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whats the difference between m5a97

and m5A99 evo

Just the third PCI E slot? who needs 3 gpus?

Or any better options to get some bang for my buck?
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  1. The 99X is a bit more of an enthusiast motherboard. Hence the position of the SATA slots and the 3 PCI-e slots.
  2. by enthusiast you mean a builder? i mean im planning on upgrading eventually, one by one, but my mobo fried and im trying to figure out a good new one. you think its worth the 50 extra bucks? just for differently placed satas? the 3rd PCI express i could care less about
    any youd recommend? i was just looking at these cause i have the old version of them... m4A97x evo
    setup-
    AMD phenom 2 black edition
    4x 2gb gskill ripjaws
    3 hdds
  3. Best answer
    For future compatability and expandability, I would recommend the M5A99X EVO R2.0 of the 2 you offered. It is the newest chipset, and will have a few more features. Additionally, if you intend to SLI it will support that, where as most 970 series chipsets will support crossfire but not SLI.
  4. 8350rocks said:
    For future compatability and expandability, I would recommend the M5A99X EVO R2.0 of the 2 you offered. It is the newest chipset, and will have a few more features. Additionally, if you intend to SLI it will support that, where as most 970 series chipsets will support crossfire but not SLI.


    good look bro
  5. yzchamp said:
    8350rocks said:
    For future compatability and expandability, I would recommend the M5A99X EVO R2.0 of the 2 you offered. It is the newest chipset, and will have a few more features. Additionally, if you intend to SLI it will support that, where as most 970 series chipsets will support crossfire but not SLI.


    good look bro


    No problem, please share some solution love to one of us :)
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