- AMD 990FX
- FX / Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 Series
- DDR3 2133(OC)/1866
- $149.99 –
- $134.99 after $15.00 rebate card
- $1.99 Shipping (restrictions apply)
Great Board 12/06/2013
I was looking for a board with room to upgrade. For this, I wanted:
1. 2 PCI-E slots running at x16
2. Plenty of overclocking headroom
This board supplies both of those things. The UEFI BIOS is both sleek and detailed, and overclocking this thing was a breeze, with plenty of unlockable features that give you lots of headroom, while also down-clocking CPU cores not in use to around 1.4 GHz when the applicable setting is enabled, saving me on my power bill.
The audio is also pretty slick. Once I started listening to music on my new PC, I haven't been able to go back to my laptop.
Do note that when you tell the BIOS to automatically set RAM frequencies, it sets them to 1333 mhz regardless of the RAM. Was a simple change for it to properly run my 1600 mhz sticks.
Also, this is just a really minor OCD complaint, but the plastic sheet/outline thing that goes over the plugs in the back doesn't completely lie flush, and sticks out just a tad bit in the center. Doesn't effect anything in the slightest, just annoying in the most minimal way possible, and felt like mentioning it.
A great and solid board for the money. Only time will tell how long it lasts me, but it's well built and competitive with higher-end boards for a great price.
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