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From GENE to Sabertooth, same OC potential?

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Hello there, I currently have a 2600k that is a pretty good piece of silicon that does 5ghz 24h Prime AVX stable with a mere corsair H100.

The thing is, I got a Maximus IV Gene-Z/Gen3 currently but I am thinking of going Crossfire with two 7950 GPUs and the slot spacing of the GENE poses a problem...

Looking at the classifieds in my country I can find a Sabertooth Z77 for a decent price, meaning that I'd need to only spend 20-30 euros to "upgrade" to the sabertooth. Being full-ATX and with 2 slots between the main pci-e slots it will allow me to to a proper Xfire setup with a free slot between the 2 dual slot cards tht will allow the top card to breathe some air...

Paying the 20-30 euros is fine with me , but I wonder, will the sabertooth be able to support my Overclock? Because we are not talking about the usual 4.5ghz here that even the P8Z68-V would do just fine... we are talking 5ghz with everything pushed to the limit...
I don't want to make such a move for my GPUs and spoil my CPU OC. At the moment I am at a very happy place with my sandy bridge at 5ghz-8 threads laughing...
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If it is anything like the p67 then I'd go for it.
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the sabertooth z77 is a great overclocker,,,I set mine back to 4.6ghz just because I didn't like the core temps at 4.9ghz,,,,i see no reason why you couldn't get 5ghz or higher,,,,as long as you can keep the chip cool enough
the tooth
(18 items)
 
HAF 922
(14 items)
 
902
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5 3570k sabertooth Z77 asus gtx970 dcII 4gb 16gb gskill ripjaws 1600mz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
seagate sata 1 tb samsung 840 evo 250gb ssd lg blueray corsair H105 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
windows 10 home  asus 27inch 1080p  acer 24 inch 1080p acer 24 inch 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
logitech G110 corsair tx 750watt fractual design define XL R2 mx518 
Audio
sony wireless,,,headphones 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
fx 6300 asus m5a99X evo asus gtx 670 2gb  8gb 1600mhz gskill ripjaws 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
corsair 120gb ssd WD 1 tb 7200rpm lg blueray H100 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
windows 7 home premium 50 inch 3d plasma 1080p,,smart tv logitech wireless  EVGA SuperNova G2 750 
CaseAudio
coolermaster 922 denon 7.1,home theatre 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
amd 965x4 asus,m4n72-e asus gtx 570 1.25gb 8gb 800 gskill ddr2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingMonitor
samsung 840 evo lg cheap zalman something cpu cooler??,,,works pretty good lg 22 inch 
PowerCase
coolermaster 850 antec 902 
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the tooth
(18 items)
 
HAF 922
(14 items)
 
902
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5 3570k sabertooth Z77 asus gtx970 dcII 4gb 16gb gskill ripjaws 1600mz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
seagate sata 1 tb samsung 840 evo 250gb ssd lg blueray corsair H105 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
windows 10 home  asus 27inch 1080p  acer 24 inch 1080p acer 24 inch 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
logitech G110 corsair tx 750watt fractual design define XL R2 mx518 
Audio
sony wireless,,,headphones 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
fx 6300 asus m5a99X evo asus gtx 670 2gb  8gb 1600mhz gskill ripjaws 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
corsair 120gb ssd WD 1 tb 7200rpm lg blueray H100 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
windows 7 home premium 50 inch 3d plasma 1080p,,smart tv logitech wireless  EVGA SuperNova G2 750 
CaseAudio
coolermaster 922 denon 7.1,home theatre 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
amd 965x4 asus,m4n72-e asus gtx 570 1.25gb 8gb 800 gskill ddr2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingMonitor
samsung 840 evo lg cheap zalman something cpu cooler??,,,works pretty good lg 22 inch 
PowerCase
coolermaster 850 antec 902 
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