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I read somewhere that they re-enabled the offset mode in a bios update, they said they initially thought overclockers don't care for it...

Isn't the MVG micro-ATX ? I have a problem sticking a tiny board in a case that supports much larger ones.. can't explain it. lol
Well... my case can sit a big motherboard like this one, but the MVG does not feel tiny. It's as wide as a normal ATX, I'd say, but not as tall (take the last 3 pcie ports out of a normal ATX and you got it).

I chose the MVG over other boards because similarly priced ATX ASUS boards were not as appealing to me (non-ROG) and the MVF is way too overpriced for me (basically the same features as the MVG, but with newer onboard sound, and PCIe ports that I'll never use).
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post #22 of 28
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I trust it's a pretty good board.

My Asus (the sabertooth) wasn't bad too.. except for having that totally pointless 'thermal guard' and 2 stupid noisy fans that I had off all the time..

I'm pretty sure i'm going to go with the MSI mpower. Microcenter has them for 180 after MIR.. and there's one close to me.
    
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post #23 of 28
I've always been a fan of the Sabertooth boards because each individual board is tested and certified so the only way you can get a defective board is if it was damaged in shipping. On top of that, the Sabertooths have always overclocked at almost the same level as the RoG boards at a lesser cost.
post #24 of 28
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I had no real problems with it until I gave it a shower..

But I think that plastic cover and 2 40mm fans are a big useless gimmick.

The MSI mpower is also advertised as having military class components, and they say each board gets a 24 hour test with an overclocked CPU.. at 60$ less than the sabertooth. It also has twice as many power phases for the cpu. hopefully I'll see how it performs later today smile.gif
    
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Originally Posted by JoeTesla View Post

I had no real problems with it until I gave it a shower..

But I think that plastic cover and 2 40mm fans are a big useless gimmick.

The MSI mpower is also advertised as having military class components, and they say each board gets a 24 hour test with an overclocked CPU.. at 60$ less than the sabertooth. It also has twice as many power phases for the cpu. hopefully I'll see how it performs later today smile.gif
Wait, that's quantity, not quality. Anyway, here's a list compiled by sin(822?).
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post #26 of 28
So far this one is serving a build I just did quite nicely: http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Intel-Thunderbolt-Motherboard-GA-Z77X-UP5-TH/dp/B008LTB3QW
post #27 of 28
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So I got the MSI MPOWER, rebuilt everything.
It's great !

I can now run at 4.9 stable. My cpu won't do 5.. at least it didn't even with 1.54V.. didn't go any further. 4.9 at 1.425v, runs perfectly stable.

On the sabertooth I needed 1.525+ for 4.9, and the temps before the de-lid went over 95.

I don't think the de-lid had anything to do with the better results per voltage.. must be the board.
The temps are F'n awesome!! at 4.9ghz, 1.425 volts, it doesn't go over 63c running prime95/occt/IBT. That's with all fans & pumps running at silent!

I'm so pleased smile.gif
    
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post #28 of 28
My case is lucky enough that the countersink for mounting fans when used in the opposite direction is just long enough to prevent over tightening that hard thank the lord. Sorry for your pan
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