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Which 1366 X58 Motherboard

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December 20, 2010 9:01:21 AM

Hi Guys

Which X58 Socket 1366 motherboard would you buy, considering the following.

I7 950 Processor
12 gb/s Corsair 2000mhz ram
Crossfire ATI 5970's
Crucial C300's in Raid 0

Board must have
Sata 3 and USB 3,
Dual x 16 slots, preferably double spaced like ASROCKS X58 Extreme 3 and not side by side like the GAX58-UDR3

Lastly, does any board have a controller for the Sata 3 ports that can run the C300's in Raid 0 (or are they all Marvell)

Our do I just get the UDR3 or a UD7, Put up with the PCI slots being really really close for dual cards and then save up and buy a PCIE raid card for the SSD'S

Thanks Trevor


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a c 295 V Motherboard
December 20, 2010 1:06:20 PM

ASUS Rampage III Formula: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

1- 12GB aren't necessary unless that you use many adobe applications at the same time.
2- All boards has SATA 3Gb/s and SATA 6Gb/s (if is supported) controllers, this can be Marbell, Intel or any other.
3- I'd not go with RAID 0 on those C300, go with single C300 256GB, RAID0 don't support TRIM and you will have a lot of garbage that will affect the RAID array performance.
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a c 716 V Motherboard
December 20, 2010 1:49:13 PM

I would look at the ASUS Rampage III Extreme with a OCZ RevoDrive X2 OCZSSDPX-1RVDX0240 PCI-E 240GB R740MB/s / W720MB/s. Otherwise, I would look at a LSI Controller and in any case I wouldn't recommend using any onboard RAID controller. Gigabyte's indeed have RAID 0 SATA3 {Marvell}, but unless you're looking at the UD9 I won't purchase Gigabyte.

Yes, Marvell 'is' SATA3 -- no there's no 'Intel' SATA3 {600 MB/s per device} alternative. The PCIe SSD exceeds SATA3 limits.

The ASUS R3E supports up to 4-WAY CF, but the PCIe SSD will need to occupy the last PCIe slot. TRIM doesn't phase me, if you look at the 'real' longevity of current Write SSD/chips limits then don't be too concerned.
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