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MSI Z87 MPOWER MAX vs Asus Sabertooth Z87

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June 17, 2013 6:33:12 PM

Hi guys, let's get down to the details.
So the sabertooth has TUF, but i read that over time, the dust, accumulates under the plastic armor and causes higher mobo temperature. But its TUF technology: Thermal Radar 2: causing fan speed to increase if temps increaseThe MPOWER has a better BIOS for OC but i will be OCing my 4770k to around 4.3-4.4GHz so that makes me go for the sabertooth a bit more. Another advantage to the MPOWER is that it has 3 x16 slots whilst the sabertooth has 2. I will most likely SLI my GTX 780 as i have a SC ACX right now, the other one might be a Directcu II or a Windforce OC and since both of them are very large, 3 slots might be better. More airflow=lower temps instead of sandwiching both GPUs. Also Asus has 5 year warranty; MSI has 3. Which mobo is best for me regarding the plus and minus of both mobos and can you give a brief explanation why?
Thank you all!

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June 17, 2013 7:06:37 PM

You've run through the pluses and minuses as you see them and that it what matters, what I would offer is to think where your trust lies to manufacturers. Of the two I will always recommend Asus, better support, better QC (quality control). And I'll be the first to say this is only my opinion, but would offer been building since the early 90s so I try and keep a close eye on manufacturers and products
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June 17, 2013 7:11:04 PM

My last three builds have been ASUS Sabertooths and I have had 0 issues.
ASUS gets my vote for reliability and quality.
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June 17, 2013 8:00:30 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
My last three builds have been ASUS Sabertooths and I have had 0 issues.
ASUS gets my vote for reliability and quality.


You get my best answer as i forgot to make it a question, not a discussion i think.
I will choose the sabertooth z87 with my build. Thank you for your personal experience and cool name!

@Tradesman1 I see in your sig you will be getting a Haswell CPU. When you do, please message me what mobo you will be getting, I'm just curious as to what your likings are!
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