1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Hardware Asus Sabertooth X58 Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 18 Nov 2010.

  1. compmodder

    compmodder What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    23 Dec 2006
    Posts:
    112
    Likes Received:
    0
    I def agree with you. Army edition mod was the first thing I thought when I saw this board.
     
  2. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

    Joined:
    26 Oct 2006
    Posts:
    2,637
    Likes Received:
    6
    wow very pretty
     
  3. Jodiuh

    Jodiuh What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    17 Mar 2006
    Posts:
    82
    Likes Received:
    0
  4. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

    Joined:
    5 Jan 2006
    Posts:
    2,406
    Likes Received:
    63
    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?
     
  5. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

    Joined:
    7 Aug 2005
    Posts:
    6,783
    Likes Received:
    102
    I noticed that, but I think it's distortion from the lens.
     
  6. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

    Joined:
    5 Jan 2006
    Posts:
    2,406
    Likes Received:
    63
    Not sure - it's apparent in both pics of the area:
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Material

    Material Soco Amaretto Lime

    Joined:
    13 Apr 2010
    Posts:
    633
    Likes Received:
    25
    :read:
     
  8. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

    Joined:
    29 May 2008
    Posts:
    3,463
    Likes Received:
    491
    I think this will be part of my next upgrade, I remember OCZ did some Special Ops Camo RAM so it would match the overall Military look of the board.

    I don't know if there are an Camo styled HSF available or should I just wrap some barbed wire around it for effect!
     
  9. 13eightyfour

    13eightyfour Formerly Titanium Angel

    Joined:
    9 Sep 2003
    Posts:
    3,453
    Likes Received:
    142
    Im going to upgrade myy whole rig before crimbo and this is the board i was looking at getting, along with a thermalright silver arrow. I think the 2 of them go perfectly together!
     
  10. Cyberpower-UK

    Cyberpower-UK Professional Overclocker

    Joined:
    6 May 2009
    Posts:
    211
    Likes Received:
    0
    Definitely the X58 board to buy right now, costs like a Gigabyte clocks like a Rampage.
     
  11. kosch

    kosch Trango in the Mango

    Joined:
    12 Feb 2005
    Posts:
    2,168
    Likes Received:
    173
    Couldnt resist any more as just sold a bunch of stuff on ebay.

    i7 950, Sabertooth, Frio Coller, 6x3GB Corsair Dominator GT for £551 + delivery not bad.

    Aria had some awesome super specials on today!
     
  12. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

    Joined:
    25 Jan 2002
    Posts:
    7,671
    Likes Received:
    310
    18GB of ram ?



    typo ?
     
  13. kosch

    kosch Trango in the Mango

    Joined:
    12 Feb 2005
    Posts:
    2,168
    Likes Received:
    173
    Hah well spotted I meant 3x2
     
  14. Guest-56605

    Guest-56605 Guest

    My recent haul included both the Sabertooth and i7 950 with the addition of some Mushkin Blackline memory :thumb:

    The Sabertooth and 950 are the perfect match to clock the nuts off :D
     
  15. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

    Joined:
    25 Jan 2002
    Posts:
    7,671
    Likes Received:
    310
    Well tbh at first I wrote "haha and I thought I had too much! (8GB)" but then I realied 18GB didn't make any sense ;)


    Good purchase though! You guys are lucky. I really, really want this board and a 950 !
     
    Last edited: 22 Nov 2010
  16. mobius9

    mobius9 Minimodder

    Joined:
    4 May 2004
    Posts:
    348
    Likes Received:
    0
    I've noticed that this typically happens due to being dropped during shipping. Happened to a couple 10 packs of supermicro 775 boards (all were retail boxes inside a bigger box). This is why it's always important to inspect your new stuff, mobos in particular. They can really slam without damaging the box. UPS was more careful after they paid up...
     
  17. hurrakan

    hurrakan What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    13 May 2010
    Posts:
    56
    Likes Received:
    1
    THis booard is nice but I would like a bit more connectivity (eSata, etc.). What is the next board up from this?
     
  18. Carson

    Carson What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    30 Nov 2010
    Posts:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Could I just ask how a Frio fan with a 3-pin connector connects to this board please?

    TIA
     
  19. Mraedis

    Mraedis Minimodder

    Joined:
    5 Sep 2009
    Posts:
    153
    Likes Received:
    0
    I see 3 3-pin fan connectors and 2 4-pin...
     
  20. AstralWanderer

    AstralWanderer What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    17 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    749
    Likes Received:
    34
    The Gigabyte does have better expansion capability though with 2 more SATA ports (yes, they're half speed but just the ticket for optical drives - leaving the rest free for a mega 6-drive RAID setup) and one more PCI-E 1x slot (though you're limited to short cards only for it due to the Northbridge heatsink).

    On the other hand, every single X58 board seems to short-change dual-GPU users with slot placement (putting in 2 GPUs with dual-slot coolers results in virtually all other slots being blocked). Given the typical case size, isn't it time to standardise on XL-ATX and offer more usable slots?
     
Tags: Add Tags

Share This Page