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I have a question, I'm stuck between two motherboards ( i own both )

An ASUS p8p67 Evo

and

ASUS P67Sabertooth



The sabertooth is the more expensive model, with military grade parts,


But Does the motherboard affect OC stability or help with lower voltages?

I'm runing the p8p67 evo in my case now, and If there is no good reason to swap, i'll just keep the EVO
( and the blue heatsinks match the blue theme of my build )


The system is all watercooled, and the EVO has bluetooth, and more PCIE slots vs the Sabertooths 2 PCIE with 2 PCI slots.


anyway, info is awesome.




EDIT: i'm also learing about making my system a hackintosh, and From what i've read, there is more info on how to set the EVO up for a hackintosh, vs the sabertooth.

Sabertooth
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131702


Evo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131704R&Tpk=p8p67%20evo


Also, what would each be worth ( evo is used, sabertooth is RMA new ) on craigslist?
post #2 of 10
yes, different motherboards does affect your overclock.
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yes it does, things like how many phases, vrm's and chipset cooling each have a part to play smile.gif
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post #4 of 10
OP, love the AVATAR.

Both of those boards are monsters. The evo looks like it support a little more RAM OC. So that might be a plus for OCing.
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post #5 of 10
The motherboard does affect the overclock based on it's power delivery system.

I am 99% sure that the EVO has a better power system than the Sabertooth if not the same. I would keep the EVO.
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post #6 of 10
Yes to a degree. Its a bit like CPUs, whether you get a good overclocker or not is up to chance. With a higher end board you have a lot higher chance of getting better OCs though as long as your got a good chip. I wouldn't buy an ASUS though. Their customer support tried to extort me for repairs on a damaged board they sent me and got really nasty when I threatened to go to the BBB. Like the tech said after I got it back "when you don't pay for repairs, we do them by hand".
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post #7 of 10
You can have 2 motherboards of the same make and model and get different potentials just like you can with a CPU. There is no set mold on what anything can do because you will never provide the same conditions and electrical stability as the person with the same setup in the house next to you. Overclocking is a crapshoot and that is why everyone preaches to test your settings that there is not a cookie cutter mold you can get guaranteed results.
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Originally Posted by Mercyflush64 View Post

You can have 2 motherboards of the same make and model and get different potentials just like you can with a CPU. There is no set mold on what anything can do because you will never provide the same conditions and electrical stability as the person with the same setup in the house next to you. Overclocking is a crapshoot and that is why everyone preaches to test your settings that there is not a cookie cutter mold you can get guaranteed results.

Sad but true.
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thanks for all the feedback guys, yes the ASUS boards are solid, but the customer service is indeed crap, it took over two months to get my RMA unit in, and lets just hope they don't try to charge me for damages ( original board worked for a month, then started to no post, then would never post.

But on from what everyone has said, the EVO seems fine, and since its already hooked up, i'll just leave it in, and try to sell the sabertooth on craigslist or something.

Currently 2600k @ 4.5, and i've got it stable at 4.8 so it seems to be a decent set up ( never been able to hit 5.0 yet )

I'll see if i can get $100-150 for the RMA unit, and buy me a decent sound card or mechanical keyboard or something.
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OP, love the AVATAR. / quote]


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