Summary: This is my 3rd or 4th generation of ASUS boards that I have used in my builds, and I don't seem to even consider other products when buying. This board is laid out in a standard pattern that leaves room for full size video cards (the space between the USB3 expansion port and the SATA 5/6 ports are separated right where my card sits). BIOS works well and even has an "easy" mode for people that may not know what they're doing.
Summary: This motherboard is really nice but there is a small bug with this board that makes me very frustrated. After you shut down your computer for the night there is no problem there. It's when you turn it on again the next day it acts like it cannot recognize a keyboard but in the bios it does. Then I check if all the keyboard drivers are to date, they are.
the board works fine. It's supporting UEFI hardware
Howard V. Tayler, Amazon
15 December 2014
Summary: Not much documentation in the package. If you're new to scratch-building (as I am) you'll need to get outside help, because the included instructions were limited to diagrams showing (kind of) how to get the back-plate on when installing it in a cabinet. That said, the board works fine. It's supporting UEFI hardware, a Radeon 280x graphics card, an AMD chip, 16GB of ram, and it's connecting to the web via the onboard Ethernet port.
0 / AMD 970 Just over a month now and its working great, its better than i expected
4 December 2014
Summary: Hi got my ASUS M5A97 R2.0 / AMD 970 Just over a month now and its working great, its better than i expected :-) my Rig. 1TB WD Blue Dual 4GB AMD Radeon r9 2133 ASUS M5A97 R2.0 / AMD 970 27 INCH AOC I2769VM AMD FX8320 EVGA GeForce GTX 760 SC Termaltake v4 Fans ,wires and other basic components that would take to much time to mentioning. P.S I build my rig for gaming.