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Is the EVGA X58 FTW3 the Best MOBO in its Price Range?

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June 11, 2010 7:13:26 PM

What is the best motherboard for my situation. I am building a new computer, the parts I plan on using are listed below.

1000w BFG Quad Rail Power Supply

Intel Core i7-930 2.8ghz

6gb (3 x 2gb) of undecided 2000mhz memory

2 x Galaxy GTX 470 Flip Fan design

CoolerMaster HAF 932 Full Tower

Corsair H50 CPU Cooler

OCZ Vertex 2 50gb Solid State Drive


I plan on overclocking my CPU to about 4.0ghz - 4.2ghz and wouldn't mind overclocking my 470's a bit either. Besides the H50 cooler, I'm not going water cooling. USB 3.0 and Sata 3 are nice benefits, but I really don't mind not having them.

I'm looking for the best Motherboard for my parts, looking to spend about $250 but don't mind spending a little more if it's worth it.
a c 234 V Motherboard
June 11, 2010 7:50:08 PM

I vote for the ASUS P6X58D-E...
June 12, 2010 3:17:33 AM

I am using the eVGA X58 3-way SLI and no problems so far!

System configuration:
EVGA X58 3-way SLI
Intel core i7 920 2.66 @ 4.2ghz + Cooler Master V8 cpu cooler
6GB ddr3 OCZ 1600mhz
3x EVGA GTX260 core 216 running in 3-way SLI
2x WD velociraptor 300rpm + 1TB 7200rpm
Corsair THX850w psu
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June 12, 2010 8:51:57 AM

I'm running an EVGA X58 board as well, like the previous poster (with just SLI GTX 260 Core 216's) and the new EVGA X58 FTW3 looks like a great board. I think EVGA has great SLI support and features. However at that price range, I still think you be better off with the ASUS P6X58D-E board for $30 or so less. It is just as nice of a board IMO.
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