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Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by nmungur, 8 Apr 2010.

  1. nmungur


    Joined: 2 Feb 2010

    Posts: 92

    Location: Leeds

    I need to decide on a mobo. I want the USB 3 functionality and its to go with an Intel processor. Memory is Cosair XMS 1333mhz, 6GB. I have decided that it is GA-X58A-UD3R or GA-X58A-UD5. I need to order this week so I cant wait for any coming releases!

    I dont see much difference apart from the dual network option.

    Anyone got any comparative info on them? Is the UD5 worth the extra?


    Joined: 8 Jan 2010

    Posts: 930

    Location: London

    Well I have a UD5 and it is very good, like most gigabyte motherboards if your into overclocking I would go with the UD5 if not the UD3R should be adequate. I only went for the UD5 over the UD3R as it had a small pci express slot for my sound card and it would fit crossfire
  3. GJ02


    Joined: 30 Nov 2007

    Posts: 6,419

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    just finished building my new system with ud5,
    i take it your soundcard is in the 2nd pcie slot down ? the top one i would know what you could fit in that
  4. Marine Iguana


    Joined: 25 Sep 2008

    Posts: 6,767

    Location: Orsett, Essex

    I have the X58A-UD3R and it is very stable and unless you need the subtle differences between them get the UD3 its a good little clocker too :)
  5. cyclops12

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 Aug 2004

    Posts: 1,764

    They both have the same slots ie 4x PCIe 2.0 x16 Slots, 2x PCIe x1 Slots & 1x PCI Slot
  6. wolvers


    Joined: 26 Jan 2005

    Posts: 5,141

    Location: In........cognito

    I've been looking at the UD3R as well. Good to hear that you're getting good clocks on it Iguana. :)