E-ATX mobo covers 3/4 of those vents making cable management a hassle.


Thanks in advance for your input.



p.S. I am not interested in SB at the moment. I am interested in Ivy Bridge and the others. So recommending me SB is no go.
 
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Asus rampageIII formula
is the way to go,dont hesitate,simply buy it,
it has great & more overclocking features than any other mobos u listed,
hope I helped u to make right decision
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Originally Posted by i7Stealth1366 View Post
I say you just go sandy bridge... you already have one x58 rig...
totally against this,
he already have a complete setup except the mobo,so better he buys a x58 mobo
Edited by Aniket - 4/15/11 at 6:41am
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Hey guys,


I should have done this a long time ago and toss the Gigabyte UD3R x58 mobo in the trash. I've nothing but problems and enough is enough. I am looking at a replacement X58 motherboard that will allow sufficient overclock. Gigabyte is out of the picture and I am looking at other manufacturers. Here is what I chose:


1. ASUS Rampage III Formula PCGH Edition
2. ASUS P6X58D-E
3. ASUS P6T WS Professional
4. EVGA X58 FTW³
5. Asrock X58 Extreme6


Which one is the best out of all these? I am thinking of getting the Rampage III Formula. I would love to get another Rampage II but this would mean buying a new Case. The Antec 902 cannot accommodate E-ATX. I've problems with my other rig, Antec 1200 and E-ATX.


If I get an E-ATX (Rampage II) will the HAF X accommodate the damn thing? As I said, the Antec 1200 has some issues with the cable vents. The E-ATX mobo covers 3/4 of those vents making cable management a hassle.


Thanks in advance for your input.



p.S. I am not interested in SB at the moment. I am interested in Ivy Bridge and the others. So recommending me SB is no go.
I say you just go sandy bridge... you already have one x58 rig...
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post #4 of 18
Since you have a high end grahics already, its fine to stay with the 1366 processors. No great advantage going to Sandy Bridge in your case. The X58 boards listed are all good. Rampage III Formula is great for me. Also I like the GB UD5/7. Any of the EVGA's are also good. Find the best deal that suits your taste
    
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Thanks for the replies. I will get the Formula III then. Maybe will also buy the HAF X to replace my Antec 902 for my second rig. Its a bit cramped in there. I am skipping SB because I already have two x58 systems at home. I will go IVY Bridge and the new enthusiast / FTW socket INTEL will take out in the future.
 
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too bad the X58A-OC is coming out soon. but it doesn't have many connectors like USB.

Id go with the classy or the R3E
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Ya R3F is the way to go, great clocking board. No HAF-X though, get something like the SilverStone FT02, you will be happier if you like lower temps and easy to remove filters on every intake, good cable management, sleeker, mostly aluminum, and just overall much much better craftsmanship.
Edited by Segovax - 4/15/11 at 11:09am
post #8 of 18
What gigabyte board did you have? GA-X58A-UD3R rev 2.0 is an amazing board. I can't say much about the others.
post #9 of 18
I actually like to use my ud3r with the i7 920 for anything ~4.4Ghz or under, & is great for 2d up into 5Ghz territory.
For high clocked 3d I prefer the evga classified, good for 2d as well. Can't go wrong with a classy.
    
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Alright, asked the shop for an offer for the R3F. Quick question for you guys ... will I have a surprise like the RIIE and find out that the R3F is E-ATX? When I bought the RIIE (it just came out) most of the sites said it was ATX and the shop did too. After I complained, they changed the tag to E-ATX for the RIIE.


P.S: My UD3R is REV 1.6.
 
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