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June 11, 2009 1:30:02 PM

Hi, I 'm looking for a decent motherboard to give the best Crossfire X and OC'ing results.

This is the setup I'm planning to build:

-3*2GB Corsair 2000MhZ Dominator GT
-i7 920 D0 @ 4GhZ+ (TRUE-Copper with 56 dB fan which outperforms practically any high-end watersetups I've ever seen...)
-ATI HD 4870x2 which I already got and a 5870x2 in crossfire X once it gets released this summer
(-Possibly a RAID setup, dunno yet)
-Motherboard X =p
-1KW PSU which I already got as well

Thx in advance!

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June 11, 2009 10:23:55 PM

Thats a pretty mobo, pretty freakin expensive too
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June 12, 2009 1:12:26 AM

He's accurate, but jerking OP's chain.

"So, who may be the ideal user of EVGA X58 SLI Classified mainboard? It works great in nominal mode - however, it will waste a lot of power in this case. It is practically ideal for CPU overclocking - however, other mainboards will offer higher performance levels and, again, will consume less power that simply turns into heat. So, it appears that EVGA X58 SLI Classified won’t suit just any user. It is for those of you who know with all certainty that they need this particular mainboard. A potential user should have a couple of Nvidia graphics cards to build an SLI configuration. He or she should demonstrate clear intention to upgrade to the next-generation Nvidia graphics solutions in the future, so that the NF200 chip could finally do some good. Moreover, it would be best to use CPU cooling solutions of extreme efficiency, such as liquid nitro or Freon phase-changers, especially since the board has a number of special features that should eliminate certain problems caused by extreme cooling methods and make extreme overclocking experience more enjoyable. Besides, when the CPU frequency changes are measured in GHz instead of hundreds of MHz, no one will be concerned with the low performance of this EVGA mainboard. It may allow you to push your CPU to 5-7GHz frequency: at this point, performance at 3.8-3.9GHz speed is of no immediate importance any more"

Excerpted from this review:

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/mainboards/display/evg...

Sorry I can't help the OP with an answer.
June 18, 2009 11:43:58 AM

Sorry for the late response, couldn't get to a working PC for over a week =(

About the motherboard you guys were talking about, how would it perform if I were to set up a Crossfire-X setup on this one? What about the cooler I'm using atm?


Thx for the posts so far...
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June 18, 2009 11:22:32 PM

Read the review for info. No one here has used or likely will use it. So they have no clue.

That board is not for general use.
June 19, 2009 12:41:45 AM

Absolutely love my P6T deluxe v2, worked perfectly out of the box and handles CF and all my OCing very well. Definitely not the top of the market but I dont think the extra expenditure is justifiable, CF works fine and my cpu is bound on air under 3.8-4ghz so buying a more expensive mobo wouldnt do anything and I am not in need of any more features.

However can you tell my why you need ddr3 2000mhz ram on a i7? Just was looking at my ddr3 1600 patrior viper kit which OC's comfortably to 1800mhz but even at that frequency Id need to be running best part of 5ghz to actually need that kind of head room provided im using a 6 or even x8 ram multi. Correct me if im wrong (good chance i am!) but say you have a x21 CPU multi and BCLK of 200 = 4.2Ghz OC but then using a x6 ram multi =DDR3 1200mhz or x8 = 1600mhz and thus still well within 2000mhz or 1800 or even ddr3 1600 for that matter. It comes down to is it even possible to get an OC out of a i7 that justfies needing DDR3 2000?

Does that make sense? as I say im sure theres something ive missed but yea
June 19, 2009 12:51:11 PM

Hmm, about that classified mobo... Will my crossfireX system be able to take advantage of msot of those special functions?
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June 20, 2009 5:31:04 AM

You will not be able to take advantage of the features the board offers.

But read the review, and judge for yourself who the board is designed for, and what it can do.

You don't seem to want to take my word for it.
June 20, 2009 5:49:51 PM

Belochka said:
Hmm, about that classified mobo... Will my crossfireX system be able to take advantage of msot of those special functions?

Hey belochka have a look at msi eclipse sli. It's awesome board with really cool features and you'll be able to overclock your i7 to 4ghz with ease and EVGA x58 sli is also excelent board for overclocking and really more stable.
Check out this link

http://www.tomshardware.com/review [...] ,2164.html
June 21, 2009 12:12:37 PM

umeshkumawatsa said:
Hey belochka have a look at msi eclipse sli. It's awesome board with really cool features and you'll be able to overclock your i7 to 4ghz with ease and EVGA x58 sli is also excelent board for overclocking and really more stable.
Check out this link

http://www.tomshardware.com/review [...] ,2164.html


Got nothing to back this up but off the top of my head I remember when researching with for my mobo that MSI ecplise suffered from stability issues or poor OCing so I think the EVGA board would be better out of those 2, but dont take my word for that as I could be wrong.

Whatever you do dont get an XFX x58i, I had to RMA 2 of them before I gave up and paid the extra for my p6t deluxe@
June 21, 2009 4:51:01 PM

D3LTA09 said:
Got nothing to back this up but off the top of my head I remember when researching with for my mobo that MSI ecplise suffered from stability issues or poor OCing so I think the EVGA board would be better out of those 2, but dont take my word for that as I could be wrong.

Whatever you do dont get an XFX x58i, I had to RMA 2 of them before I gave up and paid the extra for my p6t deluxe@


Yes you are right eclipse was suffering with the stability issue but with new bios it is very stable now and evga it is also a very awesome board especially classified, it's for those guys who really love overclocking and it got a 4 pci-e 16x slot.
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