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sabertooth = marketing gimick.
crosshair v = much better mobo
ud5, ud3 ,ud7 = the best 990fx mobos around in my opinion
Is there any reasoning behind this statement? What differences are you talking about and why is the gigabyte line up so much better? What you posted is completely worthless without some sort of evidence to back it up...
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Originally Posted by Aussie
sabertooth = marketing gimick.
crosshair v = much better mobo
ud5, ud3 ,ud7 = the best 990fx mobos around in my opinion

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Is there any reasoning behind this statement? What differences are you talking about and why is the gigabyte line up so much better? What you posted is completely worthless without some sort of evidence to back it up...
I agree with VW TDI 02.
you're not backing any of this up.
personally i think the gigabyte boards are crap (as far as quality anyways...just from personal experience)
i have heard good things about these boards though so i won't tell you not to look at them.
but i've been doing a lot of research of the ASUS 990 series boards and from what i've seen, they are one of the best boards out there as far as versatility and quality.

EDIT: the sabertooth isn't a marketing gimick BTW. go look at some benchmarks before you post nonsense
post #13 of 18
Best AM3+ mobos out right now are the ASUS Crosshair V Formula, ASUS Sabertooth, and the Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3/5/7. There's no one mobo that's best for everyone. The Sabertooth might perfectly fit someone's needs while the UD7 perfectly fits someone else's. For example, if you're going to use a sound card or a wireless card or whatever but you still want to have the option to TriFire, then the Gigabyte boards are best for you. If you need a very comprehensive BIOS to squeeze out the best overclock you can get, the ASUS boards (particularly the Crosshair) are best for you. Also, GB doesn't use UEFI, if it matters.
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I agree with VW TDI 02.
you're not backing any of this up.
personally i think the gigabyte boards are crap (as far as quality anyways...just from personal experience)
i have heard good things about these boards though so i won't tell you not to look at them.
but i've been doing a lot of research of the ASUS 990 series boards and from what i've seen, they are one of the best boards out there as far as versatility and quality.

EDIT: the sabertooth isn't a marketing gimick BTW. go look at some benchmarks before you post nonsense
I know a friend of mine recently got the Sabertooth and he loves it. When it comes down to it I've always thought that the Crosshair line up as well as the Rampage line ups from Asus were a bit on the pricey side as they are the flagship of each series. You do get the benefit of having a great motherboard and all the possible bells and whistles available to man kind but the question is will you actually take advantage of them? 99% of people will not need half of them but if they have the money to throw around then why not. The same thing goes for the UD7. Yes it is a great board but do you really need everything it has to offer? Even the UD5 is a bit overkill with the 5 PCI-E 2.0 slots that it has. The Sabertooth is great and so is the Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 which will all allow you to overclock up to whatever you want. Will they get you the same performance as a Crosshair? At normal overclocks probably. If you are going for DICE/LN you will probably get better results with the Crosshair because you might actually use the features that it offers.
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yea that's true.
i plan on taking advantage of everything the board has to offer though.
im kind of a penny pincher, so when i get something, i use the living hell out of it
The reason i picked the Sabertooth is cuz its ability to handle extremely high clocks without MOSFETS exploding and such
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There will be more boards hitting the market in the coming months. I am waiting.

Asus Crosshair boards are great but the first version that has come out is getting a ton of negative reviews on Newegg. There seems to be a lot of returns on the board and the Sabertooth one.
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post #17 of 18
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yea that's true.
i plan on taking advantage of everything the board has to offer though.
im kind of a penny pincher, so when i get something, i use the living hell out of it
The reason i picked the Sabertooth is cuz its ability to handle extremely high clocks without MOSFETS exploding and such

Never heard of any crosshair iv/v models with exploding issues. Only MSI lol. Both the sabertooth and crosshair v will handle anything you can throw at it power wise.
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There will be more boards hitting the market in the coming months. I am waiting.

Asus Crosshair boards are great but the first version that has come out is getting a ton of negative reviews on Newegg. There seems to be a lot of returns on the board and the Sabertooth one.
This is what my buddy who is in the know say's, I think it would be wise just to get a board w/ Dozer than now.
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