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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by bpgt64, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. bpgt64

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    Looking for a new X58 board, must do x16/x16 SLI. USB 3.0/SATA III is a plus. My UD4P has a bad memory slot, and I am going to sell the RMA when it gets back. Any thoughts?

    This will be paired with a Noctua D14, Mushkin Blackline Ram, and two GTX 470s

    So far, I am looking at;
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0327018

    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0327018

    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0304486
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    RIIIE look good
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    I have machines running both of those boards and they both are rock solid boards.. The Gigabyte definitely has better cooling for the chipset so it does clock a lil better. the thing about the P6T is the lack of USB 3.0 other than that it's pretty solid for me. They both seems to take most RAM i throw at them.

    I also like the Rampage Gene II even though it's an M-ATX board it still has 2 PCI-E for SLI/Crossfire and alot more options for OC and such.

    On another note..

    I have an extra brand new unused GA-X58A-UD5 that just passed 30 day return period at microcenter. If you want it i can sell it to you for $300 shipped.. i paid like 330 ish with tax just on the 4th of july weekend.
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    Yea i love my Gene board! it OCs like a dream and still got SLI or Crossfire at my fingertips
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    The UD5 is your best bet. After over a dozen different X58 boards, I can tell you that it's simply a better board than the choices you've listed.
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    My UD4P has served me well. I just have had to RMA 2 of these boards already, and I am thinking of trying Asus or EVGA.
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    Fair enough. I've had 2 Gene's. They are solid boards, especially for m-atx.
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    Ud5 it is...
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    i can also say that the Gene is a solid board. Mine is great only problem is the NB runs alittle toasty but is easily fixed with a new heatsink OR just some good airflow.
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    bpgt64 says thanks.
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    I am impatient, if the new board doesn't work, I don't wanna go through an RMA. Why I am buying locally to begin with. So I can return/replace on my lunch break.

    But thanks :)

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