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post #21 of 46
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Originally Posted by SpykeZ View Post

The that huge plate is one piece? Does it have some sort of thermal pad or something touching everything that gets hot? Like Northbridge South Bridge VRM's etc etc as one heatsink?

Yes, it's one piece. You get two optional fans which can be mounted two places. I think they're right by northbridge and southbridge. I've used them, but I can do without them, since I'm not overclocking anything on the motherboard itself. So I just chose to not have them on, since the stock ones make a little noise, and I'm a sucker for silence tongue.gif The design of the Thermal Armor makes it much easier for the air being pushed by the fans to cool the critical parts of the MB.
 
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post #22 of 46
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Well, it's said (and also proven) to give better motherboard temps if you're into overclocking your board. It also reflects 99% of the dust from touching the motherboard and/or go into your PCI-slots etc. Oh, and it looks really smexy. I mainly got it because of the looks, because I'm into a clean look rolleyes.gif Because it's supposed to protect the motherboard a lot better, I think it has a longer warranty than many board. I don't remember exactly how much though smile.gif

The that huge plate is one piece? Does it have some sort of thermal pad or something touching everything that gets hot? Like Northbridge South Bridge VRM's etc etc as one heatsink?

 

No. The Thermal Armor on the Asus Sabertooth TUF series boards is designed to shield the board from heat (GPU's and etc) and direct cool air over the motherboard like duct work. Also it helps protect from slipping screw drivers, loose/bare wires and other such things. Its as it's name implies. It's armor for your mother board. And it makes it sexy drool.gif

post #23 of 46
Ah ok, cool idea than. Thanks for the explanation smile.gif
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post #24 of 46
Ive been loving the black PCB, but a blue board inside a solid black case looks damn good as well. Orange too for that matter.
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post #25 of 46
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No. The Thermal Armor on the Asus Sabertooth TUF series boards is designed to shield the board from heat (GPU's and etc) and direct cool air over the motherboard like duct work. Also it helps protect from slipping screw drivers, loose/bare wires and other such things. Its as it's name implies. It's armor for your mother board. And it makes it sexy drool.gif

Doesn't stop it from frying itself like mine did.
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post #26 of 46
I have a friend who for years have said he wanted a motherboard with green PCB i have never seen such a motherboard have any of you?
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post #27 of 46
I'm surprised that there are people not being aware of the TUF armor on some of the ASUS motherboards. It's friggin' genius biggrin.gif But yeah, people who say that the Thermal Armor doesn't actually DO anything but look good, are just being ignorant.
 
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post #28 of 46
Red looks the best if I had to choose a non-black color. Actually I would probably buy a red motherboard because it would stand out really well in a black case.
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post #29 of 46
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Red looks the best if I had to choose a non-black color. Actually I would probably buy a red motherboard because it would stand out really well in a black case.
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post #30 of 46
Black, because everyone knows the blacker something is, the quicker it is.
    
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