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Old 05-11-2012, 08:21 PM   #16
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All of the z77 boards come with Fan Xpert 2, the Video posted above says as much.

CPU and GPU fans are still going to be louder regardless of how "quiet" you make things.
As someone whose system cannot be heard in a quiet room from three feet away, I can tell you that's nonsense.

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Fan Xpert 2 is a standard feature on the z77 motherboards - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4i-aTUMuIB0 At the 1 Minute mark of the vid
He says "pretty much the majority of our Z77 boards". That is not the same as "all". And again, support is not listed on the Sabertooth's specifications page or in the user manual, and it's not listed as an available download for the motherboard.

Now, it might work, but that's likely a coincidence rather than deliberate.
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:23 PM   #17
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Majority, and being as Sabertooth is among their higher end motherboards, suffice to say that would count as 1 of the pretty much majority..

Although.. looking at the download page for the motherboard Xpert 2 isnt listed under the AI Suite Tools.. so unno..

Then again, the motherboard comes with 4-6 4pin Fan Headers, so one would assume it works with Fan Xpert 2.

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Old 05-11-2012, 08:26 PM   #18
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Majority, and being as Sabertooth is among their higher end motherboards, suffice to say that would count as 1 of the pretty much majority..
Again, show us where Fan Xpert 2 is mentioned on the specifications page or user manual.

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Although.. looking at the download page for the motherboard Xpert 2 isnt listed under the AI Suite Tools.. so unno..
Exactly. As I said before, it might work, but that's likely coincidence.

Anyhow, once you take away the armor, what features are exclusive to the Sabertooth?
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:28 PM   #19
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Thermal Radar, the Dust Defender, and a few other things i believe.

According to this review the Sabertooth does utilize Fan Xpert 2 http://surfingsky.com/scoop/review-asus-sabertooth-z77

Most likely comes on the Install Disk, that way people that dont have a z77 board cant download it i imagine.

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Old 05-11-2012, 08:40 PM   #20
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Then again, the motherboard comes with 4-6 4pin Fan Headers, so one would assume it works with Fan Xpert 2.
The P8Z77-V Pro comes with five PWM fan headers, so one less than the Sabertooth.

The Sabertooth has 2 eSATA ports that the P8Z77-V Pro does not. Both have 6 regular SATA ports.

However, the P8Z77-V Pro has a total of 8 USB 3.0 ports, which is 2 more than the Sabertooth.

The P8Z77-V Pro also includes Wireless that the Sabertooth does not.

I'll ask again, once you take away the armor, what is special about the Sabertooth?

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Thermal Radar, the Dust Defender, and a few other things i believe.

According to this review the Sabertooth does utilize Fan Xpert 2 http://surfingsky.com/scoop/review-asus-sabertooth-z77

Most likely comes on the Install Disk, that way people that dont have a z77 board cant download it i imagine.
Again, support is not listed in the user manual or specifications. As sfade noted, the gaps in the armor do nothing against dust. As for "thermal radar"
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:47 PM   #21
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Well being as i dont have one, no clue.

Either way, i like it. lil expensive though.
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Old 05-11-2012, 10:08 PM   #22
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I just finished building my computer today and I can tell you from using the Asus p8z77- v deluxe is like a dream. Simplcity is all that is really needed to describe it. Makes it very easy for a novice user like me.
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Old 05-11-2012, 10:55 PM   #23
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I already ordered the Sabertooth. From what I have heard it is a pretty good board, and thanks for the video YahooELite
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Old 05-12-2012, 03:41 AM   #24
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I have an Asus Z77 Pro and I'm loving it
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Old 05-12-2012, 07:10 AM   #25
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I already ordered the Sabertooth. From what I have heard it is a pretty good board, and thanks for the video YahooELite
np, hope you like it.

Let us know how it works out and how quiet or loud those lil fans are.
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Old 05-12-2012, 12:38 PM   #26
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Alright will do!
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Old 05-12-2012, 12:57 PM   #27
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I already ordered the Sabertooth. From what I have heard it is a pretty good board, and thanks for the video YahooELite
So, you never indicated what features on the board interested you? I doubt the fans will be noisy when you first install them, but it'll be a different matter a year from now.

Ah well, enjoy your purchase.
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Old 05-12-2012, 01:37 PM   #28
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So, you never indicated what features on the board interested you? I doubt the fans will be noisy when you first install them, but it'll be a different matter a year from now.

Ah well, enjoy your purchase.
Thank you! And thanks for all the info you gave, both of you helped a lot.
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