Great value and very reliable,
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This review is from: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 Motherboard (AMD 970/SB950, DDR3, 6 x S-ATA 600, ATX, PCI-Express 2.0, USB 3.0, Socket AM3+) (Personal Computers)
This motherboard is perfect for any decent computer. Sure, it doesn't have all the bells and whistles of a more expensive motherboard but I doubt that they would be used in many scenarios anyway. The M5A97 has six SATA ports and support for SATA 6gb/s which gives a noticeable speed difference even when using hard drives. There are a decent number of I/O ports including USB 3 and Gigabit Ethernet, both of which were important In making my decision. Inside, there are spaces for lots of fans to connect to and space for two sets of dual channel memory giving a total of 32gb maximum. The CPU is installed simply by lifting the lever, pushing the it in and then bringing the lever down again. I had a few problems with this as the shaded corner of the socket ( used to line up the processor) was hard to see and the CPU needed to be pushed a bit before it would connect.
To sum up, an excellent board with the latest technology but without the gimmicks