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    Gigabyte GA-X58-Extreme - Should I ?

    The Asus P6T has the pick of the reviews

    But I want 10 SATA connections, and I want water cooling

    So - is the Gigabyte GA-X58-Extreme any good ?

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    Re: Gigabyte GA-X58-Extreme - Should I ?

    extreme should be good for your purposes
    unfortunately i don't have it myself but you can find more details and some pics at:
    http://www.cpu3d.com/review/6530-1/g...roduction.html

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    Re: Gigabyte GA-X58-Extreme - Should I ?

    http://www.clunk.org.uk/forums/revie...ng-review.html

    It's a damn fine board, just needs the BIOS tweaking a bit more to iron out the bugs, but most people will be able to use it fine as it is.
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    Re: Gigabyte GA-X58-Extreme - Should I ?

    Do you think some of these motherboard designers are colour blind?

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    Re: Gigabyte GA-X58-Extreme - Should I ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    Do you think some of these motherboard designers are colour blind?
    There are some really nice ones out there you know *cough* DFI *cough*

    I refer to the GB colour-scheme as the fisher price "my first motherboard" scheme as it is what you'd expect if fisher-price had motherboards for children with it's colours and colour-coding scheme

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    Re: Gigabyte GA-X58-Extreme - Should I ?

    ok the dfi brown, yellow and orange may not be to anyone taste but at least they kept it fairly colour coordinated.
    Gigabyte seem to have used every colour they could on that one, if they'd of kept the various sockets blue & white like they did on the GA-EX58-UD5 it'd be a far nicer looking board

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    Re: Gigabyte GA-X58-Extreme - Should I ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    Do you think some of these motherboard designers are colour blind?
    The retail board has blue and white slots and sockets with the exception of two of the PCIE slots which are an orangey colour.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
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    Re: Gigabyte GA-X58-Extreme - Should I ?

    Nice, it is the same colour combination as the GA-EX58-UD5

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    Re: Gigabyte GA-X58-Extreme - Should I ?

    Yes, it looks identical apart from the Hybrid Silent Pipe 2 part.
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    Re: Gigabyte GA-X58-Extreme - Should I ?

    Well - bought it, installed it, overclocked it

    I've got it to 4Ghz on the F3 BIOS, but it's not stable - Prime95 causes a BSOD crash after c.10 mins

    Not in front of me atm - but it's 200Blck with 20x multi, 1600Mhz RAM (standard) 1.525 vcore, 1.3v North and South bridge - and the rest I can't remember atm - will do a more detailed post later

    Oh - and I like the colour scheme !
    Last edited by Fat Tony; 15-12-2008 at 09:50 AM.

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    Re: Gigabyte GA-X58-Extreme - Should I ?

    maybe final bios F4 will raise overclocking limit, it should be released soon i think. as i found some beta F4 bioses but wouldn't use them as i read that some of them are really betas (making some problems while fixing another ones)

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