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Pros: > Price, AMD CPU's are great value.
> Overclocks very easily in my Asus M5A99X EVO.
Currently running at 4.2 GHz @ stock voltage :)
I could definitely push it farther. Currently mounted with a ZALMAN CNPS9500A-LED 92mm Cooler.
Other Thoughts: If you are considering the FX-8350 buy the 8320 instead and just overclock it.
Temperatures with my cooler are fine, I don't hit above 55 Celsius while gaming.
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.
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
Pros: > Great timings.
> Gotta love a lifetime warranty. G. Skill also has good customer service.
> Looks great on an Asus M5A99X EVO Mobo.
> Using a coupon code I only paid $75!
Other Thoughts: Im a newb to PC building so it took me awhile to figure out how to set the timings. My Mobo was being stupid and running the sticks at all sorts of weird frequencies until I set specific parameters for the timings.READ FULL REVIEW