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What's better Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 or MSI 970 GAMING

Hey guys ,
I'm new in gaming world .And I want to build a powerful gaming PC .
But First Let's agree ; I'm not planning to overclock any part .
So my question is ; what the best mobo will perform better with this build :
CPU : AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor
Memory : Kingston 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage : Western Digital WD Green 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card : MSI Radeon R9 280 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card
Case : Thermaltake Commander G42 ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply : Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
Optical Drive : Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer

The only problem that I still can't Choose which mobo is better for this build :
Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 or MSI 970 GAMING

So guys I'm waiting your answers and thanks in advance .
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  1. Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 for the win. Their BIOS is much better than MSI ones and will serve you string when overclocking.
  2. Agera One said:
    Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 for the win. Their BIOS is much better than MSI ones and will serve you string when overclocking.


    PS: I 'm not going to overclock the cpu .
    And I heard that 2 TB Hard drives are not Compatible with that Asus motherboard . Is it true ?
  3. Heard? Can you send me the links where you've read that in?
  4. Agera One said:
    Heard? Can you send me the links where you've read that in?


    here check the comments And you will find it .
    http://www.ebuyer.com/393527-asus-m5a99x-evo-r2-0-990x-socket-am3-8-channel-audio-atx-motherboard-m5a99x-evo-r2-0
    Just tell me is it true And thank you again . :)
  5. Should be fine, might have had problems with earlier BIOSs, haven't heard of any problems w/ 2TB drives of late
  6. Best answer
    Ali Hamdi said:
    Hey guys ,
    I'm new in gaming world .And I want to build a powerful gaming PC .
    But First Let's agree ; I'm not planning to overclock any part .
    So my question is ; what the best mobo will perform better with this build :
    CPU : AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor
    Memory : Kingston 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
    Storage : Western Digital WD Green 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive
    Video Card : MSI Radeon R9 280 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card
    Case : Thermaltake Commander G42 ATX Mid Tower Case
    Power Supply : Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
    Optical Drive : Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer

    The only problem that I still can't Choose which mobo is better for this build :
    Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 or MSI 970 GAMING

    So guys I'm waiting your answers and thanks in advance .


    The ASUS board. MSI is known for using lousy capacitors that have a nasty habit of bursting into flames or exploding. Especially in conjunction with power hungry FX cpu's
  7. MSI Radeon R9 280 Ain't this a PCIe 3.0? The Asus board is 2.0 PCIe x16
  8. bote110 said:
    MSI Radeon R9 280 Ain't this a PCIe 3.0? The Asus board is 2.0 PCIe x16


    ___________

    It's an AMD mobo, not going to see PCI-E 3 slots on AM3+ (not that it matters, you don't really lose anything running in a PCI-E2 slot ;)
  9. Very hard to find.

    Only the Sabertooth 990FX Rev. 2 Gen 3 had PCIE 3.0

    Exclusive AMD PCIe 3.0
    Military-Grade Motherboard with TUF Cooling Technology.

    PCI Express 3.0 - The Latest Graphics Standard Now on AMD Boards
    TUF CeraM!X Heatsink Coating Tech. - 50% Larger Area for Heat Dissipation with the Revolutionary Ceramics-coating Technology
    TUF Thermal Radar - Real Time Temp. Detection and Heat Removal
    TUF Components [Alloy Choke, Cap. & MOSFET; Certified by Military- standard] - Certified for Tough Duty
    New DIGI+ Power Control - All-New Digital Power Control for both CPU and DRAM
    USB BIOS Flashback - Easy, Worry-free USB BIOS Flashback with Hardware-based Design
    Windows 8 Ready – Assured Compatibility
  10. Just check the ratings on any site, you will see the Asus board is way better. It is the best VFM board out there. Unless you go for the sabertooth or crosshair you wont find anything better
  11. Tradesman1 said:
    bote110 said:
    MSI Radeon R9 280 Ain't this a PCIe 3.0? The Asus board is 2.0 PCIe x16


    ___________

    It's an AMD mobo, not going to see PCI-E 3 slots on AM3+ (not that it matters, you don't really lose anything running in a PCI-E2 slot ;)


    I looking in getting a M5A99X EVO R2.0 so your saying that I can run a video card that's a 3.0 PCIe on this mother board ? So Sorry Ali Hamdi I just been looking up on every thing about this board.
  12. evo 2.0 will accept drives over to 2 terabytes you simply have to tell it that you have a drive over 2 terabytes , it will initially show up as 2 terabytes when you going to disc manager right click and convert to data disc. :). My. Spec Asus m5a99x rev 2.0 ,6 core amd fx 6100 @4.1GHz, 16 Gb Kingston beast @2400(oc) ,sapphire R290 X tri oc. Seagate 4tb (8g flash) data disk, Kingston 320G SSD , artic extreme cooler, aero cool strike X case with touch screen cooling system.
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