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Asus Sabertooth which one

So yeah im planning on getting a Asus Sabertooth z97. I however just found out that they have two versions of it the Mark 1 and 2. I see 2 has two Ethernet ports but hear that you only need that if your running a server or something. So which one would be best for me. Also could I use a server or something and what is it.

I will be gaming, watching hd videos on youtube(never have before), maybe running across 2 or 3 ips monitors and anything else that my interest me.

Games: any free games(shooters,rpgs,etc)
Videos: Any video i can watch at 1080p
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  1. Sounds like no need for the higher end one... ;)
  2. Tradesman1 said:
    Sounds like no need for the higher end one... ;)


    alright also im thinking of watercooling and am wondering could i get a pretty good overclock with this board. also could i use a server
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    Yes should be able to OC fine (with a K model CPU - you didn't mention what CPU)...see no reason for a server, how many computers in the house (sounds like a personal build) do you plan to put a site or sites on the web from this computer?
  4. Tradesman1 said:
    Yes should be able to OC fine (with a K model CPU - you didn't mention what CPU)...see no reason for a server, how many computers in the house (sounds like a personal build) do you plan to put a site or sites on the web from this computer?


    oh specs are

    i5 4690k
    r9 280x(maybe r9 290)
    asus sabertooth mark 2
    2x4gb of 1866 ram(to be overclocked)
    evga 750w
    1080p ips monitor 23 inch.
    custom watercooling loop(using kit but replacing tubing,adding coolant, and maybe a gpu block)

    i wont be making a site so i guess i dont need a server.

    how high like 4.5ghz im on water so could i get a 4.7ghz. Im also getting a 360mm rad. Nice build by the way what kind of fps you get
  5. Just got the 290X Matrix last week it does about 55 on Unigine Heaven, the 780s singularly each will do about the same 54+ and the 780s in SLI 85.5 that with all max setting at 1920x1080
  6. Tradesman1 said:
    Just got the 290X Matrix last week it does about 55 on Unigine Heaven, the 780s singularly each will do about the same 54+ and the 780s in SLI 85.5 that with all max setting at 1920x1080


    nice man. you planning on getting any extra monitors or anything. how is that r9 290xd
  7. I've got 2 monitors on each of my rigs, occasionally a third, depending on whats going on....The Matrix is a good looking card and has had good reviews (one of the reasons I picked it up even though not a big fan of AMD cards, my preference is nVidia in most cases), but I picked up the 280X CU when it was released and it 's a great card, so wanted to try this, so far though not a ton of joy, tried the 14.4 drivers and the 14.6 and 14.7 betas and they all fail to see the second monitor on both my Hero builds, though this is a driver problem, have had clients run into same with a variety of GPUs and these newer drivers (one of the big reasons I prefer nVidia, don't know how AMD can release so many buggy drivers (not to mention the various problems they've had with XFire for quite awhile. Hoping I can get some time in with this card later in the week or next weekend, then I'll know more ;)
  8. Tradesman1 said:
    I've got 2 monitors on each of my rigs, occasionally a third, depending on whats going on....The Matrix is a good looking card and has had good reviews (one of the reasons I picked it up even though not a big fan of AMD cards, my preference is nVidia in most cases), but I picked up the 280X CU when it was released and it 's a great card, so wanted to try this, so far though not a ton of joy, tried the 14.4 drivers and the 14.6 and 14.7 betas and they all fail to see the second monitor on both my Hero builds, though this is a driver problem, have had clients run into same with a variety of GPUs and these newer drivers (one of the big reasons I prefer nVidia, don't know how AMD can release so many buggy drivers (not to mention the various problems they've had with XFire for quite awhile. Hoping I can get some time in with this card later in the week or next weekend, then I'll know more ;)

    sorry man. for people on a budget(kinda) a amd card may offer better price/performance just the problem is their buggy driver i dont want to spend to much on my gpu or i'll have to degrade my other components of i would of went nvidia. They do need to fix thier Xfire. I have heard sli has way less issues
  9. I agree, whenever I get with a client on a new build, first thing is set a budget, then work the components in according to that figure, it can, at times get almost comical though if a person is deadset on a particular items and it will through the whole system out of balance, i.e. a top of the line 780TI then they have to scrimp on the CPU, mobo, DRAM, or whatever....
  10. Tradesman1 said:
    I agree, whenever I get with a client on a new build, first thing is set a budget, then work the components in according to that figure, it can, at times get almost comical though if a person is deadset on a particular items and it will through the whole system out of balance, i.e. a top of the line 780TI then they have to scrimp on the CPU, mobo, DRAM, or whatever....


    yeah i think people on a kinda tight budget(600-700$) shouldnt favor a particular part or they will have to skimp out on some parts. i would suggest they get the highest amount of money they can for thier build and then if they have a good budget(1000$ up) we can then get high qualitly components and kinda skimp on others for example. a instead of a i5 4690k and r9 280 they could get a i5 4590 and r9 280x(just a example).
  11. Yep, that's where we start swapping things, or I ask if they can get by without without a few trips to the local bar for a week or so ;)
  12. Tradesman1 said:
    Yep, that's where we start swapping things, or I ask if they can get by without without a few trips to the local bar for a week or so ;)


    lol thanks man for helping me out.
  13. No worries, let us know how the build goes ;)
  14. Tradesman1 said:
    No worries, let us know how the build goes ;)


    alright man i'll pm you when its done. im in a sweepstakes to win a i74960x though so im hoping for that. i also am waiting for the next SBM they made some good computers but was suprised last years beat this years
  15. Will be waiting to hear ;)
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