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Originally Posted by ANDMYGUN View Post

Geez. I really want this motherboard. I am in a pickle between this or the ASUS Maximus V GENE. Can someone help me pick one. Here's the story.
I'm building a new computer, it being my first gaming pc I really want to look around for the best I can afford. 40$ more isn't really much and I'm torn, The thing making me want this Motherboard more is the fact that it has a 5 year warranty but I'm not sure I'd actually use it for that long. (not big into reselling) So I'll list my parts and you guys help me make a decisions please.
Cm 690 II - Already own but upgrading in the near future.
Seasonic x750 PSU - Already own.
CM 212+ Heatsink - already own but I plan to upgrade soon.
4 AP-15 GT's - Already own.
Corsair Vengeance - already own.
Any 7850 - Not yet bought but planning to upgrade every 2 years.
With those specs and with knowing Haswell is around the corner can I use this pc for at least the next 3-4 years and still be pretty relevant?

I think it's a sound investment. The warranty really can't be beat. Just keep in mind, if you plan on going xfire go with the V Gene. The Sabertooth lowers PCI bandwidth to x8 when 2 slots are populated. I personally wasn't ready for that, but doing research the consensus is that there isn't much of a performance hit.


"Our Asus Sabertooth is not 3 WAY SLI capable right folks?" Yes it is tri-sli..but what the reviews fail to mention is that it lowers it pci bandwidth. I'm not sure if it lower to x8 when 3 are used but when 2 are used it lowers it to x8. Also when you enable the 3rd one you lose your 3 x1 pci slots.
I would stick with dual cards.
Edited by Blatsz32 - 5/16/12 at 5:22am
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@ Blatsz32

 

Thank you

 

I will be sticking to a 2way SLI than.

post #473 of 6919
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Hey I just built a rig and have this motherboard. Ive checked all my connections and it seems like everything should go fine, but pressing the power button does nothing. When I switch on my power supply, a green light on the mobo lights up, as well as the usb bios flash blue light on the back, but pressing the power button just does nothing. I have checked the power switch hookups and it should be working, but I cant figure out whats wrong. Anyone have a suggestion?
Thanks, Aaron

The BIOS Flashback button/light should not be on unless you are actually flashing the BIOS. Take all of the case header connections off and make sure it is ok with just the 8pin and 24pin ATX connections.
    
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@ Blatsz32

Thank you

I will be sticking to a 2way SLI than.

Another important thing to remember is that the Sabertooth supports 2 slots of PCIe 3.0. One slot and card running at 3.0 speeds will have more bandwidth than 2x of the 2.0 cards at 16x.
    
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"No GPU can max PCIe 2.x let alone 3.0 slots. Getting a mobo with 3.0 slots is really a future proofing exercise that in all honesty I dont think you will see a benefit for a couple of years."

we haven't used u the capacity of 2.0x16 slots yet. 3.0 won't come into play till the end of the year or so. Either way having a 3.0 PCI slot is still nice cause we are future proofed.
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Not that I know of, but would really like one.
I had my OC stable at 1.15vcore and 1.5vPLL, but it crashed during games :-/
Had to raise it to 1.17 to not crash during games.
disable the speed step and c1e in bios to prevent downclocking iirc.


Thanks bud. I'll give it a shot tonight and see how it goes.
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Did you guys apply new thermal paste on the H100 when installing or is the one already on there good to go?

Thanks!
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Did you guys apply new thermal paste on the H100 when installing or is the one already on there good to go?
Thanks!

The one already on it is excellent. Don't apply any new thermal paste.

I got 24 C idle temp when booted it for the first time on it.
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My watercooling loop is down, my pump failed. Y you make poopy pump Thermaltake? oh well. Going to have to buy a good pump and stick with th stock 3570k cooler...it's not to bad actually.
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I have an external USB drive that is compatible with usb 3.0. It has music on it that I used usb 2.0 to put on. Now when trying to read the music off usb 3.0 it asks me if I want to format the drive and it keeps trying to initialize the drive. Do we have to manually update the USB drivers on the sabertooth?
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