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the sabertooth looks nice but is it a really good overclocking mobo?

Lol yeah. A very good one. Just one link, of the dozens of reviews for it.
    
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looks good, maybe this is my choice
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I went for a MSI Z68A-GD80 B3 board myself, even tho I dont plan to use the internal GPU for much, it gives you access to it, along with the virtu driver.
This means you can use the internal GPU when not doing GPU intensive tasks, like surf these forums, and automatically switch to the discrete GPU when starting a game without swapping the cables manually.
The biggest benefit beeing power less power consumption from the GPU(s) while not gaming.
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Are you looking for any specifics like layout, number of SATA3, etc? I think that would help narrow down related recommendations!
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And at least for me, it's proven to be a good overclocker.

The p67's have been on the market for quite a while, whilst the Z68's are quite new. therefor there are _way_ less guides and threads about the overclocking potenial of these new chipset's, this will change with some time.
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post #16 of 26
To sabertooth p67 have to say its a very good board, same goes to any p8p67 asus boards, better than msi boards or gigabutt that is a fact. With that price range and above!
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post #17 of 26
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Originally Posted by silis View Post
To sabertooth p67 have to say its a very good board, same goes to any p8p67 asus boards, better than msi boards or gigabutt that is a fact.
So delusional There is no consistent fact. A good mobo for a 2500k would be just about any P67/Z68 mobo from MSI, Biostar, ASUS, Gigabyte or ASRock. The question is which manufacturer do you prefer? You should take some time and Google some site reviews about these mobos and determine which one appeals to you more. You can start here http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...omparison.html and continue to Google for more info about a particular mobo but if you rather be persuaded to go with a specific manufacturer which will obviously convert you into a fanboi then so be it. It's your choice at the end of the day
post #18 of 26
The Sabretooth is not a better overclocking board...

For the bang for the buck, the Asus P8P67 Pro is the best bet. It overclocks better than the Sabretooth and is cheaper. Even the vanilla P8P67 matches the Sabretooth in overclocking.


Z68 is only of use if you plan to use onboard video (shudder...) or SSD Caching.

Depending on your cooling, any P67 chipset board can hit 4.5ghz easily enough. If you want to go north of that, then board choice helps slightly.


Gigabyte boards are fine too. Mind you I prefer the UEFI bios on the Asus models (personal preference).
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The Sabretooth is not a better overclocking board...

For the bang for the buck, the Asus P8P67 Pro is the best bet. It overclocks better than the Sabretooth and is cheaper. Even the vanilla P8P67 matches the Sabretooth in overclocking.
I recommend the ASUS p8p67 Pro
Over half of all the 1155 builds here on OCN are ASUS!
And so, loads of help and support on here if you did need it
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For the bang for the buck, the Asus P8P67 Pro is the best bet.
I recommend the ASUS p8p67 Pro
Over half of all the 1155 builds here on OCN are ASUS!
And so, loads of help and support on here if you did need it
I promise you ASUS people, if my Gigabyte ever decides to act funky OR if it last until I get my next mobo in the future, I will try out ASUS for the 1st time in my life so I can see what is so great about them
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