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ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX or ASUS Crosshair V Formula

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September 26, 2012 9:08:30 PM

Read a few other threads, seems like people have very mixed opinions on this. There might also be something better than these two, if you could mention it?

Oh and, is there a difference between the ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX - 2.0 and the ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX ?

Anyways the story is that i was gonna upgrade into an i5 3570k from the FX 8120, but then i decided i might as well just save a little money and wait for future cpu's to come out, and then go for a solid MB so i can overclock the hell out of the FX 8120.

Just needs to be able to get it around 4.5 Ghz and up.
September 26, 2012 10:46:08 PM

Anyone :)  ?
a b V Motherboard
September 27, 2012 5:49:35 PM

Definitely the Formula! NOTHING! Absolutely NOTHING beats a ROG board.
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September 27, 2012 6:59:42 PM

Well as it seems like you're the only one with an opinion on this, and also seems pretty confident in it, i'll go with the Formula :) 

Thanks!
September 27, 2012 7:12:10 PM

Neither. Go with the i5 3570k and the Asrock z77 Extreme4 motherboard. Or if you want better performance than AMD and want to save money get the i3. If you really wanna throw your money away on a bad chip why dont you look at benchmarks and such first. The i5 will last you about 5 years at a minimum. The 2500k is still just as good as the 3570k and it was released 2? years ago.
September 27, 2012 7:13:25 PM

They are both good boards. The main difference being that the Sabertooth doesn't have the on board sound chips that the Crosshair does. The Crosshair also overclocks memory better. And has more USB3.0 (6 vs 4). Both boards can run crossfire/sli in dual x16, or x16/8/8. The Crosshair also boasts more overclocking utilities.

Having said that, the Sabertooth has two big things going for it, less price, and a longer warranty (5 years vs 3).

If you are just looking at overclocking your 8120, the Sabertooth with work fine (and do a hell of a job). If you are looking at more in dept overclocking of your entire system, the Crosshair may be more up your alley.
September 27, 2012 7:20:09 PM

DarkOutlaw said:
Neither. Go with the i5 3570k and the Asrock z77 Extreme4 motherboard. Or if you want better performance than AMD and want to save money get the i3. If you really wanna throw your money away on a bad chip why dont you look at benchmarks and such first. The i5 will last you about 5 years at a minimum. The 2500k is still just as good as the 3570k and it was released 2? years ago.


Around 230 for the i5, and 210 for the z77 ex4, vs 190 for the sabertooth, which will perform beautifully with the 8120 he already has...
a b V Motherboard
September 27, 2012 7:20:57 PM

If you get AMD - Get the Formula.
If you get Intel Z77 - Get the Maximus V Formula
If you get Intel X79 - Get the Rampage IV Formula

:p  Formula FTW!
September 27, 2012 7:48:40 PM

welshac said:
Around 230 for the i5, and 210 for the z77 ex4, vs 190 for the sabertooth, which will perform beautifully with the 8120 he already has...


wth are you talking about, the z77 ex4 is on sale right now for 94.99, normally priced 134.99.
September 28, 2012 2:50:48 PM

DarkOutlaw said:
wth are you talking about, the z77 ex4 is on sale right now for 94.99, normally priced 134.99.


I live in Denmark mate, the prices here are extreme compared to other countries.

welshac said:
They are both good boards. The main difference being that the Sabertooth doesn't have the on board sound chips that the Crosshair does. The Crosshair also overclocks memory better. And has more USB3.0 (6 vs 4). Both boards can run crossfire/sli in dual x16, or x16/8/8. The Crosshair also boasts more overclocking utilities.

Having said that, the Sabertooth has two big things going for it, less price, and a longer warranty (5 years vs 3).

If you are just looking at overclocking your 8120, the Sabertooth with work fine (and do a hell of a job). If you are looking at more in dept overclocking of your entire system, the Crosshair may be more up your alley.


I went with the Crosshair. As for now i won't be overclocking the memory, It's more for a future use as i'll get the FX 8350 when it gets released, and then the RAM is going to be upgraded as well, and OC'ed.

Thanks for your help!

Oh and!

Does the FastBoot key work with Windows 7?
September 28, 2012 3:14:18 PM

nicko11 said:
I live in Denmark mate, the prices here are extreme compared to other countries.



I went with the Crosshair. As for now i won't be overclocking the memory, It's more for a future use as i'll get the FX 8350 when it gets released, and then the RAM is going to be upgraded as well, and OC'ed.

Thanks for your help!

Oh and!

Does the FastBoot key work with Windows 7?


Yeah that sucks....and yes it should.
September 28, 2012 3:16:09 PM

DarkOutlaw said:
Yeah that sucks....and yes it should.


Lovely, looking forward for that 2 second boot :p 

Thanks
a b V Motherboard
September 28, 2012 3:55:09 PM

Amazing! Have fun mate :) 
March 12, 2013 6:17:59 AM

welshac said:
The Crosshair also overclocks memory better. And has more USB3.0 (6 vs 4).


Acutally, that is not correct. Both have 6 controllers. The sabertooth just lists them differently. I have this board and know for certain. There are 4 on the back as you stated, but there are also two on the board.

ASMedia® USB 3.0 controller :
2 x USB 3.0/2.0 port(s) (2 at mid-board)
ASMedia® USB 3.0 controller :
4 x USB 3.0/2.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, blue)
No offense man...I overlooked it too. And the way Asus writes it, it appears they only have 4.

Regards
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