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Yet another 'What x58 board' but with a twist.

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November 12, 2009 8:31:01 PM

Hi Guys,

I'm looking for a decent x58 motherboard. Yes yes yes, I know what you are thinking, you have read hundreds of these posts before. Well that might be true, I have some requirements that makes my choices very (I think) limited.

I require a standard ATX form factor. As I have a 7 slot chassis.
I require 1x16, 2x8 & 1x4 PCIe slots.
I need the 16x and 8xs to be in slots 1, 3 & 5, or 2, 4 & 6. As I am running Tri SLi.
I woul like the 4x PCIe slot to be either #1 or #7 as this is taken up by my Physx Card. (4x electrical, 16x physical - so it needs to be open ended)
Preferably I would like 6 fan headers (inc CPU Fan), as I have 5 120mm 3 Pin Fans in my Chassis.
It will need to be good for OCing, as Im looking to OC i7-920 to 4GHz on air.

Price is not really an issue, as I am aware that alot of the x58 boards are 16x 16x 4x on PCIe, or run the 3rd PCIe in slot 7 and thierfor requiring an 8 expantion slot chassis. With my list of requiremenr reducing my options I expect to pay a Premium.

Boards that meet the above spec.


EVGA X58 SLI Classified
ASUSTEK P6T6 WS REVOLUTION (anyone got a good review of this?)
MSI ECLIPSE PLUS


If these are my only / best options, please can ppl suggest which 1 of the 3. Though I said price not an issue, I don't want to be throwing money away.

Cheers

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November 13, 2009 10:06:56 AM

No suggestions ?
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