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Hey guys posting yet another thread, and though there may be similar ones I would still like to ask a few questions, preferably to people who actually own a z87 Sabertooth. I'm currently in the market for a z87 motherboard, the sabertooth caught my attention back when the z77 sabertooth came out with the thermal armor and two fans you can place on the mobo. That's cool and all, but how is the performance of it? I know they are a bit pricey ($249.99) but the 5 year warranty kinda makes up for that. Any of you with z87 sabertooth's and i7 4770k's or i5 4670k's out there? is the overclocking decent on it? are they actually durable compared to other boards? any other info would be nice, thanks! thumb.gif

Purpose: Gaming. (not overclocking until i need to, so oc is not the main purpose, still going "k" for the ability to oc later on.)
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Crucial M4  Asus OEM Corsair H80 Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit 
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The rear end backplate makes the board really solid. It also feels REALLY heavy as a result.

Aside from that, can't complain. Make sure you install the thermal radar software suite, otherwise the little fans you install under the shroud will oscillate and irritate the crap out of you. I ultimately ended up replacing the IO shield side with one of these in the link and removing the lower one, the temperatures don't fluctuate a huge degree anyway. :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835352001

I didn't push my 4770K too far before I assigned it to server duties, but it certainly has a sufficient amount of options.
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