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Old 11-16-13, 11:08 AM Thread Starter   #1
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Maximus VI Formula vs Sabertooth Z87


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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?

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Old 11-16-13, 05:47 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 11-16-13, 06:11 PM   #3
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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.

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Old 11-18-13, 12:26 PM Thread Starter   #5
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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.
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?

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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.

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Old 11-19-13, 04:12 AM Thread Starter   #7
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I see..Thx a lot guys.. That Asrock looks sweet tbh, might be grabbing this

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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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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.

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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

http://www.caseking.de/shop/catalog/...50::23802.html

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