ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 vs. ASUS M5A99X EVO R2.0

I am getting a motherboard soon and I'm picking from the two right now. I'm leaning towards the EVO but I'm not sure. The CPU I'm getting is the FX-6300, the GPU I'm getting is the Sapphire AMD Radeon 7950, and the PSU is the TX750. I will be using up a lot of sata ports too.
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  1. Go with EVO for 1 more sata connector. btw PRO has its own advantage.

    Have fun!

    /Don't forget to pick the best solution everytime, the community members appreciate that./
  2. 750W is way to much unless you plan on Crossfire?

    Anyway. The PRO is the better one with more PCI-e bandwidth for Crossfire, but both will do just fine. They are EXTREMELY similar.
  3. Ectorr said:
    Deifitely go with EVO.

    Have fun!

    /Don't forget to pick the best solution everytime, the community members appreciate that./


    What? Why? LOL
  4. Novuake said:
    750W is way to much unless you plan on Crossfire?

    Anyway. The PRO is the better one with more PCI-e bandwidth for Crossfire, but both will do just fine. They are EXTREMELY similar.


    The only reason I have a TX750 is because it was on sale for $60, and if I decide to upgrade I won't need a new PSU. And the back ports don't seem as nice as the EVO, and which one is more known? Which is more popular with builders.
  5. Novuake said:
    Ectorr said:
    Deifitely go with EVO.

    Have fun!

    /Don't forget to pick the best solution everytime, the community members appreciate that./


    What? Why? LOL


    I edited since u saw it :)
  6. What are the benefits of having either one? What are the differences? Is the PRO worth $10 more?
  7. We already mentioned the differences. :)
    EVO has 1 more SATA port. The Pro has 2 x16 PCI-e lanes which is better for Dual-GPUs.
  8. Novuake said:
    We already mentioned the differences. :)
    EVO has 1 more SATA port. The Pro has 2 x16 PCI-e lanes which is better for Dual-GPUs.


    Is the PRO newer and like a step up? And according to newegg the PRO has 1 more SATA than the EVO
  9. LOL oh yeah your right, yes the PRO is one step up from EVO.

    STOP CONFUSING ME Ectorr!!!
  10. Novuake said:
    LOL oh yeah your right, yes the PRO is one step up from EVO.

    STOP CONFUSING ME Ectorr!!!


    Lol, so it is worth the $10 more? I don't like that they have two PS/2 ports on the back instead of just one. The EVO has 2 eSATA ports on the back because they were smart and did one PS/2 that works with both. But the SATA is worth it.
  11. eSATA really is useless. :)
    PS/2 ports CAN actually be useful.
  12. Novuake said:
    eSATA really is useless. :)
    PS/2 ports CAN actually be useful.


    So I think I'll go with the PRO, and if I get the Hyper 212 EVO and if I was to get high profile RAM would it fit?
  13. 2 slots will fit. but DONT get high profile RAM at all.
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