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Z87 ASUS Maximus VI Hero OR ASUS Sabertooth

post #1 of 16
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Can someone tell me which motherboard i should go for?
And explain what im getting out of them?
I like sabertooth cause it has the thermal amour but that its.

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post #2 of 16
Thermal armor is a gimmick functionally and it's only value is aesthetics (I don't like the look, but to each their own). Hero is essentially a striped down Extreme. It still retains many of the OC attributes of the extreme and is the ideal choice if you are not using extreme cooling.
 
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post #3 of 16
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im using the h100i
And i just want to overclock to 4.2ghz
so should i just get the saber tooth since i like the looks anyway?
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im using the h100i
And i just want to overclock to 4.2ghz
so should i just get the saber tooth since i like the looks anyway?

Thats fine, 4.2ghz is not an aggressive overclock at all. Both boards will work fine so go with the one you prefer.
 
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post #5 of 16
Get the Maximus VI Formula. It will have a Thermal Armor theme just like the Sabertooth.

post #6 of 16
Sorry for bumping into the thread.
But does the Haswell IHS, will have the same problems as the Ivy Bridge had?
Because one of my friends had one of these Ivy "hot" examples....he was getting to 90 degrees Celsius at 4,0 GHZ.......

or is the problem fixed with Haswell?
post #7 of 16
Even worse with Haswell, unfortunately.
post #8 of 16
Yeah unfortunately the Haswell chip does run hotter as the clocks get turned up, but the power usage is lower than Ivybridge. If you got some top tier cooling going on, your overclocking should be fine.

Also, a review of the Maximus VI Hero Intel Z87 is out from LegitReviews, http://www.legitreviews.com/article/2200/20/ - Sums up that the Hero is a great "Value" ROG motherboard and preforms extremely well. Price point is $220 for this board, while the Sabertooth is closer to $280. If I can snag the Hero in a bundle deal for around $200, I would definitely do it. Just my 2 cents.
post #9 of 16
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i wish i lived in america...
Im from australia so the motherboard n cpu is costing me alot more =(
post #10 of 16
The Sabertooth is also covered by a 5 year warranty compared to 3 years provided for the Maximus Hero. I chose the sabertooth this time.
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