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Old October 27, 2011, 06:53 PM
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Old October 27, 2011, 07:08 PM
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Count me in on a Sabertooth. That's sexy.

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Old October 27, 2011, 07:13 PM
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Old October 27, 2011, 07:49 PM
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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.
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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.
Yup NF4 anyone?

Like the Sabertooth wish they would have done the thermal armor on it though.
I agree lose the esata and give me more internal.
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Rather lame that the only Asus board w/ a PCI slot is the Sabertooth. Aesthetically every one of these boards could use some serious improvements.

The mosfet fan on the Sabertooth is pretty ingenious though. Hope to see that on more boards in the future.
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Rather lame that the only Asus board w/ a PCI slot is the Sabertooth. Aesthetically every one of these boards could use some serious improvements.

The mosfet fan on the Sabertooth is pretty ingenious though. Hope to see that on more boards in the future.
Ignorant me, but what do you need a PCI slot for?
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Ignorant me, but what do you need a PCI slot for?
pci videocard for troubleshooting, thought TBH I have not had to use mine in awhile now.
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Ignorant me, but what do you need a PCI slot for?
PCI sound cards are still being made. I'd hate to have to buy another $150 soundcard.
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pci videocard for troubleshooting, thought TBH I have not had to use mine in awhile now.
That is valid, and I just learned something. Now is that to eliminate the PCIe all togher or could you use PCIe x1 vid card?

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PCI sound cards are still being made. I'd hate to have to buy another $150 soundcard.
Sorry, the argument that PCI should still be used for sound/NIC does not hold water when it comes to high-end platforms - low to mid, fine. I look at this way, if one is spending ~$600 on a mobo and a CPU alone, why on earth are you too cheap to spend the extra 100 pesos on a new PCIe sound/NIC card. But then what do I know, I am the noob here.
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