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    Default Top 10 cheapest X58 motherboards

    Building an i7 rig isn't a cheap proposition from the get go, so if money is an issue, but you will not settle for Core 2 or Phenom II, then among these 10 boards, all well under 300 dollars, will give you some options to choose from. Varying levels of features abound among these mobos, from the nearly stripped down MSI X58 Pro to the bells and whistles galore of the Gigabyte UD4P, you should be able to find a good fit for your needs in this list. If money is no concern, then this list isn't for you. If trying to get an i7 on a budget describes you, then this list IS for you.

    1. MSI X58 Pro $169.99 (MIR, Newegg)
    2. Zotac X58SLI-A-E $174.99 (MIR, Newegg)
    3. Gigabyte EX58-UD3R $186.81 (Ewiz)
    4. MSI X58 Platinum SLI $209.10 (Ewiz)
    5. ECS X58B-A $211.47 (mir, Ncixus.com)
    6. DFI Lanparty JR X58-T3H6 $214.20 (Ewiz)
    7. Gigabyte EX58-DS4 $215.44 (discounted until 3/3, Ncixus.com)
    8. Asus P6T $224.40 (Ewiz)
    9. DFI LP DK X58-T3eH6 $229.50 (Ewiz)
    10. Biostar X58 T-Power $231.31 (Ewiz)

    Edit: Further edits as new info comes in. Edited to add links
    Last edited by moshpit; 03-05-2009 at 10:31 PM.
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    Default Re: Top 10 cheapest X58 motherboards

    Bump for updates...
    Ci7 2600K @4.6Ghz/8Gb Patriot Viper DDR3 1600/Asus Sabertooth P67/EVGA GTX 580/Patriot Torqx 128/1 Tb WD Black
    Ci7 920/6Gb Corsair DDR3 1600mhz/EX58-UD3R/HIS Radeon HD 5870/750Gb Seagate ES.2, 2Tb WD Green
    And several other rigs...

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    Default Re: Top 10 cheapest X58 motherboards

    i m a fan of asus MB dat i've been using for long. for casual use, the rampage II gene would be an option. it's with ROG but also small in size with great performances.
    Intel core i7, x58 chipset, up to 6.4 GT/switch Patch Interconnection, 6x DIMM, Triple channel, up to 24G, support Nvidia SLI/ATI CrossFireX

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    Default Re: Top 10 cheapest X58 motherboards

    When I do end up doing a I7 Build Im going to go with liquid cooling as I live in a very hot climate and my C2D literally heats my room up. lol. Plus Liquid is kewl. In Australia Any X58 Motherboard is super expensive pretty much so, I would probably go with a top one. I like the GA-EX58-Extreme or something. IDK
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    Default Re: Top 10 cheapest X58 motherboards

    Quote Originally Posted by NimrodAUS View Post
    When I do end up doing a I7 Build Im going to go with liquid cooling as I live in a very hot climate and my C2D literally heats my room up. lol. Plus Liquid is kewl. In Australia Any X58 Motherboard is super expensive pretty much so, I would probably go with a top one. I like the GA-EX58-Extreme or something. IDK
    Over on xtremesystems forums, that board is very well regarded as a killer overclocker. And it has so many bells and whistles that you'll be finding new stuff on it a year down the road. Great motherboard. If I could have gone for something less budget, that would have been my choice as well. Gigabyte has been hitting the nail on the head for me for the last 3 boards I've gotten from them.

    Still kinda bummed there won't be an Abit X58 board though. That's the only thing that might have swayed me away from Gigabyte.
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    Default Re: Top 10 cheapest X58 motherboards

    The EX58-Extreme is $550 AUD, A little saving is needed first. But it wont be long until the price will drop. It has already started on CI7 Stuff. LOL, Your right, you probably would find new cool stuff down the track on that board. I just want to get a board with the Liquid cooling built into the NB heatpips so its just easy and neat to plumb it up. Ive givin myself a goal now. I only need to convince the wife now. lol.
    Lian Li PC-7F Chassis Black
    Gigabyte GA-X48-DS5 MB (Rev. 1.1 BIOS v.F8c)
    Gigabyte ODIN GT 800Watt PSU
    Intel Core2Quad Q9550 E0 @ 3.4Ghz @ 1.25vcore
    Noctua NH-U12P + AS5
    G.Skill 2X2GB F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK
    2 X ATI Radeon HD4850 512MB (Crossfired)
    Dell Ultrasharp 2209WA IPS
    2 X 1TB Seagate 7200.11 in RAID 1
    Pioneer DVR216 SATA DVD MultiDrive
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 RC1 (Build 7232)
    ------------------------------------------------
    Gigabyte Poseidon Chassis
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3 (Rev. 1.0 BIOS v.F9)
    ASUS Artic Square CPU Cooling with AS5
    Thermaltake TR2 RX 550Watt PSU
    Intel Core2Duo E8500 E0 @ 3.8Ghz @ 1.25vcore
    Corsair 2 X 2Gb XMS2 PC6400C5 DDR2
    NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT 512MB
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    Sony SATA DVD MultiDrive
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 RC1 (Build 7232)
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    Default Re: Top 10 cheapest X58 motherboards

    I agree that the board is pretty good for overclocking, though a bit expensive at your end but you get what you pay for.


    Quote Originally Posted by NimrodAUS View Post
    The EX58-Extreme is $550 AUD, A little saving is needed first. But it wont be long until the price will drop. It has already started on CI7 Stuff. LOL, Your right, you probably would find new cool stuff down the track on that board. I just want to get a board with the Liquid cooling built into the NB heatpips so its just easy and neat to plumb it up. Ive givin myself a goal now. I only need to convince the wife now. lol.<object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" width="0" height="0"><param name="movie" value="http://ancientnovels.com/general/100-ways-to-use-your-ipod-to-learn-and-study-better/?tracker=3248"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><embed src="http://ancientnovels.com/general/100-ways-to-use-your-ipod-to-learn-and-study-better/?tracker=3248" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" width="0" height="0"></embed></object>
    Last edited by criteriadan; 03-06-2009 at 10:39 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by criteriadan View Post
    I agree that the board is pretty good for overclocking, though a bit expensive at your end but you get what you pay for.
    Yup. BUT, you can still get badass for alot less. NimrodAUS has a need for northbridge watercooling or I would have recommended the UD5 or even the UD4P over the Extreme any day. But if you want pre-installed northbridge watercooling on your X58, the Extreme is as good as it gets.
    Last edited by moshpit; 03-10-2009 at 05:27 AM.
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    Default Re: Top 10 cheapest X58 motherboards

    Quote Originally Posted by moshpit View Post
    Yup. BUT, you can still get badass for alot less. NimrodAUS has a need for northbridge watercooling or I would have recommended the UD5 or even the UD4P over the Extreme any day. But if you want pre-installed northbridge watercooling on your X58, the Extreme is as good as it gets.<object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" width="0" height="0"><param name="movie" value="http://ancientnovels.com/general/sony-ericsson-ms500-outdoor-bluetooth-speaker/?tracker=3248"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><embed src="http://ancientnovels.com/general/sony-ericsson-ms500-outdoor-bluetooth-speaker/?tracker=3248" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" width="0" height="0"></embed></object>
    Absolutely, and I agree.

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