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September 13, 2012 9:09:21 PM

I need help deciding between two Motherboards. I'm looking at the Asus P8Z77-V Deluxe Z77 Chipset and the ASUS sabertooth Z77 Chipset. They will be mainly used for gaming and they would need to be compatible with the following parts:

Case: Thermaltake Chaser MK-1 Full Tower Gaming Case W/ Side Panel Window
Adding in 1-2 extra 120 mm fans besides the default three fans in the case.

CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-3770 3.40 GHz 8MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1155
Cooling Fan: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Gaming Cooling Fan
Memory: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair Vengeance)

Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card (EVGA FTW Edition)
Power Supply : 850 Watts - Corsair Professional Series CMPSU-AX850 80 Plus Gold Power Supply (looking at SLI later)
Hard Drive: 2TB (2TBx1) Western Digital Caviar Black SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD


Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive
Thermal Display: NZXT Sentry-2 Fan Touch Screen Fan Control & Temperature Display
Flash Media Reader/Writer: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer


Thank you in advance

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September 14, 2012 7:14:11 PM

You should link your mobos in question xD But I think I found them aannnnnd,

I believe they are basically exactly the same. But from what I've read the sabertooth has a little bit better of a heatsink, however that's just opinion, the person who said that did not have any solid facts.

Apparently it's basically down to which paint job you like better. http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1666...
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September 14, 2012 8:04:59 PM

Thanks for the reply, I think I'm going to go with the ASUS sabertooth Z77 Chipset.
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September 14, 2012 8:05:29 PM

Best answer selected by BlueSamurai.
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