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ASUS P67 Sabertooth

I've decided on this board for my first intel build. I wanted to wait until the z68's came out, but I'm not all attracted to the features that it brings.

I plan on pairing it with the 2600k and a single EVGA GTX 580, later on I'll be adding a second 580.

What's the opinion you all have of it?
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Sabertooth is a 130$ motherboard with 100$ ricer plastic.
    
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Maybe I like that ricer plastic.

What would you suggest instead?
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If you favor Asus, I would suggest:

P8P67 Pro
P8P67 Evo
P8P67 Deluxe
P8P67-M Pro

The higher end boards - Maximus IV Extreme and P8P67 WS Revolution aren't needed unless you're going to do 3-Way SLI.
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i like it...the black cover is a cool idea...imagine one on the Maximus...i would not hesitate to get one if it did...
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Say I were to go for the tri-sli much further down the road, I'd need 8 PCI openings in my case for this, right?
My Silverstone RV02 White edition case has 7 slots, Which P67 board would give me that option?
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If you are set on it then do it.
I too like the plastic thing/shroud for looks, but if they come out with a motherboard block I think you'll have to remove it.
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post #8 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by That Guy View Post
Say I were to go for the tri-sli much further down the road, I'd need 8 PCI openings in my case for this, right?
My Silverstone RV02 White edition case has 7 slots, Which P67 board would give me that option?
You might be able to get away with having a 7 slot case. The last card would overhang but should hold on with a single screw. Obviously make sure you have the room to accommodate a third card.
post #9 of 11
The shroud thing is a 100% gimmick, but the Sabertooth in general is a very solid board.
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post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by Diabolical999 View Post
The shroud thing is a 100% gimmick, but the Sabertooth in general is a very solid board.
It has been proven in a review that the vest reduces temps:

http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages..._review,6.html

I went from the ASUS PRO to the Sabertooth and there is no difference for me but the Sabertooth looks awesome when it is fitted.
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