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ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
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5 out of 5 eggs One Of The Best MOBO ever Owned! 01/17/2013

This review is from: ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: I have had this board for a while now a couple years I think, I am very impressed, I updated the bios to support new cpus, I recently upgraded just about everything on this baby and it works and runs flawless. I installed new amd fx 8350 with a corsair h80 watercooler, and overcloced it to 4.86 without any voltage increses and it runs smooth as silk, I am sure I can hit at least 5 gig, but for now I will leave it at 4.86. Also installed a 32gig set of g-skill ram ripjaw series sticks running at 1980mhz at 1.5v, I am very impressed here because I thought this board had a limit of only 16 gigs of ram but I installed 4 8 gig sticks in there and it accepted them and ran them at overclocked frequency with no problems at all, beautiful system, I love asus mobos. I also upgraded from a single geforce 580 gtx to a single geforce 690 gtx (only because this system only accepts crossfire not sli configurations otherwise I would of set up a quad sli. oh well it still has a ton of graphic power with just one of these babys) and upgraded my main os drive from a dual 600 raptors to dual ocz agility 3 in raid 0 config, needless to say this system is fast fast fast

Cons: No sli, no support for 3T+ hdds needed more sata connections, but cant complain too much it is an old motherboard

Other Thoughts: my current system specs are as follows
CPU - AMD FX 8350 stock 4.00 , overclocked to 4.86 stable

Memory - G-Skill Ripjaw seriers 1866 32 gigs overclocked to 1980 1.5v

Case - Azza Solano R 100

Motherboard - Asus Crosshair iv

Powersupply - Thermaltake Toughpower 1200W

Cooling - Corsair H 80 Hydro Series

Graphics -1 Geforce GTX 690

Sound - Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card

Optical Drives - 6 LG Blu-ray 10x burners

Storage - 2 x512gig Ocz Agility3 raid 0 for main drive, 2 x 1terabyte western digital raptors 64meg cache, 3 2 terabyte western digital black edition for deep storage. I did have to add a couple of Pci express cards for more sata ports. I set up a beautiful, fast multimedia, gaming rig. I have about 10 years of building systems experience and this is one of my favorites.


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Display Name: Jose G.

Date Joined: 05/18/04

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