I was wondering if any one knows anything about the ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard? My LGA 775 motherboard decied not to boot any more and if I can't get it fixed I'm thinking of going with the Cheapest x58 motherboard that money can buy and get a decent Over clock as well. I like Asus as my last few boards has been all asus. My first board with Asus was an AMD board. It was based on the 790FX chipset. Then I wanted a lan party computer. My original board for this computer died and I bought the Asus P5N7A-VM Nvidia Nforce 730i LGA 775. Now it is home to my Q9650 which originally was on my favorit board. The P5Q-Pro Intel P45 board was a winner. I was able to take my Q9650 to 4GHz and ran stable other than CoD. So I decied to go with 3.8GHz as I did not want to increase voltages any more. It ran at 3.8GHz for about 3 months before my Heatsink's fan died. So I ended up back with stock cooling.
Sorry about the experence I have had because I love Asus as they stick with their product for a long time.
So what can I expect out of ASUS Sabertooth X58 motherboard?
Don't know if it means much, as the thread is old, but I've managed to get 3780mhz (180x21) on my Sabertooth board, using a 920 C0 CPU. Every time I try higher, it won't post, no matter what combination I've yet tried in the BIOS. Right now, its been the lowest clocking of the ASUS boards that I have, and the lowest clocking of all 5 i7 boards that I have. I'm not complaining too much, as it was a cheap board, but if higher clocks are wanted, even my Gigabyte U3DR boards have clocked my 920 chips over 4.0ghz without any trouble other than heating of the chip.
Sailor, I have a i7920 OEM proc that I am moving over to a brand new case with a X58 Sabertooth MB, and a CM Hyper 212 plus cpu cooler. What do you think I might be able to get that processor up to? The case has awesome cooling capabilities, its a CM Storm Scout. Any suggestions? What kind of ram are you using. I know that could be a killer for me. Its all matched DDR3 1066, but alas it its from Dell system, which is where the 920 proc is coming from. I am installing a EVGA GTX560 Ti 2GB DDR 5 card on monday. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks