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    Default x58 UD5 vs UD4P can't decide.

    I know both are great and very capable boards but which is truly better in the end. I know the ud4p is newer and on a different pcb but doesn't the ud5 have better heat control. Are the bios the same? Does it really come down to a little better heat management on the sb, a few more sata ports, and dual ethernet with the UD5. Anyone know about quality differences? Thanks for any info or suggestions

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    Default Re: x58 UD5 vs UD4P can't decide.

    Not sure why you started another thread. Did you read the X-bit article: Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD4P: Super Functional Mainstream Mainboard - X-bit labs

    The heatsink system is better on the UD5/Extreme boards, but as shown in the article, overclocking potential is not affected, meaning the extra heat management is not especially useful. Quality-wise they are both built on the Ultra-Durable 3 specs and the 12-phase power circuitry is the same .
    i7 920 C0/C1 3841A
    24/7 OC: 21x183Mhz = 3.84Ghz @ stock Vcore/QPI voltages
    Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme 1366
    3x2GB OCZ DDR1600 OCZ3P1600LV6GK
    EX58-UD4P BIOS F11
    EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 SC 55nm 896-P3-1257-AR
    Antec NEO HE 550 Power Supply

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    Default Re: x58 UD5 vs UD4P can't decide.

    Thank you for your help. I decided to go with the UD4P after reading that and several other articles. Ordered my stuff last night.

    GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD4P
    Intel Core i7 920 (Hopefully D0)
    G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
    EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 (plan to SLI later)
    CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 (might be overkill but great deal)
    Antec 1200 Case
    2X Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (for Raid 0)
    Zalman 9900

    I know the zalman is considered a weak cooler for the i7 but a friend bought one but decided to go with a TRUE and gave it to me for $20 with it unopened in the box. Worth a try for that much since I'm not wanting an extreme OC.

    Think this will handle a modest OC of 3.2-3.5GHz?

    Again thanks for the hlep. I'm sure I'll have more questions eventually. Love the site.

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    Default Re: x58 UD5 vs UD4P can't decide.

    3.5 is cake for that system.

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    Default Re: x58 UD5 vs UD4P can't decide.

    Quote Originally Posted by dorkiedoode View Post
    3.5 is cake for that system.
    hehe I first said I hope I can get 3.6, later I went to 3.8, then now I'm on 4GHz, and while posting this reply my brain thinks about 4.2GHz
    Last edited by aquax; 06-19-2009 at 11:09 AM.

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    Default Re: x58 UD5 vs UD4P can't decide.

    Quote Originally Posted by DankBuddha View Post
    Think this will handle a modest OC of 3.2-3.5GHz?
    As mentioned before 3.5Ghz no problem even if you end up with a C0/C1. 3.7-3.8Ghz probably no problem for D0, doable for C0/C1.
    i7 920 C0/C1 3841A
    24/7 OC: 21x183Mhz = 3.84Ghz @ stock Vcore/QPI voltages
    Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme 1366
    3x2GB OCZ DDR1600 OCZ3P1600LV6GK
    EX58-UD4P BIOS F11
    EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 SC 55nm 896-P3-1257-AR
    Antec NEO HE 550 Power Supply

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    Default Re: x58 UD5 vs UD4P can't decide.

    Thank you all, I was just concerned with the cooling, saw some bad reviews about the 9900 and I don't want to run the chip at the thermal limits. I'll post some temp stats when I get everything up and running.

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    Default Re: x58 UD5 vs UD4P can't decide.

    The 920, ud4p, psu, hdd's, memory, disk drive and gpu came in. Waiting on the case and the Noctua NH-U12P SE1366 120mm I decided to go with instead of the zalman 9900. Even though the zalman is pretty I'd prefer something quiet and good at cooling.

    Oh and from what I can tell since the cpu box says "S-spec: SLBEJ" so from what I understand it has D0 stepping, but don't know for sure till I get everything together hopefully Wed night. Yay.

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