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ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • 6/28/2015 3:36:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsAsus M5A97 LE R2.0 AM3+

Pros: Unknowingly to me when I bought it, because I purchased all parts over time for my new build, this particular board was close to perfect for everything I chose.

Cons: Placement of battery. If it ever has to be changed or taken out for any reason, my GPU has to be removed first.

Other Thoughts: Honestly, I've read through all the reviews here and can't understand the complaints from some people. No case USB support? YES IT DOES. No internal speaker? IT SUPPORTS ONE, DON'T BLAME IT ON THE MOBO BLAME IT ON YOUR TOWER FOR NOT HAVING ONE. Only thing is for some reason, mine came with the CMOS jumper on the wrong pins...didn't realize until after I turned the PC on the first time and got no signal to my monitor. Went through 30 different troubleshooting steps before realizing the jumper needed to be put on the correct pins. They belong on pins 1 and 2 but mine came with the jumper on 2 and 3. Not a big problem.

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  • Kipani
  • 6/25/2015 8:56:56 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWorked for 3 weeks

Pros: Solid board when it actually worked.

Cons: Random crashes and then I restarted and no more video output.

Other Thoughts: Great board when it worked. Very smooth, fast, east setup on everything.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Brett,

I am sorry that you are having issues with your motherboard. Are you still within Newegg's return policy? If so, you can get it exchanged for another board. Another option is you can submit an RMA and have it replaced at http://www.asus.com/us/support. ASUS offers 3 year warranty on motherboards. If I understand correctly, you started getting random crashes then now your video output is not displaying at all? Have you tried using a different monitor, and see if the problem persists? Also, did you add any new components before it started crashing? One possible reason is that you need a more powerful power supply. If you need any further assistance, feel free to contact me at cl-justin@asus.com and I will help you to the best of my abilities. Your case # for reference is N150670039

Thanks for choosing ASUS

Regards,
Justin
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • 6/12/2015 4:37:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood motherboard for first time computer build

Pros: * Easy to work with.
* Many external ports.
* Good documentation.

Cons: * While this motherboard has built in USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports, it is unable to support USB 3.0 ports that are a part of the case. There doesn't appear to be place to plug them in.

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  • 6/11/2015 6:51:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAwesome mobo

Pros: - Awesome amount of space for expandability.

- Not too heavy or large

Cons: - The mobo's boot system is a bit iffy. Maybe it's my lack of knowledge of the GPU based boot options, but it's BUILT to be Windows 8 ready, and that was tricky since I use Windows 7. Was a bit of a nightmare for a few hours, but I eventually got it to work. It basically didn't want to read my thumb drive of Windows 7 iso, or the drivers.

Other Thoughts: Worth it for the price!

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  • 6/10/2015 10:29:37 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs2nd Review, Still Disappointed

Pros: When it worked, this gave my current build a solid base.

When it worked....

Cons: Honestly I've had issues with this board from day one. With random crashes spanning anywhere from just after booting into windows to not having an issues for a couple months. I had RMA'd this board once and it was "repaired" instead of REPLACED under warranty. I'm still well within the 3yr Warranty period, but I honestly don't want to deal with ASUS customer support (terrible till you get through to someone) and I don't want to have to deal with them shipping me back the same "repaired" motherboard. Oh yeah, that was after the shipping label they gave me was to the wrong facility the first go around. >_<

Other Thoughts: If you get a good one, just like anything else, it's great. I did not, nor am I happy that I'm once again having the same issues I had the first time. EXACTLY the same issues. I've even tested all my hardware in a different motherboard (mATX ASUS actually) and NONE of MY Hardware had any issues. Only when on this Motherboard.

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  • 6/5/2015 2:24:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood Motherboard, but...

Pros: This Motherboard is doing its job, thus far it has not had any operational issues, but I recommend following Asus' install recommendations to the letter for solid performance. I did this, and there are no further issues with this MOBO.

Cons: The first con is the way the CPU socket is mounted in relation to the Memory Slots. You are left with literally two options for CPU Heat-Sinks; that would be stock or the Thermaltake T-21 Frio series. The heat-sink you choose needs to be a narrow one including the fan to clear the first RAM slot, otherwise you are left with only three available slots as the fan from your chosen heat-sink will not fit. Plus turning your heat sink will not work either based on the type of case you may choose. The engineers should have moved the CPU Socket about 9mm towards the rear of the motherboard to better clear the RAM Sockets.

Second, you need to update the BIOS on this MOBO after you get your install done. The current BIOS shipped on this MOBO is over two years old. Upon completing my install for my system I had a few stability issues, all with stock settings on video, sound, and memory. The biggest gripe out of all of this is you will be required to purchase a copy of PK Unzip to extract their files into a usable format to flash the updated BIOS program onto their firmware. Forget using their auto-update until you have downloaded the file, unzipped it to your HDD; then and only then will their auto-update software recognize the file, extract it and flash the new software to your BIOS.

Other Thoughts: Asus-

Your hardware is a great product, I have used your products for years without issue. But this path you have chosen for your BIOS updates is unacceptable. If you are going to provide the darn software, then you as a company need to make certain it works as your published literature states it should in your provided instruction manuals!

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  • 6/2/2015 11:01:18 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat

Pros: Easy install and all parts working.

Cons: None

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  • 5/31/2015 10:52:24 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWorks well, but???

Pros: The motherboard once setup works well no issues. The speed seems to be faster then an identical machine I built using a gigabyte MB.

Cons: No case USB 3.0 support plug this I overlooked in the reviews, but I should not have to go looking though reviews to find this out. This is something I have to have I figured all USB 3.0 MB's have the plug but this one doesn't so you can only use the 3.0 in the rear of the PC now I have to get an extension cord or buy a USB 3.0 add on card. Next is the PCIE slot is too close to the x4 slot for my video card now I can't use that slot and it's the only one on the MB. 3rd problem is the ATX power plug is too far away from the power supply I had to buy an extension not a big deal but put the plugs near the other power plugs. The USB keyboard and mouse didn't work while installing windows I had to plug in a PS2 keyboard I was lucky to find one. I built an identical machine for my wife using the gigabyte ATX micro MB I was able to use the USB keyboard and mouse.

Other Thoughts: The software from ASUS was kind of clunky to use it I had trouble finding a windows 7 bios update didn't seem to work that well. They should put a USB plug for the front USB cables.

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  • New builder
  • 5/30/2015 8:14:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBe prepared for your new build

Pros: -Works well. Comes with software to monitor cpu temps

-Easy to install

Cons: -No system warning speaker. Do not do the same mistake as me. Buy a system warning speaker(its like 2$) otherwise enjoy spending 10 hours trying to know why your computer doesn't display anything at boot or doesn't beep.
-No usb 3.0(I did buy for only 10$ a usb 3.0 adapter)

-Came DOA but RMA was great and hassle free.

Other Thoughts: if you are a new system building buy that system warning speaker before anything else.

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  • Dave
  • 5/22/2015 11:21:17 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsLimited bios

Pros: Great price with bundle, easy install and stable performance. Quality build.

Cons: Bios is some what limited for tuning for best performance. I flashed the newest bios and it improved some. The advanced mode isn't very advanced. Maybe I am just used to the old layout.

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