Even better, the m.2 slot's cover can be removed without having to take out your GPUs.Still love the Arctic camo theme on the Sabertooth. My next build is going to be white themed. So tired of the run of the mill black/red and black/blue builds with black case.
But regarding the Maximus, I've never been a fan of the completely closed up "protection" of the PCB cover. Sure it looks cool, but it looks like it would be a PITA to deal with when going through dust blowout maintenance. I assume that cover can be removed for cleaning the motherboard PCB.
As an owner of the MSI 970A-G46 board, it may have had this feature but it also had many other features such as a really awful set of power MOSFETS which made it incapable of handling processors beyond 125 watts or overclocking much of any kind for any proc, or else it would be likely to burn up. So. I think this severe limitation (i.e. you are stuck running lower end CPUs) kind of takes away from any other feature the board was supposed to do. Replaced mine with an Asus MA99FX Pro board and never looked back. IT actually works properly. And I am not running SLI anyway so a board that works versus one that barely copes but has SLI I won't need, this was an easy choice. ymmvThe 970 Pro Gaming board isn't the first AMD 970 Chipset board to support nVIDIA SLI. It may be ASUS's first SLI-capable AMD 970 board, but it's not the first of its kind.
The MSI 970A-G46 did so and it was released roughly three years ago. Another such board would be MSI's 970A SLI Krait Edition.