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    Asus TUF Sabertooth X99

    Baring its teeth at the premium Intel chipset.
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    Re: Asus TUF Sabertooth X99

    Cool concept, but I've got an 11 year old PC running in a cupboard that I've cleaned maybe once - since when has dust protection really been an issue ?

    The gimmicks this product is offering seem halfway into the sort of things a workstation toughened product would offer, but they do it properly, this seems like a halfway effort and more based around adding function to the design, rather than design to the function

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    Re: Asus TUF Sabertooth X99

    Quote Originally Posted by Tunnah View Post
    Cool concept, but I've got an 11 year old PC running in a cupboard that I've cleaned maybe once - since when has dust protection really been an issue ?
    Probably ever since people weaker in the habits of cupboarding their computers and hoovering their rooms started using computers. ;-)

    I once tried running in a cupboard but it's just not the same as a nice big field. :-D

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    Re: Asus TUF Sabertooth X99

    Wow.this is so expensive !

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    Re: Asus TUF Sabertooth X99

    Awesome! ASUS did it again, i always a big fan for ASUS TUF Sabertooth Motherboard series

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    Re: Asus TUF Sabertooth X99

    Quote Originally Posted by xslavic View Post
    Wow.this is so expensive !
    Price is on par with the 2 previous generations (X79, X58). Mine, while not a Sabretooth, was more or less the same price, and its lasted me 6 years thus far - very glad I made the investment and expect it to last another year at the very least maybe squeeze in a further one to be ready for Skylake-E...

    I try to get every last drop out of my system before replacing but being a gamer has in the past meant much shorter term computers, I'd say this one has lasted the longest as my main rig. So if you're the person to change regularly either on a budget or because you need the latest, this definitely wouldn't be for you. But it would be a solid investment - especially with the 5 year warranty - for a long term PC.

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    Re: Asus TUF Sabertooth X99

    I have to say, I do hate seeing exposed circuitry, so really dig the 'armoured' mobos.
    As for the dust issue - A lot depends on how much dust you get and how susceptible your board is.

    I dust mine out monthly, because it has a massive airflow and because the board heatsinks do heat up if they get too much dust on them. I actually keep temperature sensors on certain board areas to monitor this.

    As for keeping it in a cupboard, well... my rig is FAR to pretty to hide it away!!

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    Re: Asus TUF Sabertooth X99

    So far, all Sabertooth boards I've used have been nothing but reliable and their onboard monitoring is quite nice. I have zero complaints about my Z97 one, and even though this series lacks the DIP feature regular boards have, it's a non-issue given BIOS is still there and as configurable as I'd need it to be.

    One thing I'd like to note, though, is that sometimes when updating to a new BIOS leads to Thermal Radar 2 fan calibrations to be off, at least the first few runs after the update. From what I've experienced, there seems to be higher calibration reliability when pairing BIOS versions with similarly dated Thermal Radar 2 packages. If anyone has more experience with this matter, I'd welcome the input

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