View Full Version : ROG or Sabertooth
02-14-2012, 04:32 AM
i know this is a ROG forum but im really wondering if i would benefit from a ROG. im not a overclocker but do enjoy a few games in eye candy mode (All features on). im a saver multitasker and multimedia encoding buff. so im wondering if the Sabertooth 990fx be a good platform for a girl like me. like i said i know ROG kicks ass, but im not a hard core gameer or overclocker. id just run stock with come extra case fans for keeping it cool. so love some opinions on this and ty in advance.
edit: i like the Crosshair V Formula for the 8 pwm fan headers. i have a corsair 800d with 7 case fans. so it be awsome for that. do they even make 140mm pwm fans that would benefit from the extra pwms
02-14-2012, 06:26 AM
Yes GamerGirlAlice, they do make 140's in PWM look here: http://www.xoxide.com/140mm.html, As to Motherboard, Both Platforms are really good but with your computing habits I'm leaning towards the Sabertooth. Yes I do a lot of other things with my system but I picked the Motherboard because I do a lot of gaming also when I did my research the Crosshair IV Formula had everything I wanted. Just do your research first and then pick. I won't hold it against you if you got a Sabertooth.
02-14-2012, 10:34 AM
Generally speaking: Buy what you need to perform the functions you require.
The Crosshair has Fan Xpert software, but the Sabertooth will have Thermal Radar software and more detection points, so if you're really tweaking your fan setup you can use that as well: http://event.asus.com/2011/mb/TUF/TUF_Tech_2.htm
Sabertooth will still do overclocking and gaming, it just lacks the niche ROG features and it only has the 6 fan headers vs 8. Decide what you prefer - the Saber, software and drop a fan, or, ROG and all fans :)
02-14-2012, 11:08 AM
What processor are you planning on running? Just from a features and price perspective considering your usage I would opt for the sabertooth. It's a solid reliable board just as the ROG board but the $35 difference in price could fund more ram or more cores if you don't have a cpu. The boards are $185 shipped for sabertooth vs $220 shipped crosshair at newegg right now.
02-14-2012, 07:40 PM
thinking a 8 core buldozer best i can get i kiled my last quasd core by overloading it
02-19-2012, 08:58 PM
i have to admit i love the rog 990fx alot
02-19-2012, 09:07 PM
Well your not supposed to edit a movie at the same time your crunching a database while rendering a complex scene in Maya, then start up a game of Skyrim! that would burn anything up!
02-20-2012, 02:54 AM
lol i figured that after i killed my p55, i learnt the hard and expensive way
02-20-2012, 03:06 AM
Ouch! now that's outta the way have you put the new system together yet? I want pictures! and all the juicy gossip of what you did when!
02-23-2012, 09:11 PM
i promise when i start the build ill do a page on it, but it will mainly be buying parts first. i do have one question though. im thinking of buying a fully braided psu from frozen cpu or performance pc. if i go sabertooth what color of sleaving should i request. rog is easy with red and black. but what 2 colors would be beset to request for a sabertooth color scheme. on a side note should i consider buying a stock psu and sending cables to a expert sleaver since my 800d extensions would need sleaving as well???
02-23-2012, 09:59 PM
Green and Black would be my choice since the Sabertooth is based on those two colors.
02-23-2012, 10:25 PM
This memory would look good inside the Sabertooth motherboard. If you want to stick to the color set of the the Motherboard
02-23-2012, 11:17 PM
does your case sit in view? The reason I ask is because if it sits under a desk and away from view most of the time, is it practical to pay for custom sleeving or what not, or spend that $ somewhere else?
02-26-2012, 12:04 AM
well if i ever get a biger desk i want to put it on a desk right now its to cramped to work coftebly with a 800d 22" key and mouse. my desk is silly small
02-26-2012, 08:41 PM
what happen to your p55???
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