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Old October 28, 2011, 12:45 AM
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Count me in on a Sabertooth. That's sexy.

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Yes, finally some decent color schemes, unlike some *ahem* hideous green ones with pistol shaped heatsinks...
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Old October 28, 2011, 01:15 AM
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Wow... i might sell my AMD setup and go Intel.

8 SATA ports?? Yummm
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Old October 28, 2011, 07:29 AM
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The only thing that conerns me about the new sabertooth is those small fans. Never did like small fans as they get loud within 6mths. Well that and only having 8 internal sata ports and wasting the other two on e-SATA. Come on mfgers! Include an internal to external adapter for the 1% - or less - of peeps who will actually need e-SATA and accommodate the peeps who need more than 8 internal ports. So far it looks GB will getting my money this upgrade cycle.
To be honest and fair, I have had good experience as of late with integrated fans (My EVGA board for example). They have come a long way from the crap they used to put on them (680 anyone?).

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The only thing that conerns me about the new sabertooth is those small fans. Never did like small fans as they get loud within 6mths. Well that and only having 8 internal sata ports and wasting the other two on e-SATA. Come on mfgers! Include an internal to external adapter for the 1% - or less - of peeps who will actually need e-SATA and accommodate the peeps who need more than 8 internal ports. So far it looks GB will getting my money this upgrade cycle.
SORRY AkG, I CAN'T EAR YOU WITH ALL THOSE FAN ON THE MOBO!
Pretty nice monster we have here on the asus side. Can't wait to see them out!
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Very nice offerings from Asus. Gotta say, I was pretty disapointed by Gigabyte's boards.
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Geez Louise... these boards look soooo good. As much as I'd like to upgrade, I think my x58 setup should suffice at least one more generation, if not more.
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I think im going to wait for MSI Big Bang XPower II. The passive heatsinks, 7 pcie slots, the "blackness",and the awsome layout makes this mobo amazing . The only bad thing is the crayons...

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Yeah looks nice. Not sure I would buy it over a RIVE but everyone has preferences I guess.
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If it didn't have the crayon heatsink it would be one of the most aesthetically pleasing motherboards I've seen in recent dates.
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If it didn't have the crayon heatsink it would be one of the most aesthetically pleasing motherboards I've seen in recent dates.
Nothing some paint can't fix It would at least make it less noticeable.

What's with all the gun-theming of late though? Gigabyte started it, and now MSI is picking it up too? Why?
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