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Debra T.

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asus m5a99x evo r2.0

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

Pros: 1. North Bridge nice and cool 2. Very Stable 3. Overclocked amd 8200 3.5ghz to 4.6 ghz, Rock Solid 4. Crucial low-profile 1600 ddr 8gbs 1.35v cas8 2t, overclocked to 2100mhz 1.65v cas7 1t...Rock Solid 5. pci express rock solid 6. asmedia usb and xchi solid 8. amd 14.4 raid or achi solid 150mb-300mb average This motherboard is the best AMD motherboard out, I tried a few before arriving at this board.

Cons: The only 2 cons 1. You cannot set sata 5-6 to AHCI while sata 1-4 are RAID, you are stuck with IDE/RAID, RAID/RAID OR AHCI/AHCI...so running SATA 5-6 ssd as achi system drive with SATA 1-4 raid configuration is not an option. 2. Asus ai suite has never really been stable with windows. Its really a shame because I like the software, but dont run it due to the stability issues. No biggy because I use bios to change settings and use speedfan, and hwinfo for fan, temp configs.

Overall Review: I truly am happy with this board. This board is the best overclocking I have seen in a while. And is truly the coolest(temp), and most stable board I have owned period. I play every game out as of 12/7/2014 on ultra with no lag! System: asus m5a99x evo r2 asus 290 2gb ram, overclocked, maxed with asus tweak samsung 120gb ssd evo basic 8 internal fans, running speedfan config, 600rpm-2000rpm (system never breaks 55c barrier) amd 8200 3.5ghz 8 core, overclocked 4.6ghz crucial 1600mhz 8gb lowprofile 1.35v ddr3, overclocked, 2133mhz 1.65v ddr3 1T 2 old westerdigital 500gb drives AHCI running in a software raid configuration bluray burner sata running in ide mode other 3 drives running in ahci mode IDE/AHCI