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This is a very cool review of the Sabertooth Z77 Mobo if you are considering one.
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Intel have a busy month in April, launching their 3rd generation processors within a couple of weeks time. Today however they release their much awaited Z77 platform, with a raft of motherboards hitting the market from all their partners. Under NDA we have to wait until a later date to publish next generation Core i5/i7 results, so today we will take a look at one of the many boards we have in our labs when paired up with a Core i7 2600k.

The Asus Sabretooth Z77 looks to be another quality product from ASUS and we will overclock it to the limit and pair it up with an overclocked Asus GTX680.

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I'm most likely buying this board when I upgrade to Ivy wink.gif
    
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I'm keeping my Z68 UD4 and no upgrading to IVB.
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Such awesome board, and great pics from the review site. I'll be keeping my Z68(after BIOS updates) when upgrading to Ivy.
 
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Originally Posted by staryoshi View Post

I'm most likely buying this board when I upgrade to Ivy wink.gif

I'm there with ya. Keep waiting for newegg to tell me how much I need to throw at em...
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So beautiful drool.gif Will be between this or the asus maximus z77 version if they get reasled at same time.
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Just what I was looking for. Cheers for the link OP smile.gif
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Just what I was looking for. Cheers for the link OP smile.gif

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post #9 of 105
I wasn't sure about this board, but it looks to be right up there with the other expensive motherboards, it seems to have everything I could want.

I think I have to get this now.
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post #10 of 105
That's so sassy... tongue.gif

*Looks at his z68ma-d2h-b3* I still love YOU dear biggrin.gifrolleyes.gif
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