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ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

  • AMD 970
  • FX / Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 Series
  • DDR3 2133(OC)/1866
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Anonymous
  • 9/10/2014 5:59:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAsus needs to improve their QA

Pros: When it works it is a fairly good budget-based board, 970 chipset, UEFI, cool motherboard temps (if heatsinks are glued on tight) and stable. Leverages the speed of a FX6300 quite well. Setting up SSD in bios is quite simple. Updating the bios has never been easier. SATA 6.0 is amazing. DirectKey is nice.

Cons: Not a DIGI+ VRM model but doesn't need to be. Could use an extra chassis fan connector near bottom half of board. Not a full size ATX, but not quite a mATX either (overhangs 6 standoff mounts). No q-connectors supplied. Onboard audio is not X-Fi but sounds ok.

Other Thoughts: Bottom line is that this a good board for the cost, but some of you may be unfortunate enough a come across a bad mobo like I did. You are better off replacing the board than dealing with the frustration of random lockups, overheating, faulty USB ports, and POST code errors. I would still buy from ASUS but next time not such an inexpensive mobo. Decent board for the money though.

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  • Law
  • 9/8/2014 9:07:24 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsThe fall of a great company

Pros: ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
Many great features such as the chipset the ability to run the higher CPU, multiple express PCI slots

Cons: The board started feeling and make use in June 31 2014 after, tacking the ASUS customer support I was told I would qualify for a fast shipment replacement and that I would receive an e-mail within 48 hours. Two weeks later still no e-mail, no fast shipping return, no RMA a number.
I call the ASUS customer support and waited approximately 1:45:00 to talk to somebody. I was then given the same line as before that they would check stock any issue me an e-mail within 48 hours with the progress of my expedited replacement shipping. and of course you can guess it again no reply no nothing weeks ago by its now August 8 on the phone with ASUS customer support. finally I received an RMA number. I quickly package the board and sent it through UPS to ASUS repair center it cost me $11.40 On September 5 I receive the board back.
Thinking it's been awhile that'll be great to have a computer running again. Reassembled the computer only to find the exact same problem with the motherboard that I sent off to be repaired for. I built a lot of systems with ASUS parts and would regularly promote them as a good manufacture.
After this latest go around with them that will no longer continue that. Their customer support is the worst I've seen in this industry. ASUS does not abide by their warranty by the repair work have obviously they have fallen down from the great company they once were. So take my word for avoid this company like the plague.
I will be placing reviews on all the sites that I have accounts with which is quite a few I want the word to get out how I was let down by this company.

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  • vari64
  • 9/6/2014 11:26:04 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFollow up from 07/24/2014

Pros: I'm still giving NewEgg 5 eggs on this purchase. Not their fault.

Cons: The replacement board had exactly the same problem as the first one. Boots nice on first boot but screws up on reboot. RMA'ed that second board. Would you believe I had to tell them how to check the board so they would see the problem? Unbelievable!! They sent me a 3rd board.

Other Thoughts: I don't know if I will RMA that 3rd board or not.
This one also has the overheating north bridge problem which I cut down a little by installing a 60mm fan over it. Also the speaker jack (green) is broken inside the jack. So it is not usable. I have to use my front case speaker jack to get sound.
That really was my last Asus product.

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  • 9/4/2014 11:21:59 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsAsus customer service

Pros: After dealing with ASUS Customer Loyalty it seems they abandon you when you need them
If you have issues they no longer return your emails leaving the customer having to deal with customer support from foreign countries

Cons: I will no longer purchase motherboards from this company
after 20+ years of buying
I will be buying GIGABYTE from this moment on

Other Thoughts: goodbye asus!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • 8/28/2014 11:41:38 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsUpdate to the last update

Pros: After receiving this board back after the second fix,I can now not recommend this board
It is now:
Freezing
Blue screening
USB issues and audio pops
I have tried 3 different hard drives
3 changes of memory
Numerous clean windows installs
New psu....... I give up I cannot spend any more time trying to trouble shoot this board

Cons: Have tried to email MARK the asus rep twice this week but to no avail
( maybe he is on vacation)
Mark if u are reading this please return my emails. Thx

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  • N/A
  • 8/27/2014 11:36:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsbad mobo

Pros: looks good worked for 10 days w/o MAJOR problems

Cons: bios very flakey- shipped with 2201, have tried also 2301, 2501(latest). first the usb ports quit working then soon after that i started getting all kinds of ACPI errors and was unable to boot either Windows XP or 7. I'm now using Ubuntu to write this

Other Thoughts: out of two these boards I've bought only one worked without problems... Been building enthusiast rigs for 15 years and this is the most unstable mobo I've ever had to tangle with. previous experience with ASUS has been good all the way back to socket seven days....

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  • 8/25/2014 12:59:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat board

Pros: 4 builds out there 0 problems good budget board

Cons: none

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  • Andrew R.
  • 8/24/2014 4:56:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDecent motherboard for the price

Pros: + Flashable via USB
+ Decent overclocking options
+ Plenty of SATA 6 ports
+ USB 3.0, both front headers and back ports

Cons: - Not enough VRMs. 4+2 can barely handle the FX-8320 with a slight overclock I paired with the board.
- CPU power input is way up high. I barely made it with the cable for my PSU
- Not the best colors. Blue on brown PCB looks a bit ugly to me
- No ability to SLI. Understandable with a 970 chipset and the budget.
- Average audio chip -- again, decent for a budget board.

Other Thoughts: For $90, the board has a lot of options. It's survived for about 9 months so far with no problems. The lack of VRMs hurts it the most in my eyes. Don't plan on doing major overclocking with this board. However, this board should be very decent with an FX-6300 or FX-6350. If you're looking at an FX-8320 or higher, I'd look for better boards. I'm pushing it with an FX-8320 clocked at 4.2 GHz.

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  • Z
  • 8/22/2014 4:19:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRock Solid (I miss that motto)

Pros: - Very sturdy construction.
- Good, solid North & South bridge cooling that doesn't take up too much room.
- Arrived in perfect condition with no flaws.
- Awesome ASUS Bios. Very easy and intuitive to navigate.
- Posted immediately during the first boot! (Always a nerve wracking moment)
- About as good as it gets for the price point.
- Installation disk was extremely handy & easy to use. Thankfully, it had installers for the network adapter. Prior to installing these, I couldn't connect to the Internet (Windows 7).

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: It's good to know that after almost a decade, I can still order ASUS parts and rely on them to work the first time every time, (not counting shipping mishaps), and also trust them to have great features, reliability & great Bios/Software even at the ~$90-110 price point.

This was my first AMD build ever, and I'm glad I went with ASUS on this one.

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  • N/A
  • 8/16/2014 5:51:23 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAsus Quality

Pros: Quality, features,value

Cons: Not exactly an ATX size. A bit small to reach ATX standoffs. Be careful working the one side so as not to bend or break it

Other Thoughts: Got this for all the new features and to overclock a 6350, for which this board is perfect. 4x2 power. Nice heat-sinks everywhere. 970 chipset, but for a one GPU rig this is no issue. Has a second slot but it's x4. Xfire or Sli? Go 990. Everything works on this board and it has a ton of nice features. Went with a certain "new" red 970 board first from another company (because I liked the color) and it was DOA ...so I ran back to Asus. If you use a CM Hyper 212 with high profile ram you are going to lose slot one.

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