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post #21 of 27
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Originally Posted by Sin0822;12996565 
yea efficiency rating really means nothing, but anyways you don't have to change anything everything you had is fine, the PSu was just overkill. I do recommend getting a GTX 580, the GTX 570 and the GTX 590 have VRm issues.

Oh I know, but the Sabertooth P67 motherboard has a shield that I will have a lot of use for when modding the case to my liking, and is almost identical to the P8P67 Pro with a few extra features (minus the bluetooth)

I was considering the 580, but the price-to-performance ratio is not that great, its much better with either the 570 or 590. I've learned that 570 SLI is (slightly) more effective than a 590, btw.
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post #22 of 27
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Changed the PSU again, with Phaedrus' assistance I discovered that even a 1000k PSU was way too extensive for my uses. He did recommended something more around 650-750w, but I felt much more comfortable with 850, it gives me a bit more headroom to add/change things, and makes me comfortable not worrying of noise levels & such.
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look at post #12 http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=268688

hes a reviewer for a website, i don't want to say which.
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post #24 of 27
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Originally Posted by Sin0822 View Post
look at post #12 http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=268688

hes a reviewer for a website, i don't want to say which.
I hope thats due to a bios issue, I was told the same thing here:
http://www.overclock.net/12993885-post39.html

and am pretty sure you both are referencing the same post...I'm hoping its not the actual differences of the board, as they're supposed to be almost exact. With the exception that the sabertooth has that shield & thermal sensors, but without the bluetooth that the P8P67 Pro board has.
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post #25 of 27
i bet it is an issue, because if a reviewer finds something like that, and one close to asus like he is, he is bound to report it. Asus will try and due something about it, but when they cannot they get screwed because it gets mentioned. Its likely a BIOS problem , but not one that they can easily fix.
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post #26 of 27
I can do 5.633Ghz on my Sabertooth P67. My chip won't do 57x though. It's a great board, looks nice (IMO) and performs well. You do pay a little more for the propaganda, but I love mine.

If you're going to spend that kind of money, do it right the first time and get a GTX 580. You'll regret it if you don't.

Hitting 5GHz on reasonable voltages/temps is going to be pure luck unless you buy a pre-binned chip. If it doesn't run at where you want it to, you can always sell it and get another one while taking a small loss (depends) to find that gem of a chip you're after.
Edited by compudaze - 4/5/11 at 2:34pm
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post #27 of 27
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The small improvement with the 580 is not enough to warrant me purchasing that card at a $150 premium, for 580 SLI it would cost $300 more. That would be $1,000 going to gpus alone.

Id only regret my purchase if the 6xx series comes out right after..which is why im considering evga for their step up program, though that only covers 90 days.
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