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Old October 8, 2011, 07:25 AM
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Default ASUS P67 Sabertooth vs eVGA Z68 FTW

Just like it says. Which would you pick and why?

As I see it:

ASUS P67 Sabertooth
Pros: Excellent OC'ing, good parts, no frills, excellent BIOS, unique look.
Cons: Not Z68


eVGA Z68 FTW
Pros: Z68, excellent OC'ing, tons of PCIE slots, supports faster RAM than the Asus
Cons: More expensive, lots of unnecessary features, inferior BIOS to the Asus


I'll likely never run more than two GPUs at the same time so the ability to run 3 GPUs in SLI does nothing for me. I'm uncertain how much of a performance difference I'd see between the RAM speeds but the PC 2000+ stuff is a bit over budget for me. I'd rather use that money for an SSD. I also don't see my using SRT.

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Old October 8, 2011, 07:29 AM
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Unless you're one whose addicted to having the highest/best benchmarking scores, the different ram speeds are not noticeable at all in day to day tasks or even gaming. It's mainly an epeen thing for the most part, or some folders have found that cpu folding the faster the ram speed the slightly more ppd they get.
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Old October 8, 2011, 08:37 AM
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That was largely my suspicion and I thank you for confining it. It's not good ROI in my mind. $50 for a theoretical 1 FPS increase isn't worth it.
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Old October 8, 2011, 09:40 AM
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have a look @ the gene-z

its almost as good as the extreme-z
blows away the ud7 sabertooth and the evga
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Old October 8, 2011, 10:03 AM
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have a look @ the gene-z

its almost as good as the extreme-z
blows away the ud7 sabertooth and the evga
No room for a desecrate sound card. I have no interest in Asus's attempt to pass off a Realtec card as a true Creative Labs card. Other than that it looks a good board for a SFF LAN box.
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