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    Maximus VI Formula vs Sabertooth Z87

    Hey everyone,
    I'm about to order one of those two mobos. I'm leaning towards Formula due to looks and cause I'll be overclocking my rig. I read around that the Formula has better heat disippation when it comes to OC. The money difference is 60-70 here. What do u suggest?

    Thx in advance!
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    Your sig says you have an AMD Cpu? How come your going with an intel motherboard? Unless if its for a different build im assuming.
    No more computers for me for awhile.... At least until I get out of college.
    Just me and my ASUS ROG Laptop as of now.

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    Formula, hands down. Both are good mobos, no doubt, but the sabertooth is more talk than substance for the price IMO.

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    Chances are that you can OC just fine on a much cheaper Z87 board than those two. Especially if you're still going to be using that H60.
    Processor-----Little Power-E3-1231 v3-----Server-E3-1246 v3---------Bench-4790K
    Motherboard----------------Z97E-ITX/ac------------C226 WS-------------------Z87 OF Formula
    CPU Cooling----------------EVGA mITX-------------NH-U12S-------------------Glacer 240L
    Video------------------------980 4GB ACX 2.0-------HD P4600------------------970 FTW
    OS Drive--------------------500GB 840 EVO---------256GB Samsung 830------256GB 840 PRO
    Storage Drive---------------Look Right ->-----------4x2TB WD Red RAID5-----<- Look Left
    Power-----------------------EVGA 500W-------------Rosewill RG430-S12-------EVGA 850W G2
    Memory---------------------2x8GB 1866 CL10-------4X4GB 1333 CL9 ECC-----2x4GB 2133 CL9
    Case-------------------------EVGA Hadron Air-------NZXT M59------------------Tecnofront HWD

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATMINSIDE View Post
    Chances are that you can OC just fine on a much cheaper Z87 board than those two. Especially if you're still going to be using that H60.
    Thx a lot all of u for the responses. I'm going for a custom loop with this build (it's going to be a new one from scratch). Cheaper Z87 mobo, like?
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3
    CPU:AMD FX-6100
    PSU:CM Silent Pro 1000W M2
    GPU:2x ATI Radeon HD 6850 Xfire(815/1050 @ 1,162V for now)
    RAM:8GB (4x2GB) Corsair XMS3
    Cooler:Corsair H60 Hydro cooler
    HDD:OCZ Agility3 120 GB
    WD Caviar Green 1,5TB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bardock View Post
    Thx a lot all of u for the responses. I'm going for a custom loop with this build (it's going to be a new one from scratch). Cheaper Z87 mobo, like?
    Gigabyte GA-Z87-HD3
    ASRock Z87 Extreme3
    ASUS Z87-K

    Any of those three should do all you need.
    Processor-----Little Power-E3-1231 v3-----Server-E3-1246 v3---------Bench-4790K
    Motherboard----------------Z97E-ITX/ac------------C226 WS-------------------Z87 OF Formula
    CPU Cooling----------------EVGA mITX-------------NH-U12S-------------------Glacer 240L
    Video------------------------980 4GB ACX 2.0-------HD P4600------------------970 FTW
    OS Drive--------------------500GB 840 EVO---------256GB Samsung 830------256GB 840 PRO
    Storage Drive---------------Look Right ->-----------4x2TB WD Red RAID5-----<- Look Left
    Power-----------------------EVGA 500W-------------Rosewill RG430-S12-------EVGA 850W G2
    Memory---------------------2x8GB 1866 CL10-------4X4GB 1333 CL9 ECC-----2x4GB 2133 CL9
    Case-------------------------EVGA Hadron Air-------NZXT M59------------------Tecnofront HWD

    Build Logs: (H2O)3 - The Water Cube | Little Power
    Interested in Sim Racing? Click here! | Thinking about an Asus motherboard? Think again.

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    I see..Thx a lot guys.. That Asrock looks sweet tbh, might be grabbing this
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3
    CPU:AMD FX-6100
    PSU:CM Silent Pro 1000W M2
    GPU:2x ATI Radeon HD 6850 Xfire(815/1050 @ 1,162V for now)
    RAM:8GB (4x2GB) Corsair XMS3
    Cooler:Corsair H60 Hydro cooler
    HDD:OCZ Agility3 120 GB
    WD Caviar Green 1,5TB

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    I love my Formula, I tried my hand as the AsRock, its decent boards, no doubt there, but a bad RMA experiance, and i was back on the Asus boat, and i am not sorry about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pierre3400 View Post
    I love my Formula, I tried my hand as the AsRock, its decent boards, no doubt there, but a bad RMA experiance, and i was back on the Asus boat, and i am not sorry about it.
    I'm really loving that board too... too bad they sell it for 300 here and I can find it around 190-210 abroad. Wasn't a big fan of ASrock since forever, but if I got no other choise I guess I'll be going with that.
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3
    CPU:AMD FX-6100
    PSU:CM Silent Pro 1000W M2
    GPU:2x ATI Radeon HD 6850 Xfire(815/1050 @ 1,162V for now)
    RAM:8GB (4x2GB) Corsair XMS3
    Cooler:Corsair H60 Hydro cooler
    HDD:OCZ Agility3 120 GB
    WD Caviar Green 1,5TB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bardock View Post
    I'm really loving that board too... too bad they sell it for 300 here and I can find it around 190-210 abroad. Wasn't a big fan of ASrock since forever, but if I got no other choise I guess I'll be going with that.
    I am pretty sure they will ship to Greece

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