Originally Posted by kyismaster
how do you like the board?
Oh I love it. Booted first time and every time. The bios is excellent. The fans built into the thermal armor are actually quite quiet despite my concerns (tho they could be removed).
I was initially concerned that having only 8 phases would limit the OC potential of the board compared to the Asus Z77 deluxe. But I was mistaken. Very first attempt I hit 4.4 on my 3770K with only 1.2v and is stable enough to run 48 hours uninterrupted.
Cooling is also a dream, I stay at or below room temperatures with my fans at low settings while at load.
The Sabertooth is part of the whole here and I love all my components, but MUCH cred to Asus. Also Newegg had an openbox deal on it for 170 dollars. It's missing a couple USB 2.0 header caps (which I have been trying to replace but can't get any communication going with Asus), but it's clear the board was never used, only removed from it's box.
If you are considering the Z77 Sabertooth, it gets two MAJOR thumbs up for me.