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The X79 line is replacing the X58 line, so expect it to have similar pricing(i.e. way more than equivalent 1155 mobos).

Edit: I should add, yes $350 does seem high. I don't recall the X58 Sabertooth being more than $250. Though, my memory isn't that great, so I wouldn't swear by that price.
Just because x79 is replacing x58 doesn't mean it won't be more expensive. The x58 sabertooth was released a good amount of time after x58 debuted, so keep that in mind. All sabertooth boards since x58 have been expensive, so I wouldn't doubt that this board could end up costing $300+.
     
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Just because x79 is replacing x58 doesn't mean it won't be more expensive. The x58 sabertooth was released a good amount of time after x58 debuted, so keep that in mind. All sabertooth boards since x58 have been expensive, so I wouldn't doubt that this board could end up costing $300+.
hmm, there isn't a single Sabertooth board over $200.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...=1&PageSize=20
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Only 8 SATA ports? What happened to 10+ setups?
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hmm, there isn't a single Sabertooth board over $200.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...=1&PageSize=20


Those intel boards didn't debut at that price, and the p55 and p67 boards were/are both on the expensive side for a mainstream product.
     
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It's quite a looker, my only concern is the noise output of the fans.
    
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It is a very beautiful board that does 3 way
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And it lacks essential VRM cooling. Other than that, it looks pretty nice.

I believe I would just wait for a revision of this. Releases anymore seem to be flawed in one way or another.
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Those intel boards didn't debut at that price, and the p55 and p67 boards were/are both on the expensive side for a mainstream product.
The x58 sabertooth debuted at $199, and it's still $199.

I would've liked to see the x79 Sabertooth @ or below $299.
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And it lacks essential VRM cooling. Other than that, it looks pretty nice.

I believe I would just wait for a revision of this. Releases anymore seem to be flawed in one way or another.
That picture was from 6 months ago. Not the final product.
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The x58 sabertooth debuted at $199, and it's still $199.

I would've liked to see the x79 Sabertooth @ or below $299.
Either way, x79 isn't going to be a cheap platform. lol
     
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Doesn't look so TUF without the armor.

That's what gave it the military look to me! Plus gave protection from component heat from above as well as a cooling tunnel, smart cooling features IMO. Oh well, glad I got my P67 Sabertooth when I did.
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