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What are you willing to spend on the board, and do you need SLI and CFX support?

I'm willing to spend up to £140, Sabertooth will cost me £125, Sli nor Crossfire isn't needed.
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Originally Posted by vonalka View Post

The Sabertooth is a great board - I have tried it as well as the Crosshair and we recommend either one. Here are 3dMark11 results for two systems, one with Sabertooth and one with Crosshair:
The Bios is especially good on both boards - great for rookie overclockers.
Sabertooth:
http://3dmark.com/3dm11/3459104;jsessionid=1wyiijafwsr3q53v8o04wvc14
Crosshair V:
http://3dmark.com/3dm11/3479447;jsessionid=zh61mj9kay3d1tkshs88frnv2


Thanks for that, I think I might go for Sabertooth, I was planning on buying this a couple of months ago, so I might just get it now.


Thanks again
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Another thing I'd like to add, The stock heatsink that came with the FX-8120 is terrible, It can't even keep the cpu cool, prime95 it was hitting 50C
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Another thing I'd like to add, The stock heatsink that came with the FX-8120 is terrible, It can't even keep the cpu cool, prime95 it was hitting 50C

 

50 C isn't anything to worry about on Bulldozer, 55 C is where you will need to start worrying about temperature.

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Another thing I'd like to add, The stock heatsink that came with the FX-8120 is terrible, It can't even keep the cpu cool, prime95 it was hitting 50C

50C is nothing under P95. You can run an FX-8xxx CPU @ 61C 24/7 forever without thermal issues - and AMD warranty's it at that temp. If you want a better HSF there are plenty good ones to chose from.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1221186/best-cpu-heatsink-for-fx8120

http://www.overclock.net/t/1249998/best-possible-cpu-fan-for-under-60

http://www.overclock.net/t/1242753/overclocking-my-8120-need-cooling-advice

http://www.overclock.net/t/1260241/high-end-air-cooling-vs-closed-loop-water-cooling#post_17299484
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Another thing I'd like to add, The stock heatsink that came with the FX-8120 is terrible, It can't even keep the cpu cool, prime95 it was hitting 50C

Yes I agree its a bit of junk , on the motherboard side what about a UD3? Scan have the Sabertooth on the day only sale for 117 if you are quick...
http://www.scan.co.uk/todayonly/index.aspx
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Yes I agree its a bit of junk , on the motherboard side what about a UD3? Scan have the Sabertooth on the day only sale for 117 if you are quick...
http://www.scan.co.uk/todayonly/index.aspx

The OEM HSFs are not "junk". They are intended to serve mainstream consumers and they do this just fine. If you wanna play -- as in OC'ing then you should expect to move to a higher thermal capacity HSF.

It would be silly of a CPU maker to charge everyone $20 extra to compensate for 5% of the market that might OC their CPU. wink.gif
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good point^
if it always stays below max then what is the issue?
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Yes I agree its a bit of junk , on the motherboard side what about a UD3? Scan have the Sabertooth on the day only sale for 117 if you are quick...
http://www.scan.co.uk/todayonly/index.aspx


thanks, great find
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I'm in here playing with an FX-4100 now.
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