Anyway, I am looking for a X58 board with the following characteristics
- Reasonably priced; $200, can be stretched if quality or function is superior for a candidate
- ATX is fine, it will be installed in a big case
- Solid OC. Looking to push +3.5G
- No gaming concerns. To be used for heavy computations.
- I have used Asus and MSI MB. Why not another brand for a change, even though Asus has treated me nice in the past.
I will put this in probably a Coolermaster HAF 922 case, with a i7 920 and heavy duty heat-sink (maybe Xigmatec or thermalright)
Since I am of a indecisive nature, I wonder what you fine people think about these choices?
Again, if there is a compelling reason to strech the budget, I am willing to listen...
ASRock Extreme i believe doesnt OC well. I think The ASUS P6T SE would be a fine choice, as you mentioned they have treated you well and i've got no complaints with them.
I'm currently using a Gigabyte GA-EX58 UD5 and its a solid performer, OC my Ci7 920 to 4ghz no problem, the only thing I dont like is the high Vdroop( OR vdrop, can never remember) for example in my BIOS the Vcore is set to 1.286xxV and in windows its 1.25xxxV. I didnt have this issue with my old ASUS P5Q-E (775)
So i expect the GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R will have this issue, although it isnt a major issue more of an annoyance for me atleast.
I believe the Foxconn FlamingBlade only has 3 DIMM slots so thats a max of 6GB (They say a max of 12GB but ive never seen any 4GB sticks) Although 6GB is enough for most people, some people like more depending of what they do with there PC.