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Thermal blanket...

There's a little fan on there for that reason.
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There's a little fan on there for that reason.

Now it's just creating unneeded noise. Great job.
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That thermal armor really looks like it's gonna overheat the components under it,
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i like the Sabertooth's i got a P67 Sabertooth and a 990FX Sabertooth biggrin.gif
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If you guys want bigger pictures, view the source.
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More thermal armor boards please! An AMD version would be awesome.

Why would you want the TUF armor? It adds more heat to the VRM and cpu especially when you overclock. The only thing it does is adding more aesthetic to your rig.
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I bought a P67 Sabertooth because I always had trouble with ASUS board, this one came with a 5 year warranty so I figured It'd have to be pretty damn reliable. less then a month later I had to send it back for an RMA... frown.gif

Still nice to finally see some details from the vendors about their Haswell offerings coming out!
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Why would you want the TUF armor? It adds more heat to the VRM and cpu especially when you overclock. The only thing it does is adding more aesthetic to your rig.
I recall a few comparisons showing the TUF armor aided cooling of the motherboard across all sections (heck, the Thermal Armor motherboards have a bunch of extra thermal sensors then normal) and it was a good measurable benefit with it then without. Of course, most reviews are on a test bench not a chassis with good airflow with can produce a different result. The noise isn't an issue if you get a good fan or two for it. wink.gif
    
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