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Help choosing a mobo for gaming


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hey everyone i am new to building a gaming computer so i think i wanna go with a ASUS board and i am looking at either the M5A99X EVO OR THE M5A99X EVO PRO R2.0.... I am just stump on which one to get i am looking for some helpful advice please... Looking for a board that supports SLI or Crossfire I have a AMD FX-8350 Cpu....Thanks in advance

http://www.newegg.co...1^13-131-851-TS

this is link to the compare the two
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Gday gamer941, Posted Image
Both boards support SLI or Crossfire
This is a better page to do a comparison. > http://usa.asus.com/Compare/
The Pro has better user control features, slightly better over-clocking capable, better optional fan control on the Mobo headers, more featured BIOS. but lacks 1394aIEEE (if this is important to you) My choice would be the Pro R2.0. Look at the comparison page and disregard the features you don't want or need, may make selection easer.
Make sure to choose your RAM from the QVL, (Qualified Vendors List) found on the Mobo Web page.
If you have more questions or need more help, please post.


This is a good site for selecting and pricing your parts, register, select your country, on the top right. You can link your build to us to get more feedback.
> http://pcpartpicker.com/



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Gday gamer941, Posted Image
Both boards support SLI or Crossfire
This is a better page to do a comparison. > http://usa.asus.com/Compare/
The Pro has better user control features, slightly better over-clocking capable, better optional fan control on the Mobo headers, more featured BIOS. but lacks 1394aIEEE (if this is important to you) My choice would be the Pro R2.0. Look at the comparison page and disregard the features you don't want or need, may make selection easer.
Make sure to choose your RAM from the QVL, (Qualified Vendors List) found on the Mobo Web page.
If you have more questions or need more help, please post.


This is a good site for selecting and pricing your parts, register, select your country, on the top right. You can link your build to us to get more feedback.
> http://pcpartpicker.com/




do you know if this board is already current with the bios so it will support the FX-8350 or will it need to be flashed. Thanks
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Your selected CPU is supported by the Motherboard (with whatever the version of BIOS installed on the one you receive but, it may not be the latest version. Usually fixes bugs, stability issues with some hardware, etc.
> http://usa.asus.com/...X_PRO_R20/#CPUS
The only ways to know what BIOS version is on any Motherboard is,
Ask who is selling the product to inspect the box for the BIOS ver. or a label on the board, look at it yourself is possible.
Have the board live and enter the BIOS screen.

The risk of bricking a Mobo today, possible, but very minimal. I have not seen a post for that problem on G2G in the 4 years I have been helping.

Edited by iammykyl, 12 December 2012 - 04:17 AM.

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Hi.

How are things going? Do you still need assistance? An update would be appreciated.
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