Yeah I probably won't be getting the Sabertooth. How much do you usually spend on the motherboard? I think replacing any electronics like that is a real pain. I once had to ship back a xBox 360 because it had broken and they tested it and everything and decided they needed to send me a new one back. So they said they sent me a new one back and when I got the package they had sent me the broken one I had sent them. Anyways after verifying the serial numbers they realized it was the same one so I had to send it back to them yet another time so they could send me a new one.
I perfer AMD (It's cheaper)
My current motherboard is a Gigabyte 970FX UD3, it's the cheapest board ($105) with the better voltage regulation (8+2), but I think something happen to it, have to unplug power cable sometimes to get it to boot, so keeping an eye out for a 990FX on sale.
Keep on eye on the website Techbargin, lists a lot of electronic stuff that is on sale.