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Edited by JrWhopper - 3/2/13 at 9:42am
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I would spend the money on a case better suited to mounting a rad internally if that is your goal.
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i would get the haf x it has so much room it all will fit and falls in budget
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I would spend the money on a case better suited to mounting a rad internally if that is your goal.

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i would get the haf x it has so much room it all will fit and falls in budget

ok, i appreciate guys but heres the thing

my case is not in question, its the motherboard, everything fits perfect in the case

the motherboards over exagerated cooling heatsinks is whats in the way

so again, if you have a motherboard you can point out from tigerdirect.com , not a case that isnt sold there, i would appreciate it


At this point im going to buy the asus sabretooth motherboard for $250 but i dont even know if the motherboard is worth anything or its just completely overpriced due to the thermal armor
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If you want cheap as possible, get the Biostar TZ77XE3. It's a better board than your Z77A-G45, especially for overclocking, and cheap. The VRM sinks might be a little tall still though.

If you're willing to spend a little more, the Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H is the board to get. Fantastic board that held the Ivy Bridge overclocking record for a good while.

IMO, the Sabertooth is ridiculously overpriced. The Thermal Armor is mainly for looks and the board offers fewer features than comparably priced P8Z77 boards. If you're willing to spend that kind of money, get the MSI MPower or the ASRock Z77 OC Formula. The latter is nice because it has built in VRM waterblocks and it overclocks like a champ.
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If you want cheap as possible, get the Biostar TZ77XE3. It's a better board than your Z77A-G45, especially for overclocking, and cheap. The VRM sinks might be a little tall still though.

If you're willing to spend a little more, the Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H is the board to get. Fantastic board that held the Ivy Bridge overclocking record for a good while.

thank you so much for understanding what i need to buy and where i need to buy it from


ive never been a fan of biostar, but ive had a few gigabyte mobos, i mean, for $100 i save its already alot better, is there any reason towards even considering an asus sabretooth? i mean 250 is alot for a motherboard, i might just go for that gigabyte tomorrow, i really hope they have it in store
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The Biostar is a fantastic, if spartan, motherboard. Remember, Biostar was loved for their awesome budget X58 TPower boards that let people build on the 1366 platform on a budget and still get great overclocking and basic features. The TZ77XE3 is a great board with high quality analog VRMs, much better quality than the Z77A-G45. Outside of the few instances where you find the Z77A-GD55 or Z77X-UD3H on sale at $125, it's the only $125 or less board that I really think is worth it for someone wanting to overclock and have the option to SLI or Crossfire.

IMO, no, the Sabertooth is not worth it, like I said earlier, the ASRock Z77 OC Formula offers a much better board with more features for the same price and the MSI MPower offers comparable features for less. You're buying a name and looks with the Sabertooth. Oh, and some of Gigabyte's newer Z77 boards are also better for the same price or less, like the UP4 and UD5H.
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The Sabertooth is a bit overpriced but if you like the aesthetics, then get it. In terms of quality thought, a similar but less expensive mobo would be the Z77 MPower from MSi or Gigabyte's UD4H/UD5H
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if thats the case with sabertooth id be mad to buy one

i guess im looking at the UD3H at 150 because the ud5h also has oversized heatsinks which will be like my g45

i know it may not be bad but the 1inch of clearance i need to make everything fit perfectly is getting blocked by my g45's vrm heatsink

biostar one looks sweet but also has tall heatsinks frown.gif


so GA Z77X-UD3H would be youre choice from tigerdirect if you were in my situation? will i be able to overclock as easy or better than on my msi g45 ?
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As easy and better with the UD3H. It also has much better VRMs instead of the sub-optimal D-PAKs the MSI has.
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