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Thoughts on Asus P67 Sabertooth?

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I'm upgrading to a Sandy Bridge cpu soon and was checking out motherboards.

The Asus Sabertooth has me intrigued. I really like the design, and it seems like it would help with cooling as well. Anyone have any comments/thoughts on the board?

I've always gone with Gigabyte in the past, but with Asus offering some nice mobos, along with the visual bios, I might have to go with them this round.

On a side note, I picked up this RAM on sale for $75 off newegg the other day:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145345

Looks like it should work fine with the Sabertooth board, and P67 chipsets in general?

Thanks for any help!
 
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i think cadaveca is using one... try sending him a PM... :)
 

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the p8p67 pro is better for overclocking ram :)

but don't get me wrong, the sabertooth is both a sexy and a good board.
 

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i think cadaveca is using one... try sending him a PM... :)
I am not, unfortunately. Maybe soon. Looking forward to seeing just how "TUF" it is though.

the p8p67 pro is better for overclocking ram :)
I'd like to take a look at both to see if there are any performance differences at given clocks that may have influenced that.
 
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I'm not too worried about overclocking, as much as I am concerned about reliability.

Looking over the reviews for P67 boards, it is somewhat scary how few 'good' ratings there are. Seems like you have to spend $175+ to get a decent quality mobo.

I'm still in the days of LGA 775, where you could get a extremely solid mobo for ~$100. That doesn't seem the case for this socket (yet)?
 

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Sabertooth: 4 x DIMM, Max. 32 GB, DDR3 1866/1800/1600/1333/1066 Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory
p8p67 pro: 4 x DIMM, Max. 32 GB, DDR3 2200(O.C.)*/2133(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1600/1333/1066 Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory
 

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I'm not too worried about overclocking, as much as I am concerned about reliability.

Looking over the reviews for P67 boards, it is somewhat scary how few 'good' ratings there are. Seems like you have to spend $175+ to get a decent quality mobo.

I'm still in the days of LGA 775, where you could get a extremely solid mobo for ~$100. That doesn't seem the case for this socket (yet)?
any p67 board from asus will be decent :)
asus are perhaps my favourite board manufacturer
 
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There's not really much difference overclocking board to board. I read on another forum that people were still getting 4.6 GHz+ out of the $100 ECS board which is the cheapest P67.

As it sits I think you get the most for your dollar with this board (just came back in stock, and at a lower price). People have been saying good things about the Biostar boards and reliably shouldn't be a concern; it has all solid caps and ferrite chokes. The Sabertooth looks cool but I don't get the jacket at all, if anything you would think that would reduce airflow over components. Seems like another pointless gimmick.
 

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There's not really much difference overclocking board to board. I read on another forum that people were still getting 4.6 GHz+ out of the $100 ECS board which is the cheapest P67.

As it sits I think you get the most for your dollar with this board (just came back in stock, and at a lower price). People have been saying good things about the Biostar boards and reliably shouldn't be a concern; it has all solid caps and ferrite chokes. The Sabertooth looks cool but I don't get the jacket at all, if anything you would think that would reduce airflow over components. Seems like another pointless gimmick.
was talking about ram ocing :)
 

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just go with a normal p8p67 pro or p8p67 :)
however, don't rule out the sabertooth... let's not forget that is a good and sexy board...
Yeah, but is it really worth the price difference? I mean, is there any real improvement in reliability? Since I wouldn't really use it for extreme overclocking.
 

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well you were going to buy the sabertooth... which is only £5 more than the p8p67 pro
so i guess if you weren't going to OC ram, then the question is... is the sexyness of the sabertooth worth £5? :) i say yes haha
asus boards are all equally reliable; very (at least that's from my experience)
 

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oh wait... it's $30 more? strange... scan.co.uk says it's only an extra five quid.
in which case if you want to sacrifice on looks, go for the p8p67 pro
 

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the sabertooth will do 2133+. I thought you were talking timings.:shadedshu

Oh, and don't multi-post, just edit. Thanks.
 
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I am not, unfortunately. Maybe soon. Looking forward to seeing just how "TUF" it is though.
oops... i thought you owned coz i saw it under ur system specs... sorry.. :)
 

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oops... i thought you owned coz i saw it under ur system specs... sorry.. :)
Heh. It never made it in my system.:rolleyes: Gone with the cpus.
 

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I'm currently using the P8P67 Pro. I'm generally a Gigabyte fan, but I gotta say the Pro is a nice board with a really solid bios. If you wanna save some cash, you might want to consider the Biostar TP67XE. I have one and really like it. It has quite a enthusiast following, and has solid features for the price. It also handles memory better than my Asus board. It had my Redlines stable at 2133 on timings/voltage that will not work on the Asus.
 
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I'm currently using the P8P67 Pro. I'm generally a Gigabyte fan, but I gotta say the Pro is a nice board with a really solid bios. If you wanna save some cash, you might want to consider the Biostar TP67XE. I have one and really like it. It has quite a enthusiast following, and has solid features for the price. It also handles memory better than my Asus board. It had my Redlines stable at 2133 on timings/voltage that will not work on the Asus.
Hm, the only issue I have with Biostar is I've always had the impression they aren't as high of quality as brands like gigabyte/asus.

I haven't really had any experience with their boards, so I honestly don't know, but that has just been my impression of them from what I've been told.
 
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I had a Sabertooth 55i for a while, but I loved that board. They're solid.
 

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I'm currently using the P8P67 Pro. I'm generally a Gigabyte fan, but I gotta say the Pro is a nice board with a really solid bios. If you wanna save some cash, you might want to consider the Biostar TP67XE. I have one and really like it. It has quite a enthusiast following, and has solid features for the price. It also handles memory better than my Asus board. It had my Redlines stable at 2133 on timings/voltage that will not work on the Asus.
this is a little off topic but what timings are your redlines at?
 
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I own the P8P67 Deluxe, I wouldn't trade it for anything... the thing works like a charm, over clocks like a dream, and is rock solid stable.

Every board is using the exact same chipset, there's not much that they can change around, I'd go by who's got the best VRM solution in the price range since that will really help with stability and also overclocking ability if you decide to play around with that as well.
 
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Biostar TP67B+...the lite version of the Biostar TP67XE. Either mb is very capable and the bios is without fault.



Here is the Biostar TP67XE...voltage be damned lol...

The Asus WR Revolution is another good board, but twice as pricey...

 

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can i just say that those are some pretty impressive overclocks right there :)

biostar and asus are both very good board manufacturers, but i'd go asus every time unless i was
stretched for cash.