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1366 mobo ?

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by BIGBC, 9 Sep 2009.

  1. BIGBC

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    I was getting an ASUS P6T SE as part of a trade but the douche bag went ahead and pulled out on me after I ordered the rest of the components. What have i learnt from this ? -not to be so trusting of people, sad world we live in eh?

    Anyway, I now have an i7 920 and Patriot Viper 3x2GB (which i notice are now both on TWO, just my luck :rolleyes: ) and no mobo to finish it off.
    The three Im looking at are the ASUS P6T SE and ASUS P6T and EVGA X58 SLI SE. I have had a fair bit of bad experience with ASUS motherboards, although Ive heard alot of good things about the P6T. I like EVGA as a brand, theyve always been willing to help and their products are top notch imo, which is why the EVGA is in consideration.
    Price is a relatively large consideration, and if the ASUS boards are tried and tested without issues I wouldnt mind going for one of them.
    I would like to have the option to SLI though, not sure how likely I am to use it though im alot more likely to use SLI than Crossfire. Not sure its worth the extra £22 though.

    I do want to do a solid overclock, thats pretty important atm.

    Just want opinions on what to go for really :D
     
  2. Kennysevenfold

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    THIS would be well worth it mate. Solid overclocking board, SLI capable. :)
     
  3. madindehead

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    Exactly what I was going to suggest. And it's on offer too =D

    Ordering mine next week =)
     
  4. BIGBC

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    £195 without P&P is a tad overpriced imo.
    Can it do anything that the ASUS P6T cant ? Does it really clock that much higher ?
    Never had a Gigabyte board but have heard only good things about them. I know its stupid but that colour scheme annoys me.
     
  5. BIGBC

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    Bumping myself is not something Id normally do but I need to put the order in tonight.
    Any other opinions on these mobos ?

    In all fairness it is only £51 to go from the ASUS P6T SE to the Gigabyte UD5 . . . is it worth it though ?

    EDIT: read a bunch of reviws and Im leaning towards the EVGA. Unless anyone can convince me otherwise I will order before I fall asleep tonight . . .
     
    Last edited: 10 Sep 2009
  6. domthecondom

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    Gigabyte is excelent :) I am going for the UD5 or UD4
     
  7. BIGBC

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    Ended up ordering the UD5. Seemed perfect for me in all but the colours lol.
     
  8. ntarki

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    Can i ask you what did you take in consideration to buy that over SLI LE?

    If you had the chance would you go rampage 2 or even classified?
     
  9. Blackwhite

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    I bought EVGA SLI LE - it is nice mobo, good for OC, quite cool and great look ;)
    Go for it mate.

    Sorry it is too late as I can see :) you bought Gigabyte :)
     
  10. BIGBC

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    Yeah I got the Gigabyte EX58 UD5, it seems like a great motherboard but has already given me a fair bit of hassle - managed to resolve it though and all seems good now. Thats one of the reasons I like EVGA; you just plug them in and they do what they should do.
    In Hindsight I think the EVGA would have been just as good if not a better buy.
    One of the main things that influenced me is the position of the heatsink mount holes - they're very high on the EVGA which I thought would cause a conflict with my case but looking at things they're actually a tiny bit lower than my current EVGA board.
    I also looked at a whole bunch of reviews paying close attention to the overclocking capability which the UD5 seemed to come out on top in. But now I see that the reviewed versions of the EVGA boards were earlier ones with the original BIOS' and they have since improved (a decent number of people getting 4.5-4.7GHz on air).

    The Rampage and classified were well out of my price range. Sure Id love to have one, but not love to pay for one quite as much.

    Im sure I would be pleased with either; too much choice lol.
     
  11. ntarki

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    I'm between rampage and classified, i like evga support forums, lifetime warranty, bios settings, asus is cheaper...

    what u recommend?
     
  12. Blackwhite

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    Classified it is waste of money IMO.
     
  13. BIGBC

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    Well my UD5 is still playing up . . . so maybe not one of them lol.
    I think the rampage and classified are both overpriced, will a EVGA X58 SLI LE not do you ?
     
  14. nbkpsycho

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    I recommend the Biostar T Power X58. Its a cracking board at an excellent price.
     
  15. BIGBC

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    Its out of stock with no ETA and the ASUS P6T SE is only £1 more.
     
  16. Blackwhite

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    SE doesn't support SLI - IMO EVGA LE is still good deal.
     
  17. LoadsaMoney

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    Agreed, ive just got this board, its an absolute cracker. :D
     
  18. DavyBoy

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    BIGBC what problems are you having with the UD5?
     
  19. BIGBC

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  20. BIGBC

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    Traded the UD5 out for an EVGA SLI LE and this things a beast. Everything worked straight off with no issues and it looks so much better than the UD5 :p

    Its now on 4GHz 60/61/61/57 with no issues. Great board.

    Im sure I just had bad luck with Gigabyte but Im not exactly going to be rushing back to them.