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Which should I go with? I originally wanted the Asus p67 Pro but I am sick of waiting for it to come back in stock and I could have the Asus p67 Sabertooth mobo here on Tuesday from Amazon. Price difference does not really matter much to me (~$20).

I plan on running a i5 2500k trying to hit 4.5ghz and SLI GTX 570's. I only have 1 optical drive and 1 hard drive and use wired internet which is one of the main reasons I want one of these Asus p67's because of the Intel ethernet.

The only real misgiving I have against the sabertooth p67 is that the thermal armor will increase the temps and shorten the life of the motherboard.
    
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The Pro. It overclocks better and is cheaper.

The thermal armor is a gimmick that provides no benefits (and to your point, can trap heat).

NCIX has it in stock BTW (the B3 version)
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Got a Microcenter near by? The Asus P67 is instock at the one near me.
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post #4 of 13
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The Pro. It overclocks better and is cheaper.

The thermal armor is a gimmick that provides no benefits (and to your point, can trap heat).
Thanks, thats what I thought. I am just sick of waiting for the Pro to come back in stock. I have all the parts for my new build besides the motherboard sitting in my room for a week now because I was hoping the Pro would be back in stock.

I am considering going with the Gigabyte p67 UD4 but it does not have the Intel ethernet. Does that really make a difference for gaming (latency, throughput, etc) or not? The Gigabyte lacks the EFI Bios also though....
    
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Got a Microcenter near by? The Asus P67 is instock at the one near me.
No sadly I do not. I go to school in the UP of Michigan so I am pretty secluded from any quality computer parts stores.
    
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More slots on the Pro
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NCIX has it in stock BTW (the B3 version)
Thanks I am looking in to ordering from them. It would be $228 with shipping. For $12 more I could just go with the deluxe instead. No one has the deluxe in stock either though .

Nevermind I cannot order from NCIX because they do not accept US credit cards.
    
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Can't you order from NCIX US?

I upgraded from the Pro to the Deluxe (I had the old revision Pro and elected to sell it rather than go through the RMA process).

Both boards are stellar.

I actually bought the deluxe for the USB 3.0 breakout box provided (my case had no provision for front USB 3.0 ports).
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Go for the pro or if you want a little bit more features and a little more bling then go with the evo.
     
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When I went to checkout it stated that NCIX does not accept US credit cards and I would have to use paypal but I do not use paypal. I have until Monday or Tuesday to order (so it comes by the weekend) so I will just watch amazon, tigerdirect, and newegg like a hawk and grab a p67 deluxe if they come back in stock.

I am kicking myself because a reputable amazon third party seller had a asus p67 pro for $220 last week that I hesitated on and missed...
    
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