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Core i7 - evga nforce x58 or Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5?

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April 14, 2009 11:32:52 PM

Hi which of these is the better board?

eVGA nForce X58 SLI w/ TripleDDR3 , 7.1 Audio, Dual Gigabit Lan, 1394, PCI-E, 3-way SLI
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/PID-MX22683(ME).aspx
http://www.evga.com/products/moreInfo.asp?pn=132-BL-E758-A1&family=Motherboard%20Family

vs this board
Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 w/ TripleDDR3 2000, 7.1 Audio, Dual Gigabit Lan, 1394, PCI-E, 3-way CrossFireX/ SLI
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/PID-MX22584(ME).aspx
http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Products_Overview.aspx?ProductID=2958

Thanks!
April 15, 2009 1:31:15 AM

there really is no advantage of one board over the other. Both have been reported to OC i7s fairly well. It comes down to your preferred maker.

I personally chose EVGA, because I've done some RMA with them(video cards), and it was a good experience. I've never had to RMA my Gigabyte boards so I don't know how they are.

I also chose EVGA, because I like their Eleet software. Easy to navigate and use.
April 15, 2009 4:01:09 AM

Ok thanks for the answer, I think I will go with the gigabyte as it has alot more room for pci/pci-e x components.
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April 15, 2009 10:48:47 PM

I was gonna buy a EVGA board as they looked pretty good, got good reviews when they worked, but that's just it, there were ALOT of reports of DOA equipment and having to do very frequent bios flashes, in the end I went for a P6T deluxe rather than gamble with it. From the specs and reviews it looks really good, their OC tools look good as well, but the more than other brands DOA record I think it might be a bit of a gamble
April 15, 2009 11:32:47 PM

P6T nuff said
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