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This review is from: ASUS Sabertooth X79 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Pros: Massive on board system fans 5 ports. This board come with to fans onboard for the back panel are and the sata area. The software that comes with this is extremely helpful when it comes to heat. I have monitored temps and never above 45 cel and this is with a corsair water cooler h105i. no adapter needed for water cooler to motherboard. Manual is easy to follow and very good at explaining although it can always be better. I highly suggest reading all the manual for working the bios correctly. Read for five and setup might take you ten .. dont read and your talking 30 easy if it has been awhile since you built a machine.USB three header is great. Expansion slots are perfect as i added a pcie-1 card for extra usb three slots. Yes it is overkill but it is worth it. Especially the speed. I did have to la with setting on the bios to make it run the corsair dominator ram at 1866 but that was no problem after that which brings me back to REad the manual..
The biggest thing i noticed when i first received this board was heavy and weigh of just the board itself. So it has a bit of quality and i looked closely at the soldering on the board. which is very close if not military grade. It will handle heat. Now as for the cooling..... i do not recommend big air units as it might put a lot of stress on the board.
And if you move the machine after it might put stress on joints or parts of the board that will or could break but you wont see.
As far as the tweeks and the peeks.. this board is right on target and just about as good as it gets.. I have been a fan on MSI boards for years.... my first was an asus which died way back .. but not Asus has regain a bit of my trust... I will update in a month after the tests tweeks and what not..
my system build is ..
InWin GrOne case
Asus Sabertooth x79
32gb Corsair Dominator 18866 memory
XFX R9-290a video card
anker pcie-1 usb3 add on card
Corsair h105i water cooler
LG BluRay burner
Rosewill Memory card reader
Muskin chronos 256 ssd
Thermal take 850 watt ps ..
and 10 fans moutned all over the case... and it is silent if you use Cougar fans.
Cons: not a single thing at all....
Other Thoughts: only thing i could think of is maybe angle the sata ports straight up in stead of angled off board.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: this thing charges everything!!! I hooked up four devices and they were charged in two hours compared to four with the factory chargers...!!!! I highly recommend this for anyone who need to charge anything by USB ports
Other Thoughts: can't think of thing this needs at all... maybe velcro to hold it in place..??? lolREAD FULL REVIEW
Pros: stable power.. runs a radeon r9-290a card flawlessy. which requires a 750watt ps..
my system ..
asus sabertooth x79
cosair dominator 32g
corsair h105i cooler
XFX R9-290a 4g video card
anker pcie 1 usb3 card with rosewill media card reader
lg bluray writer
inwin grone case
muskin ssd 240 g
and this powersupply ... ran in overclock and power was stable.
it flies and then some will be adding 2 wd black drive for storage on raid .. it will handle the power...
Cons: noneREAD FULL REVIEW