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Reviews and Problems with Asus SABERTOOTH X79

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Overall 8

Great, but ASUS sucks as a company.

A. Herzman, Amazon
6 March 2016
  • Summary: I like this board but I hate ASUS. Before I knew about how ASUS sucks with their rebates and customer support, I got this board. The board itself is awesome...had it for 3 years and no problems. Even has a firewire port which I need for video editing.
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Overall 4

Not encouraging.

George O., Newegg
24 February 2016
  • Summary: To be fair, the parts for this rig sat for almost two years before I was able to get it assembled and running due to health issues. Had I been able to get it together right after purchase NewEgg would have been able to replace the MoBo.
  • Pros: Haven't had it operational long enough to discover any. It looks pretty.
  • Cons: Memory Issues. Rig was built per Maximum PC's specs from March 2014 and I bought everything as a bundle from NewEgg. Started with 16G of G.SKILL Sniper Gaming Series DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800). Bios screen showed all 4 sticks, but Windows and CPU-Z only recognized 12G. Swapped them around a...
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Overall 2

Horrified By ASUS Customer Support. They broke my board!!

Herman Z., Newegg
24 February 2016
  • Summary: ASUS broke my board - a simple fan replacement was turned into a full-stop disaster. I originally invested in this board because of the 5-year warranty. It seemed like ASUS was justifying its claim that this was a quality board to build on.
  • Pros: I have used this board for 3 years now with no problems - it's worked great and I planned to squeeze another 3 years out of it before my next major build. Six years of service seemed like a reasonable expectation for this board given the 5-year warranty, which was a major factor in my decision to...
  • Cons: At the start of the new year one of the fans in the board had the telltale noise of a bad bearing. "Not to worry," I thought, naively. "It's still under warranty!" So I mistakenly initiated the RMA process, which took 3 contacts just to get the RMA approved. I had to explain to them each time tha...
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Overall 2

3rd time problems with this board

joseph M., Newegg
22 February 2016
  • Summary: While I'm on the subject of ASUS technical support I would like to make everyone aware that I spent 4 hours on the phone troubleshooting and arguing with the clearly foreign reps who claimed to be in the Caribbean.
  • Pros: When this board works it is awesome! I used it for nearly 2 years with virtually no apparent problems. Sys specs Intel i7-4820k 64GB DDR (all 8 slots used) AMD Radeon HD 7900 with 3 monitors attached
  • Cons: I have so far purchased 3 and RMA'd 3 of these for a single dev system. I have seen several reviews of this board now on various sites proclaiming the problems with memory slots, and that there should be a recall on this board. 2 of MY RMAs have been DDR memory errors, the most recent of which ex...
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Overall 2

After near three years use, 5*DIMM slot were dead ...

GONGYI G., Amazon
8 February 2016
  • Summary: After near three years use, 5*DIMM slot were dead, only 3 slot work now. The slot die every several month one by one, what a shame!!
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Overall 2


thomas m., Newegg
20 January 2016
  • Summary: No i don' recommend this product
  • Pros: fast shipping from newegg
  • Cons: ASUS Support is ridiculous. This board has known issues with it detecting multiple keyboards and mice when only having 1 each connected however, no bios fix for this. according to ASUS, we are just supposed to deal with it as it doesn't really affect anything. ok yes i can agree to that however t...
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Overall 10

great motherboard.

John Shaw, Amazon
20 November 2015
Overall 2

One Star

Cody, Amazon
29 June 2015
Overall 2

Defective board out of the box

Evangelos T., Newegg
23 June 2015
  • Pros: Can't say anything since i wasn't even able to make it work, looks nice thought. Newegg told me they would send me a new one, that's a positive even though it was inconvenient to take everything apart and ship it back.
  • Cons: The board was defective out of the box, had to return it for an exchange.
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Overall 2

ASUS DRM driven motherboard

John H., Newegg
15 May 2015
  • Summary: As soon as the new non-ASUS board arrived and was installed I no longer had any of the DRM issues I was having before. I threw the old ASUS board in trash when I found it was the problem. I have been buying/using ASUS mother boards since 1995 and have never had a complaint until now.
  • Pros: Motherboard has lasted over 3 years, easy to over clock, nice suite of options, good performance
  • Cons: BD Audio Layer Content Protection, also known as Cinavia, is built into the heart of this motherboard. What that means is that let's say you just bought Avengers on BluRay and archived it to your PC so you don't risk scratching the disk and can stream it to your home network for every TV in your ...
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