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Old 12-23-2008, 07:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've been thinking the Gigabyte UD5 for the whole time with setting up my new build, but I found I could get the Eclipse for a bit less. Just wondering which is better... I plan on OC'ing my i7 920 to like 3.2-3.5, if that matters at all. Can the Eclipse overclock well?
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i have heard that the ultra durable boards over clock quite well. that is what i would get. the msi looks pretty sick tho. and the gigabyte has a better lay out.
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Is ultra durable some sort of feature? Yeah, I would choose the Gigabyte I think, but I found a good deal on the Eclipse and was wondering if it was worth it.
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take a look on thier website about half way down

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Default Re: MSI Eclipse vs. Gigabyte UD5

Apparently the UD6 is the only Gigabyte worth getting - So i have heard.
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That's cool, wonder what makes copper the best material for that. I think I might go with the Gigabyte; I feel a bit better about it.
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copper transfers heat very well and is a good conductor.
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exactly right, silver being even better, hence artic silver being 99.9% silver, and i think diamond is one of the best.
but it looks more like a gimmick then anything else, coz pcb's get really hot
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