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Old February 13, 2009, 02:53 AM
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Default Best all-around X58 motherboard (expert's opinion please)


I'm looking for a good reliable motherboard for my new PC that I'm building from scratch

CPU = i7 920 2.66ghz

GPU = Evga gtx295+ (will do quad-sli later)

-will use 3x2GB (will do 6x2GB later)- haven't bought any yet

OS - Vista home premium 64bit w/ SP1


other thoughts : love playing some latest 1st person shooting games( COD: modern warfare/world at war, to be released COD6 modern warfare 2)
also do a lot of java programming/designing, run multiple applications..
use a lot of wireless USB devices (wirless controllers/headsets/bluetooth usb/multiple mouse/wireless keyboard)


About over-clocking: I'm not an over-clocking freak.. heck I don't even know much about it so I might not be using that unless I learn it completely and feel comfortable doing it. So, over-clocking is not really a concern for me.. though, an easy OC setup would be a welcome feature.


That all being said, what x58 mobo will be best suited for me?



Personally, I'm confused between 3 mobos..

1. EVGA Classified
2. Gigabyte UD5
3. ASUS P6T Deluxe V2


Mainly I'm looking for something that won't give me much trouble with updating Bios since I'm new to this stuff, and an easy over-clocking that a newbie can learn it.


A board that can run full 12GB memory ram(not over-clocked mainly, but with over-clocking, aswell.. once I learn it later) without any problems

A friendly USB devices(wireless and non-wireless) mobo. I for one don't want my mobo giving me problems with not reading my USB devices that I try to connect.. I'd be connecting up to 8(and half of them are wireless). All will be connected 24/7 for the most part.


Lastly, After I do my GTX 295 Quad-SLI.. I would want my PCIex1 slot free for other purpose(s), and at least one PCE slot free.
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