Originally Posted by Ickz
Just finished a build and I'm liking the board so far. I'm running my 3770k at 4.5/4.6ghz, but not sure if my settings are optimal. Does anyone know if there's a guide anywhere for 3770k oc'ing on the sabertooth?
Here's another useful guide to Overclocking with Ivy Bridge processors Sabertooth Z77 and i7 3770K
Hope It will help you out Ickz Jakusonfire
"It just seemed really odd to me that Asus recommend having a downward firing cpu fan on this board plus the other two little fans seeming blowing against each other" - I don't mind them blowing down so much since the air holes in the motherboard will let some of that heat escape through the back of the board. Besides, quiet is not what I'm after, never has been. I always got a desk fan on somewhere next to me and the PC in this small room, and it's really a hot day out there today, 30c - my temps are proof of that
So I don't bore you all with the temps all the time, just wanna let you all know I'm just about ready to take the leap for a new 24" display - then I can finally put the GTX 690 back into the system - it was first used to test the compatibility of my equipment, then I took it out cause I didn't want to shame my old monitor with it. That has given me some time to get acquainted with my new Sabertooth and reading all the input you guys have offered. I gotta say it is a nice, flexible board to use - but I have a big empty spot in the middle of her and I wanna fill it with GTX !