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

  • AMD 990X
  • 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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  • 3/1/2015 11:15:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggsNIce board but no sound

Pros: Good layout, nice bios interface is user friendly, good heatsinks extra usb 3.0 plug for case mounted ports

Cons: After installing the motherboard drivers included with the mother board on board sound is gone including the case mounted mic and headphone jacks

Other Thoughts: seems like this is a common issues not willing to RMA I will just get a external sound card

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  • 3/1/2015 12:17:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Work great at all.No problem found after installing and playing like a month.I have Test all the components except tpu and epu because i do not need this for now.I will test it later.

Cons: Perfect motherboard for what i need to use on.

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  • Marcus
  • 2/13/2015 6:11:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Another great ASUS product, what can I say. I love the BIOS setup, super easy installation. Good layout, even with not much room left after the GTX 960 video card and extra 120mm fans.

Cons: Nothing yet.

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  • Stone777
  • 2/9/2015 10:31:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Job ASUS!!!

Pros: Easy to set up. No problems whatsoever. This has the best and easiest to use bios I have ever used. Easy to overclock!!! So far I have only overclocked my AMD FX 6300 from 3.5GHZ to 4.2GHZ without any voltage increase and no stability problems. Overclocked through bios. Took 30 seconds. I have not tried to go higher yet as I am still getting to know this board. So far I am thrilled I bought this board. Also, this board runs at 27C under load. That's about 6 degrees cooler than my last board and I'm using the same case. Idles at 25C. Physically its the highest quality board I have handled.

Cons: Only 1: The RAM slots are pretty close to the CPU socket. To be exact, the first slot is 1.25 inches from the CPU after being mounted in the socket. Therefore clearance with your RAM is an issue if you have a faily large heatsink for you CPU. I got lucky. I have a Zalman heatsink that is round with a 92mm fan (exactly like the ZALMAN CNPS9500 AT if you want to look it up to have a good reference). I installed GSkill RipJaws RAM. They are NOT low profile and came within 1/4 of an inch from touching my CPU heatsink. If you use a square heatsink or one larger than my Zaman I suggest using LOW PROFILE RAM to avoid clearance issues.

Other Thoughts: This board comes with two USB 3.0 ports. However, There is an internal plug to add more USB 3.0 ports if you need more. Of course you will have to buy the extra 3.0 ports if your case doesnt have them already.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Stone777,

We appreciate your time posting this review and we want to thank you for it. Its good to know that your satisfied with the product. For further assistance please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N150233778 in the subject for your reference.

ASUS Customer Loyalty are dedicated in helping you and all other ASUS customers.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Regards,
Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • 2/4/2015 6:39:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsnice looking board wish it worked that as nice

Pros: lots of nice feature

Cons: got the board and seamed good at first, in less then a week Lan died and nothing would get it working again, tried re installing windows 3 times, bios update and re install windows again then had to rma it, while waiting purchised another asus mb ASUS M5A97 R2.0 to run untill got this one back, changed it out and put the other board into another new build, 2 weeks after this the M5A97 audio outs/in died and had random items just not register, all of a sudden a usb device and or my sound card just not showing so i went back to the pc with this board in it to put my head set on ( been running on a HD TV so sound coming from video card ) and the audio in and outs not registering any thing on this board too, not even detecting anything being plugged in now that makes 3 ( including the firts one sent back for rma ) asus board not working right, went back to my 5 year old gig mb and bought a new gig mb just to much money spent on mb and a month and half to get a pc working right

Other Thoughts: how many chance do you give a name before you give up on them?

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  • Angry guy
  • 1/16/2015 12:47:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsTerrible asus customer service

Pros: looks great.

Cons: for now, it gets 1 egg seeing how I can't even start with step one of the build since the i/o shield is nowhere to be found in the retail box. contacted asus and they won't send me one for the board because "they can't". Rep said to buy it on their estore and I couldn't even find it there. I shouldn't have to buy something that was supposed to be packaged along with the board.

Other Thoughts: Pitiful customer service from Asus.

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  • Cal3ntine
  • 1/14/2015 4:57:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSo far so good

Pros: Great motherboard everything works well. GUI BIOS helps as well as providing some minor tools for overclocking things.

Cons: Problem I had was installing Evo 212 heatsink and fan, it took up the space over one of the ram slots which as of right now can't be used. Just the proximity of the RAM slot to cpu.

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  • Leper
  • 1/7/2015 11:11:34 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Budget Gaming Board

Pros: Very Solid Performance. Handles moderate overclocking without issues. UEFI Bios is convenient for installing OS via external devices.

Good aesthetics.

Nice heatsinks and cooling on the board.

Cons: There are boards out there that offer the same features and reliability at slightly less cost, however I don't mind paying a little extra for the aesthetics and cooling features.

Other Thoughts: Always buy boards based on price, features ,and stability ( judged by consumer reviews).
High performance and enthusiast boards do not offer any benefits aside from aesthetics.
Reputable brands like Asus, ASRock, MSI, Gigabyte, and EVGA offer solid products. Choose one that has what you want based on price.

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  • pm
  • 1/5/2015 5:51:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood out-of-production card for OC but has issues

Pros: Very extensive OC related controls like power delivery to a whole new level. Has all the stuff one would expect in this price range of motherboards. USB 3.0 ports are driven by Asmedia (?) chip which needs a driver -- comes with the motherboard DVD.

Seems to work fine with all its limitations after 6 months of light use.

Cons: OC Profiles (or whatever profiles you wish to store) are kind of one way path -- you can only add to a profile but can never erase one. How hard could that be considering the other parts of the BIOS are moderately complex code.

Sound path, sepcially the AUX port to record from another sound source, is very noisy... much more so than a 6 year old Gigabyte EP45-UD3R! Using the same source and same cable the Gigabyte can record good quality sound -- but not in this newer ASUS board. I agree I did not spend much time troubleshooting this but must I do that on a new board?

I tried add a secod CPU fan on the 212 EVO cooler in push-pull mode. So, I used an Arctic F12 PWM PST (PWM Sharing Technology) fan and as soon as I powered on, the mobo started beep beep beep... basically, it is not able to read the speed of the CPU fan. So, I put the thing back as it was -- but the motherboar never recovered! I had to set "Ignore fan speed" in the BIOS setup from that point onwards.

I needed to ship the rig to a different city. As I started to dismantle it, I remembered that the DRAM slots have only single-sided ejection lever. Trying not to get the G-Skill chip in an oblique position, I pulled as hard as I could without breaking something. Guess what? They just wont come out no matter how much I tried! If I press on the single ejection lever, the chip gets into oblique position and that can cause other issues like stiripping the solder traces from the PCIe connector of the DRAM chips.
If you buy this card make sure to buy the right DRAM because changing them could be a whole new experience!
The newer version (so called PRO version with 2 truly parallel PCIe-16 slots) of this board selling right now also does not have the standard DRAM ejector -- they are single-sided only as I see in the photo.

Other Thoughts: Wonder how much savings ASUS has made by going to a single-sided DRAM ejector -- a few cents? Use your bean counters judiciously ASUS!

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  • coalburner
  • 12/7/2014 6:37:16 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsasus m5a99x evo r2.0

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.

Other Thoughts: 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

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