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Asus Sabertooth 990fx r2.0 gen 3 good for overclocking?

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May 21, 2013 7:52:49 PM

I'm looking to buy a asus Sabertooth 990fx r2.0 gen 3 motherboard and I'm wondering if anyone has it and how it does with overclocking for them. I will be using a fx-8350 and cooling it with a corsair h80i. Lastly does anyone have any experience with the h80i and how does it work for them.

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May 21, 2013 7:55:17 PM

I have the board and love it. Super easy to OC and recovers from an unstable crash very well. Can't say anything about the cooler though
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May 21, 2013 7:57:49 PM

Drew010 said:
I have the board and love it. Super easy to OC and recovers from an unstable crash very well. Can't say anything about the cooler though


I noticed you have the Samsung 840 SSD, how do you like it? Also what is the highest you have overclock with the hyper 212 evo?
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May 21, 2013 8:01:21 PM

The 840 is great as well. Just gotta make sure you connect it to the right SATA port and that it is running in AHCI mode. I am currently at 4.4Ghz without a voltage increase (I am new to OC and am scared to increase the voltage). My temps are around 33-36 idle and never more than 50 under full load. (measured at the socket)
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May 21, 2013 8:04:24 PM

Drew010 said:
The 840 is great as well. Just gotta make sure you connect it to the right SATA port and that it is running in AHCI mode. I am currently at 4.4Ghz without a voltage increase (I am new to OC and am scared to increase the voltage). My temps are around 33-36 idle and never more than 50 under full load. (measured at the socket)

Those are very decent temps. How well did the evo fit with the ram? I know corsair vengeance has a tall heat sink.
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May 21, 2013 8:05:54 PM

Well if you only have two sticks its no problem. With the fan in push configuration it covers the first slot, but the recommended configuration for this MOBO is to use slots 2 and 4 if you only have 2 sticks, so really its a non-issue for me. Low profile ram would fit just fine though
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May 21, 2013 8:08:09 PM

Drew010 said:
Well if you only have two sticks its no problem. With the fan in push configuration it covers the first slot, but the recommended configuration for this MOBO is to use slots 2 and 4 if you only have 2 sticks, so really its a non-issue for me. Low profile ram would fit just fine though


Alright thanks for your help! Now I just have to wait for newegg to get another shipment in! They have been out of stock for about a week now.

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May 21, 2013 8:09:55 PM

Yeah I got mine right before everyone else found out about it =P managed to catch both that board and a 7870 XT in stock at the same time, what luck!
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May 21, 2013 8:12:43 PM

Drew010 said:
Yeah I got mine right before everyone else found out about it =P managed to catch both that board and a 7870 XT in stock at the same time, what luck!


Oh man you are lucky I have been waiting for both of those things for weeks! I really want to get them on newegg because I have free two day shipping and its cheaper! Oh yeah how do you like the 7870??
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May 21, 2013 8:16:37 PM

My coil whine sounded like a swarm of angry bees and my fans rattled- just sent it off on RMA, but performance wise it was great!
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May 21, 2013 8:20:46 PM

Drew010 said:
My coil whine sounded like a swarm of angry bees and my fans rattled- just sent it off on RMA, but performance wise it was great!


That's unfortunate. When did you purchase it?
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May 21, 2013 8:26:32 PM

like may 1
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May 21, 2013 8:29:25 PM

Drew010 said:
like may 1


Man I think newegg has been out of it since around then
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June 16, 2013 9:24:51 AM

Hi, I happen to come across this. ironicly we have a very similar set up. :) 

If you still have not purchased a board I think they were discontinued as it is a Limited Edition. I did a lot of digging and found one site that still had some. I got mine the other day from them and it works well.

http://www.shopsws.com/motherboards/amd/atx/saber990fxg...

Hope i could help :) 
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June 16, 2013 12:35:13 PM

leavetheweak said:
Hi, I happen to come across this. ironicly we have a very similar set up. :) 

If you still have not purchased a board I think they were discontinued as it is a Limited Edition. I did a lot of digging and found one site that still had some. I got mine the other day from them and it works well.

http://www.shopsws.com/motherboards/amd/atx/saber990fxg...

Hope i could help :) 


Thanks but unfortunately I was never able to find a store with it in stock so I ended up going with a asus m5a99fx pro r2.0 and I'm very happy with it! Plus with the money I saved from getting the less expensive motherboard I was able to get a bit better GPU!
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