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ASUS Sabertooth X79 TUF Edition VS RAMPAGE IV EXTREME

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Hey guys, looking to upgrade my PC to a x79 chipset using a 3930k intel. My setup is currently running a corsair ax1200 and 2 3gbzotac gtx 580's. I'm looking to be able to use all of my pci lanes, and looking at these 2 boards. I would like to know all of your opinions and let me know which would be the better deal. Tiger direct has a deal going on with the 3930k and the sabertooth board, but I have use ROG boards in the past and really like them. So, what is the difference, and what do you guys think? thumb.gif Looking forward to hearing some good info and discussion biggrin.gif
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Personally, I would get the rampage depending on price. How much is the price difference between the two?

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Its not about the price per say, its more about not being able to find a 3930k outside of a bundle. I have been looking, and it seems that since they are in such high demand, most vendors are bundling the cpu and mobo, rather than selling them separately.
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post #5 of 6
You can compare the board features on their site: http://usa.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_2011/Intel_X79, it should give you a clear indication of which has the better features for you.

Personally I find the Sabertooth series of boards a bit gimmicky with the 'Thermal Armor', however they are meant be very reliable and durable boards.
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The rampage has more pcie x16 and is probably a better board to OC over the sabertooth

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