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EVGA, having launched its X58 3X SLI motherboard which received raving reviews for its features, performance and price-point, looks to up the ante with a new flagship motherboard based on the Intel X58 platform for the Core i7 processors. While X58 motherboards start at the US $200 point, over a period, there has been a faint seggregation of the motherboards based on the prices and features, starting with a $200~240 range sans SLI support, $250~300 with SLI and >$300 enthusiast-grade range.

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does the NB necessarily need that large of a heatsink to keep it cool, because in that case it will block CPU cooling and even certain GPU cooling
 

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That NB cooler is just plain stupid. I'm sorry but do they really need a hs that big on the NB?
 

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I'm looking forward to seeing how this stands up against the other boards, but especially the Bloodrage!

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That NB cooler is just plain stupid. I'm sorry but do they really need a hs that big on the NB?
I like it! :p I doubt it needs to be that big, but this is an enthusiast board so it's better to have it than not to have it I guess.
 
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How will the GPUs even get air flow? Is that what the slits on the side are for?
 
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That NB cooler is just plain stupid. I'm sorry but do they really need a hs that big on the NB?
i dont know i think it looks mad and this board going to be a good step-up for me :toast:
 

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question, why?

just stick with what you have, be cost effective more so than that minor stepup.
 
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question, why?

just stick with what you have, be cost effective more so than that minor stepup.
it was my plan all along to step up to this board, and this board = higher oc for me
 
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it was my plan all along to step up to this board, and this board = higher oc for me
I'm with you on this one. It sure does look sweet and lots of nice PCI-e bandwidth.

It's good to see another West Aussie in the forums.:toast:
 
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I'm with you on this one. It sure does look sweet and lots of nice PCI-e bandwidth.

It's good to see another West Aussie in the forums.:toast:
:toast: all the way bro all the way
 
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i wont buy anything with FTW on it.
 

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it was my plan all along to step up to this board, and this board = higher oc for me
I think your current board has more in it, You've only got it at 3.2ghz
 

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I just watched the video of this board running two overclocked i7's at the same time off the one PWM on this board. Damn thats nice. I wish I could afford it.

This board looks really nice.
 
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Nice, though I think I'll stick with the Asus P6T6 (all PCIe, no IDE).
 
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looks like overclockers nvidia fans dream... but is not GREEN :confused:
 

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Never ever heard of the motherboard making a difference, ever.
Dose if its a intel vs nvidia chipset, i could overclock alot higher with my old nvidia chipset, + this board looks sick :D
 

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Dose if its a intel vs nvidia chipset, i could overclock alot higher with my old nvidia chipset, + this board looks sick :D
Really, I never thought the motherboard had anything to do with it.
 
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Really, I never thought the motherboard had anything to do with it.
i could hit 750/1285/1540 with my card on my 780i i could push high if i had better cooling, i only can get to 730/1250/1500 with this X58 board, new board = nvidia 200 chip :toast:
 

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That NB cooler is just plain stupid. I'm sorry but do they really need a hs that big on the NB?
Uh, you are aware that there is no NB on the i7 boards...right?
 

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I like the way this board looks personally.