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Difference is that AMD holds the edge in price to performance there as well. If a 780 was in your budget you may want to look at a 7970 or maybe 2 X-fired 7950's... But if you go the 8350 route get a good mobo like overkill said. I have a sabertooth and am very happy with it, I just completed a build with an ASRock 990FX Extreme9, they are GREAT boards, but you could get by with an asrock extreme4 I hear that bleow the extreme4 they use lower end vrm/mosfets/capacitos etc, I don't know if there's truth to that but I see it a lot on the forums here.
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I was also looking at ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z AM3+. How do you tell if your going to get a Sabertooth that runs the xpress 3.0 because all the ones I am see that are rev 2 say xpress 2.0?
    
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post #13 of 14
I dont think the Sabertooth comes with 3.0. It shouldnt be that big a deal because there is virtually no difference between 2.0 and 3.0 unless youre running Tri-SLI. And even then the difference will only be around 5%.

The Sabertooth is the best AMD motherboard out right now IMO. Nothing real fancy and no super cool features. Just bullet proof durability, cooling and reliability. Ive beat the ever luvin' crap out of mine of the last year and half and its never so much as whimpered.
post #14 of 14
Look for rev 2.0 gen 3. Thats the model that supports x32 aka pcie 3.0
http://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/SABERTOOTH_990FXGEN3_R20/
 
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