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i'm genuinely curious why you'd need two for a consumer board, server boards i can see a few reasons, but who's going to be using one of these board to make a firewall or something else just as ridiculous, to me at least
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why do you need two NICs?
It depends.If you have 2 nics on a small form mobo you can build easily a firewall/router.Unfortunately this scenario is avoided by the manufacturers so you pay money for useless SOHO stuff.

Or you can use the PC as a gateway for your network ,if you have no router and you need connectivity on another PC.

Or you can use 2 connections ,one beeing used for back up.

2 NICs > 1 NIC


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i'm genuinely curious why you'd need two for a consumer board, server boards i can see a few reasons, but who's going to be using one of these board to make a firewall or something else just as ridiculous, to me at least
I would pay for a small factor mobo with 2 nics.Maybe in this way i will be finally able to use 2 PC-s simultaneously properly on my connection.It would be cheaper than buying a good router and would allow me to have infinite number of half open connections without router reboots or crashes.
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Well if you willingly want to burn some spare cash of yours on a new motherboard that would go much better towards a watercooling setup for your cards, don't let me by any means stop you... And wasn't trying to insult you FYI.
Sorry I mistook your comments as insulting then, they just rubbed me the wrong way.

As for the motherboard, I prefer air or closed loop water cooling to open loop watercooling...with my piss poor luck, my rig would develop serious issues if I tried to watercool it. Therefore, I go for the best of the best in air-cooling solutions, hence, my Direct CUII triple slot card with twin 100mm fans.

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Hasn't the Sabertooth always been the counterpart of the Crosshair and the Maximus that is more just for looks, but lacks performance?
The ROG boards (Rampage, Crosshair, Maximus) are designed for un-compromising performance. The Sabertooth boards are designed for durability and thermal management. Usually the ROG boards will have minor upgrades over their Sabertooth counterparts (for example, emulated X-FI by VIA audio chips...dual NICs or specialty NICs) and some extra goodies. Sabertooth models are not the cheap-ass boards from ASUS. They are second highest tier to the top (which is ROG).
    
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Yeah but people going with AMD are going to be looking for bang for buck.
Say wha? I'll be spending above 200 bucks on a BD motherboard. CHV>all.
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Say wha? I'll be spending above 200 bucks on a BD motherboard. CHV>all.
If it had the better features with it I would say the same. I'm not paying £80 extra for a paintjob and a company badge though, if that's what you want to do, knock yourself out. When it gets an x16/x16/x16 version with no competition at a much lower price with the same features I'll agree with you. Till then, I'll probably look for an MSI/Gigabyte mobo at a way lower price but just as good (only not in the looks department).
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