Best MOBO for FX8320

Looking for a replacement for a ASUS M5A97 R2.0, I used it with an FX 8350, that broke, got a 8320, and I wanted to get some feedback from you guys, what should I get?


I had so many problems with the M5A97, I don't really want to go with another ASUS MOBO, maybe I'm jumping to conclusions.


What do you suggest?



Yeah, you can't base conclusions on the average reliability of asus motherboards on just one problem, even though that must personally be annoying. Was it under warranty? Asus should replace it if so.

The Asus Crosshair Formula-Z 990FX is currently the best motherboard for the FX cpus at this point. If you really don't like asus the ASRock 990fx extreme 9 is reputed to be a good motherboard.


I had ASUS give me a refund, the Asrock looks promising. Thanks


not realy strange Asus m5a97 R2.0 with only 4+2 powerphase and digi vrm, is not realy a good board for a FX8 core chip. so i dont realy look supriced that you had some issues with this combination, i will post a decent list of boards to choose from.

  1. Asus crosshair V Formula Z    8+2 powerphase digi vrm
  2. Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 8+2 powerphase digi vrm
  3. Asrock 990FX Extreme9       12+2 powerphase digi vrm
  4. Asrock 990FX Fatal1ty pro  12+2 powerphase digi vrm
  5. Asrock 990Fx Fatal1ty killer  8+2 powerphase digi vrm
  6. Asus M5A99FX pro R2.0      6+2 powerphase digi vrm.

Good luck choosing

Grtz Angel