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Pulling my hair out!! - ASUS P8P67 Deluxe or P67 Sabertooth!

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I've read a couple of other threads/forums on this issue but still I can't decide! At first I was going to go with the Sabertooth because it looked amazing and it had some pretty high ratings. However, I started reading more and more about issues on the Sabertooth.

For my build I was hoping to make a pretty good gaming computer for under $1500 Canadian. My components were supposed to be:

Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth P67 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...-702-_-Product

Processor: i7 2600k http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16819115070

RAM: G.Skill 8Gb DDR3 1600 MHz http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...-428-_-Product

SSD: Mushkin 60GB http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820226151

HHD: Samgsung Spinpoint 1TB 7200 RPM http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16822152185

PSU: Corsair 750W http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16817139006

Video Card: Asus GTX 570 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16814121432

Chassis: NZXT Phantom http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...T&promoid=1097

OS: Windows 7 OEM http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...-986-_-Product

CD/DVD = ASUS CD/DVD http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16827135204

However, instead I've been starting to look at the P8P67 Deluxe and read some pretty good reviews on it and not so many problems have occurred with it. I'm also scared that if I install the OEM on it and the board goes bad that I gotta go get another copy of Windows 7...

This is my first build so I'm pretty scared haha. I want to get everything right.

Thanks in advance!
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post #2 of 13
They're both amazing boards, however the Deluxe board has features that are absolutely amazing for overclocking and diagnosing error codes.
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They're both amazing boards, however the Deluxe board has features that are absolutely amazing for overclocking and diagnosing error codes.
That's good to hear. I'm looking to overclock but not for a while. Having the option to do it with ease will be nice.
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WD Black 1TB Samsung DVD Windows Ultimate Samsung 24" 
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Corsair TX750 V2 NZXT Phantom 
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WD Black 1TB Samsung DVD Windows Ultimate Samsung 24" 
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Corsair TX750 V2 NZXT Phantom 
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Well, they're nice for overclocking and general use too. For example if you build the computer, go to turn it on, and it doesn't boot, you look at the LED numerical error display on the mobo and whatever number it gives you, that's the error you have.

It's nice to see a number, open a manual and immediately diagnose your problem, rather than spending what could be a half an hour trying to diagnose it yourself.
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Originally Posted by E-Peen View Post
Well, they're nice for overclocking and general use too. For example if you build the computer, go to turn it on, and it doesn't boot, you look at the LED numerical error display on the mobo and whatever number it gives you, that's the error you have.

It's nice to see a number, open a manual and immediately diagnose your problem, rather than spending what could be a half an hour trying to diagnose it yourself.
That's actually really impressive. Is this only for the Deluxe? Does Sabertooth have this feature?

If I were to switch over to the Deluxe, would I have to make any revisions to my build?
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WD Black 1TB Samsung DVD Windows Ultimate Samsung 24" 
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Corsair TX750 V2 NZXT Phantom 
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WD Black 1TB Samsung DVD Windows Ultimate Samsung 24" 
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Corsair TX750 V2 NZXT Phantom 
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post #6 of 13
sabertooth does not have the error code number on it

what it does have is a black plastic that covers 95% of the mobo and it looks awesome to me...

i chose the Sabertooth over the Asus P67 since it matches my theme with my case and parts...no regrets here yet...
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That's actually really impressive. Is this only for the Deluxe? Does Sabertooth have this feature?

If I were to switch over to the Deluxe, would I have to make any revisions to my build?
Nope, I believe the Sabertooth P67 only supports Dual Channel memory as well, so you wouldn't need to change anything.

It really all comes down to what you want more.

Deluxe - Functionality

Here's just a few more features other than the EFI BIOS and LED diagnostic tool.
  • Low profile heatsink
  • 4 USB 3.0 and 4 SATA 6Gb/s
  • Easy to use EFI BIOS
  • ASUS AI Suite II
  • Bluetooth receiver
  • Good combination of ports and slots
  • USB 3.0 front panel drive
  • EPU and TPU switch
  • LED diagnostic display
  • Onboard reset, power on/off, and clear CMOS button
  • Better onboard audio

Saberooth - Aesthetics

Other than those extra functions, they're both the same board.
post #8 of 13
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Okay if I go with this board should I switch my RAM to this: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820231445 ?

I would prefer that as the colors match the board

What's the difference between that RAM and http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820231428 ?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k Sabertooth P67 Asus GTX 570 Corsair Vengence 8gb 1600 MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Black 1TB Samsung DVD Windows Ultimate Samsung 24" 
PowerCase
Corsair TX750 V2 NZXT Phantom 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k Sabertooth P67 Asus GTX 570 Corsair Vengence 8gb 1600 MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Black 1TB Samsung DVD Windows Ultimate Samsung 24" 
PowerCase
Corsair TX750 V2 NZXT Phantom 
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post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by chinaman25 View Post
Okay if I go with this board should I switch my RAM to this: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820231445 ?

I would prefer that as the colors match the board

What's the difference between that RAM and http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820231428 ?
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post #10 of 13
The sabertooth does have several leds that light up in succession. If the computer fails to post the offending led (CPU, memory, pci-e, SATA, etc) stays lit so you know what's causing the problem. I love my board and, yeah, it looks amazing!
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