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Asus Sabertooth X58 Review

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dunx 18th November 2010, 07:47 Quote
We then ramped the CPU multiplier back up to 20x and dropped the QPI to 200MHz, giving our test processor a frequency of 4.4GHz

EH ?

dunx can add up, this is incorrect...
GravitySmacked 18th November 2010, 07:48 Quote
Nice looking mobo, great price too.
CardJoe 18th November 2010, 07:50 Quote
That does look like a sexy board.
Krikkit 18th November 2010, 08:09 Quote
Sexy board, performance to back it up. Like it. I can see a whole wave of mil-themed mods incoming though. :p
mi1ez 18th November 2010, 08:26 Quote
Nice board. Could make into into my next build (if the finances ever materialise!)
23RO_UK 18th November 2010, 08:45 Quote
Mine arrives tomorrow ;)
pistol_pete 18th November 2010, 10:14 Quote
I love it when a bit of kit like this comes along- good performance, good features, the right price. Wasn't taken by the colours at first, but I think it would fit well with my next mod...
Material 18th November 2010, 10:14 Quote
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Originally Posted by dunx
dunx can add up, this is incorrect...

bit-tech can't add up, can dunx teach? :p

Fixed now.
wuyanxu 18th November 2010, 10:20 Quote
wow, incredible price for good performance. it's THE board to get.
Omnituens 18th November 2010, 11:00 Quote
The price is even better when you win it :D ASUS competitions ftw!

http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/651/asuscompsmall.png
bulldogjeff 18th November 2010, 11:59 Quote
I've got a genuine army issue grenade case in the shed. This mobo would make a brilliant base for a military style mod. I may just build myself the worlds most powerful but impractical laptop.
kosch 18th November 2010, 12:44 Quote
I did wonder about the chipset temps with no active cooling.

Are there any aftermarket fans you can attach to it?
Rustynutts 18th November 2010, 13:20 Quote
Did Asus use a playing card in the making of this board, as it look's a little bendy in one of your pictures.
Material 18th November 2010, 14:20 Quote
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Originally Posted by Rustynutts
Did Asus use a playing card in the making of this board, as it look's a little bendy in one of your pictures.

I think I was a little over zealous when I was tightening the bolts on the Titan Fenrir we use to test Didn't seem to affect the board at all though.
DarkFear 18th November 2010, 14:27 Quote
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Originally Posted by Material
Quote:
Originally Posted by dunx
dunx can add up, this is incorrect...

bit-tech can't add up, can dunx teach? :p

Fixed now.

I thought you had to MULTIPLY not add =p

That shade of green reminds me of the flu for some reason...
justicefornone 18th November 2010, 16:37 Quote
Ordered me this little Beast with the i7 950 after reading about it in CPC the day I was about to order everything, promptly changed the mobo to this!

Just wish the PSU would come in stock so can build the new Monster!!
knuck 18th November 2010, 18:02 Quote
this board alone makes me want to upgrade my whole rig ...


I also want to eat some of the chocolate looking parts, they look so yummy
Fizzban 18th November 2010, 18:16 Quote
That board is gorgeous, and functional. And price aint bad either, what's not to like? ;)
Skiddywinks 18th November 2010, 19:16 Quote
I won the Sabertooth 55i from the blogging competition after the Asus XGS, and I have to say the board is awesome. It's good to see Asus have made the X58 version even better. I didn't expect it to do nearly as well as it did, especially for the price.

Great looks, great price, and great performance; what more can you want? Kinda surprised to see that it does not come with power and reset buttons on the board though, since my 55i version does. Must have taken them off to save costs I guess.
compmodder 18th November 2010, 19:29 Quote
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Originally Posted by bulldogjeff
I've got a genuine army issue grenade case in the shed. This mobo would make a brilliant base for a military style mod. I may just build myself the worlds most powerful but impractical laptop.

I def agree with you. Army edition mod was the first thing I thought when I saw this board.
HourBeforeDawn 18th November 2010, 19:49 Quote
wow very pretty
Jodiuh 18th November 2010, 23:11 Quote
RTL8110SC(L) is a PCI NIC and as such will never reach full Gigabit. I xfer big files often and a 20% hit would def be felt. Odd choice on an otherwise great board.

http://www.realtek.com.tw/products/productsView.aspx?Langid=1&PFid=4&Level=5&Conn=4&ProdID=9
confusis 19th November 2010, 00:45 Quote
Am i the only one that noticed this board has a curve going towards the ps/2 ports? Or did I miss the mention in the article?
Cthippo 19th November 2010, 01:00 Quote
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Originally Posted by confusis
Am i the only one that noticed this board has a curve going towards the ps/2 ports? Or did I miss the mention in the article?

I noticed that, but I think it's distortion from the lens.
confusis 19th November 2010, 01:03 Quote
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Originally Posted by Cthippo
I noticed that, but I think it's distortion from the lens.

Not sure - it's apparent in both pics of the area:
http://images.bit-tech.net/content_images/2010/11/asus-sabertooth-x58-review/asus-sabertooth-11-s.jpg
http://images.bit-tech.net/content_images/2010/11/asus-sabertooth-x58-review/asus-sabertooth-3-w.jpg
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