Originally Posted by RocketAbyss
If you have the cash to spare, definately get the CHVF-Z. If not, the Saberkitty is a very good choice as well. Both these boards have superior VRM heatsinks over the Giga boards to be honest. I've heard a number of stories including the above post about Giga boards warping or burning out due to the heat from overclocking. I'm running my 8350 at 5GHz on my CHVF-Z and even the stock heatsink on VRMs aren't overly hot to the touch. But its hot enough that you don't want to put your finger on the heatsink for more than 3 seconds (duuuhhhh).
ah yes, the sabre is a good alternate, pretty much identical to the crosshair really, just lacking some little extras.
crosshair has intel lan, special audio and a red and black colour scheme, that's about it really, the crosshair you'll likely get better support with overclocking but I'm pretty sure its not incredibly different to the sabre.
if you think yourself enough of an enthusiast, you'll grab it at any cost, its your choice really what you want to do with your hardware.