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August 4, 2012 5:51:58 PM

I am going to upgrade my Motherboard ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ) reason being two of my ram slots were defective off the bat, after months of it giving me troubles and now finally figuring out the problem, I am just going to replace the Mobo. I have looked and done some research but have hit a barrier of not being able to tell the difference in what your getting for the price difference, and am very lost. I have a moderate gaming computer, a NZXT 810 Switch case, so size is not a problem. But I don't know what the difference between the higher end mobo's is and the mid range ones. To put it simple, what is it in the 250$ + mobo's that's creating the price difference vs the 200$ - mobo's?

Here are 2 that I am looking at, I just don't know beside the sli capability what would create the price difference?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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August 4, 2012 6:17:58 PM

The difference between the two boards is all the little options that you get with ach board. If you put the two details pages side by side and look at each thing you will see that the Crosshair board has more and better options. Like the sata ports are all sata3 on the Crosshair and the usb 3.0 on the Crosshair is 4 compared to 2 on the Sabertooth. The crosshair also comes with the Thunderbolrt addon card which includes an upgraded sound chip and the Thunderbolt technology is the next great thing once it gets going. The Crosshair also has more slots and supports higher memory speed. SO all that adds up to the price difference and you would have to go into the bios of each board to see the differences there.
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