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Asus P6x58d

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renol

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Just getting some opinions. What's everyone's take on this motherboard? I heard it's 6 core compatible but I wonder if 6 cores will ever be worth buying if we still get stuck with 3ghz processors.
 

onefstsnake

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I love this board. Super easy to OC, Bios updates are a breeze and the Mem OK button is awesome.

The USB 3.0 and Sata 6GB/S is a plus as well.
Will work with i9's too.

I have had no problems or complaints. :thup:
 

Cant.Touch.This

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Any chance at some BIOS screenshots onefstsnake? If it's not too much trouble.. I've actually never owned an ASUS board, shocking :chair:.
 

Cant.Touch.This

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Yeah, I meant with a camera :D. I'll check out your thread in the meantime. (285 classified.. whaaaa /jealous)

And renol, I didn't mean to threadjack as I'm curious as well on this board since it's one of the two(?) X58 boards with the new standards.
 

onefstsnake

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Yeah the classified is nice. Id love to see what it can do but havent really read much on it. Seems quite a bit different than a reference 285. Just using it for folding till I move to my new house.

As for the board it runs cool. Comes with a fan you can attach to either of the two phase heatsinks. Also comes with quite a few SATA cables. Im not really sure what the difference is between a SATA 3.0 and 6.0 cable. The 6.0 looks twice as thick as the standard SATA cables, but the connection looks identical.
 
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renol

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Yeah, I could send mine back but at this point it just seems like it doesn't really matter to me. By the time I want a 6 core a new mobo will be out that will slaughter the P6X58D and they will have 6 cores hopefully that run higher. I definately like the setup you have though, Snake.
 

creecher

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ive got the board as well, and ive hit 4.3 with max temps at about 81. dont get me wrong though, i am using 2 highspeed deltas, and a megahalem w/ shin etsu.

i love it. if you have any questions, ask
 

Cant.Touch.This

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I actually wanna know about the fan control options, what increments can you adjust it by (percentage or voltage)? I know this may not seem remotely significant in the list of features the board may have to offer but... please? :D

Are they all PWM fan connectors? I think the Maximus III Formula they have to offer has all PWM connections, I'm assuming they have it the same on this 'high' end mobo.

And I just read your sig creecher, lol FPS Doug.

EDIT: Just thought of this one now that I just googled up a picture of it, what if you put the GPUs (SLI/Crossfire) in the first blue x16 slot and white x16 slot, will it be electrically x16/x16? Or is the white x16 slot x8 electrically on this board? Are there even any SLI/Crossfire bridges that can reach that long? I'm thinking the extra gap would help the first card intaking cooler air than just desperately sucking in air from the second card.
 
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creecher

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if pwm is 4pin then yes, i do believe there are about 4 dont quote me though! you can look at a picture on newegg. all of my fans are plugged into the psu. i would like to plug my delta screamers into my mobo so i could turn em down.(some times you just want to glide, not have the afterburners on if you know what i mean) i dont know how to do it though.

the first 2 slots are the only ones that are full x16. The white one can only be x8 speed. you could put a graphics card in it, but it would not be able to communicate with the motherboard as fast a the first 2 slots.
 
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Cant.Touch.This

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if pwm is 4pin then yes, i do believe there are about 4 dont quote me though! you can look at a picture on newegg. all of my fans are plugged into the psu. i would like to plug my delta screamers into my mobo so i could turn em down.(some times you just want to glide, not have the afterburners on if you know what i mean) i dont know how to do it though.

the first 2 slots are the only ones that are full x16. The white one can only be x8 speed. you could put a graphics card in it, but it would not be able to communicate with the motherboard as fast a the first 2 slots.

That last bit of info is most helpful, thanks for letting me know cause I always thought if you just split it across to the 3rd x16 slot it could still run x16/x16, guess not :-/.
 

agentbad

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Seems way overpriced to me. You can always add USB 3.0 and Sata 6GB/S support later to existing motherboards. I am sure more boards will be 6 core compatible with bios updates as well.
 

onefstsnake

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Not sure if I got a pic of that. I have my mem set at auto.
I know the Gskill ram im using is 1.35v though and works fine.

Going out to eat will post pics asap.