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Sabertooth Z87 or Maximus vi Formula

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October 25, 2013 10:42:06 PM

Which one would i choose?
I have plans for 3 way CFI and over clocking an i7 4770k to 4.5ghz
The Formula is bit over my budget but i can wait.

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a c 153 V Motherboard
October 26, 2013 12:37:00 AM

1. I do not recommend above 2-way configuration due to poor scaling, poor performance increase, too much heat, too much weight, too much noise, and a lot of money down the drain.

2. Both are good boards. The ROG board gets a +1 from me because it has an awesome sound chip built-in as compared to the Sabertooth. But I personally would not buy either board. Too expensive. I'd pick a Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H. It can handle that medium overclock no problem.
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October 26, 2013 1:38:45 AM

KyubiSpartan said:
Which one would i choose?
I have plans for 3 way CFI and over clocking an i7 4770k to 4.5ghz
The Formula is bit over my budget but i can wait.


Go for Maximus VI Formula or Maximus VI Hero.

When choosing motherboard, always go for ASUS.

If you have money for i7, then why it comes over-budget in case of motherboard? Sounds strange.
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October 26, 2013 3:24:01 PM

@Akashdeep: why always go for ASUS? Care to explain?
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October 26, 2013 6:57:17 PM

ksham said:
@Akashdeep: why always go for ASUS? Care to explain?


Because I don't see Gigabyte as a competitor of ASUS. :na: 

Moreover, the OP's question is on ASUS, not on Gigabyte. Scroll up. :D 
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a c 153 V Motherboard
October 26, 2013 9:57:16 PM

What kind of reason is that? There's no logic behind that.

I'm aware that the two motherboards in question are from Asus. But to rule out other options like Gigabyte just because you don't see them as a competitor of Asus makes no sense.

So someone should just take your word for it to always choose Asus right?
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October 26, 2013 10:14:24 PM

ksham said:

So someone should just take your word for it to always choose Asus right?


Same to yours, should everyone take your suggestion for Gigabyte?
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a c 153 V Motherboard
October 27, 2013 12:39:13 AM

No; I said that I would pick it. It is cheaper than both boards in question and is a really good overclocking motherboard. It doesn't support 3-way CrossFireX but I wouldn't recommend anything above 2-way configuration as I already said. Of course, there are other options like ASRock Extreme4 or Asus Z87-K.

Now that I've answered your question, care to answer mine? I'm curious why I or someone else should always buy Asus-branded motherboards. I have several Gigabyte and ASRock motherboards and they are excellent.
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October 27, 2013 12:53:39 AM

ksham said:
No; I said that I would pick it. It is cheaper than both boards in question and is a really good overclocking motherboard. It doesn't support 3-way CrossFireX but I wouldn't recommend anything above 2-way configuration as I already said. Of course, there are other options like ASRock Extreme4 or Asus Z87-K.

Now that I've answered your question, care to answer mine? I'm curious why I or someone else should always buy Asus-branded motherboards. I have several Gigabyte and ASRock motherboards and they are excellent.


This doesn't make any sense.

If one asks "Should I eat Apple or Orange" guide him to select Apple or Orange.

But here you are shouting for "Lemon" to the people, who is asking for "Apple or Orange".

You need to ask yourself, what you are doing.
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a c 153 V Motherboard
October 27, 2013 1:07:38 AM

Rather than avoiding my question by picking at me, care to be more helpful by answering my original question on why someone should always pick Asus-branded motherboards? This may help OP and others reading this thread. You can pick at me all you want, but it's not progressing this thread along.

And I don't always have to pick one of the choices presented if I feel that both are bad choices. I would instead offer an alternative or a compromise. If someone asks "should I buy this Raidmax PSU or this Athena Power PSU?", my response would be neither and I would offer a SeaSonic, XFX, Antec, PC Power & Cooling alternative. You would fault me on that?
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October 27, 2013 1:36:03 AM

ksham said:
Rather than avoiding my question by picking at me, care to be more helpful by answering my original question on why someone should always pick Asus-branded motherboards? This may help OP and others reading this thread. You can pick at me all you want, but it's not progressing this thread along.

And I don't always have to pick one of the choices presented if I feel that both are bad choices. I would instead offer an alternative or a compromise. If someone asks "should I buy this Raidmax PSU or this Athena Power PSU?", my response would be neither and I would offer a SeaSonic, XFX, Antec, PC Power & Cooling alternative. You would fault me on that?


No, I won't figure out any fault on that. Neither I figured out any fault on your Gigabyte recommendation.(if you look my posts properly)

I was just straight to OP's query.

He said "Maximus VI Formula is bit over budget" but at the same time he said "but I can wait".

That simply meant, he is with his mind up.

And budget issue comes here for sure. Specially when one is unsure or confused. Here I don't see the OP is either confused or unsure.
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a c 153 V Motherboard
October 27, 2013 1:45:51 AM

In other words, you have no valid reasoning on why someone should always go with Asus-brand motherboards. Thanks for answering my question indirectly.
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October 27, 2013 2:45:23 AM

ksham said:
In other words, you have no valid reasoning on why someone should always go with Asus-brand motherboards. Thanks for answering my question indirectly.


If you don't know the ASUS quality, then don't ask, because you are not a noob as I know. I can see how you are boosting the forum with tons of solutions, hence its neither a battlefield nor a ask/reply game between us.
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October 27, 2013 2:46:52 AM

Moreover, ksham you need to open a poll for ASUS vs GIGABYTE. :) 
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October 27, 2013 3:37:06 AM

BTT:
Both are great boards. I personally have the Sabertooth and love it. BUT if the Formula would have been available at the time I did my built, I would probably have gone with this one.
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