EVGA Debuts X58 SLI3 Motherboard with Affordable Price
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August 31, 2010, 02:05 PM
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Montreal, QC
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Really? I'll be honest, I have rarely been impressed by any sub $200 x58 offerings. Heck a couple months ago it wasn't even possible to get one for under $200.
There doesn't seem to be that great a selection for sub $200 motherboards like you guys say with USB3 and SATA II out there, especially not ones that can do 3-way SLI and have the overclocking capabilities of EVGA's.
There is definitely more options available in the US - but Canada's pickings are somewhat slim.
Bunch of mATX options, Asus's Sabertooth and some other across the water OEM styled ones like Foxconn and ECS
I would take any one of the following boards over this EVGA model:
Newegg.ca - ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Newegg.ca - GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Newegg.ca - ASRock X58 Extreme 3 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Newegg.ca - MSI X58A-GD65 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Newegg.ca - BIOSTAR TPOWER X58A LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
This board is also EVGA's bottom of the line motherboard, and it only has a six-phase VRM. I wouldn't consider it that great for overclocking.
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