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post #621 of 1985
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Originally Posted by duckyboy View Post

Iknow this isn't a watercooling section but I was considering the EKWB predator.But just wondering if any of you guys have experience with that cooler?

See the news, EKWB just issued a recall. It is extremely rare to see CPU cooler recalls

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/ekwb-issues-recall-predator-coolers,30998.html

IMO the current best AIO goes to Swifttech H320x2 Prestige
post #622 of 1985
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Originally Posted by xkm1948 View Post

I win! YES! I knew it. haha

If you have used R5E you will find it to be a lot nicer board. The OC Panel was super neat, you can monitor all of your rig's condition from the OC panel. Being able to display POST debug code is another awesome feature. Best of all it comes with 802.11ac built in. The only reason I didn't go with R5E was I was poor. $500 bucks is a little bit too much for me at that time.If I am given the chance of choosing again I will definitely go for R5E.

I upgraded from the Maximus VI Extreme. It had the OC panel, WIFI/Bluetooth, etc. Nice board.

I could have bought any motherboard I wanted, I chose the Sabertooth because of what it is. I didn't want everything the R5E had to offer, and it lacks some things the Sabertooth has. I chose the better board for my use case, it seems hard for you to understand that, but it's entirely true. The Sabertooth x99 is the best board for what I wanted in my build, so I bought it smile.gif

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Originally Posted by xkm1948 View Post

Just finished browsing the entire threads. Kinda sad to see a lot of old Sabertooth owners left the TUF and went on to ROG. I bought this board during its initial release and got a pretty good deal. Now after have a year and loads of BIOS/instability issue, my feeling for this board is mixed. I will keep it around for a while, since my Windows 10 pro is tied to this one. I might upgrade a refreshed R5E Black once Broadwell-E comes out.

Well, this is an OC forum, I'm not surprised every one of the Sabertooth X99 owners here hasn't jumped ship biggrin.gif. That's what the R5E is all about. Why are you still here! tongue.gif

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Originally Posted by xkm1948 View Post

See the news, EKWB just issued a recall. It is extremely rare to see CPU cooler recalls

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/ekwb-issues-recall-predator-coolers,30998.html

IMO the current best AIO goes to Swifttech H320x2 Prestige

My Corsair 110i GTX is working great. I prefer 2 x 140mm to 3 x 120mm fans.
Edited by Undermoose - 1/26/16 at 1:38am
post #623 of 1985
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Originally Posted by xkm1948 View Post

If you have used R5E you will find it to be a lot nicer board. The OC Panel was super neat, you can monitor all of your rig's condition from the OC panel. Being able to display POST debug code is another awesome feature. Best of all it comes with 802.11ac built in. The only reason I didn't go with R5E was I was poor. $500 bucks is a little bit too much for me at that time.If I am given the chance of choosing again I will definitely go for R5E.

I went with the Sabertooth because of the user experiences I read about during my pre-purchase research. There seemed to be many stability, quality control issues that people were complaining bout. We'll see if ASUS has worked out the issues now that the BIOS has had time to evolve. The Rampage V Extreme was the natural next choice for me given that I was running a Rampage IV Back ed. at the time but the user reviews made me get the Sabertooth. Now that I've had one for a month, I can say I've been generally happy with it. However, I find it lacking in the overclocking department. There is one other potential issue with it that I haven't explored. When I was reading a recent review of the Samsung 950 pro 512GB (the drive I'm running) the reviewer noted that during testing the drive's controller throttled down a bit due to heat. Having a fan blowing at it solved the issue. With the Sabertooth's TUF armor, there isn't a lot of air getting to my 950 which may explain my somewhat lower numbers. We'll see what the R5E comes up with.
post #624 of 1985
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Originally Posted by xkm1948 View Post

See the news, EKWB just issued a recall. It is extremely rare to see CPU cooler recalls

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/ekwb-issues-recall-predator-coolers,30998.html

IMO the current best AIO goes to Swifttech H320x2 Prestige

Gald to see Swiftech up there still. I started with an Swiftech kit.. I don't remember the name... H20 Apex Ultra or something like that. I've been upgrading it as I went along.. now running a 480mm rad and a better waterblock (still Swiftech) but still the same pump. I like their products. It doesn't have the simplicity of an AIO but it provides way better cooling.
post #625 of 1985
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Originally Posted by Undermoose View Post

I could have bought any motherboard I wanted, I chose the Sabertooth because of what it is. I didn't want everything the R5E had to offer, and it lacks some things the Sabertooth has.

Funny, I remember making the same decision.. During my research the Sabertooth was better in some way. Now I can't remember what that is. What do you find the Sabertooth has that the R5E lacks?
post #626 of 1985
1. USB 3.1 on the motherboard,
2. More granular fan control.
3. Two NICs.
4. Thermal Armor (hey it's cool!).
5. Warranty (nice if you need it).
6. Less complexity. No WIFI, No Bluetooth, No OC panel, No USB 3.1 card, No automatic OC, no 3rd party water blocks, no no no! biggrin.gif

The fan control built into the mobo was probably top of my list.
Edited by Undermoose - 1/26/16 at 5:15am
post #627 of 1985
So lacking premium features is a feature now?


One thing I wish ASUS has improved is the number of USB3.0 connectors. Only 4 native USB3.0 is lame. The Asmedia 3.1 port has compatibility issues with some old USB devices. I had to look up a separate USB Hub to connect all the peripherals to the intel 3.0 ports.

While having dual gigabit is nice, I doubt how many people will actually use it. If you have two gigabit ISP connection you still can't use them together. Because one of the LAN is Intel 218v and another is Realtek. You can't use load balance on two different NICs. So unless you are building some home server system one really has little use of dual gigabit LAN. I would gladly take a Broadcom chip 11ac WiFi connection over something I may never have use of.

As for fan tuning. R5E gets all the fan tuning just like TUF. Thermalrader 2 is a stripped down version of DIP5. DIP5 will tune both your clock speed as well as your fan profile based on temperature.

5 yr warranty is nice. However good luck if you ever need to do an RMA. Takes forever to get through. ASUS customer service aint exactly top notch.
post #628 of 1985
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Originally Posted by xkm1948 View Post

So lacking premium features is a feature now?


One thing I wish ASUS has improved is the number of USB3.0 connectors. Only 4 native USB3.0 is lame. The Asmedia 3.1 port has compatibility issues with some old USB devices. I had to look up a separate USB Hub to connect all the peripherals to the intel 3.0 ports.

While having dual gigabit is nice, I doubt how many people will actually use it. If you have two gigabit ISP connection you still can't use them together. Because one of the LAN is Intel 218v and another is Realtek. You can't use load balance on two different NICs. So unless you are building some home server system one really has little use of dual gigabit LAN. I would gladly take a Broadcom chip 11ac WiFi connection over something I may never have use of.

As for fan tuning. R5E gets all the fan tuning just like TUF. Thermalrader 2 is a stripped down version of DIP5. DIP5 will tune both your clock speed as well as your fan profile based on temperature.

5 yr warranty is nice. However good luck if you ever need to do an RMA. Takes forever to get through. ASUS customer service aint exactly top notch.

I never had any issues with RMA with Asus before, I RMA 2x Sabertooth Z77 and 1x Sabertooth Z97 the whole process was done with in 1 week.
post #629 of 1985
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Originally Posted by kishisaki View Post

I never had any issues with RMA with Asus before, I RMA 2x Sabertooth Z77 and 1x Sabertooth Z97 the whole process was done with in 1 week.

Same with me ! Maybe it's because we live in North America (i'm from Canada). with me shipping the faulty Z77 deluxe board I had and receiving a new one took a week and a half. I didn't even have the original box or receipt .
post #630 of 1985
Also can anyone help me with an issue I have now. How do i properly set the offset voltage? Running my stress test again, I end up failing it and crashing after 12 minutes, compared to when I had it at 1.3V the whole time. Did I miss out a setting in the bios?
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