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Intel X58 motherboards to be expensive

Posted on Monday, October 06 2008 @ 23:51:42 CEST by

Earlier today Overclockers.co.uk had a listing on its website of three Intel X58 based motherboards. As expected, these boards won't be cheap. The British shop has already deleted the items but FUD Zilla has all the details. Prices range from £234.99 to £281.99:
Starting with the Intel board, which is the cheapest of the three, it'll set you back £234.99 (€303/$413) which is a lot of cash to pay for a motherboard that doesn't even look like it's set to be one of the half decent boards out there. For starters it only has four memory slots, so you're limited to using three memory modules, so anyone considering going over 3GB will have to buy expensive 2GB DDR3 modules. The design of the board doesn't really appeal to us either for that matter and we've yet to see a confirmation of this board getting software SLI.

The Asus P6T Deluxe isn't that much more expensive at £252.61 (€326/$444) and it has a much better design with six memory slots, not to mention that it has a wide range of additional features and it's likely that Asus will have this board certified for software SLI. The OC Palm edition doesn't look like it'll be a huge seller in our books, as you're paying an almost £30 premium for an external LCD display which plugs into a USB port, that is meant to help you overclock the board. At £281.99 (€365/$496) this board is one of the most expensive out there.
Rumour has it that the ASUS Rampage II Extreme edition may even have a shocking MSRP of 400EUR. Good luck trying to sell these boards during an economic crisis!



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