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Old November 10, 2008, 07:57 AM
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Default X58 Motherboard roundup! (Heavy Images!)

Post any PICTURES of X58 motherboards you see around the web in here!

I'm especially interested to see if any XFX boards show up, just curious if this nvidia vendor will follow suite!

Some of these are well known boards and some are not!

Here's what I've got so far:

EVGAX58


ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution


ASUS P6T WS PRO


ASUS P6T Deluxe


ASUS RAMPAGE II EXTREME
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Old November 10, 2008, 07:58 AM
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BIOSTAR TPOWER X58



DFI X58



ECS X58B-A Black Series


GIGABYTE GA-EX58-DS4


GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD5



INTEL DX58SO SMACKOVER
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Old November 10, 2008, 08:07 AM
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Interesting. I notice some of the boards don't have PCI at all, and many have only one. I wonder if this evolution of motherboards signifies the final move away from the PCI standard, or if it's just this particular chipset.

If it is the final move, it'd be nice to see some movement on the part of manufacturers to provide us with more PCIe X1 slot cards.
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Old November 10, 2008, 08:28 AM
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That's a folding farm in itself! Just fill 'er up with single slot cards (unless there's a catch of course)
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Old November 10, 2008, 08:34 AM
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Interesting. I notice some of the boards don't have PCI at all, and many have only one. I wonder if this evolution of motherboards signifies the final move away from the PCI standard, or if it's just this particular chipset.

If it is the final move, it'd be nice to see some movement on the part of manufacturers to provide us with more PCIe X1 slot cards.
It would be nice if more boards came with at least one PCIe slot above the vid card slots. Makes a great place for a sound card.
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The ECS black series should be a good cheap unit...I paid less than $100 for the P45 black board...quite a bit less than other board maker's offerings!
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Old November 10, 2008, 08:46 AM
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I think the DFI is still the most attractive out of that roundup. Even without pictures of their cooling design (which is likely to be user-replaced by water anyways).

Anyone notice the lack of a floppy port on the EVGA board?? Finally!
And the lack of any IDE whatsoever on the P6T6 Revolution?? Finally!

Why any of these boards feature IDE is beyond me. Shouldn't most of the IDE drives have failed by now?

Also most of the boards have only 3 or 4 fan headers, I know its a minor quibble but I like having 8 or more, like the rampage extreme above that has 8. Good call Asus, not everyone likes fan controllers/splitters etc.
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The DFI is the one I've been keeping my eye on. Apparently this time around they are actually designing their own cooling instead of using thermalright.
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is there any word on pricing? especially on the "low" end models?
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