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

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November 1, 2013 6:51:56 AM

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.
November 1, 2013 6:56:30 AM

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./
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a c 188 V Motherboard
November 1, 2013 6:57:02 AM

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.
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a c 188 V Motherboard
November 1, 2013 6:57:42 AM

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
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November 1, 2013 7:11:07 AM

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.
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November 1, 2013 7:17:41 AM

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 :) 
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November 1, 2013 7:21:11 AM

What are the benefits of having either one? What are the differences? Is the PRO worth $10 more?
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a c 188 V Motherboard
November 1, 2013 7:34:33 AM

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.
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November 1, 2013 7:39:01 AM

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
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a c 188 V Motherboard
November 1, 2013 7:40:52 AM

LOL oh yeah your right, yes the PRO is one step up from EVO.

STOP CONFUSING ME Ectorr!!!
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November 1, 2013 7:43:23 AM

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.
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a c 188 V Motherboard
November 1, 2013 7:46:33 AM

eSATA really is useless. :) 
PS/2 ports CAN actually be useful.
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November 1, 2013 7:48:55 AM

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?
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a c 188 V Motherboard
November 1, 2013 7:54:32 AM

2 slots will fit. but DONT get high profile RAM at all.
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