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ASUS Sabertooth or Crosshair Formula V?

post #1 of 11
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So basically my dying MSI 890FXA-GD70 finally took a dump and is now in the RMA process. I decided after having multiple complaints with MSI's new products that I would stick with a more reliable brand. I have two HD5770's and eventually would like to Trifire some sort of card.

So my question is Sabertooth 990FX or The Crosshair Formula V? It needs to be able to support my 1090t till BD comes out though.

Thanks InerTia*
post #2 of 11
When it comes to 990FX boards you'll find that half will say Saber and half will say Crosshair

So it comes down to which YOU want. Both will support your CPU and GPUs

But for sake of my vote, Crosshair Formula V
post #3 of 11
It's a TUF decision, but I went with Sabertooth, largely because it was already out there. Unfortunately, both involve making some sacrifices. If you are a hard core gamer, the crosshair, if you use your system for other stuff, the sabertooth, but you'll be happy either way.
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post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 
Nice TUF pun haha. I am most definitively a hard core gamer. What are some of the perks that I would be loosing with the Crosshair V?
post #5 of 11
Some inomerous rog gimmicks...
check this out
http://www.asusrog.com/forums/showth...e-Overclocking

and
for tri-fire, the CHV is better, since it has nicely spaced slots for 3 double slot video card (hd 5770), so if you want to go 5770 tri-fire, chv is the way to go. You can also do tri-fire with the sabertooth, but you will need a case with 8 expasion slots, and you will kill your usb motherboard heards, since the last slot makes the card exceed the mortherboard length.

My vote. CrossHair V
post #6 of 11
Now, what are you going to be doing on the machine, if your gunna be gaming, and overclocking, get the formula, if you need a stable long lasting, work related system, grab the sabertooth
    
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post #7 of 11
Can't go wrong with either, but I would say the Crosshair V since it doesn't look like dirt.
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post #8 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pentium4 531 overclocker View Post
Now, what are you going to be doing on the machine, if your gunna be gaming, and overclocking, get the formula, if you need a stable long lasting, work related system, grab the sabertooth
both boards are for overclocking and gaming.....

2 cards or less+physx card =sabertooth
more than 2 cards+physx card=CHV
my 2 cents
post #9 of 11
Sabertooth has a 5 year warranty, powered esata and FireWire. Those are the main sacrifices you make by going with the crosshair v.
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post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks a lot guys, I watched a 30 minute ASUS review on the new 990 chipset boards and I defiantly think the CHV is the best for my situation.
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