Pros: 2 Full x16 bandwidth PCI-E slots, UEFI, Nice BIOS
Cons: Won't overvolt, limited BIOS overclock, Ethernet port broken
ASRock 970M PRO3 Socket AM3+/ AMD 970/ DDR3/ Quad CrossFireX/ SATA3&USB3.0/ A&GbE/ MicroATX Motherboard
Pros: Lots of connectors, 8 core support, USB3.0, SATA 3.0
Cons: Suggest only 95w or below,USB 3.0 placement header is ackward, BIOS is flaky when computer OCing fails, not really a lot of OCing options.
“To be blunt,terrible layout for audio and usb headers. Not enough power delivery, sacrifices desktop ram for laptop and chipset heatsink gets warm to the touch , for its size its a little to warm for me. The power plug layout is nicely together with the 4 pin cpu header next to the 24 pin power connector. Think it should be a 8 pin for the cpu but ohh well. The board uses laptop ram, which is...” --Trexxit
“The Biostar A88M is a amazing choice for enthusiasts on a budget, It has potential to overclock and is amazingly cheap, it has a PCI Express 3.0 interface, 1 X16 Slot 1 X1 Slot and a PCI slot. It has a user friendly BIOS. However there are some downsides it is advertised as having Blu Ray Audio but in my opinion the sound quality is poor my 7 year old M2N SLI sounded better, it also doesn't...” --M2NSLI
“I've been using this board for a little bit than a year now and it has it's strengths and weaknesses. It's, in overall, a really good board I could recommend.” --DVIELIS
“its covered in anti moisture you can program to og to sleep and burn off any water in air. i slso believe it are better suited for phase change cooling this Board only fm2 have protection. this Board can overclock ram stable xmp setting i had problems setting correct timings on other brands Boards even if i did set it right xmp did it. it features 8 disk raid and will bench 2000mb and 6 mb...” --rebaygsda
“Let me start off by saying that this has gotten light, maybe minimal use. I used this in my main rig until I got my Biostar board for my G3258, then put this board into a server. It's handled pretty much everything I've thrown at it. It's been through two CPUs (AMD A6-5400K and A4-6300). The overclocking utility is pretty well fleshed out, having all of the essentials (BCLK, Multiplier,...” --Elektro
“Solid board for light OCs. Rev 1.0 limited to 4.4Ghz.” --Butthungrymonkee
Number of Memory Slots: 2Ã—240pin Memory Standard: DDR3 2250(O.C.) / 1866 / 1600 / 1333 / 1066 PCI Express 2.0 x16: 2 (x16, x4) Onboard Video Chipset: None Audio Chipset: Realtek ALC887 Audio Channels: 8 Channels Max LAN Speed: 10/100/1000Mbps Maximum Memory Supported: 32GB
“Sabertooth is a motherboard that any overclocker or gamer should base their build around. Incredibly powerful and sturdy, Sabertooth brings a badass look along with its name to dominate the motherboard market. Supporting all the latest cpus, having tons of space for any and all attachments. Handle mass amounts of power by equipping it with a sli gpu setup. Power your incredible cpu as far as...” --Xerosnake90
Asus M5A97 R2.0 Desktop Motherboard - AMD 970 Chipset - Socket AM3+ Number of Memory Slots: 4Ã—240pin Memory Standard: DDR3 2133(O.C.)/1866/1600/ 1333/1066 MHz PCI Express 2.0 x16: 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 (blue) 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 (x4 mode, black) Audio Chipset: Realtek ALC887 Audio Channels: 8 Channels Max LAN Speed: 10/100/1000Mbps Maximum Memory Supported: 32GB Channel...
“This motherboard has been as great as all of the reviews said it was. I have been easily overclocking and changing settings in the BIOS. It comes with many "x-fast" features including RAM,LAN,USB, and with 2 Seperate LAN connections, I have unlimited game playing on the web without any lagging. I can surf and download at the same time as well with no waiting. It came with 6 sata cables, a...” --oldcompgeek