Discussion in 'Overclocking & Hardware' started by DiGiTaL MoNkEY, Oct 28, 2009.
Gigabyte EX58-EXTREME 2 renamed to X58A-UD7
I think 1156 owners are in a fair bit of trouble once USB3 and SATA3 become mainstream, because I'm wondering whether it's actually possible to improve the inbuilt PCIe controller in the CPU at all to allow for USB3 and SATA3
For those interested pccasegear have the Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7 listed for $499 with stock coming on the 24th http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=416&products_id=13007
Got one the other day. So far its awesome. The main reason I got this wasnt so much for the USB3 or SATA 6Gb but because these boards have been updated for higher BCLK so no resistor mod is needed.
Got mine today, damn the whole mobo heatsink feels pretty warm, what software works with the temp sensors?
You reckon the extra heatsink is worth putting on?
ive got mine on there, couldnt see why not, considering its there, why not use it?
Just spent for ever making ubuntu and win7 run together and now i have like 5 partition even though i want 2....CBF i'll do it tomorrow along with the washing and the dishes
EDIT: did oyu use the thermal grease that came with it? Seems pretty stupid since its in a bag and not a tube = huge messy.
Nah, i used the Noctua NT-H1 i got with my D14. That stuff that came with it seems ugh
from what i've seen of how its mounted, heatsink aint worth shit.
watercool that shit.
dishes aint gonna wash themselves.
MX-3 or GTFO.
yeah it has not actual mounting pressure does it? so not much heat would go into the sink.
more that the heatsink touches the chip, then goes to fins, which then goes to the ridiculously large heatsink.
the fins make piss all contact, and therefore the extra heatsink is more or less useless.
if the large heatsink made decent contact, it would probably work just swell.
yyeeahh...need the water block. bad.
Shame about the barb size.
The block should just have some threads, so you can use 1/2" fittings (or others) if you want to.
It's a good board though. OCs way easier than the rev 1 X58 Extreme.
Using Everest it shows my NB temps as around 50 degrees with the big over the top heatsink attached. (With the Gigabyte X58A-UD7)
Anyone got some air cooled NB temps to compare with it? (From other motherboards?)
You can just put adapaters on the barbs cant you?
nope. you can only do that with threads
Well, thats shit D: I thought you could get some kind've adapter to make them bigger
i doubt that little block would do much anyway, im just going to buy the full board block
I don't think I'm going to bother with board blocks anymore.
I had liquid cooling on my 2 previous boards and I just don't think the money and effort pay off - especially since you're compromising your CPU cooling if it's in the same loop.
I'll get some temp numbers from mine when I get a chance. I'm running 214 Bclk with 3 way SLI at the moment. That ought to heat it up some.
thing is with stock cooling these days on both motherboards and video cards, is it just doesnt cut it. the vrm's run at close to 100 degrees, chipsets as well, and stock cooling on video cards is becoming a joke, especially if you wanted to do something crazy like play a game in summer in australia.
i dont know if i'd watercool another motherboard/graphics cards myself, due only to the cost of the blocks, but then every time i hear an air cooled graphics card spin up, i say, of course i would.