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Pictures and introduction of X58A-UD7

runn3R

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Pictures and introduction of X58A-UD7
« on: November 06, 2009, 01:58:55 pm »
Here are the pictures of GA-X58A-UD7 (former GA-EX58-EXTREME 2 also GA-EX58A-EXTREME)...





...and presentation:
<a href="http://d.scribd.com/ScribdViewer.swf?document_id=22749655&amp;access_key=key-160simmm9qsmaso95c7g" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://d.scribd.com/ScribdViewer.swf?document_id=22749655&amp;access_key=key-160simmm9qsmaso95c7g</a>

More information (specs, bios'es, manual, etc.) is available at:
http://www.giga-byte.co.uk/Products/Motherboard/Products_Overview.aspx?ProductID=3251
« Last Edit: May 12, 2010, 09:43:33 am by runn3R »
ZX-S & C64 are still my favourites ;-)

Re: Pictures of X58A-UD7
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2009, 09:59:00 am »
Not good, I was hoping you'd be nice to the customers and name it the X58A-Extreme :( Now it seems that the extreme is a higher end board than the UD7.

RuiPereira

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Re: Pictures of X58A-UD7
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2009, 09:05:50 am »
Unfortunately we have dropped the Extreme name   :'(
The UD7 is the Extreme… what a shame!

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Re: Pictures of X58A-UD7
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2009, 09:30:03 am »
UD7 like Windows 7 - most probably  ;)

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Re: Pictures and introduction of X58A-UD7
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2009, 12:43:33 am »
Please tell me you've used copper with G1/4" threads for the waterblock this time around. I've no idea what reasoning lead you to use nonstandard fittings and aluminium last time but the choice made the block unusable for almost everyone.

If you've listened to the water cooling community and provided one which will actually be compatible with the loops people use I'll be thrilled and probably buy one of these. Otherwise I would love to know what reasoning lead to you do otherwise.

Re: Pictures and introduction of X58A-UD7
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2009, 12:10:22 am »
I have been reading for months and months, and finally feel I have a motherboard I want to get. I should start saving up now for this model. I wish I have the funds to get one right now.

Re: Pictures and introduction of X58A-UD7
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2009, 01:32:32 pm »
I'm trying to find an awnser to this question. If I can't get it here...

Are the fittings for the watercooler hose detachable?

I want to use a thicker hose in my watercooling system.

Thanx in advance!

runn3R

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Re: Pictures and introduction of X58A-UD7
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2009, 04:19:09 pm »
Hi Tok Tok and jonj678

The size of waterblock fittings are 3/8" (or 10mm). Detailed dimensions are 7.5 mm inside and 10 mm outside.

If you want to use a thicker hose then you need to buy a switch tube, it is the easiest and safest solution, as you can't easily detach fittings from the block.
ZX-S & C64 are still my favourites ;-)

Re: Pictures and introduction of X58A-UD7
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2009, 04:28:56 pm »
Thank you for your reply!

Yes I figured it by looking closely at the pictures in the presentation above. I already ordered the parts. Maybe later on, I can find a cooling block which
has the same measurements so it can fit in the screw holes. Or does the water flow through the part which can't be detached?

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Re: Pictures and introduction of X58A-UD7
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2009, 05:07:08 pm »
Hi Tok Tok

I haven't tried detaching it myself.
Generally you can dismount nearly every part of integrated cooling system but this may void the warranty (in case of any damage occurs due to removing original cooling / installing different one)

And in case of RMA you have to assemble the original cooling back.
ZX-S & C64 are still my favourites ;-)

Re: Pictures and introduction of X58A-UD7
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2009, 05:22:42 pm »
That's a good one to think about. But what I meant is less dramatic. I only want to remove the top cooling part (see image). You can see 4 screws so
i take it that the part is detachable. Unless the water flows through the main cooling part, in that case I'll have to stick with the default cooling system.

I'm hoping that it's the same as it's neighbor with the heatpipes. Time will tell, if anybody wants to know in a week from now, you can PM me. I'll probably
have the board by then.

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Re: Pictures and introduction of X58A-UD7
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2009, 12:15:27 am »
Hi, Tok Tok
I haven't seen one  myself
But to fit the connectors and seal them  with it in position could be inviting trouble!
But looking at the construction, If it has screws or hex allen socket heads they can be removed, either to remove the complete heatsink or to clean it,  or attatch nipples
There will more than likely  be an "O" ring  or a gasket of some sort under the top part to seal it so you would have to make sure it was refited correctly,
Keep us up to date mate,
cheers
« Last Edit: December 08, 2009, 12:16:32 am by Pottypete »

Re: Pictures and introduction of X58A-UD7
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2009, 08:32:31 am »
Quote
There will more than likely  be an "O" ring  or a gasket of some sort under the top part to seal it so you would have to make sure it was refited correctly,

Now that I know that the fittings aren't replaceable, that's exactly what I'm wondering about. Because if that's the case it will be almost impossible to find a cooling block that precisely fits the "O" ring and mounting holes for the screws.
But I'm still hoping that Gigabyte made it a little more user friendly by keeping the water in a separate space. Anyway I'm detaching it to see what's the case and shoot some pictures.
« Last Edit: December 08, 2009, 09:07:09 am by Tok Tok »

Re: Pictures and introduction of X58A-UD7
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2009, 11:06:02 am »
Hi can someone confirm that the board uses a copper waterblock or is it aluminium again?

runn3R

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Re: Pictures and introduction of X58A-UD7
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2009, 04:22:29 pm »
Hi HardTarget

It's copper block, no more aluminium  :)
ZX-S & C64 are still my favourites ;-)

 

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