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Should I go for the ASUS Sabertooth ZXX motherboard or something else?

post #1 of 19
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I would like to find out the best motherboard I should go for. I don't have any plans to overclock and I am just a noob in custom building so please help me out. I would like to go for ASUS as the brand of my motherboard. Below is my planned build if that makes any difference.

-Intel Core i5 or i7 XXXXK (Ivy Bridge or Haswell)
-ASUS Sabertooth motherboard
-ASUS 7970 or NVIDIA equivalent graphics card
-16 GB memory Corsair Dominator (2 sticks of 8GB)
-Corsair Professional Series HX750W 80-GOLD Power Supply
-Corsair Force Series GS 360GB SSD
-Corsair Graphite silver with window Case
-Windows 7 Home Premium 64
-Samsung S23B550V monitor


The games I intend to play are Flight Simulator and the latest release of Counter-Strike. Other than that, I just plan to use it to store photos, watch HD videos, internet browsing, music playing and word processing.


Thanks for any advice and suggestions given. Cheers
post #2 of 19
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Anyone??
post #3 of 19
It seems like you're whole build is pretty overkill for what you plan on doing with it...

I suppose it would depend on you, if you want the sabertooth for aesthetics, go for it. But in terms of what you actually need, you could get a under 100 dollar motherboard and you'd be fine. (IMO)
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Based on the previews I've seen so far, I'd recommend the following Haswell parts:

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K (the 3570K's successor)
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H (Z87 is the new OC chipset for Haswell)

The Sabertooth isn't that special of a motherboard when you look past its outer coverings, and certainly isn't cost effective.
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post #5 of 19
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Whats is the difference between the Sabertooth and the model right under it besides aesthetics?
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Originally Posted by maortega15 View Post

Whats is the difference between the Sabertooth and the model right under it besides aesthetics?
Anyone?
post #7 of 19
Sabertooth is focused on aesthetics. Sure it comes with good OC capability and so on, but by performance UD3H is as good as sabertooth for "normal" users. (by normal I mean ppl who use air for cooling, not LH2...)

So if you are a hipster, go for sabertooth.
If you are not a hipster and just want a working PC, go for something else.
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post #8 of 19
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What are the difference in terms of features between the sabertooth and the model right under it? Like I have said, I plan to stick with ASUS.

Looks like ill be going with Haswell rather than Ivy.
post #9 of 19
Please take nvidia card. They are better in fsx
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post #10 of 19
Cut most all of the hardware down two notches and put the money in to a far better monitor. Where is this being bought?
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