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Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard

( 4.1 Average / 48 Ratings )

Specifications

Manufacturer

Asus

Part #

M5A97 LE R2.0

Form Factor

ATX

CPU Socket

AM3+

Chipset

AMD 970

Memory Slots

4 x 240-pin DIMM

Memory Type

DDR3-1066 / 1333 / 1600 / 1866 / 2133

Maximum Supported Memory

32GB

RAID Support

Yes

Onboard Video

No

CrossFire Support

Yes

SLI Support

No

SATA 6 Gb/s

6

Onboard Ethernet

1 x 10/100/1000 Mbps

Onboard USB 3.0 Header(s)

No

Prices

Merchant Base Promo Shipping Tax Availability Total
Overclockers.co.uk £59.99 In stock £59.99+
BT Shop £62.70 +£3.49 s/h £66.19
CCL Computers £70.34 +FREE s/h In stock £70.34
Ebuyer £71.34 £71.34+
Novatech £72.98 £72.98+
More Computers £73.51 +FREE s/h £73.51

Price History (Excluding Tax & Combo Deals) History:

Reviews

from completed build My First Budget Gaming PC

No problems.

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.

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

from completed build BLUE BEETLE

GREAT COMES WITH UPDATED BIOS OUT OF BOX

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.

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

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.