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post #51 of 70
^^ It's tacky, there must be a reason why they didn't use it again.
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post #52 of 70
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^^ It's tacky, there must be a reason why they didn't use it again.
This. When the p67 sabertooth was originally released, I can remember tons of people commenting on how dumb the thermal vest looked. Asus probably thought it was more of an unneeded extra expense.
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post #53 of 70
The P67 board looks like its covered in lego.
    
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post #54 of 70
I agree with P67 Sabertooth as being the best looking TUF board. Look so clean. But this latest X79 board looks sexy as well.
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I'm a sucker for strange color schemes (if done correctly).
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do not want
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post #57 of 70
at least 8 dimm slots.
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post #58 of 70
The Sabertooth was always a strong contender for mobos in my book. They are mobos that give you the bare necessities & some nice Asus features without the extra gimmicky gizmos that not everyone make use of (Dual Bios, tons of USB 3.0, etc.) and give you great Overclocking and cooling performance with a value that some might say is unmatched at its price point. The x58 was great (which I had ), but the P67 had some competition, which goes by the name of Asrock. If Asrock wasnt this surprisingly and convincingly good with their 1155 mobos, the P67 sabertooth would have been one of the most popular mobos for 1155.
    
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post #59 of 70
It would be suicide to mark this thing up to $350 bucks, the Maximus IV Extreme is not even that. If entry level to x79 is 350 bucks I will be going 1155 becuase $350 for a non 3x SLI or Crossfire board is just burning money.
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post #60 of 70
Look at the heatsink and fan they crammed in between the usb and ethernet ports on the rear header cluster.

It will vent right into a rats nest of wires.
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