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Gigabyte X58A-UD3R Ultra Durable Motherboard Review
Author: Dennis Garcia
During our tests we found the motherboard to be extremely easy to use and very forgiving. Installation went well and nothing prevented us from replacing memory modules with the system fully assembled. The expansion slot configuration supports mulitGPU layouts up to 3 video cards. You won't be able to run dual slot coolers in a standard chassis; however that is only a minor inconvenience.
Overclocking did have its ups and downs. At first our overclocking experience was met with disappointment and rather low clockspeeds. It was not until we started looking around the advanced menus did we find the necessary settings needed to stabilize the system. There are plenty of settings available and yet no apparent way to save your profile information for future use.
Now for the ever popular list of Good things and Bad things.
Onboard Indicator LEDs
Excellent Motherboard Cooling
Triple GPU support
USB / SATA 3 Support
No debug LED
Included cables very minimal
BIOS layout was confusing at first