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Motherboard

Asus - M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard

(49 Ratings, 4.1 Average)

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Specifications

Manufacturer

Asus

Part #

M5A97 LE R2.0

Manufacturer

Asus

Socket / CPU

AM3+

Form Factor

ATX

RAM Slots

4

Max RAM

32 GB

Color

Black / Blue

Chipset

AMD 970

SLI/CrossFire

CrossFire Capable

SATA 3Gb/s Ports

0

SATA 6Gb/s Ports

6

SATA Express Ports

0

M.2 Slots

0

mSATA Slots

0

Memory Slots

4

Memory Type

DDR3

Memory Speed

  • DDR3-1066
  • DDR3-1333
  • DDR3-1600
  • DDR3-1866
  • DDR3-2133

PCI-E x16 Slots

2

PCI-E x8 Slots

0

PCI-E x4 Slots

0

PCI-E x1 Slots

2

PCI Slots

2

Onboard Video

No

Onboard USB3.0 Headers

No

Supports ECC

No

Wireless Networking

No

RAID Support

Yes

Onboard Ethernet

1 x 1000 Mbit/s

SATA 6 Gb/s

6

Price History

    Reviews

    Vairfoley
    • 19 points
    • 9 months ago

    from completed build Nichole's Rig

    Only 1 4-PIN for the CPU and not much cooling on the board. Definitely leaving the CPU stock. Otherwise, quality is good.

    ninja650r
    • 15 points
    • 48 months ago

    from completed build Budget Gaming Build

    It does the job. No USB 3.0 headers though. I basically blindly grabbed it off the shelf at frys because I was so fed up with my previous MOBO.

    fork-bomb
    • 11 points
    • 12 months ago

    from completed build "The Blue Predecessor"

    Used for a while, not great for overclocking but still holds up to this day.

    ankrotachi10
    • 7 points
    • 51 months ago

    from completed build My First Budget Gaming PC

    No problems.

    gellertb97
    • 7 points
    • 45 months ago

    from completed build Budget Gaming PC - September 2014

    Very good and stable mobo; first time I put it in the case I accidentally forgot the spacers and upon booting it, it kept running, in fact it didn't even give off a warning nor was it in any way damaged from the short it experienced. Been running nice and stable for the last year and despite the various BIOS updates and modifications I experimented with, it worked through without a hitch. Software included for it is stellar for its price (which was ~90 when I bought it a year ago).

    The reason I gave it 4 stars is the fact that there are only two rear USB 3.0 ports and it doesn't have a slot for USB 3.0 expansion.

    dragunzonline
    • 6 points
    • 47 months ago

    from completed build The Half-Blood Prince

    This is a cheap board that gets the job done, what more can I say? My only recommendation is that anyone considering getting this board not overclock their CPU Like I did

    zigzag_097
    • 6 points
    • 47 months ago

    from completed build BLUE BEETLE

    GREAT COMES WITH UPDATED BIOS OUT OF BOX

    StalinWasCool
    • 5 points
    • 42 months ago

    Great motherboard for the price I got it at, lots of great features from Asus, Just wish it wasn't soo many blues, although that might be changing ;D

    zachy247
    • 3 points
    • 41 months ago

    from completed build White Lightning

    This motherboard is great for everything, but it has no PCI and the fan pins are centrally located. And don't expect to get your rebate any time soon, i never got mine.

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