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ASUS Sabertooth P67 Motherboard Review

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I just bought one actually. Pretty sweet board for my needs and the 5 year warranty is nice. With the assistant fan my highest temp on the board under load is 40c and that's the usb3 controller.
 

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Aah i only searched for a Tpu review.
 
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Are there any reviews that show the temperature difference with/without the shroud? I may have seen one a while back but I can't remember.
 
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I did see one review remove the fan but I can't remember who did it.. I'll try to find it. I think they only removed it to see the components and didn't run tests.

Removed http://www.pro-clockers.com/motherb...ooth-tuf-socket-1155-motherboard.html?start=3

Near the bottom of this review they compare temps with and without the fan and armor. http://wccftech.com/2011/03/17/asus-p67-sabertooh-motherboard-review-built-survive/

http://vr-zone.com/articles/asus-sa...s-its-thermal-armor-really-work-/11447-4.html

And here is a nice image
 
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So, according to the reviews, unless you have a heatsink with the fan facing down onto the board or a 50mm fan in that hatch the shroud is pretty much useless.
 
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So, according to the reviews, unless you have a heatsink with the fan facing down onto the board or a 50mm fan in that hatch the shroud is pretty much useless.
Pretty much. Other than looking cool (subjective) it doesn't do all that much without the fan. This board should have come with the fan and it belongs in a high air flow case IMO.

With 3x205mm, 3x120mm, 2x140mm, and my GPU fan my temps are lower than most reviewers listed temps because they usually use open testbeds.
 
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Still don't get the point of this mobo, especially since suspicions that the jacket = higher component temps is now confirmed. I may be a little biased since my last Asus board was somewhat disappointing but it doesn't seem like any of their P67 boards offer better value on the low / mid end or features that are better on the high end.

I hope this is a one time gimmick and more board partners don't start doing it because it makes their product look inferior somehow without it, ultimately raising cost for no reason. We've already been through that with all the ultra mega super ludicrous durable stuff.
 
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Still don't get the point of this mobo, especially since suspicions that the jacket = higher component temps is now confirmed. I may be a little biased since my last Asus board was somewhat disappointing but it doesn't seem like any of their P67 boards offer better value on the low / mid end or features that are better on the high end.

I hope this is a one time gimmick and more board partners don't start doing it because it makes their product look inferior somehow without it, ultimately raising cost for no reason. We've already been through that with all the ultra mega super ludicrous durable stuff.
But they back it with a 5 year warranty to I dont see the durable aspect being a gimmick. The jacket does improve temps with the 50mm fan added.
 

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But they back it with a 5 year warranty to I dont see the durable aspect being a gimmick. The jacket does improve temps with the 50mm fan added.
I too have added the fan to excellent cooling results across the board, literally. This is easily the nicest motherboard I've ever owned in 15 years of building my own PCs. I've had pretty much all the top brands, Asus always brings me back though. And this is their very best one yet. Kudos to Asus!

For the record, mine is still the B2 revision. I don't have anything attached to the SATA2 ports so didn't care about the SATA2 bug. But I refuse to take chance the replacement board won't let me hit the same 5Ghz I'm running my 2600K at right now.
 
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But they back it with a 5 year warranty to I dont see the durable aspect being a gimmick. The jacket does improve temps with the 50mm fan added.
It does appear that temps are slightly better with the 50mm fan, but there are not really a lot of 50mm fans and you're going to have to run that little thing at full speed all the time to get any of the perceived benefit. I'm just trying to figure how a little 8-10 CMF fan could possibly be superior to a 120mm+ fan blowing over or onto the mobo from the side panel if it's really a concern.

Don't really want to argue or be critical of what people buy though. 5 year warranty would be good for someone who's planning to keep it for the long haul.
 

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It does appear that temps are slightly better with the 50mm fan, but there are not really a lot of 50mm fans and you're going to have to run that little thing at full speed all the time to get any of the perceived benefit. I'm just trying to figure how a little 8-10 CMF fan could possibly be superior to a 120mm+ fan blowing over or onto the mobo from the side panel if it's really a concern.

Don't really want to argue or be critical of what people buy though. 5 year warranty would be good for someone who's planning to keep it for the long haul.
There's more to it then just the thermal benefits. The protection benefits alone are worth it. Caution is great, but when Murphy rears his head, nobody's perfect, and the shield provides that extra protection from slips of the hand that could be catastrophic otherwise. Not to mention just looks UBER badass in a windowed case :pimp:

I actually hope the opposite and that Asus continues putting it on the Sabertooth line for X79.
 
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Please ASUS engineers, can you reconsider the horrible :mad: beige brown Noctua colour scheme :shadedshu for this Sabertooth, and choose enthusiast colours scheme like (black red white) or (black blue white),
 
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