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"Whether it performs like it or not, the GIGABYTE GA-X58-USB3 is a low cost board aimed at the budget conscience consumer. Let's face it, that is a fact that the majority of us users out there today are faced with. Everybody is looking to get the best bang for their buck. For those looking at the Intel X58 spectrum of components, motherboards with the Intel X58 chipset aren't exactly the lowest cost component out there."
"The X58-USB3 leaves off the SATA 3.0, but keeps the USB 3.0. You also still get the usual SLI and Crossfire support and all for the fairly low price of $179.99 at Newegg at the time of writing. This is not bad at all to enter the world of triple channel RAM and the upper end Core i7 CPUs!"
"Priced at about $180 USD, the Gigabyte X58-USB3 is probably the least expensive X58 boards out there that has USB 3.0 included as a feature. There isn't SATA 6G here unfortunately, but that won't likely affect many users with a modest budget anyways. In fact, the X58-USB3 looks and handles very much like its higher-priced siblings in the Gigabyte X58 lineup, but for far less money."
"The Gigabyte X58-USB3 socket 1155 motherboard promises to bring the Intel X58 chipset to the mainstream with sub-$200 USD pricing. It's got USB 3.0, 3-way SLI and CrossFireX mutli-GPU scaling, and many the Gigabyte motherboard design features. Check out our latest X58 motherboard review to see what level of enthusiast grade performance is in store with the X58-USB3."
"The X58-USB3 does also support multi-GPU configurations by either ATI or NVIDIA. This provides not only the ability to be more powerful but also gives the diversity of being able to use which ever brand you may prefer or have on hand. When it came down to overclocking, the motherboard didn't really give me any problems getting up to 3.8GHz with the i7 920; however, that clock speed seems to be the maximum that my chip can reach as it is a C0 stepping."
"With the release of the Sandy Bridge processors and Intel’s P67 chipset you may think that X58 systems are done with, but they are really not. If you are a hardcore gamer or PC enthusiast who wants to get the most out of their CPU the X58 platform is still your best bet. It is also the only platform to support triple channel memory and Intel’s Core i7 processors. The thing that holds many people back from getting a X58 system is the price of the components."
"Gigabyte are widely regarded as one of the biggest computer component manufacturers in the world, especially in the motherboard market. They cater for all of the latest AMD and Intel platforms including AM3, socket 1156, 1155 and 1366 and with Sandy Bridge taking over, we still believe that 1366 has some life left in it."
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