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.
Summary: I bought this board a few months ago and postponed a new build for a couple of months just to find out it was doa and couldn't return it..I've since purchased the crosshair formula z board and it works great.
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: Bought this R2.0 board because my R1.0 board from two years ago suddenly won't read either of my SSDs... So this board arrives and after much trial and error, I discover it has one bad SATA controller. The others work fine. I'm not impressed, nor interested in RMAing it (like I need to do with the last board). This sort of money shouldn't buy me hassles....
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 -.