Summary: I had bought this motherboard to build my custom gaming computer. Motherboard came in the Evo box, had all of the Evo manuals and such. The motherboard was not an Evo though. It was a standard M5A97. The motherboard does not have the connector for the front panel Usb 3.0 terminal. Which is a problem since that will limit me only to the rear Usb 3.0's.
Summary: I purchased this motherboard for a gaming setup built around the AMD bulldozer 8 core CPU after coming from a gigabyte motherboard that failed on start-up with all brand new components. This ASUS Board has the most options for the price and with its dual bios chip and EUFI bios interface it sure is a great deal for the money. I have built my system in October of 2012, and till this day it still performs like new.
Summary: I rate this product 1 star because it was the incorrect item. The box it came in was not presentable which is not the original manufacturer box. I have been contacting the seller for a couple of day about the situation and they don't respond to me. The product i ordered is the Asus M5a97 evo motherboard, the product they sent me is the asus m5a97 motherboard which is different because it don't have the evo on it.
Summary: I've been looking for a motherboard that would do what I wanted it to do and lately I been using ASUS board I love the features and the way it sets up and I will keep using them they are some well build boards
One of the easiest installations from start to finish! Great buy!
3 April 2013
Summary: The reason I purchased this Asustek mother board was to replace an older board i had been using that had developed problems. The price of the board was very reasonable and after doing a little online research about the board, it looked like it would be a good fit for rebuilding my personal computer for home use. Installing the board was very easy to do, and once all the fans and other cords were attached, the board powered up without any problems at all!
Summary: This is the perfect cost efective board for a AM3/AM3+ platform if you don't want to have multiple GPU's. Asus is the new king of AMD motherboards with this series right up to the Crosshair V Formula Z. USB 3.0 header, Sata 6 gig and good memory support not to mention the UEFI/Bios interface is sweet and easy to use. Fast ship, everything in the package.