Pros: Good solid board, tons of features, a few steps below their top but significantly less money. For my purposes I was not getting anything more for their top model than this one
Cons: After 6 months the board died. I don't have an issue with this. My issue is that I called them on Jan3, sent them all the info they asked for, they confirmed all the info is good and don't need anymore. Here we are, Jan 13 and I still have no board nor any communication from them as to when I will be getting it
Pros: Great board with tons of features. Easy to OC, works with any AM3 and AM3+ CPU but absolutely shines with an AM3+ Piledriver.
Cons: Board is oddly picky about peripherals. It would take 2 attempts every time to boot until I removed one of my DVD drives. The drive works perfect, tests perfect but this board just doesn't like it. Same with a particular stick of GSKILL ram. Took forever to find out what the problem is when there is no problem with the peripheral....
Summary: Sound failed after about four months of ownership Tried everything including reformatting, bios update, sound driver update/rollback, installation of a sound card, etc., and from what I've seen in the forums, I'm one of many who've experienced this problem. This is the second ASUS motherboard I've had issues with, and the way my warranty experience is shaping up, after I've spent a great deal of time and money shipping my motherboard and the replacement, I might as well...
Summary: I went through three of these motherboards - on the recommendation of Asus' customer service after lots of time on the phone with them - and all of them had compatibility problems with the video cards I was using (I also tried three different cards, all made by different manufacturers, and all of which were listed by ASUS as compatible with this board).
Summary: Purchased a rev 1 of the Sabertooth 990fx about a year ago which recently failed. While waiting for the RMA on that board I decided to purchase the Sabertooth 990fx R2 not knowing how long the repairs would take. The R2 board lasted a much shorter time about 3 months before it failed.
Summary: I ordered this board for a new rig after my old one decided to overheat, I got two lemon boards in a row. First one the customer service guy was very rude and told me that it was straight up a faulty Bios chip. Second board came, and once again would not get past the first splash at start up, even went and bought the most simple plug and play keyboard just incase it was my gaming keyboard.
Summary: It died in about a month and I'm back on a laptop again. This is after two new doa Asus motherboards from Newegg before this one I got onebay. The sabertooth was great while it did work and had a lot of potential. I had put in a new 750w powersupply and a new amd hex core cpu. It never went over 90 degrees f so it wasn't due to overheating.