I have heard many mixed reviews from Newegg and Amazon about the M5A97 R2.0 Motherboard. Some say it was Dead on Arrival, some say it was a great board, some say there were a few issues, etc. I think it will be a good board for my build but my main concern if it gets damaged or is DOA. If this happens and I have to get a replacement, that is just bad luck for me. But can something like this damage my CPU or GPU or anything else of high value in my build? This will be my first ever build so I am worried of something messing up. Here's my setup:
It will be fine. The reason you hear about DOA is because people are unlikely to talk about how good their experience was, they would rather go on their way. But if something is wrong, people cant resist the urge to point out every flaw there was.
Its a good board, a 990FX chip would be better. But its the best in its price.