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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb board!, 27 Dec. 2013
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This review is from: Asus M5A97 PRO Motherboard (Socket AM3+, DDR3, ATX, Auto Tuning - Auto System Level Up) (Accessory)
I used this motherboard for my first build as I know that Asus are the Intel of motherboards.

It came well packaged in the official Asus box inside an Anti-static bag with some polystyrene and a metallic sticker that says "Powered by Asus".

This board has a lot of nice features such as automatic over clocking and stress testing which is fully automated at the click of a button, and has LED's for all components allowing you to see which component isn't working very easily.

It comes with a very user friendly graphical BIOS that has lots of features and shows speeds and voltages on the main page, which is useful for over clocking and stress testing.

It also supports FX processors with a new BIOS update which is great.

Hardware:
AMD FX 6300 OC @ 3.7Ghz
Corsair Vengance 8GB RAM @ 1600 Mhz
MSI AMD Radeon 6770 OC @ 910Mhz/1300Mhz
Hitatchi 250GB Drive
Corsair GS700 PSU

This board is cheap but has good support for hardware, such as 6GBPS HDD's and ODD's, and supports up to 32GB of RAM, which means you can upgrade in the future easily.

Only gripe is, as another reviewer mentioned, the 2nd PCI Express slot runs in 8x, which means that CrossfireX isnt a good option, but if you're going to crossfire I doubt you would go with a £50 board.

This dosen't seem to be available anymore, but if you do see one laying around, I can happily recommend it.
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