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ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 8 x SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

  • AMD 990FX
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years


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  • 7/2/2015 9:19:46 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsmeh

Pros: It works great when it works. Feels sturdy and handles what I throw at it.

Cons: doesn't work all the time.

Other Thoughts: Whenever I turn my power supply off, once I turn my computer back on, it does nothing but turn the cpu led on, and I have to restart it without any hdds or ssds then start it again with them, and the cpu is perfectly fine. I contacted their customer support, and after a few tests they said yes your motherboard is broken, oh but you bought it from newegg. just talk to them.

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  • 6/30/2015 2:02:09 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsTEMPERMENTAL

Pros: Board has high quality parts and is sturdy. Works very well when it is working.

Cons: Memory, memory, memory.....ASUS needs to fix the problem with their motherboards and the memory slots. This is the third motherboard that I have had memory issues with. The first version of this board memory slots went bad. This board has memory slots issues also and did not work other than with a single slot until i put memory in all four slots and moved the Video Card to the second slot, otherwise the PC refused to boot and all LED onboard would flash red. Firstly, it does use the dual ram in the A1, B1 slots. You have to use the A2, B2 slots and they work if you are lucky. So I was initially restricted to 4GBs of Ram - Corsair Vengence. Then to get my 16GBs of RAM to work I have to move the Video Card to the second slot.

Other Thoughts: This board costed over 200 dollars. It needed to be PCIE 3.0 for that cost, which it is not. Secondly, the memory slot/video card issues need to be sorted out. Disappointing for a company with such a high reputation. The board works like a dream now it is finally up and running.

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  • 6/25/2015 11:11:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Googly Moogly

Pros: Well built, well thought out layout, just what I needed from a Mobo.

Cons: None I can think of.

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  • 6/24/2015 5:50:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggshorrible service all around

Pros: Supposed to be a great board and might have an opinion on it if it would work.

Cons: Board came flashed bio only hooked up processor and power supply and got a red light upon trying to boot. Went through the rma process after 2.5 weeks got an email from newegg stating that the board was damaged and they will not cover it. The board could have left the factory damaged or been damaged in shipping. Definetly will not be ordering anymore componets through new egg. Good news asus says they will cover it but it will be a lengthy rma process once again. Meanwhile I have a lot of expensive parts sitting there and waiting for their warranty through new egg to expire so if one of them are bad I will be stuck with it because I cant test it before the return period expires.

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  • 6/22/2015 5:41:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsHappy ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0

Pros: ASUS Sabertooth 990fx r2.0 DDR3 free shiping!

Cons: "Its Alive"

Other Thoughts: My System: Win7 X64 -Testing Win 10
FX9850 4.7gzh 8 core / Deep_Cool Captain 240
Sabertooth 990FX R2.0
4x8 for 32gb Corsair Vengeance ddr3 1866
2x asus strix GTX 970 DDR5 over Clock edition
1x HD Seagate 1TB 78000K 128mb cache
2x SSD samsung 250gb 850 EVO
2x SSD 300V Kingston 240gb
1x Pioneer BDXL - RW
1x Couger CMX 1000W
1x Full ATX Antec eleven hundred Gaming Case
1x CM cool master MB24/MS2k
8x 120x120x25mm Cougar CF-V12HP Hydro-Dyamic

I would highly recommend ASUS

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  • 6/18/2015 9:36:33 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Mobo

Pros: I've had this in my gaming rig for nearly 2 years now, and I've loved it! The spacious layout of the board makes it easy to work with -- I'm easily fitting my dual slot 10" video card and PCI-E wireless card with room to spare. The ASUS UEFI interface is easy to work with, the USB BIOS Flashback has proven very convenient to easily flash the BIOS, overclocking is simple, and I especially like the POST state LEDs. If POST fails, it makes it easy to identify what what wrong -- I was able to immediately figure out I was using the wrong DIMM slots when I initially set up my build.

And not to mention, this thing looks beautiful...

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Highly recommended, ASUS rules.

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  • 6/17/2015 6:56:24 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsMotherboard Faulty

Pros: The BIOS LED's, instead of using beeps this motherboard has LED lights near each main processing unit (RAM, Memory, VGA, CPU) very easy to determine where errors occur. Also, it supports 4 GPU's.
Mine had a short somewhere in it as I got two separate BIOS LED's for no reason. Either way it is easy to tell the workmanship is terrific, and Newegg is the best site to purchase any components.

Cons: Motherboard is faulty. It just so happens my motherboard is faulty. It works after enough tries, mostly gets stuck on BIOS LED's. It has stopped at RAM, to which I unplugged and plugged it back in again, and if I leave it on too long the CPU LED turns on and the only way to reset it is to completely remove power. The VGA was the most painful, as I tried multiple slots with multiple cards and sometimes they worked sometimes they didn't. Fortunately Newegg is great about returns, I am currently waiting on it to be shipped back.

Other Thoughts: It doesn't really matter what brand you buy, Newegg is the place to buy it.

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  • 6/15/2015 5:29:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsWarranty Service is Poor

Pros: Great, sturdy board! Excellent performance for the price.
(FYI, I own the R1.0 board, but it is no longer available here to add reviews).

Cons: No cons on the hardware itself. Warranty service is poor thus far.

Other Thoughts: Warranty customer service is poor. I purchased the board in March 2012. In November 2014, the LAN port quit working -- they were quick to have me send the board via RMA for repairs. Once back, the PCIE slot didn't work, so I sent it back again via another RMA. Once back, the LAN port again does not work. So I sent it back for a 3rd RMA, and they decided to replace the board. The replacement has a PCIE slot that does not work, so I called within two days of receipt and they tell me the replacement board is out of warranty, they need to escalate my call and call me back to "advise" me.
I asked for a manager, but was turned down as they "only work the morning shift". I asked to speak to the tech services dept that would receive the escalated case. Was then placed on hold for a few minutes, then got the end-of-call survey and disconnected.
I have now been without my motherboard for 7 months. I am VERY unhappy with ASUS warranty service at this time.

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  • 6/11/2015 8:48:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBought 2 - One Perfect/ One Bad

Pros: Overall a sound, sturdy board with extra sata ports that you'll appreciate. The UEFI BIOS is nothing like I've ever worked with and is super easy. It practically does all the work for you. I built up one machine for my son and the build went with no glitches or hangups. It was a breeze really. The second board, I just had that feeling... no matter what i did I couldn't get it to fully boot up. It would hang up on the ASUS Sabertooth logo and go no further. I tried the CMOS, resetting the memory, pulled out the board 2x and reset. No good - decided to return it to Newegg asap for an exchange. Good thing I live in NJ and close to their distribution center. I'm hoping to pick up a replacement asap. I have faith in the board. I've read some reviews here about the board but still decided to buy 2. I believe they'll last as this is not the first ASUS board I've owned. I used to buy nothing but ABIT.. but as they are out of business, ASUS was the next best choice for me besides MSI. Would have been 5 eggs had both worked fine out of the box. Once I get the replacement, I could always write another review of that one - if that choice is enabled.

Cons: Only con thing I can think of is, if you're planning on using a add-on audio card that installs via the PCI Express card this board isn't for you. Your video card will block it and it's pretty much useless unless you drop your video card down to PCI Express 2.0 x 16 slot 3 (which is generally not recommended for performance if you're only using one video card). So, you have to consider the pros and cons when considering this board.

Other Thoughts: I was considering exchanging the one bad for another brand of board. There just isn't one out there for AMD that has the features this board has unless you go with the higher end ASUS Crosshair formula Z. That board is not for everyone.

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  • 6/7/2015 5:37:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsCaught Fire! Almost burned down my apartment.

Pros: Looks pretty sweet, easy to set up, nice little buttons and lights to show different levels of functionality. Good marketing with the "military tough" thing, if only it were true.

Cons: This motherboard worked flawlessly for almost a year when suddenly one morning it burst into flames while under normal use. The fire initiated in one of the capacitors and caused a pretty serious little electrical fire. Fortunately I don't keep many papers around my computer or on top of my case and when the power was cut the fire died almost instantly. Not so military tough, and I would know since I've been in the Army for 8 years.

The real nightmare here was trying to deal with customer service. The first few interactions were incredibly difficult. I study foreign languages and am used to travelling abroad but dealing with the customer support personnel was a catastrophe at best. They could barely understand what I was saying and I could barely understand what they were saying. Finally after several frustrating calls I was able to get an RMA request and paid FedEx a hefty sum to super carefully wrap/package and ship the motherboard off to ASUS.

After not hearing anything for quite a while I decided to call and see what the deal was. I had to call three times because the customer support person hung up the first time and the second time they must have transferred me incorrectly. I finally got to someone who could help me out and they informed me that ASUS had flagged it several days before but failed to send out an email telling me. They apologized and said that it had been "external damage" and they could not do anything for me. They wanted to charge me the entire cost for a replacement, and they would be returning my motherboard in its current condition. (I did receive it but missing a couple parts, and in pieces)

Anyway, I just wanted to know from their repair/customer care people what the problem was. If this was an issue with the motherboard, if it was something else, if I needed to buy other parts such as RAM or CPU.... the only response I could ever get was "external damage, no repair" over and over. I sent requests for info in by their email ticket and several times over the phone. Finally, I got so frustrated that I just stopped and vowed never to buy another ASUS product again for me, my family, or my personal business. If I had any control over the Army's buying functions, and maybe I will, I'd advise against any unit purchasing a product from them as well.

Horrible experience that was dangerous to my personal property, handled unprofessionally, and left me weeks without a desktop computer (still dont have a working desktop). A real head ache. I recommend not buying any products from this manufacturer, especially this product which is especially not "military tough."

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