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    Reviews - ASUS Sabertooth X79 TUF motherboard

    A beast of a board for a beast of a chip.
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    Re: Reviews - ASUS Sabertooth X79 TUF motherboard

    "but remember that Intel has now stripped away the need for a traditional southbridge - everything's contained in one chip." (p2)

    You mean northbridge I think.

    Good catch with the asus auto overclocking - other reviews have mentioned the same, though I remember a couple of manufacturers doing the same thing with 775 boards as well, adding more work to the reviewing process. Auto OC is fine if it's not part of a power user setting - if there's no disadvantage to it and it adds to the customer experience, but it should be in a clearly explained BIOS mode (which can still be the default) with the availability of a 'pure' mode preset which turns off all the auto tuning.

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    Re: Reviews - ASUS Sabertooth X79 TUF motherboard

    A nice board but 40mm fans. What on earth were they thinking of. More and more consumers want lower noise and 40mm just whine.

    A fan over the IO looks completely pointless - a gimmick and the other one I can replace with a water cooling block.

    Please sir can we have more motherboards with right angled 24 ATX

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    Re: Reviews - ASUS Sabertooth X79 TUF motherboard

    There's something very serious looking about this board. I like that.

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    Re: Reviews - ASUS Sabertooth X79 TUF motherboard

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonatron View Post
    There's something very serious looking about this board. I like that.
    The AMD 990FX sabertooth looks alot nicer and refined. The X79 one looks way over the top.

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