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X58 Sabertooth or EVGA X58 SLI ?
12-12-2010, 09:20 PM,
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X58 Sabertooth or EVGA X58 SLI ?
I have decided to build an i7 950 rig. I have been reading reviews on both these boards. I like the look of the EVGA, but more imprtantly the Sabertooth seem to have better functions. The only thing I can't seem to find is the x16 PCI slot spacing. Right now I am not going to SLI my cards but in less than a year I will. Which would be the better board to help me keep my PC going for 3-5 years ?

Thanks in advance
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12-13-2010, 03:37 AM,
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RE: X58 Sabertooth or EVGA X58 SLI ?
Which EVGA X58 motherboard are you talking about? There are 3 I believe.
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12-13-2010, 07:36 AM,
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RE: X58 Sabertooth or EVGA X58 SLI ?
(12-13-2010, 03:37 AM)Andrew J Wrote: Which EVGA X58 motherboard are you talking about? There are 3 I believe.

Sorry. I don't remember the EXACT model but the price is the same as the sabertooth @ $199.95 on New egg. Both have gotten over 65% positive reviews on New Egg.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...-_-Product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...-_-Product


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12-13-2010, 09:45 AM,
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RE: X58 Sabertooth or EVGA X58 SLI ?
I take it you mean: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6813188068

Looks like the EVGA doesn't support x16/x16 SLI (doesn't make any difference really) but besides from that they're virtually identical.

Go with whatever is cheaper.
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12-13-2010, 11:25 AM, (This post was last modified: 12-13-2010, 11:53 AM by Flyer23.)
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RE: X58 Sabertooth or EVGA X58 SLI ?
(12-13-2010, 09:45 AM)Andrew J Wrote: I take it you mean: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6813188068

Looks like the EVGA doesn't support x16/x16 SLI (doesn't make any difference really) but besides from that they're virtually identical.

Go with whatever is cheaper.
Yes sorry for the double post for the Sabertooth. Maybe that's a sign for me to get that one, especially since it carries a 5 year warranty Wink


Here's the rest

i7 950
Sabertooth MB
Corsair TX850
Cooler master HAF 922
Cooler Master N520 cpu cooler
Samsung F3 500 GB HD
Asus DVD burner player - 2
9800 GTX+ 1GB video card - for now until I can get newer card after taxes
Windows 7 Home 64 bit
Corsair 6GB DDR3 ram 1333 or 1600 not sure yet

This should keep me going for a few years I would think. After I get everything together I will post some pics of everything and document my first build...Should be in about a month, I hope Smile
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12-13-2010, 04:04 PM,
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RE: X58 Sabertooth or EVGA X58 SLI ?
One last question in regards to my PSU. If I want to SLI in the future say 2 GTX 570 will the 850 PSU work ?
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12-13-2010, 04:55 PM,
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RE: X58 Sabertooth or EVGA X58 SLI ?
As long as it come with ehough plug-ins to power both cards. I think your wattage would be enough.
AMD Phenom ii X6 1090T ($230)
Asus Crosshair IV Formula ($140)
G. Skill 4X4GB 1600mhz ($200)
Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 ($250)
G. Skill 60GB SSD boot drive ($130)
Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 800W ($100)
Cooler Master Storm Scout case ($40)
Asus DVD drive ($18)
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09-04-2011, 07:54 PM,
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RE: X58 Sabertooth or EVGA X58 SLI ?
(12-13-2010, 11:25 AM)Flyer23 Wrote:
(12-13-2010, 09:45 AM)Andrew J Wrote: I take it you mean: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6813188068

Looks like the EVGA doesn't support x16/x16 SLI (doesn't make any difference really) but besides from that they're virtually identical.

Go with whatever is cheaper.
Yes sorry for the double post for the Sabertooth. Maybe that's a sign for me to get that one, especially since it carries a 5 year warranty Wink


Here's the rest

i7 950
Sabertooth MB
Corsair TX850
Cooler master HAF 922
Cooler Master N520 cpu cooler
Samsung F3 500 GB HD
Asus DVD burner player - 2
9800 GTX+ 1GB video card - for now until I can get newer card after taxes
Windows 7 Home 64 bit
Corsair 6GB DDR3 ram 1333 or 1600 not sure yet

This should keep me going for a few years I would think. After I get everything together I will post some pics of everything and document my first build...Should be in about a month, I hope Smile

This has taken alot longer than I had hoped. I have everything together except the PSU. Hoping in a month or so to be able to afford that and then power it up. I know the i7 950 is out dated already but I bout it from a microcenter on sale about 5 months ago for 179.00. The rest I had to get after. So even though it will be "out dated" I think it will be a VAST improvement over my current Sony Vaio RB52 desk top with an aging Pentium D 2.6
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