Date Joined: 05/22/14
Pros: looks great, no dead pixels, 144 hz!
Cons: pricey(totally worth it in my opinion)
Overall Review: would totally recommend, take my review with a grain of salt as its my first time gaming on something other than a tv
Pros: decent price, runs cool, makes all my games run silky smooth on maxed settings, looks sexy. made by EVGA
Cons: It isn't the new star wars Titan XP?
Overall Review: Considering that I wanted EVGA and their new iCX cooler format with RGB I knew I was going to be spending a little more. 1070 was not an option and the 1080 didnt seem worth the hundred extra after these dropped, now I just plan on sli at some point after I get a new monitor and tv
Pros: ridiculously fast transfers to usb 3.0 devices with usb 3.0 turbo enabled, eye pleasing bios that you can use your mouse in
Cons: only one pci-e 2.0x16 slot even though board is advertised for crossfire, wouldn't be worth it to try
Overall Review: owned this board for a year now. Currently it is being shipped to indiana for the 3rd time this month for rma and I am not happy(already ordered a gigabyte GA 990fxa-ud5 I am so done with asus). No one at their customer support seems to know anything except for one guy named "Jesse" , the first time I called support the person actually told me to run it barebones with one memory stick and using the onboard video which most definitely does not exist on this mobo.
So far I have spent over half the initial price of the board to send it back to asus for them to apparently do absolutely nothing. I have wasted dozens of hours of my time getting my rig pieced back together only to find out the same problem of system resetting and freezing(even in the bios) and i am now on the 3rd time of doing so.
If asus doesnt replace it outright or actually fix it this time they will be receiving a package from me with this m5a97 r2.0 motherboard shattered into pieces and a nice note saying "good luck fixing it this time"