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ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z ATX AMD Gaming Motherboard

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #3 in AMD Motherboards

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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.

Posted

Pros: Lighting, Features, USB Ports

Cons: Still no PCIe 3.0 :(

Great board so far, im really loving the lighting and the features of the board. The colors are quite nice as well, the PCB is all black and the PCIe slots are Dark red as well as all the accents. Also it has RMI separation for the audio portion similar to what Gigabyte has been doing! A single Lan slot on this one in contrast to most boards out, but its a positive thing for me since the Intel chip is always better than that LAN Killer one that all of other boards have for the additional port. This thing also has plenty of USB ports which I love! And is has PS2 still which is lame in my opinion.. Now I had to deduct a half of a star because this is the current flagship for AM3+ yet it still does not have PCIe Generation 3 on it with the PLX chip, to date so far the only board to have it is the Sabertooth REV 2 Gen 3 which ASUS discontinued.... Not sure why rolleyes.gifrolleyes.gif I just don't see crossfire over PCIe as good of an option with GEN2 since it will be a bottle neck... But overall im satisfied!



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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
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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.

Details:
DetailValue
BindingPersonal Computers
BrandAsus
EAN0610839188628
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!
FormatCD-ROM
LabelAsus
ManufacturerAsus
ModelCrosshair V Formula-Z
MPNCROSSHAIR V FORMULA-Z
PlatformWindows
PublisherAsus
SKU3947169
StudioAsus
TitleASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
UPC610839188628
CatalogNumberList - CatalogNumberListElement128096 0610839188628 Crosshair V Formula-Z
Item Height11.69 inches
Item Length14.65 inches
Item Width3.58 inches
NumberOfItems1
Package Height3.8 inches
Package Length14.6 inches
Package Weight5.15 pounds
Package Width11.8 inches
PackageQuantity1
PartNumberCROSSHAIR V FORMULA-Z
ProductGroupPersonal Computer
ProductTypeNameMOTHERBOARD
UPCList - UPCListElement610839188628
Item Weight5.05 pounds
HardwarePlatformPc
OperatingSystemWindows
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