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post #1 of 8
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Hi all,

I hopeful you can help me out, I need to get a new X58 Motherboard.

My old X58 Gigabyte GA-X58-UD3R Motherboard has die and I'm look at getting a new one for my Intel i7 920.

I down to two Motherboard chose, as there in my price range. ($250AU)

Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3449#ov

or

Asus SABERTOOTH X58

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1366/SABERTOOTH_X58/#overview


Which do you think would be best motherboard?

I'm looking at doing some small amount of overclocking when I can work out what cooler too get to replace the stock one with.

I more the willing to have a look at other ones if there in my price range.

only thing is I want to have USB 3.0 and SATA 6 on it. As this system will have to do me for about 3 years.

any help would be a great help, many thanks.
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post #2 of 8
I would personally go with the Gigabyte - has a few more features and is known to be a better overclocker than the sabertooth - with Asus if you can afford it go for the ROG boards (i.e. Rampage III Formula )
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post #3 of 8
I'll vote for the Sabertooth, its the TUF line and I have heard alot of good things about them...

But in reality both boards are from good manufacturers,so its a win/win choice...
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post #4 of 8
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I went with the Asus SABERTOOTH X58.

I have to say my i7 920cpu feel a hole lot better and faster now then when I had iot in my old Gigabyte GA-X58-UD3R.

The SABERTOOTH is just great to the point when I build a new system in a few years time i will be getting a SABERTOOTH one of what ever I build.
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post #5 of 8
^Its whole, not hole lot better

I also agree, go with the sabertooth. While it isn't a great crossfire/SLI board because of its tight PCIe slots, almost everything else about it is great.
post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 
sorry about the spelling kids and typing fast.

I don't ever need crossfire/SLI.
I use my system more for Photoshop and 3d stuff and only play game one or two times a year on my system.
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post #7 of 8
the UD3R, you should RMA yours, BTW what revision was it? revision i mean?
    
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post #8 of 8
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no I kill it I stuff some pins of the CPU area.

may bad
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Corsair TX650W Carbide Series 300R 
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