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Which MotherBoard is better (For the money)? The M5A97 LE R2.0 or the ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z AM3+

Building a gaming pc and i cant decide, one is cheap with some bad reviews and the other is expensive with the only bad review is people saying that they want the MB. Which should i choose for GAMING (games like BF4)
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  1. uuuummmmmm, the M5A97 LE R2.0 is a motherboard and the AMD FX-8320 is a CPU! Do you have any idea of what you are talking about?
  2. animal said:
    uuuummmmmm, the M5A97 LE R2.0 is a motherboard and the AMD FX-8320 is a CPU! Do you have any idea of what you are talking about?


    yep, the ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z AM3+ is a mother board and so is the M5A97 LE R2.0 :) Check the title again :P
  3. Neither. Get this: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131874

    Or, if you need to save some money, this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131873

    If you plan to overclock, then 100% go with the Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0
  4. lethalshark said:
    animal said:
    uuuummmmmm, the M5A97 LE R2.0 is a motherboard and the AMD FX-8320 is a CPU! Do you have any idea of what you are talking about?


    yep, the ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z AM3+ is a mother board and so is the M5A97 LE R2.0 :) Check the title again :P


    The original header read mobo & cpu as my answer stated
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  6. whitecat said:


    Your the second person to say that, it seems good its just that the reviews seem to be mostly DOA's and bad support. So, i'm really stuck here...
  7. just go for the asus 990fx m5a99 the 990fx thats blue or the gigabte 990fx ud3
  8. lazyboy947 said:
    just go for the asus 990fx m5a99 the 990fx thats blue or the gigabte 990fx ud3


    Who will crossfire/sli at X16 ? i d rather get a mobo with chipset 990X and a better processor than an expensive board plus weak processor.
  9. whitecat said:
    lazyboy947 said:
    just go for the asus 990fx m5a99 the 990fx thats blue or the gigabte 990fx ud3


    Who will crossfire/sli at X16 ? i d rather get a mobo with chipset 990X and a better processor than an expensive board plus weak processor.


    I think i found one, top rated on newegg apparently this is it: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131877 its in my budget too.
  10. The asus 990x board is only $10 cheaper than the 990fx one that isnt the crosshair V or sabertooth. The gigabyte 990fx ud3 can be found on sale for under $140. If u going to go cheaper with a 990x board being around $10 or so then go cheaper with a 970 chipset like the m5a97 r2 or gigabte 970 ud3/ud3p. Crossfire x16 isnt a selling point as cards wont be bottlenecked at x8, and most 990fx boards dont even have crossfire/sli in x16 for at least two cards.
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