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ASUS E5995 SABERTOOTH X58 vs GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R v2.0e

I want to build a PC fairly soon, but I am undecided about which motherboard to pick. Also I did download both manuals and RAM support guide for the Gigabyte MOBO, but it is hard to find a reasonably priced DDR3 triple-channel. Since I am going to buy these things, MOBO and RAM, "online", I want to make sure about the RAM I should buy for each MOBO. I am more inclined to buy ASUS, by the way.

Here are the two MOBOs:

ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 about $200.00

GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 about $200.00 (it was lowered in price) :bounce:

I would appreciate any serious comments, and thanks for your help.

Ciao!
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  1. Hi.

    I would go with the UD3R since for onlr $10 more u get better features.
  2. saint19 said:
    Hi.

    I would go with the UD3R since for onlr $10 more u get better features.


    So what makes the UD3R better than the ASUS mobo? By the way, the gigabyte mobo was lowered in price. Thanks.
  3. Take a look of this and tell me the difference that u see for the same price.

    Gigabyte is a very friendly mobo and OC very well also has Dual Bios that is a feature for avoid kill ur mobo with a bad BIOS update.
  4. So how do I go about selecting RAM? For the gigabyte mobo there is a list of qualify vendors, but whenever I try to find a particular RAM module from this list (amazon or newegg), it is either not found or there is no a triple channel DDR3. I was looking from the list of DDR3 1600, and I fail to find what I want. Can I trust the ones not listed in this list?

    These are the DDR3 listed:

    AET16B2      1GB   A-DATA      AX3U1600XB1G7-EF        SS   Micro    8BBI2 D9GTR         v 3PCS
    AET16C2       2GB   A-DATA      AX3U1600GB2G9-AG       DS                                            v 6PCS
    A16B1           1GB   A-DATA      AX3U1600PB1G8-2P       SS                                             v 6PCS
    CET16B2       1GB   CORSAIR   TR3X3G1600C8D             SS                                             v 3PCS
    EXET16C2     2GB   elixir          M2Y2G64CB8HA9N-DG     DS                                            v 6PCS
    GET16B1       1GB   GEIL          GV32GB1600C8DC           SS                                            v 3PCS
    GSET16C1     2GB   G.SKILL     F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ     DS                                            v 3PCS
    GSET16C2     2GB   G.SKILL     F3-12800CL7D-4GBECO   DS                                            v 6PCS
    K16C1           2GB   Kingston    KHX1600C9D3K2/4G        DS                                            v 3PCS
    KET16C1       2GB   Kingston    KHX1600C9D3K3/6GX      DS                                            v 6PCS
    KET16D1       4GB   Kingston    KHX1600C9D3K3/12GX    DS                                            v 6PCS
    KMET16B1    1GB    KingMax     FLGD45F-B8KG9              SS KingMax   KFB8FNGXF-ANX   v 6PCS
    KMET16C1    2GB    KingMax     FLGE85F-B8MF7              DS
    KMET16C2    2GB KingMax FLGE85F-B8KG9 DS KingMax KFB8FNGXF-ANX v 6PCS
    O16C1          2GB OCZ OCZ3P1600LV6GK DS v 3PCS
    O16C2          2GB OCZ OCZ3G1600LV6GK DS v 6PCS
    OET16C1      2GB OCZ OCZ3X1600LV6GK DS v 6PCS
    PA16B1        1GB PATRIOT PVT33G1600ELK SS v 3PCS
    PA16C1        2GB PATRIOT PSG34G1600LLKA DS v 3PCS
    TAET16C1     2GB Team TXD36144M1600HC8TC-D DS v 3PCS
    WET16B1     1GB Winchip GDF1GB18L125C8-3GK SS v 3PCS
    WET16C1     2GB Winchip GDF2GB18L125C8-6GK DS v 3PCS
    


    I only plan to get 6GB total of RAM. Sorry, but this forum does not let me align correctly this table. Thanks
  5. Go with this G.Skill PI 1600 that have amazing performance.
  6. saint19 said:
    Go with this G.Skill PI 1600 that have amazing performance.


    Should I trust these modules even if they are not found in the Gigabyte QVL? And thanks.

    Ciao! :??:
  7. Best answer
    Yeah, a RAM kit that isn't in the QVL doesn't mean that don't works with the mobo only means that wasn't tested with that mobo.
  8. Best answer selected by orestesdd.
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