Best all-around X58 motherboard (expert's opinion please)

Discussion in 'Processors and motherboards Intel' started by Answerzz, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. Answerzz

    Answerzz New Member

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    I'm looking for a good reliable motherboard for my new custom PC I'm building

    CPU = i7 920 2.66ghz

    GPU = Evga gtx295+ (will do quad-sli in future)

    -will use 2gb 3sticks (6 sticks 2gb in future)- haven't bought any yet

    OS - Vista home premium 64bit w/ SP1


    other thoughts : love playing some latest 1st person shooting games( COD: modern warfare/world at war, to be released COD6 modern warfare 2)
    also do a lot of java programming/designing, run multiple applications..
    use a lot of wireless USB devices (controllers/headsets/bluetooth usb/multiple mouse)


    About over-clocking: I'm not an over-clocking freak.. heck I don't even know much about it so I might not be using that unless I learn it completely and feel comfortable doing it. So, over-clocking is not really a concern for me.. though, an easy OC bios setup would be a welcome feature.


    That all being said, what x58 mobo will be best suited for me?


    My personal choices..

    1. EVGA x58 classified (if it's worth around 400canadian dollars)


    Back-up options..

    1. Gigabyte x58 UD5
    2. BioStar x58 Tpower


    If there is/are a better motherboard than the ones I've listed, then, please let me know. And, if the ones I've listed are reliable and do hold significant credibility, then, please let me know, as well.
     
  2. CPC_RedDawn

    CPC_RedDawn Ancient Guru

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    ASUS P6T Deluxe

    Comes with more features than a twelve cu*ted hooker named steve.

    It overclocks with ease, my mate got his Core i7 to 3.8GHz with 30 idle temp and 56 max temp with amazing improvements in app speed.
     
  3. Answerzz

    Answerzz New Member

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    Sure thing mate, I'll definitely look into those.

    However, there are 3 different editions for ASUS P6T deluxe..

    ASUS P6T deluxe (max. 12GB memory)

    ASUS P6T deluxe V2 (max. 24GB memory)

    ASUS P6T OC palm (max. 12GB?? memory) some sites claimed max. 24GB, I believe?

    I for one would go with the V2 version if I am to buy a deluxe mobo.
     
  4. DSK

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    +1 for any version of the P6T
     

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  6. Answerzz

    Answerzz New Member

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    There is a slight problem that I would like to know more about concerning P6T mobos..

    Asus have substantially warned their customers to not use memory using more than 1.6V or it will burn the mobo down, no joke! So, they recommend to buy 1.5V memory sticks. Okay.. so far, so good.

    Now, what I'm confused about is that when people over-clock.. doesn't the volt for their memory increases and exceeds the 1.6V limit?
     
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    Well not really no with i7 memory its very well made for low voltage overclocking but most will not go over 1.6v.
     
  8. everald

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    whats your guys take on the ASUS Rampage II Extreme? it is said to be the best overclocking board on the market now............
     
  9. Psytek

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    I don't like Asus in general, everyone I know with an asus board has had it fail, I'm gunna get a GA-EX58-UD5 or EX58 extreme, still undecided.
     
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    Yes it is the best.
     

  11. nicugoalkeper

    nicugoalkeper Master Guru

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  12. John

    John Ancient Guru

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    UD5 is the exact same board without the lollercoaster heatsink for alot less money.

    @OP: The EVGA Classified is utterly useless to you if you're not an hardcore overclocker. The board will be of no use whatsoever to you, and the price premium it carries is hideous.

    I'd look into the DFI LanParty UT T3eH8. One of the very best overclockers, few bios bugs, excellent build-quality with Volterra fully digital PWM, superb layout and generally an excellent looking board. The price isn''t half bad either.
     
  13. Zer0K3wL

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    deluxe does't support tri sli i believe.
    so p6t.
     
  14. Pyro the Dragun

    Pyro the Dragun Master Guru

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    +1 Great board all around. Possibly the only component that didn't give me fits when overclocking. And EZ-Clear is a godsend.
     
  15. bokloz

    bokloz Master Guru

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    Gigabyte x58 UD5 is the best from the best
     

  16. DaddyD302

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    Before you set your heart fot that board, let me warn you. The 3rd pci-e is useless for dual cooler gpu. Try as I might I could not get my 260GTX onto it. I was force to use the 2nd pci-e as Gigabyte made a poor choice of putting the 2 front usb port, and firewire port there. They also decided to put the power/reset/HD/speaker port there as well.

    I could live without having the front usb and firewire but no way I could get around not crushing the power/reset/HD/speaker port. On my HAF 932, it's impossible. I just ended up putting my Areca 1220 raid controller there and lost a spot for my X-fi Elite as I could not put it on. So far I had much better luck with this board then I did with my last 3 EVGA X58 which all had issues with both my Dominator 1600 and OCZ gold 1600. I could not run the system stable with all 3 rams in. I had 3 in a row bad EVGA X58. The Gigabyte saved me from having a heart attack as I finally found a stable board.

    One more thing, the Gigabyte seems to be affected by the cold boot bug. It means when you start it from a coldboot up, it turns on and then turns off and then turns on again. You can read it on newegg's review of the GA-EX58-UD5. I didn't believe it til I saw it myself, and it is kinda scary.
     
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  17. dejo1

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    on my giga ud4p it only does it if I unplug the power cord. but the asus p6t does the same thing and I would take the giga over the asus any day
     
  18. GC_PaNzerFIN

    GC_PaNzerFIN Maha Guru

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    Asus P6T Deluxe here and I love it!

    PS. no dual boot issue here ;)
     
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    For what its worth Toms picked the MSI board.
     

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