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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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  • George T.
  • 10/30/2014 2:01:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsProbably the best motherboard I've ever owned!

Pros: Supports 8-core FX CPUs.
Supports DDR3-1866 RAM without overclocking.
USB 3.0 ports AND header for front ports.
Sata 6Gb/s drive ports.

Cons: Absolutely none.

Other Thoughts: FINALLY getting around to reviewing this board.
I picked it up to complete my FX-8350 build. I had initially tried to use a 970-based mobo, which was an utter fail.
It POSTed the first time I tried it. It took a little bit on finagling to get the BIOS to recognize my G.Skill DDR3-1866 RAM and hold the settings, but now it boots up perfectly every time.
The system runs cool and stable, absolutely no problems or even an odd quirk. I have had friends recommend Asus boards for years, very glad I finally took the plunge. Asus is my top choice for a premium board purchase.

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  • William T
  • 10/24/2014 8:35:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood chocie

Pros: Great motherboard with nice features, was perfect for my mid-grade pc build

Cons: None at all

Other Thoughts: I wasn't able to screw in the top-right corner, for some reason (I forget exactly why), but with the other 8 screws in it didn't mess anything up. I'd recommend this motherboard to anyone.

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  • Mat
  • 10/24/2014 4:21:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWorks great but...

Pros: -Has all the USB ports you could ever want
-Plenty of extra slots for future upgrades

Cons: None that were immediately apparent

Other Thoughts: Worked great for a little over a year, then I started having problems with the optical audio, my computer would say it is playing sound with the little sound window but no sound was actually coming through my headset. I concluded that it is not in fact the headset because I swapped them out and still had the same problem. A reboot fixes the problem for a short while until it decides to stop. Communication programs such as Skype and Teamspeak started to freeze up randomly aswell. Not sure if my motherboard just decided to go bad but I'm about to replace it.

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  • N/A
  • 10/21/2014 12:38:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBoard won't work

Pros: Nicely laid out board, good heat sinks on North/South bridge chips and easy to install CPU slot. Flashback bios feature is a great plus.

Cons: set up build in mid tower case, tried to boot but got red CPU LED light on first boot attempt and no boot screen or signal from computer to monitor. Changed video card, same problem, changed ram, same problem. reseated CPU, new silver heat compound, same problem. Have been in contact with Asus personnel, and decided to flash bios using their Flashback system, which worked very well with standby power only. tried to boot up and same problem as before, RED CPU LED lights, no signal to monitor, and no boot screen as a result.

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  • tufgriz
  • 10/7/2014 10:04:39 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsgood board

Pros: Does anything and everything I want it to, also supports sli

Cons: after 6 months of use, the onboard sound has died, contacted Asus and they want me to RMA it. After reading several reviews about their RMA's I am not sure I want to take that risk. It would be easier to buy a sound card and be done with the issue

Other Thoughts: overall I like the board it does what I need, I am disappointed that the sound would die after such a short time.

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  • RickD
  • 8/30/2014 4:02:09 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsFailed after six months

Pros: Works Well with the FX 8350 CPU, Very fast

Cons: Board Failed after 6 months. When initially installed in my system there were several time when the computer did not boot correctly. The gpu fan ran fast and made a lot of noise. I could shut down and restart and the system booted correctly. After 6 months the screen went blank and started to reboot then failed. Attempts to restart failed. Again the GPU fan ran fast.

Other Thoughts: I've been building computers since the early 1990s and this is the first mb that has failed. I've used Asus products many times and have always thought highly of their product. I'll send this board back for repair or replacement.

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  • N/A
  • 8/21/2014 2:34:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat motherboard

Pros: Very nice features. Love the BIOS. very easy to use. Overclocks my AMD FX -4300 from 3.8 GHz to 4.1 Ghz with just the click of a button. Even takes RAM that isnt in the compatibility list, although it is under-clocked from 1600 to 1333

Cons: seems to slow my memory down slightly but the memory isnt on the compatibility list so that may be the problem.

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  • Chaz
  • 8/11/2014 10:54:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsyes pls

Pros: large array of overclocking settings
quick boot time

Cons: pcie @ 8x, 8x (not a huge downside)
SLI 2x pcie slot placement too low.
I only have 2 gtx 760's and an asus xonar dx sound card plugged in and it barely fit right at the bottom, nearly touching my PSU.

Other Thoughts: I ended up buying with this board after testing the gigabyte 990fxa-ud3 rev 4 and having a few very annoying issues including POST loops, random freezes, LAN disconnects, poor oc-ability, wake from usb input not working consistently. I hated that gigabyte board and im glad I gave this asus board a chance, worth every penny.

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  • Mercury
  • 8/4/2014 10:30:11 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDied After 7 Months

Pros: When I initially purchased the board, it ran quite well. I was pleased with its performance.

Cons: After 6 months of use I began to have problems booting. The video card fan raced and the machine seemed to get stuck at the CPU when trying to post, according the on-board LED. Sometimes I could reboot right away without a problem, other times it would do this time after time.

I replaced the power supply, tried a new switch, tried a different video card, updated the BIOS, drained it completely and reset everything to default in the BIOS, and even resat the CPU and heat sink. The behavior persisted.

Now, such is life. Parts fail. It would have been ok if I had been sent a replacement motherboard. However, I will probably not buy another ASUS product again after this experience.

First phone call with someone from overseas resulted in some troubleshooting, and a need to call back after I tried removing the CMOS and leeting it sit for 20 minutes. I had to call back, and even though they had an incident number, I had to describe everything all over again. We finally initiated an RMA. I never received an e-mail with 24 hours as told. Called back to speak to a new overseas rep. I was told there was a system error. The weekend passed before I finally got the RMA e-mail after having to contact them again via chat support.

I had to pay for shipping even though I had a faulty product. UPS confirmed delivery on Thursday, but the status wasn't not updated until the following Tuesday. All it said was "completed." I inquired via another chat session as to what was done. I was told an IC chip was replaced. I received the board 2 days later with no documentation of what repair was done. I assume the chat support tech was correct in that something was replaced. I then rebuilt my PC. I booted once successfully and then had the exact same behavior. I have my doubts that any part was replaced, or if it was, it was done in haste because it did not fix the problem.

I called the following day, Thursday, and actually spoke with someone from the US. He initiated the process of sending a replacement. I was told to wait up to 3 business days for an e-mail just to tell me if a replacement is available.

I'm still waiting on that e-mail. The saga continues. Even if I get a replacement, it has been such a huge hassle. I will avoid ASUS because of poor services.

I think they expanded into the PC and tablet market and got too big for themselves. All of their customer service seems to be outsourced minus one person I actually spoke to.

When rating a product, I'm rating the entire experience. If it didn't fail, it would be 4 stars. If it had failed as it did because of a fluke, and was fixed right away, it would be 3 stars. I can't justify anything above 1 star because it doesn't work after 6 months of use and 2 weeks of dealing with their customer service there is no solution.

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  • Dracclaw
  • 7/29/2014 7:33:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGood for the price

Pros: This board is a very good deal for the money. Having USB 3.0 front panel option is nice, SLI ready, supports modern AMD CPU's, utility suite was nice as well, 6gb/s SATA. Considering I bought it 2 years ago when it was already in production for quite some time it still fits my needs. It also has an older PCI port for those peripherals that still work well, which you want to keep. Bought this board refurbished from another site that don't exist anymore, with that in mind considering it's longevity for me I'd say that is a pro as well.

Combined it with a GTX 560 Ti, 8 gb Crucial Ballistx ram, and a AMD FX 6200 Zambezi 3.8 ghz CPU. So far it runs every game I have thrown at it on Ultra settings (e.g Far Cry 3, Skyrim, The Witcher 2).

Cons: Had issues running two GTX 560 Ti's in SLI (bought on E*bay). Not sure if it was the board, cards, or drivers. Because I'm not 100% sure if it was the board that was having issues I'm not going to take off an egg.

Other Thoughts: May have issues with SLI, but since I only plan on running one card. Survived a lightning storm without blowing up lol. For the price I'd say get one before they are gone!

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