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Sabertooth 990FX r2.0 or M5a99FX Pro r2.0

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I can get the sabertooth for the same price as the m5a99fx with a microcenter bundle :DDD
My question is, do I lose any compatibility or function when getting the sabertooth? I want to make sure that more expensive (usually more expensive) actually does mean better in this case.

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Chelate/saved/1IYe

Thanks. Going with sabertooth.
Edited by Chelate - 7/10/13 at 12:36pm
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If these terms apply get the Sabertooth:
- Lots of HDD's and SSD's (Over 6)
- Better power control ( better for overclocking the APU)
- 4x USB 3.0 8x USB 2.0 ports at the back
- Max 3 graphics cards

If these terms apply get the M5A:
- Four graphic cards
- 2x USB 3.0 8x USB 2.0 Ports
- USB 3.0 ports are supercharged (For faster charging for example or for USB devices that require heaps of power)

If you're paying full price for the Sabertooth (In my experience, that goes for all the Sabertooth models), it's not worth it. But for the price of the M5A, by all means go!
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