Asus P6X58D-E or GIGABYTE X58A-UD3R?


I am deciding on a gaming 1366 socket mainboard for around 200USD. Currently comparing an Asus P6X58D-E and GIGABYTE X58A-UD3R or something else if anyone has a good suggestion. My only requirement is that they have SPDIF port since I'll be hooking it up to my hometheater. I'll mainly be using it for gaming at 1920x1080 and watching blue-rays.

Other things I plan to buy with it are:

CPU: i7 950
GPU: Asus GTX 580
RAM: 6 GB. PC DDR3-1600 KINGSTON (KHX1600C9D3T1K3)

I already have other components.

Thank you in advance for any advice or suggestions.

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  1. Both are really good, but I personally prefer P6X58D-E
  2. Maziar said:
    Both are really good, but I personally prefer P6X58D-E

    Would you care to explain why you prefer it? thanks
  3. Best answer
    I'd recommend the newer Asus Sabertooth over both

    Both do PCI-E 2.0 @ 2x16
    Sabertooth has newer Realtek ALC892 chipset
    Sabertooth has 2 extra USB ports
    Sabertooth has e-SATA poertsd
    Sabertooth has Premium ceramic-coating technology
    Sabertooth has 5 year warranty (2 more than P6X58D-E)
    Sabertooth is $35 cheaper
    Sabertooth is extremely overclockable board with some reviewers reporting highest / easiest OC';s in their experience.
    Sabertooth has optical SPDIF port, if ya need the older coaxial, then the Sabertooth doesn't have that option|13-131-641^13-131-641-TS%2C13-131-665^13-131-665-TS

    With regard to other parts...

    That RAM is very tall and will likely interfere w/many aftermarket CPU coolers. These Corsairs are cheaper at same spec (CAS 9) $84

    These CAS 7's are only $5 more

    These SSD's are faster, same price and the Intel's are out of stock @ newegg
  4. santi28 said:
    Would you care to explain why you prefer it? thanks

    Judging from the reviews/user reviews I've read;furthermore, it has a better cooling too.
    But as JackNaylorPE mentioned, ASUS Sabertooth is also a great choice especially if you don't need 3-way SLI.
  5. The SABERTOOTH X58 is a great board but the P6X58D-E is the better board. If you are able to get the board, I would recommend it. It has better power phase than the SABERTOOTH and gives you 3-way SLI/Crossfire support.
  6. thanks for all the feedback guy! I'll surely consider them.
  7. Best answer selected by santi28.
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