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Is the Intel X58 mobo good for this build?

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March 30, 2010 4:19:30 AM

Here are my Specs and I have already ordered them:


Processor: Intel Core i7 930 2.8 Ghz

Motherboard: Intel DX58SO

Memory: 6GB (2Gb x 3) Kingston 2GB DDR3 1333

Hard Drive: Western Digital 500 GB 7,200 RPM SATA

Video Card: Powercolor HD5870 1GB DDR5

Power Supply: Gigabyte Superb 720W

Casing: Antec Nine Hundred II (Ultimate Gaming Case)


I am choosing between "MSI Eclipse SLI X58" and "Intel DX58SO" motherboard which is obvious that the MSI motherboard is better but has a higher price.

I chose the Intel Motherboard instead because it is cheaper and I will use the saved money in upgrading later with a new motherboard with USB 3.0 and SATA 6.0Gb/s like the Gigabyte GA-X58-UD3R motherboard.
a b V Motherboard
March 30, 2010 4:38:45 AM

^ Well the Gigabyte X58A-UD3R are available right now in US and many parts of the world...and are chaper than the MSI board...
What other mobo options do you have ? And where you are from ?
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March 30, 2010 5:27:00 AM

I am from the Philippines and right now there are only about less than ten X58 compatible motherboards available in most computer stores and new versions of X58 motherboards haven't arrived in my country except for some P55 motherboard.

Some available X58 motherboards right now are:

Asus P6T Deluxe
MSI Eclipse SLI
MSI Eclipse Plus
MSI X58 Pro-E
MSI X58M
Asus Rampage II Extreme
Intel DX58SO
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a b V Motherboard
March 30, 2010 5:40:24 AM

Dont you have ASUS P6T ?
Or other Gigabyte boards ?
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March 30, 2010 7:05:12 AM

Haven't yet found any store or website here in the Philippines that sell X58 Gigabyte boards, only P55. But is Intel X58 motherboard good enough for about 1 or 2 years and for my specs?
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a b V Motherboard
March 30, 2010 7:10:17 AM

If you wont overclock much and just want a good standard X58 mobo, then even the cheaper X58 Pro-E would do...
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March 30, 2010 1:39:47 PM

Thank you very much for the advice.
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