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ASUS Crosshair V Formula AM3+ AMD 990FX 7 x SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Gaming Motherboard with 3-Way SLI/CrossFireX Support and UEFI BIOS
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: This board is a powerhouse! Not does it support nearly every major stick of ram you would want to throw in it, but, it is an overclocking genius! Overclocking with this board is like putting training wheels on a custom chopper, fool proof! On top of that, the board is very cosmetically appealing! It has a black-widow-like design with a balanced mixture of black and red coating on the heatsinks and board. That is not all! The board has an X-Fi 2 soundcard built right into it and the onboard sound is great!

Cons: Upon first receiving the board I had major difficulties getting the board to post. The bios on the board was not up to date and the board did not support my CPU with the bios that the board came shipped with. I set up my entire system before initially turning on the rig and was unsuccessful in posting the board for 3 days. In order to get the board to post I had to unplug everything I had plugged into the board except the bare essentials... By the time I was able to get the board to post I had only the keyboard and a single ram stick plugged in + a pci video card. After I got the board to post I was able to update the bios using a flash drive and now my board runs great! Newbies beware, the troubleshooting on a board like this is extensive and if you run into complications you may find yourself overwhelmed with issues that you don't know how to troubleshoot. The plug and play ability on this board is weak and most things need to be manually set in order to gain maximum potential out of this board. I do not recommend this board for inexperienced computer techs.

Other Thoughts: I paired this board with an AMD FX 8350 (OC@4.5Ghz) with hyper 212+ sits at 35c idle and 40c during heavy load. My rig is designed for broadcasting video games over the internet on Livecasting takes an incredible amount of resources and this board has been handled everything I have thrown at it with ease!


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Display Name: nick n.

Date Joined: 10/24/06

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