Summary: First board was DOA. My biggest complaint is the mini PCI is directly under your preferred PCI Express slot. So a dual card and its not even feasible to use. Love that the board test each area CPU, RAM, PCI Slot, and boot to let you know where the problem is during your build. The on board flash option (load the file to USB, plug in computer and push the bottom to update BIOS is a plus. Note to users of AMD 8350 you must update BIOS out of the box or it will not boot up.
Summary: I've been a longtime fan of ASUS motherboards - finding them to be reliable, feature rich, and well-made. The Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 is no different. This board packs in all the major features needed in today's market without a heavy price tag. While some of the "next gen" technology may be missing - that same technology is still being tweaked, so there is really no need to pay for it at this point. A point to make right now - this is the R2.0 board.
Summary: I had alot of issues with it at first. Although I honestly love it, it provides me with all the features I wanted and needed in a gaming motherboard. Although it had A LOT of overclocking features and such that had to be disabled to stop it from over heating. The board is sturdy and handles everything that I have thrown at it. I honestly would purchase one or two more.
Summary: I got this board for a "budget build" from another retailer after my old system went poof. Usually when I build a budget system, most of the budget will be on the board, everything else will be lower spec (slower cpu, less ram, lower end video card) so it can be upgraded later. I only get boards if they bios chips are socketed, or equipped with redundant bios. I'm spoiled by using high-availability server grade hardware.
Summary: Overall: A very nice piece of hardware. But hardware is as good as the software you run on it, now isn't it? Design: Convenient placing and sufficient quantity of fan headers (2 processor, 4 chasis). Sturdy feel with padded backplate that would fit snuggly in any ATX case without no gaps between the backplate and the sockets. Ceramic heatsinks and good soldering.
Want the best for your FX chip?..Well,... lay it / lock it in.
7 April 2014
Summary: If you have done some research, reading and wondering which is the best AM3+ MB, well you haven't read this: Buy it, and learn what you have been missing out on. Buy it, and discover what your wondering mind has been leading you. Buy it, and become part of the OC'ing OCD people society. Buy it, because you have been wanting the best damn MB for the last time.
Summary: Had to RMA the first board because it wouldn't post. The replacement started without a hitch and seems to work very well. Only issue I have is getting it to post with 1866 memory speed? (Update) After installing latest bios (2301) the board took to the 1866 setting with no problem.
Great motherboard but had trouble with setup on Windows 8.1
10 February 2014
Summary: I am sure that this is a high quality motherboard but I just couldn't get it setup right with windows 8.1. I bought another Asus but a newer model which is awesome so far. I recommend the M5A990FX r2.0 Pro. All kinds of adjustments in the bios. I would buy this one again.
Summary: Great motherboard! I bought this as a bundle deal (motherboard and FX8150). The bundle was for $320—a really good price. This was part of my first build, so naturally I was cautious. I didn’t want to spend a fortune on a computer, but I wanted something that I could use for gaming, video-editing, Photoshop, render, even record some music.
Pros: 1-Nice layout of components – except for one (see cons), 2-Durability, 3-AI Suite – simple and user-friendly, 4-All the other features
Cons: 1 – You MUST buy a video card to use the motherboard – or have some other GPU solution – as there is no built-in video., 2- Depending on your tower case, the connector for the drives (SATA 6Gp/s) may be difficult to get to as they do not face upward but sideways.
Summary: After an entire day trying to figure it out how to boot, I found that at least in my case, removing the battery clock and reset the cmos the problem was solved, I won't give it 5 stars because it supposed to boot automatically and I never ever imagined that was something so simple -.