ASUS P7P55D Deluxe or ASUS SABERTOOTH 55i - same price Tags: Asus Sabertooth Motherboards Last response: August 13, 2010 1:13 AM in Motherboards Share bapc August 12, 2010 9:35:53 PM I'm looking for a P55 motherboard for i7, preferably Asus. There are two motherboards offered for $140 after rebates. ASUS P7P55D Deluxe and ASUS SABERTOOTH 55i I'm not understanding which one is better. The latter having so little reviews. There is also an -EVO for $114 after rebate, but I read that I can't hook up the audio to a case with the controller at the top of the case. Would have been a nice price tho. Can some expert please advise me? Thank you! Edit: some more info.... I don't plan to SLI, since the 1156 is crippled anyway. Just looking to build a budget-performance system. I also don't need USB 3 support since it's so new and there aren't even reasonably priced/sized cases that have a USB3 port. More about : asus p7p55d deluxe asus sabertooth 55i price jefe323 August 12, 2010 9:49:11 PM i'd go with the p7p55d sidenote: i really like the color scheme on the sabertooth m 0 l bapc August 12, 2010 10:02:08 PM Can you please explain why. I see that both have little differences. The Sabre has eSATA (I probably won't use) and SLI support (99% sure won't use). The Deluxe has things like MemOK which I guess helps if your RAM isn't good. The color does look cool, but I was thinking that the black would cause more heat. I read somewhere the Sabre cost $500 when it was first introduced, but that makes me worry why it's all the way down to $140 now. m 0 l Related resources ASUS SABERTOOTH 55i vs asus maximus III formula - Forum What is the deal with my ASUS Sabertooth 55i? - Forum Asus sabertooth 55i front panel - Forum Asus Sabertooth 55i motherboard - Forum Asus | P7P55D-e pro or Sabertooth 55i ? cant decide - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jefe323 August 12, 2010 10:19:47 PM the p7p55d deluxe also has sli/crossfire support and sata ports (can connect to eSATA) it's also much more well known and is one of the best p55 mobos out for the price here are reviews for each: p7p55d deluxe: http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/asus_p7p55d_del... sabertooth 55i: http://www.trustedreviews.com/motherboards/review/2009/... m 0 l bapc August 12, 2010 10:59:32 PM Thanks for the help and links. I guess I'll go with the popular one, so if some update is needed in the future I'm sure Asus will support it. And the review shows no con whatsoever with P7P55D. m 0 l davcon a b Ĉ ASUS a c 117 V Motherboard August 13, 2010 1:13:43 AM 8 months ago the Deluxe was about the best 1156 mobo ASUS sold. Just about bought it but got a Gigabyte P55-UD5 instead it was $20 cheaper. Just add an ASUS U3S6 when those features are mainstream. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Asus Sabertooth 55i Only sees 4gb of 8gb installed Forum SolvedAsus P7P55 D-E Pro ...or... Asus P7P55D Deluxe Forum SolvedWill Zalman CNPS8700 fit on Asus P7P55D Deluxe and Antec 300 case Forum SolvedASUS P7P55D Deluxe CPU LED, Blinking DRAM LED and no video signal Forum is asus p7p55d deluxe good Forum SolvedASUS x79 Deluxe vs Sabertooth Forum SolvedGigabyte GA-970A-DS3P vs Asus M5A97 @ same price Forum SolvedAsus Sabertooth vs X79-Deluxe? Forum SolvedASUS X79-DELUXE or Sabertooth X79 ATX - which is better? Forum SolvedAsus Maximus v z77 formula vs Asus Sabertooth z77 vs p8z77 vpro vs deluxe Forum Cannot POST with ASUS P7P55D Deluxe Forum ASUS p7p55d Deluxe stuck at VGA Led: won't POST Forum SolvedASUS Z77 Sabertooth vs Asus P8Z77-V DELUXE/PRO Forum Asus P7P55D Deluxe QVL... confused. Forum ASUS Z97 Power/Cooling/Stability: WS, Hero, Sabertooth, Deluxe Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !