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ASUS SABERTOOTH X58 vs GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R v2

I can't decide between this 3 board.

1) ASUS E5995 SABERTOOTH X58 ($200 USD)
2) GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R v2 ($200 USD)
3) GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R v1.0 (2nd hand @ $100USD)

I'm using g.skill Pi rams, i920, corsair H70 and palit GTS460.

my friend is offering me GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R v1.0(5 months old for $100USD)

which option do you guys think I should get?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007627&IsNodeId=1&srchInDesc=GIGABYTE%20GA-X58A-UD3R&page=1&bop=And&ActiveSearchResult=True&CompareItemList=280|13-131-665^13-131-665-TS,13-128-423^13-128-423-TS >> compare
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  1. The Sabertooth is a pretty nice motherboard, but i would say the $200 UD3R is a better one on that list.
  2. i agree with hell_storm. I personally like the sabertooth, but the UD3R (v2) has a few slightly better features. Which for the same price as the sabertooth - isn't a bad deal =).
  3. what are the better features.
  4. The gigabyte supports more OVERALL USB ports as well as faster RAM speeds over the Sabertooth from the specs that i gathered.

    Both also have (2) x16 PCIx slots for running SLI. by the looks of it other than a few USB ports and the extra memory speeds that the gigabyte offers over the sabertooth they are pretty much the same boards.
  5. tx-jose said:
    The gigabyte supports more OVERALL USB ports as well as faster RAM speeds over the Sabertooth from the specs that i gathered.

    Both also have (2) x16 PCIx slots for running SLI. by the looks of it other than a few USB ports and the extra memory speeds that the gigabyte offers over the sabertooth they are pretty much the same boards.


    I think that's the P55 version dude. The x58 only has 4USB port in the back, plus the USB 3.0 ports (2 i think?).

    It does have, however, 10 Sata ports with the 2 new 6GB/s ports. (2 more sata ports than the Asus =P) Amd the Ram Specs are correct - highest Gigabyte can push is 2200Mhz compared to Asus's 1866Mhz. (Though @ 1600Mhz, either one works fine).

    And Warranty wise, Asus has 5 years compared to Gigabyte's of 3 years.

    I did find a website that compares the Gigabyte with several other good mobo's (Asus Rampage III, Asus P6X58D Premium, etc.) but sadly not with the Sabertooth. Still it might help some =)

    Here's linkey! xDD
  6. here is a little bit closer look at the sabertooth vs the gigabytes as far as just specs go. I hope its the right Gigabyte newegg doesn't exactly list witch rev they are


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007627%20600008065&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&CompareItemList=280|13-131-665^13-131-665-TS%2C13-128-456^13-128-456-TS
  7. I can't open the dam link...but if it's the same one i found on newegg - that's the rev.1 =P
  8. Best answer
    seesee said:

    1) ASUS E5995 SABERTOOTH X58 ($200 USD)
    2) GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R v2 ($200 USD)
    3) GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R v1.0 (2nd hand @ $100USD)


    I would also recommend looking at the ASUS P6X58D-E or EVGA EVGA X58 SLI3 | 131-GT-E767-TR. If gaming the EVGA if for everything else ASUS P6X58D-E which is an extremely solid X58 MOBO. The Sabertooth lacks on-board power, and the GA-X58A-UD3R (rev 1 or 2) have a known, unrepairable issue when combined with SSD + HDD {RAID or multiple}.

    Good Luck!
  9. jaquith said:
    I would also recommend looking at the ASUS P6X58D-E

    ^+1 Definitely good board

    jaquith said:
    the GA-X58A-UD3R (rev 1 or 2) have a known, unrepairable issue when combined with SSD + HDD {RAID or multiple}.

    wow, that's something i didn't know - good info mate! :)
  10. Yeah, unfortunately I was the one who discovered the flaw after building 10 identical pseudo Workstations using the UD3R (rev 2) for my office {SSD + RAID 1}; GA confirmed as known problem.
  11. ouch! sorry to hear that =P. Didn't expect that from giggy.
  12. UD3R offers better OCing
  13. slightly better OCing. But i think Asus is a bit more reliable between the two.
  14. still undecided :(

    would anyone consider the 3) GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R v1.0 (2nd hand @ $100USD) since is so much cheaper!
  15. GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R v1.0 (2nd hand @ $100USD) - sure, but don't add SSD + RAID/multiple HDDs.
  16. seesee said:
    still undecided :(

    would anyone consider the 3) GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R v1.0 (2nd hand @ $100USD) since is so much cheaper!


    lol if youre tight on a budget then go for it. its a good performing board at a good price. just like jaquith said dont install a ssd with raid. other than that you should be good to go :)
  17. Best answer selected by seesee.
  18. jaquith said:
    I would also recommend looking at the ASUS P6X58D-E or EVGA EVGA X58 SLI3 | 131-GT-E767-TR. If gaming the EVGA if for everything else ASUS P6X58D-E which is an extremely solid X58 MOBO. The Sabertooth lacks on-board power, and the GA-X58A-UD3R (rev 1 or 2) have a known, unrepairable issue when combined with SSD + HDD {RAID or multiple}.

    Good Luck!



    What do you mean, "The Sabortooth lacks on board power"? I am currently looking into the Sabertooth however, I would very much like the P6X58D-E (my cousin loves his), but I could put the savings I would get from buying the Sabertooth into another 2GB DIMM. If I got the P6X58D-E, I could only afford 2GB at this time. I'd rather have 4.

    Thanks!
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