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I can't find z77 mobos?...(gene, sabertooth....)


End of life, but still wthhhh...

Please help..
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The choices that remain aren't bad though (at least on Newegg), especially for air cooling and some are even good for water cooling:

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=Property&Subcategory=280&N=100007627%20600311010&IsNodeId=1&IsPowerSearch=1

 

Yeah, some of these boards suck the big one, but it goes without saying to ignore them.

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I regret not buying the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H, I feel like buying one so bad, but I don't actually need it.

But then again the USB 3.0 problems I hear from people deter me from getting it.
Edited by benjamen50 - 3/11/14 at 4:59am
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Jesus H. Christ, I just looked up the ASUS Sabertooth on Amazon, and people are demanding $800 - $12000 (YES, TWELVE THOUSAND DOLLARS) for a new one! One guy in Japan wants almost $9,000 for one LOL.

I just bought a different board (Z87) and thought about selling my Sabertooth (used for 6 months) on the cheap, guess that idea is out of the question now LOL.

Anybody want one for a measly $7,500? sonic.gif
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When buying a motherboard, I recommend considering the kind of overclocking that you'll be doing. Will you be doing air-cooled overclocking? Water-cooled overclocking? Or, will be using more exotic forms of cooling, such as liquid nitrogen (LN2), dry ice (DICE), phase change, etc? For air-cooled overclocking, motherboards like the Sabertooth and Gene are EXTREME OVERKILL. So, don't waste your money on them unless you have an extremely good reason for it, such as the motherboard having a feature or a set of features that you need that no other motherboard offers.

 

I mean really, why spend more than you have to?

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Off Topic: i suggest you place a wanted ad on the OCN market place. biggrin.gif Although being an AMD guy i couldn't even find a proper motherboard that fit my needs. seems the manufacturers are all doing their own thing.
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When buying a motherboard, I recommend considering the kind of overclocking that you'll be doing. Will you be doing air-cooled overclocking? Water-cooled overclocking? Or, will be using more exotic forms of cooling, such as liquid nitrogen (LN2), dry ice (DICE), phase change, etc? For air-cooled overclocking, motherboards like the Sabertooth and Gene are EXTREME OVERKILL. So, don't waste your money on them unless you have an extremely good reason for it, such as the motherboard having a feature or a set of features that you need that no other motherboard offers.

I mean really, why spend more than you have to?

They are not really, but rather overpriced for VRM they offer. Anything that has worse VRM than those is almost always garbage (lets say those are level 3, then they are few level 2 boards with few compromises, and the rest are 1 = terrible) that is not enough for air overclocking. One could get a board with similar VRM for like 40-60% less (based on MSRP when Z77 was the latest) like P8Z77-V had the same VRM of Sabertooth except inductors.
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They are not really, but rather overpriced for VRM they offer. Anything that has worse VRM than those is almost always garbage (lets say those are level 3, then they are few level 2 boards with few compromises, and the rest are 1 = terrible) that is not enough for air overclocking. One could get a board with similar VRM for like 40-60% less (based on MSRP when Z77 was the latest) like P8Z77-V had the same VRM of Sabertooth except inductors.

 

Yeah, that's exactly what I'm saying. Boards like the P8Z77-V and P8Z77-V Pro are plenty good for air-cooled overclocking and even water-cooled overclocking. I'll never understand this mentality of, "I need a $300 motherboard for my planned air-cooled overclocking adventures". Facepalm. It's like, good grief. Really? Yeah, let's waste money!

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asrock z77 pro4-m got it for 50!!!
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asrock z77 pro4-m got it for 50!!!

Regardless of what they used for MOSFETs (D-PAK vs LF-PAK) that's pretty much a good example of "garbage" category. Don't expect an overclock out of it without some sort of issues.
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