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I'm debating on picking up a new MOBO, either the Sabertooth R2.0 or the Crosshair V. I really want to stick with Asus as they haven't let me down yet but does anyone else have suggestions?
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The CrossHair V is the best AMD board, also the most expensive by a little bit, the Sabertooth, If I recall, has a few less power phases and will OC a bit worse than the CH5, If money isnt an issue, CH5 it is. smile.gif
     
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Originally Posted by PedroC1999 View Post

The CrossHair V is the best AMD board, also the most expensive by a little bit, the Sabertooth, If I recall, has a few less power phases and will OC a bit worse than the CH5, If money isnt an issue, CH5 it is. smile.gif

Actually, they both have a 8+2 phase system. Both have Asus' DigiVRM as well. Both will overclock very similarly.

If I had to choose one of those two today, I would probably go with the sabertooth. Longer warranty and it has a few bells and whistles the CHV does not.

However, if you are open to other boards besides the two, Give the Gigabyte 990fxa-ud5, Gigabyte 990fxa-ud7, and AsRock 990fx extreme 9 boards a look as well. All 3 are solid choices.

I myself do run a Crosshair V. The board has been great. I have no complaints about the product itself...... but..... if I would have known that I'd be battling Asus for almost 2 months trying to get a fully functional un-damamged motherboard when I RMA'ed my original board for a bad cpu-fan header, I never would have purcahsed it.

I would've probably go with the Giga UD7 or AsRock extreme9 over all above choices if I had a redo.

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Ok guys, I just remembered something major - the Sabertooth is the ONLY AMD MOTHERBOARD WITH PCIE 3.0 - This is importante stuff.
     
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post #5 of 16
The thermal armor on the Sabertooth is one of the most silly ideas Asus has come up with

Go with the Crosshair
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post #6 of 16
I don't know what your deadline is, but ASUS is going to be releasing the Sabertooth R3.0 very soon.
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What features are lacking in the Sabertooth that make it about 50 bucks cheaper than the crosshair?
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post #8 of 16
If you want the best clocks then the Crosshair for sure. I owned a Sabertooth and it had nothing on the Crosshair IV I had before in terms of overclocking with the same chip.
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post #9 of 16
I believe the Sabertooth is available on Amazon as we speak from Asus directly.
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Ok but how can the crosshair be better at OCing than the Sabertooth? Both are 8+2 power phase boards
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