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Gigabyte GA-X58A-UDx

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February 2, 2010 6:36:41 PM


I ordered a Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R from Newegg. After some reading, I find that the board is relatively low-priced ($209.99) because it only has an 8-phase power design, as opposed to the $289.99 UD5's 12-phase and the $349.99 UD7's 24-phase. I don't think I'll be overclocking the CPU (a Core i7 920) but I will be running it at 100 percent utilization 24/7 with BOINC and Folding@Home. I'll probably be looking to upgrade the CPU to a six or eight-core in the future.

I'm wondering if I'll benefit from the 12 or 24-phase power design, and whether or not it's worth the extra money, especially for the extra chipset and voltage regulator cooling of the UD7.

Thanks in advance for any advice!

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February 4, 2010 3:56:33 AM

no reason to hesitate basically the 8 phase will limit your overclock but since your not doing it (good boy) there's no need to go 24 phase power.
February 15, 2010 9:47:33 PM

I have a the Ud3r it is a great mobo... I have had it oc to 4.72ghz so it runs well... 24/7 3.88 with a low vcore on my 920.. Runs high 30's idle and low 60s under load...