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[TPU] ASUS Unveils its Z87 TUF Series

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ASUS' TUF (The Ultimate Force) line of extra-durable motherboards will include two socket LGA1150 models, the Z87-Sabertooth, and the Z87-Gryphon. The more familiar-sounding Z87-Sabertooth, is built in the conventional ATX form-factor, featuring an 8-phase CPU power supply, thermal armor covering most parts of the board, dust-covers or dummy-spacers for most ports, slots, and headers, yet an active fan-based air-circulation within the thermal armor.



More thermal armor boards please! An AMD version would be awesome.
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"thermal armor kit"
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More thermal armor boards please! An AMD version would be awesome.
More mediocre boards that they put a plastic cover on and charge $50 more for please*
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Picture is so small, biggrin.gif
Still the Color choice is horrible.
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It may not be functional but I do like the look of the TUF cover.
    
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Picture is so small, biggrin.gif
Still the Color choice is horrible.

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More mediocre boards that they put a plastic cover on and charge $50 more for please*

Yes redface.gif

I like the 'plastic cover'
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I like my z77, clean look. As in the 2nd pic if you don't like just take it off.
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You guys still don't see it?
The cover is really the only good Physical thing about it.
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I like the look, all black, can go awesome with any other color combination ( green,red,blue etc.) Just the awful fan in the middle looks so off putting tho.
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