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ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z ATX AMD Gaming Motherboard

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #3 in AMD Motherboards


Pros: So many features it will take weeks to use them all.

Cons: I would like to see RED LED lines all over the board.

This Board is beautiful. I was awed when I got it out of the box, the packaging by the way is very nice too, it jumps at you and says overclock me. It has 3 GPU useable PCIE slots and one for add on cards. 16x, 16x + 16x or 16x + 8x +8x. SLI or Xfire. The ROG connect is nice because you can OC everything from a laptop while running monitoring software with no interuptions. The layout is perfect, at least for me with right angle sata headers, 7 4pin fan connectors, plenty of USB 2.0 and 3.0 and so many other connections you really have to read up on it because I don't want to write a book here. Easy to set up and easy to OC. So much software including ROG CPU-Z, Kaperski anti-virus, and of course AI suite II and sweet is the truth. Picture 148.jpgIntel(R) IPP JPEG encoder 7.0.1041 - Jul 19 2011;Intel(R) IPP JPEG encoder 7.0.1041 - Jul 19 2011;
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It has game 1st II which allows you to set up your NIC to optimize performance no matter what you are doing at the time. So much more, check it out.

I almost forgot it comes with Extreme FX III sound and it too is aces. See pics of LED seperating soung from rest of the board.


Pros: Can run x16 x16 x8

Cons: Bios can be a bit tricky

Well I bought mine at Micro Center along with a 8350 cpu to update my old fx 6100/ m5a97 motherboard.I can tell you speed wise and gaming performance has gone up ALOT!.... Certin games I play have picked up 40-50 fps But I mainly play older games so you might wanna look into that further~ As far as features go this Motherboard has it all And I would consider this Amd s Flagship motherboard! I run dual Radeon 6970s Refrence design for the time being so keep in mind if you plan to run 2 or 3 cards space may become an issue for you! I dont see a possibility of running tri-fire unless I take off the heatsinks and watercool them, theres just not enough space on the pcie-e lanes to run 3 cards with the heatsink coolers~! I would say this is the perfect motherboard to run a full custom watercooling loop and go tri-fire, this is the plan for me,If you can pair it up with the 8350 its like a match made in computer gaming heaven~! There is features Galore on this board,ive yet to figure out how to use half of them lol. Overall this is the best Board ive ever had, would buy another ROG board no questions asked~
ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z ATX AMD Gaming Motherboard

The Crosshair V Formula-Z features the AMD 990FX / SB950 chipset and uses the new DDR3 T-Topology Design, supporting 2400(O.C.) MHz, offering optimum performance for hardcore gamers and performance seekers. Supporting the latest AMD Socket AM3+, rich with exclusive gamer-oriented features and designs, this motherboard provides gamers with the high-end specs that they seek. With a new Socket AM3+, it offers usability of Socket AM3 or AM3+, allowing the user a choice of previous or current AMD CPUs. The new 64MB BIOS ROM not only supports UEFI BIOS, but also leave rooms Windows 8 installation and updates! ASUS is always looking to stay ahead, and is proud to say that this motherboard is Windows 8 Support Ready, allowing the user to enjoy all of the Windows 8 features, such as Windows Fast Boot, Windows Secure Boot, and OEM Activation 3.0, as well as ASUS features such as Direct Key and Fast Boot Switch.

BindingPersonal Computers
FeatureExtreme Engine Digi+ II Powerful combination of analog and digital design elements, allowing precise adjustments to create greater efficiency, stability, and performance for total system control! Windows 8 Support Ready Upgraded Hardware and Native BIOS Support, with Fast Boot Feature! Game First II Prioritize packets with an intuitive interface! Intel Gigabit LAN Experience the fast network connectivity! SupremeFX III Bring gaming and studio to life with HD!
ModelCrosshair V Formula-Z
TitleASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
CatalogNumberList - CatalogNumberListElement128096 0610839188628 Crosshair V Formula-Z
Item Height11.69 inches
Item Length14.65 inches
Item Width3.58 inches
Package Height3.8 inches
Package Length14.6 inches
Package Weight5.15 pounds
Package Width11.8 inches
ProductGroupPersonal Computer
UPCList - UPCListElement610839188628
Item Weight5.05 pounds
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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