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MSI Z97 or ASUS SABERTOOTH MARK 1 ???

secundo17
  • 72 months ago

Hi. I'm working on a build. Is there any reason to get the asus Sabertooth z97 Mark 1 for $100 more or would that money be better invested in a graphics card?

Asus z97 Sabertooth Mark 1: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132124 MSI z97 : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130770 Thanks BTW will be used for gaming, ARMA 3, etc

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  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I personally use a Sabertooth motherboard but it's an AM3+ platform for AMD CPUs, but that's beside the point. Answering your question, I would select the MSI Z97 and put that extra $100 towards a better GPU because the thermal protection on the Sabertooth doesn't really justify $100. If you have a crazy super-high budget, then it'd be a great pick as it's obviously the better motherboard, but the MSI Z97 is also an excellent board with good cooling and great support for overclocking your CPU.

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