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ASUS SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK2 LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

  • Intel Z97
  • Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron (LGA1150)
  • DDR3 1866/1600/1333
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Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years


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  • Dean D.
  • 3/3/2015 11:46:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEasy setup, no quirks so far

Pros: Easy setup. Had no problems setting up Win 8.1 64 Pro with this config.

Cons: Wish it had 3 internal USB 2.0 headers. Case needed one, H100i needed one, and PS needed one (latter two only required for Corsair software utility to report temps, power draw, etc.). Had to buy an additional controller for this.

Other Thoughts: Works fine for me with all of the following, which I purchased when I purchased this. This is in a Fractal Design R5 case. Only nit I have so far is that I ran short one USB2.0 header so I had to buy a separate NZXT controller (needed three headers).


Intel 530 Series SSDSC2BW480A4K5 2.5" 480GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Intel Core i7-4790K Haswell Quad-Core 4.0GHz LGA 1150 Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4600 BX80646I74790K

CORSAIR HXi CP-9020072-NA 750W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Full Modular Power Supply

ASUS SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK2 LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i Extreme Performance Water/Liquid CPU Cooler. 240mm

CORSAIR Vengeance 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model CMZ32GX3M4X1866C10

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  • Troy P.
  • 2/22/2015 6:59:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsSolid board for water cooling

Pros: Price is decent
Layout is very good, nothing is blocked by video cards.
Runs cool when under loads.
Great warranty.

Cons: Mouse and Keyboard dead issue, don't RMA the board. Other reviews talk about the mouse and keyboard becoming unresponsive. This happens when you start adding or swapping SATA devices and the default USB boot mode is set to quick boot for quick initialization of USB for faster boots. I had this issue with the board where the mouse and keyboard was dead on start up. I simply pulled the battery and cleared CMOS and it fixed the issue. Also setting the BIOS to initialize all USB ports on boot will keep this from happening again.

No M.2 or 10GBs SATA
No advanced Audio or gaming specific LAN

Other Thoughts: pull the CMOS battery for a few mins to resolve most initialization issues. Haven't tried the SLI yet so cant comment.

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  • Joseph C.
  • 2/15/2015 12:30:34 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood Board for the Money, some warts.

Pros: Lots of fan headers, like ridiculous amounts of fan headers. Combined with the AI suite software you will have complete control of your cooling within your computer. Board is incredibly rigid showing that is is well made and the 5 year warranty is well above the industry average. Most everything is well laid out on the board with one notable exception.

Cons: Price is a bit high for a z97 board without sata express and m.2 connections. Comparable feature wise this board is roughly 20 - 30% more. Obviously this extra cost is a result of the warranty and the general ruggedness of the board, but it is worth noting.

The biggest con of all is the parallel to the board USB 3 header. In some cases this a non issue but in cases that have access holes for cable management you really have to bend the USB 3 cable to the point I was seriously worried about the status of my front USB post build. fortunately it worked, but i'm already trying to think of ways to move the cable to relieve the strain on it.

Other Thoughts: I've only bought ASUS motherboards for myself. I've used other boards for friends and family builds, some were pretty nice, but I always come back to ASUS for my builds. This one was as expected. Well built and I already know how good ASUS warranty policy is.

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  • Calvin C.
  • 2/10/2015 3:33:46 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSabertooth mark 2

Pros: My first build and this board gave no problem at all. Works out of the box with i7 4790k picked up my pny ram (not on supported list) adjusted all 6 fans and water cooler. bios setup gaming .

Cons: vcore runs to warm for me had to back the gaming setup in bios down some

Other Thoughts: Not a real issue but a user problem vcore runs hot around 55c . This was because I had bios set on extreme gaming and I don't have the fan setup for that ,so if your gaming hard have a fan blowing toward the vcore left of the cpu

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Porchglider,

We want to thank you for your time posting this review. We're glad that your happy with the unit and that your satisfied with it as well. It's good to have a positive feedback from our customer. If in the future your going to need assistance

with the unit or any other ASUS product please feel free to email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N150239244 in the subject line for your reference.

ASUS Customer Loyalty are dedicated in helping you and all other ASUS customers.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Regards,
Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Dimitris G.
  • 2/3/2015 7:04:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

2 out of 5 eggsNothing but problems

Pros: I've had this board for about a month now. I had a EVA GTX-970 and all worked great. Rock solid and no issues at all however.....

Cons: I added a second EVGA GTX-970 in SLI. This is where the problems started. I have had so much trouble with this motherboard. Once i installed the second GTX-970 initially things worked fine. However on a reboot the second PCI-E card was not detected.

I thought, it may have been the power supply. I was using a Corsair TX-650 and possibly may have been too low wattage for SLI so ice since updated to a TX-750M. However the problem remains. I have also updated the Bios to the latest version - 2012. When the BIOS was updated both my cards were detected and all seemed fine. However on Reboot, the second GTX-970 is no longer detected.

I thought maybe the second GTX-970 was defective but i ruled that out also because i swapped both cards around and both of them work just fine in the first PCI-E slot. At this point i dont know what else to do. I'm stuck with a motherboard that wont pick up the second GTX-970 unless i reflash the bios, then it will work until i reboot.

Other Thoughts: i dont recommend this board to anyone who wants to use SLI. Right now im looking at an AsRock motherboard instead. Nothing but headaches with the Sabretooth MK2

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for posting this review and I understand the frustration. I just want to ask you first have you tried doing the bridge mode? Please email me the information at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N150212071 in the subject line for your reference.

ASUS Customer Loyalty are dedicated in helping you and all other ASUS customers.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Regards,
Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Timothy M.
  • 2/2/2015 1:47:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat motherboard

Pros: -BIOS work great and easy to use.

Cons: -None yet.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Timlorde,

Thank you for posting a review for the unit. Appreciate that you gave a positive feedback for the unit. We're glad that you love the unit and that it's working properly. If in the future you need assistance with the unit of with any ASUS product please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N150204657 in the subject for your case reference.

ASUS Customer Loyalty are dedicated in providing positive customer experience.

Thank you for trusting ASUS.

Best regards,
Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Joshua D.
  • 1/31/2015 2:55:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent features

Pros: Pretty standard issue installation, the user's manual is pretty thorough, and the box contained almost everything I needed to build a rig from scratch.
I LOVE the BIOS on this board. The GUI is much nicer than any other board I've worked with and has many more features than you'd expect.
10/10, would buy and install again.

Cons: I recently built two machines on this motherboard, one of them came DOA. Currently in the RMA process.

This does not come with any mounting hardware for your case, so keep this in mind.

Other Thoughts: I love ASUS. I've been building Sabertooth rigs for years now and plan on continuing.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Cookie,

In behalf of ASUS I want to thank you for continues support. We're glad that you posted a great review regarding one of our product. It's great to received a positive feedback from our customer. I understand that you're happy and satisfied with the unit since it's been working great. If you're going to have a problem with the unit or any ASUS product please don't hesitate to email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N150204721 in the subject line for your reference.

ASUS Customer Loyalty are dedicated in helping you and all other ASUS customers.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Regards,
Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Miguel F.
  • 1/26/2015 10:31:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsPERFECT

Pros: The army look + the bios in this motherboard looks amazing, worth every penny.

Cons: None

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customers,

We appreciate you making time in posting this review. we're glad to know that you're happy and satisfied with the unit. It's good to received a positive feedback from our customer. If you need help or any assistanc with the unit please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N1501101928 in the subject line for your reference.

ASUS Customer Loyalty are dedicated in helping you and all other ASUS customers.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Regards,
Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Heidi R.
  • 1/26/2015 9:44:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggs2nd DOA in this series

Pros: Shows how ridiculous all the "shielding" and fan work is on the Mark 1. There's just not that much under that cladding to justify the price difference. I bought the Mark 2 after the Mark 1 came DOA due to two dimms being dead along with some bent pins.

Cons: Started up great. Was getting excited to install and OS. Then my USB mouse and keyboard stopped working. I looked into the UEFI bios and it showed I had two keyboards connected and one mouse. Weird. I tried the other 6 usb ports. Half the legacy USB ports worked. The other half were intermittent and randomly working. The back I/O USB 3.0 worked everytime. The USB 3.0 header for both connections on the MOBO were DOA.

Other Thoughts: Done with ASUS. Great concept, but its a gamble. At least for me. Hope those reading this have better luck.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Xerox,

Thank for posting this review and I do understand the issue that you are having right now. It's unfortunate having two units in a row having some issues. All ASUS products undergo intensive quality control testing and inspections, these are isolated cases. ASUS provides warranty for the laptop in order to fix or repair any isolated factory escape defect. I want to help you with this issue so if you can please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N1501101952 in the subject line for your reference.

ASUS Customer Loyalty are dedicated in helping you and all other ASUS customers.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Regards,
Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • CALVIN N.
  • 1/24/2015 6:07:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat motherboard

Pros: The bios looks very good.

Cons: only con, a lot of memory is incompatible with this, also maybe price

Other Thoughts: I wrote a review of this after I got it and said I could not get it to work. This is because my ram was incompatible. Look up what ram is needed and make sure to buy one of those. This was my first time building a pc. I also didn't look at the board much before buying and was surprised that it only had hdmi and displayport. Well there are cheap adapters for these to DVI so it is not a problem. Also unless you have very expensive components there are cheaper boards that will perform the same.

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