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Gigabyte GA-X58-UD3R Motherboard Thoughts


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#1 soulshard

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 10:02 PM

Hey guys. One of my friends is offering to sell me a pretty nice pc for a good price. I like everything about it, cept im unsure about the motherboard and the case. I would greatly appreciate some insight. here are the specs.

Intel Core i7-930 quad core overclocked to 3.66GHz
Gigabyte GA-X58-UD3R motherboard (w/ SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0)
Kingston SSDNow 64GB Solid State OS Drive
5x Western Digital Caviar Blue 640GB 7200RPM hard disks; two in a 640GB RAID 1 (mirrored), three in a ~2TB RAID 0 (striped)
Combination Blu-ray/HD-DVD Reader and DVD+/-RW Drive
Secnondary DVD+/-RW Drive
12GB (3x4GB) Corsair DDR3-1333, expandable to 24GB
XFX Radeon HD 5870 with lifetime warranty
Antec P182 Case
Corsair 750HX 750-watt modular power supply

1200 dollars. comes with windows 7 professional 64 bit. The case and the motherboard are the only things im unsure about. i have read some bad stuff about that board...so thats why im coming here to make sure.

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 10:37 PM

Looks like a solid build to me, your friend knew what he was doing, gigabyte and ASUS are probably the two leading motherboard manufacturers on the market, I use both for my builds, gigabyte mostly, never had a problem with either, and that board looks like a good solid board and if its still running solid and that case at least, appears to be solid-bottom mounted PSU which I like, rolled steel, should be a good case. For 1200 bucks, Id jump all over that, the only thing Id double check in is the CPU heatsink-I notice you said its overclocked, which isnt a huge deal with proper cooling-that motherboard is designed to overclock, but stock intel heatsinks are not, so does it have a aftermarket heatsink? if so, go for it, if not, I would clock it back down to stock, but its still worth that, its a good deal in my opinion.

The only negative I see is the XFX video card-I have had problems with XFX cards overheating, and a lot of them, however, if that system is running stable and cool and the video card as well, chances are that won't be a problem. That computer is a good deal.

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Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 03:23 PM

okay. thanks for the advice.




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