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ASUS Sabertooth vs ASUS Maximus V Formula vs V Gene??

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February 2, 2013 11:27:59 PM

Deciding between these three. The Sabertooth as well as the Maximus V Formula been honorees for CES 2013.

I can't decide. All three are good. Money doesn't matter, just trying to find out which is better. The Sabertooth looks ugly because of it's color scheme (even if I easily take off the thermal armor for no temperature increase), though the Maximus looks awesome, especially on a black case with red LED lights and big side panel. And the Maximus also has better audio.

I'll be OC'ing my i7 2700k/3770k (undecided) to 4GHz. I'm a hardcore gamer, but I will be doing light video editing every here and there.

Sabertooth:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Maximus V Formula:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Maximus V Gene:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
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February 3, 2013 12:09:17 PM

For a 4.1Ghz OC a Asus P8Z77 V PRO would do - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
Or a Gigabyte GA-Z77x-UD5H -
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...


If you want to do liquid cooling for the chipset and VRMs buy the Maximus V Formula. This is for OCs over 4.6GHz

Honestly i think the sabertooth is just a basic board with a plastic shield... Asus have overpriced it... All you get is a long warranty.

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February 3, 2013 12:30:26 PM

I will say the Sabertooth is solid I have the x58 version. Any of the boards will be good but I would get the Maximus v Formula if money isn't a big deal..
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February 3, 2013 3:50:10 PM

I'm looking for more answers guys. I don't want any other boards then these. I have to pick one between these three.
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February 4, 2013 6:57:29 PM

Anyone help me clear things up?
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February 4, 2013 7:09:12 PM

storm slider said:
Money doesn't matter...

I'm a hardcore gamer, but I will be doing light video editing every here and there.

I'll be OC'ing my i7 2700k/3770k (undecided) to 4GHz.

Well for video then LGA 2011 and 32GB~64GB RAM.

For LGA 1155 then the ASUS Maximus V Extreme - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... which supports up to 4-WAY SLI/CF. The onboard audio on the ASUS Maximus V Formula is as good as the cheapest discrete sound card you can find. Casual video editing I'd still only look at 16GB of RAM minimum, but more is better.

Also for 'video' only an i7 CPU, and for LGA 2011 the i7-3930K or LGA 1155 the i7-3770K.
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February 4, 2013 7:11:58 PM

jaquith said:
Well for video then LGA 2011 and 32GB~64GB RAM.

For LGA 1155 then the ASUS Maximus V Extreme - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... which supports up to 4-WAY SLI/CF. The onboard audio on the ASUS Maximus V Formula is as good as the cheapest discrete sound card you can find. Casual video editing I'd still only look at 16GB of RAM, more is better.

Also for 'video' only an i7 CPU, and for LGA 2011 the i7-3930K or LGA 1155 the i7-3770K.


So the Formula mobo would be better?
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February 4, 2013 7:18:25 PM

storm slider said:
So the Formula mobo would be better?

Depends on what's your version of 'better' is, personally I like the Sabertooth Z77 over the Maximus V Formula. In the real world a 5 year warranty on a MOBO is good. Either can easily OC to 4 GHz, so if it's a shallow looks thing and you like red = black then the Maximus V Formula.

My Sabertooth X79 IMHO looks fine:


CPU-z ; Sabertooth X79 4.8GHz OC - http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2320509
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February 4, 2013 7:26:54 PM

jaquith said:
Depends on what's your version of 'better' is, personally I like the Sabertooth Z77 over the Maximus V Formula. In the real world a 5 year warranty on a MOBO is good. Either can easily OC to 4 GHz, so if it's a shallow looks thing and you like red = black then the Maximus V Formula.

My Sabertooth X79 IMHO looks fine:

http://i1013.photobucket.com/albums/af254/Jaquith/Davids-Computer-Office.jpg
CPU-z ; Sabertooth X79 4.8GHz OC - http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2320509


The thing is - it has a great color scheme.. it will match my black case with red LEDs... however, I'm a 85 - 90% gamer and this is made for gamers. It's a pretty tough choice. The Sabertooth looks a bit ugly.
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