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Either way, x79 isn't going to be a cheap platform. lol
This. Not sure why everyone was expecting it to be cheaper.
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Either way, x79 isn't going to be a cheap platform. lol
Yep, completely agree, though, I don't know why anyone would have expected it to.

All I'm saying is that I didn't expect the Sabertooth to be $350, since it's supposed to be "entry level". Seems like their boards will be between $350 - $450, that doesn't make much sense.

We'll see how retail prices pan out.
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well the price of the Intel chipset was raised from what it was with X58. So expect higher prices. Cost of labor in China has risen since X58 as well, and board prices have with it.

But this is a pretty cool board.
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well the price of the Intel chipset was raised from what it was with X58. So expect higher prices. Cost of labor in China has risen since X58 as well, and board prices have with it.

But this is a pretty cool board.
You got any hints or idea about how much the UD5 will cost?
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Agreed, what's the point of putting 3 PCI Ex16 slots anyways? Sounds stupid to me.
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$350? That seems a little high.

What about the P9X79 Pro / Deluxe?
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Needs thermal armor!
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You got any hints or idea about how much the UD5 will cost?
no sorry, but i don't think you'll be disappointed.
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post #48 of 70
I really like the saber-tooth series.

This board doesn't appeal to me as much as the P67 though. The 8 ram sockets is a bit excessive too imo. I like to use dual fan RAM coolers and i get the feeling installing one on the far left would be a problem.
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Is it just me, or does the fan over the I/O ports seems useless and tacky? Since when did those ports generate significant heat? or maybe I'm just confused on it's function
    
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post #50 of 70
If they had spread that black shroud over the WHOLE board and not just the little sections, I would've jumped ship to X79 instantly.

Whether Thermal Armor is functional or not is not relevant to me, I just dislike the look of mobo PCB's with billions of lines and white writing scribbled all over it. Sabertooth P67 is still the best Sabertooth IMO.

I mean look at this beast <3
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