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I know you say "because I can" for 16GB ram, but that is complete overkill in most cases. Like I said, you can be smart with your other components and grab an SSD. What is your reasoning for getting that motherboard over cheaper models?

the reason for that model over the others, is... the ones that say milatry spec and all... i saw there was a few people here with that board and after heavy OCing they broke because of the phase power being 4 + 1.... and that board has 8 + 1 i think it was.....

if someone can sugest a good board that is 30 pounds cheaper then yeah.... let see what you got... but it must be an asus product as the stuff is going to be bought in south africa and support for the other products are not good at all.... now this setup is mostly for a friend... i want to get the 2600K etc... but will see how things turn out.
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the reason for that model over the others, is... the ones that say milatry spec and all... i saw there was a few people here with that board and after heavy OCing they broke because of the phase power being 4 + 1.... and that board has 8 + 1 i think it was.....
That was mainly with the high TDP x6 AMD processors. Check this out for more info on 1155 boards:
Google Spreadsheet
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I would recommend the P8P67 PRO, pretty much the same board except for lack of Dual LAN and 12 phase power instead of 16 (12 is PLENTY).
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I got the Sabertooth because it looks cool!
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I got the Sabertooth because it looks cool!
do you not need to strip half the board to install cpu etc...??

and yes the board is very diffrent but not my style



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