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Which of these mobos is best??

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May 26, 2010 2:53:07 AM

At first glimse this seems like a no brainer but i want to see what you guys think.

(ASUS P6X58D Premium Motherboard)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

(Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R Motherboard)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...


They both seem to have to same features, but i can't figure out why the gigabyte is $100 less.
If i buy the Asus then i would get an HD5850, But with the Gigabyte i will be able to afford an HD5870.

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May 26, 2010 3:02:45 AM

The ASUS P6X58D Premium is the better motherboard....

If this is for a gaming build, you would be better off buying the Gigabyte board with the HD5870, which will make a bigger impact gaming.
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May 26, 2010 3:32:47 AM

Hi.

1- The ASUS P6X58D is avery solid mobo, much better that the UD3R but more expensive too. This version is a little old.
2- The UD3R is a solid mobo, not as good as the P6X58D but have very good performance, the problem is that don't support USB 3.0 when u use Crossfire or SLI.

Now, Why go with the P6X58D that is around $295 if with $230 u can go with this ASUS P6X58D-E that have almost 90% of the features of the P6X58D and have a very similar performance. I think that with this mobo u can go with a 5870 too.
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May 26, 2010 4:02:35 AM

thanks guys.

When running in crossfire on the gigabyte, do the 2 cards have to occupy the top 2 slots, or can they be in any combination? I'm askin cause it looks like the first 2 PCIe slots are too close together.
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May 26, 2010 4:11:06 AM

^For better performance is recommendable install the GPUs in the 2 top slots, and don't worry about the space and overheat since the airflow comes form the front side of the mobo ur GPUs are the 1st that receive the airflow.
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May 26, 2010 4:23:17 AM

saint19 said:
Hi.

1- The ASUS P6X58D is avery solid mobo, much better that the UD3R but more expensive too. This version is a little old.
2- The UD3R is a solid mobo, not as good as the P6X58D but have very good performance, the problem is that don't support USB 3.0 when u use Crossfire or SLI.

Now, Why go with the P6X58D that is around $295 if with $230 u can go with this ASUS P6X58D-E that have almost 90% of the features of the P6X58D and have a very similar performance. I think that with this mobo u can go with a 5870 too.


Thanks a lot for the recommend.. i really liked the P6X58 color scheme cause it matches my Antec 12 hundred cas really well
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May 26, 2010 4:29:35 AM

Any time, that's why we are here.
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May 27, 2010 12:37:26 PM

Theres also the P7P55D-E Pro option.

I would compare features for you but I've gotta goto work now :X sorry. lol

Its a decent board and I was sold on buying it untill I found out there are alot of RMA's because of 'high pitched noise at idle' From somthing in it.


Edited for typo :X ---VVV
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May 27, 2010 1:28:37 PM

^That mobo doesn't exist.
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