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post #1 of 22
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Im looking at both the ASUS sabertooth and crosshair 5 but I cant decide which one to go with. Im not really good with motherboards so please any help would be nice. Which one should I get?

Sabertooth: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131736

Crosshair 5: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131735

Im running a am3 phenom 2 atm but am looking at a bulldozer down the road.

Which one should I get?
Edited by TechCrazy - 4/18/12 at 11:09pm
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sabertooth DDR3 1866/1600/1333/1066 crosshair formula DDR3 2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1800(O.C.)/1600/1333/1066, 6 x SATA 6Gb/s sabertooth 7 for formula
post #3 of 22
Both are solid board, will give you enough headroom for OC.

I'll choose the one looks appealing to me:thumb:
post #4 of 22
One is slightly overpriced. One is greatly overpriced.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by damric View Post

One is slightly overpriced. One is greatly overpriced.

Crosshair V was worth every penny.

More overclocking features than I would ever need. More than my current board.
post #6 of 22
At a $16 difference, it wouldn't matter too much which you choose.
Crosshair v comes with a couple more usb 3 ports and asus claims it can oc slightly better. The rest of the features aren't useful enough to be mentioned.

Sabertooth comes with a 5 year warranty which is insanely nice, where as crosshair v comes with a 3 year warranty.
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post #7 of 22
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alright sorry links fixed, I guess the crosshair 5 open box isnt available anymore which is a shame because I was about to buy. Im probably doing with the crosshair 5 if i can get for a decent price. This mb is for my game rig and my current mb (crosshair 3 will go in other rig). Im liking the red/black theme in my 500r white case. The only thing that turns me off is the color but I guess it shouldnt matter right? Its all for looks but Im going to look around.
Edited by TechCrazy - 4/18/12 at 11:14pm
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AFAIK the only difference between Sabertooth line vs. Crosshair is that Sabertooth uses ceramic base components, while the Crosshair uses the "convetional" stuff

that means, at least theoretically Sabertooth should OC better and have lower temperatures overall
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post #9 of 22
and Sabertooth dosent have the Rog programs
post #10 of 22
sabertoth is older i think.

crosshair is better,has better sata ports and better onboard sound.
i would look at layout too,i have pcie offboard sound and cant take a secound gpu.
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