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From Australia. Title says it all and if you didn't see it (SABERTOOTH 990FX/GEN3 R2.0 or ASRock 990FX Extreme9 Motherboard)

Now I plan to use one of these mostly for longevity and maybe overclock if I need too with an GTX 780.

My rig:

Case: HAF X (Without the defected short circuit)

OS: Win 7 HP x64, XP SP3 x86, Kubuntu 13.04 All Free.

Motherboard: GA 970A D3 Rev (1.3) $100

CPU: AMD FX 8210 $160

Graphics: Geforce PCX 5750 (temporary. Retrofitted 80mm fan. Got rid of noisy little b****) Free

HDD: WD green caviar 1TB, WD black 80GB . $70, Free

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB at 1333Mhz for some reason. It should be 1600Mhz by default. $95

PSU: Silverstone Strider Plus 850 watt rating silver $158 (Last in stock ain Australia Victoria:)

Optical: Liteon All in one Blu-ray DVD/CD Writer/Reader $90

Total: $853 redface.gifredface.gifredface.gif

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Funny, I have a sabertooth rev 1 in my HAF-X right now and an ASRock 990FX Extreme9 sitting in the box next to me right now! Though I have the 8350 with MSI 7950 BE.

If I had an OS disc right now I would put the extreme9 in my case and see what she'll do. Don't get me wrong I love my Sabertooth but I've got a really nice extreme9 I got in a great deal from a friend here on OCN and I wanna see what it will do. From what I understand the extreme9 is a bit quirky when overclocking, like the LLC settings are backwards or something I am not entirely sure though

The sabertooth is great for overclocking and I have had no problems out of it at all

I know this doesn't help you much at all sorry mate

What did you mean by the HAF-X without the defected short circuit?
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cooler master 200mm windows 8 pro HP 2011x CM storm quick fire 
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RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
Corsiar XMS 3 corsair xms3 corsair xms3 crucial m4 ssd 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
LiteOn DVD Burner antec kuhler 920 yate loon 120mm HS x4 yate loon 120mm MS x3 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
cooler master 200mm windows 8 pro HP 2011x CM storm quick fire 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
thermaltake m smart series 850 watt cooler master HAF-X logitech m705 logitech G930 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel I7 3970X MSI Big Bang-XPower II LGA 2011 Intel X79  MSI R7970 TF 3GD5/OC BE Radeon HD 7970  MSI R7970 TF 3GD5/OC BE Radeon HD 7970  
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But yes. I like the idea of 12+2 phase power than 8+2, but not sure if that would matter for overclocking. Currently in my country Extreme9 is selling for $219.00 more than anywhere else but price doesn't matter for me as for the Sabertooth... not sure on prices yet.

But you tell me how things go with your Extreme9, maybe that would also help in my decision making upgrading from 970 chipset.
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The defect, top panel containing all the buttons. Led switch short circuiting e-SATA port - frying any mono in the process.
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But yes. I like the idea of 12+2 phase power than 8+2, but not sure if that would matter for overclocking. Currently in my country Extreme9 is selling for $219.00 more than anywhere else but price doesn't matter for me as for the Sabertooth... not sure on prices yet.

But you tell me how things go with your Extreme9, maybe that would also help in my decision making upgrading from 970 chipset.
The AsRock Extreme9 really don't have 12+2 phase power. It is 2 6+1 phase power. You will have Vdroop with the AsRock.
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