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ASUS M5A99X EVO R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990X + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

  • AMD 990X
  • FX / Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 Series
  • DDR3 2133(OC)/1866
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • christopher w.
  • 8/21/2014 2:34:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat motherboard

Pros: Very nice features. Love the BIOS. very easy to use. Overclocks my AMD FX -4300 from 3.8 GHz to 4.1 Ghz with just the click of a button. Even takes RAM that isnt in the compatibility list, although it is under-clocked from 1600 to 1333

Cons: seems to slow my memory down slightly but the memory isnt on the compatibility list so that may be the problem.

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  • Chazden P.
  • 8/11/2014 10:54:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsyes pls

Pros: large array of overclocking settings
quick boot time

Cons: pcie @ 8x, 8x (not a huge downside)
SLI 2x pcie slot placement too low.
I only have 2 gtx 760's and an asus xonar dx sound card plugged in and it barely fit right at the bottom, nearly touching my PSU.

Other Thoughts: I ended up buying with this board after testing the gigabyte 990fxa-ud3 rev 4 and having a few very annoying issues including POST loops, random freezes, LAN disconnects, poor oc-ability, wake from usb input not working consistently. I hated that gigabyte board and im glad I gave this asus board a chance, worth every penny.

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  • Mr. K.
  • 8/4/2014 10:30:11 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDied After 7 Months

Pros: When I initially purchased the board, it ran quite well. I was pleased with its performance.

Cons: After 6 months of use I began to have problems booting. The video card fan raced and the machine seemed to get stuck at the CPU when trying to post, according the on-board LED. Sometimes I could reboot right away without a problem, other times it would do this time after time.

I replaced the power supply, tried a new switch, tried a different video card, updated the BIOS, drained it completely and reset everything to default in the BIOS, and even resat the CPU and heat sink. The behavior persisted.

Now, such is life. Parts fail. It would have been ok if I had been sent a replacement motherboard. However, I will probably not buy another ASUS product again after this experience.

First phone call with someone from overseas resulted in some troubleshooting, and a need to call back after I tried removing the CMOS and leeting it sit for 20 minutes. I had to call back, and even though they had an incident number, I had to describe everything all over again. We finally initiated an RMA. I never received an e-mail with 24 hours as told. Called back to speak to a new overseas rep. I was told there was a system error. The weekend passed before I finally got the RMA e-mail after having to contact them again via chat support.

I had to pay for shipping even though I had a faulty product. UPS confirmed delivery on Thursday, but the status wasn't not updated until the following Tuesday. All it said was "completed." I inquired via another chat session as to what was done. I was told an IC chip was replaced. I received the board 2 days later with no documentation of what repair was done. I assume the chat support tech was correct in that something was replaced. I then rebuilt my PC. I booted once successfully and then had the exact same behavior. I have my doubts that any part was replaced, or if it was, it was done in haste because it did not fix the problem.

I called the following day, Thursday, and actually spoke with someone from the US. He initiated the process of sending a replacement. I was told to wait up to 3 business days for an e-mail just to tell me if a replacement is available.

I'm still waiting on that e-mail. The saga continues. Even if I get a replacement, it has been such a huge hassle. I will avoid ASUS because of poor services.

I think they expanded into the PC and tablet market and got too big for themselves. All of their customer service seems to be outsourced minus one person I actually spoke to.

When rating a product, I'm rating the entire experience. If it didn't fail, it would be 4 stars. If it had failed as it did because of a fluke, and was fixed right away, it would be 3 stars. I can't justify anything above 1 star because it doesn't work after 6 months of use and 2 weeks of dealing with their customer service there is no solution.

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  • Vladislav K.
  • 7/29/2014 7:33:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGood for the price

Pros: This board is a very good deal for the money. Having USB 3.0 front panel option is nice, SLI ready, supports modern AMD CPU's, utility suite was nice as well, 6gb/s SATA. Considering I bought it 2 years ago when it was already in production for quite some time it still fits my needs. It also has an older PCI port for those peripherals that still work well, which you want to keep. Bought this board refurbished from another site that don't exist anymore, with that in mind considering it's longevity for me I'd say that is a pro as well.

Combined it with a GTX 560 Ti, 8 gb Crucial Ballistx ram, and a AMD FX 6200 Zambezi 3.8 ghz CPU. So far it runs every game I have thrown at it on Ultra settings (e.g Far Cry 3, Skyrim, The Witcher 2).

Cons: Had issues running two GTX 560 Ti's in SLI (bought on E*bay). Not sure if it was the board, cards, or drivers. Because I'm not 100% sure if it was the board that was having issues I'm not going to take off an egg.

Other Thoughts: May have issues with SLI, but since I only plan on running one card. Survived a lightning storm without blowing up lol. For the price I'd say get one before they are gone!

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  • Bruce K.
  • 7/28/2014 12:03:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat motherboard

Pros: Very stable motherboard. Very nice looking with the heat-pipes, etc. Has USB 3.0 onboard and E-SATA. UEFI BIOS is really neat and nice graphical mouse supported interface.
Fast and easy to overclock.

Cons: Memory hold down tabs on one side of memory slots was fused to slot and would not open. Broke two tabs trying to get them open. Really had to work to get memory in and recognized.

Other Thoughts: One egg shy of 5, due to memory slot issue.

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  • ryan m.
  • 7/24/2014 12:27:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great mobo for the price. I'm a first time builder and this was a great buy. The UEFI bios is very easy to use even for a beginner like myself. Just an overall great mobo.

Cons: Could of had more fan headers

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  • Quentin C.
  • 7/21/2014 8:34:39 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHigh Quality Motherboard

Pros: > Well built and sturdy.
> Lots of USB 2.0 & 3.0 ports.
> Numerous onboard LEDs
> UEFI Bios is amazing. So easy to use.
> Board overclocks well. My FX-8320 is @ 4.2 GHz with 1.35 volts.
> Bios flashing is very easy. Took me less than 10 minutes to update to the latest bios.

Cons: None really. If I had to complain I would say the price is high, but so is the quality. You get what you pay for.

Other Thoughts: I originally could not get the USB 3.0 header ports to work on my PC case but after replugging in the connector everything worked fine.

This board is the center of my new gaming PC.

Setup:
ASUS M5A99X EVO R2.0
AMD FX-8320 @ 4.2 GHz
Zalman CNPS9500A-LED CPU Cooler
G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 (8-8-8-24)
Samsung 840 EVO 120GB SSD
Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 7500 RPM
PNY GeForce GTX 760 OC 2GB
NZXT Phantom 410 (Black/Orange) ATX Mid Tower
Corsair 600W Modular

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  • DAVID H.
  • 7/15/2014 10:41:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNEAR USELESS WARRANTY

Pros: When the motherboard worked, it did everything I expected of it.
3 year warranty if you can do without your computer for weeks to months.
The adapter plugs that allow you connect things like your pwr, rst, HD LED connections to the plug then attach the plug to the MB. Very nice when you have limited room to work in.

Cons: After 9 months, the MB connections for the speakers started error messages that my speakers were disconnected, connected, disconnected & so on with ever increasing frequency until both my speakers & headset had NO signal going to either of them. I was able to use the HDMI connection to my ASUS monitor w built in speakers for sound, but the speakers started rattling after playing action games.
After reading some of the other reviews concerning ASUS warranty issues, I repeatedly started out asking for a cross shipment RMA (I pay the cost of a new MB from ASUS & get refunded when the defective board is received by ASUS). ASUS kept saying that would be handled at the next step of the process.
Step 1, I started the RMA process using the “online chat” support. This is a really SLOW way to communicate. I wonder how many other people or tasks are being handled by that employee during my “chat” session. I got the impression that I did not have their full attention.
I’m told the cross shipment option will come later.
Step 2, I got to talk to a person. Again I asked for a cross shipment RMA. I was told that option would be provided when I received my official RMA#.
Step 3, RMA#, but nothing about cross shipment or even a reason why they will not do it. Further, although I’m returning a MB, I get a checklist PDF form for: “All-in-One PC, Desktop PC, Notebook, Netbooks, Networking, Tablets, and Wireless”. Another example of how little they are paying attention to me. There is NO phone# to talk to a person, just a “Live chat” link, the way I got started this impersonal & ROTTEN RMA process.

Other Thoughts: If ASUS wants to make RMA# USPC470942 right, they can contact me for cross shipment credit card info & ASUS should pay for my return shipping (I’ll even include my new sound card with the MB), since I had to buy a sound card & pull a PCI SATA expansion card, reducing the number of drives I can have internally so I can have sound to my speakers & headphones.
Whether you use your computer for finances, email, gaming and/or whatever, ASUS has almost zero concern that your computer will be out-of-service for weeks (shipping times only) plus the time to examine the MB. Since it took about a week to get the botched RMA, the examination could add additional weeks or months.

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  • Nick H.
  • 6/27/2014 12:36:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAsus M5A99x Evo

Pros: Great board. Got it installed last night with no issues, I was able to mount the hyper 212 Evo with no problems.

Cons: the HDD LED pins on the board were bent, However I am not sure if it was like that when shipped or if i may have accidentally bent them. No problems with the HDD lights though.

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  • Nicholas F.
  • 6/26/2014 5:21:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid

Pros: Works great, no complaints. Very reliable as it's for my parents I need a sure thing, since I don't see them as much as I wish I could.

Cons: .

Other Thoughts: Bought this for my parents as a replacement for the M5A97. They have had it for over a year now and no problems. I may get another one for my brother's build.

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