While it is slightly painful to refer to a $193 motherboard as a budget board, when you are talking about an X58 based board like the Gigabyte EX58-UD3R it is reasonably accurate.  Some trimming has been done, most noticeably on the RAM as there are only 4 slots, limiting the total capacity of RAM to 12GB but keeping support for triple channel.  A pair of PCI-E x16 slots support both flavours of multiple GPUness and the back plate still sports a goodly amount of connections and the 8 SATA ports should keep your storage system happy.  [H]ard|OCP does warn that to overclock this board you may need to fiddle with voltages to get the base clock up where you want it to be, but the board did respond once it received a bit more juice.

“The Gigabyte EX58-UD3R represents a budget X58 motherboard, if there is such a thing. While the feature set is somewhat limited when compared to other more robust X58 boards, the EX58-UD3R’s performance and overclockability is anything but limited.”

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