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September 14, 2010 3:10:34 PM

what of those mainboards would be better a Gigbyte GA-X58A-UD3R Core i7 LGA 1366 - SATA 3.0 + USB 3.0 or a EVGA x58 3x SLI????

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September 14, 2010 3:57:50 PM

EVGA - Period. Look at my profile & configuration. I had to RMA 10 GA-X58A-UD3R (rev 2) MOBOs, I kept 1 to mess with for a Hackintosh rig, and replaced the UD3Rs with ASUS P6X58D-E for pseudo Workstations for my office.

The GA-X58A-UD3R is great on paper ONLY, but if you add a SSD + RAID ~ guaranteed BSOD or Unstable at any moment Shutdown. It's on-board poorly powered controller look pretty, but aren't up to the task and cannot support as advertised. The P6X58D-E only lacks a I/O eSATA, but beats the P6X58D-E beats the UD3R in most all tests.

Review - http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/x58-usb-3.0-sata-6-...

The EVGA 131-GT-E767-TR is a great 3-WAY MOBO for the money {same as UD3R} - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... but there's more to their line $.

BTW - don't always believe the reviews 100% {omissions, $1,000 add-on cards to achieve results but not mentioned - you need to be savvy.

Hope this helps & Good Luck on your build.
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