I recently purchased a few new upgrades for my computer. Seeing I have not had any issues with ASUS, I decided to stay with the brand. Read on for more details.
Crosshair V Formula – World’s best AMD gaming motherboard with 3-Way SLI/CrossFireX support
- 3-Way NVIDIA® SLI™ / AMD CrossFireX™ Technology
- Extreme Engine Digi+ – Powerful combination of analog and digital design elements
- SupremeFX X-Fi 2 – Play with ultra-real cinematic in-game surround sound!
- GameFirst – Creates the speed you need to PWN!
- Intel® Gigabit LAN – Experience the fast network connectivity!
- UEFI BIOS – Flexible & Easy BIOS Interface
|CPU||AMD AM3+ FX™/Phenom™ II/Athlon™ II/Sempron™ 100 Series Processors
Supports AM3+ 32 nm CPU
Supports CPU up to 8 cores
Supports CPU up to 140 W
AMD Cool ‘n’ Quiet™ Technology
|Memory||4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 2133(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz ECC, Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
* Refer to www.asus.com or user manual for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
* Due to OS limitation, when installing total memory of 4GB capacity or more, Windows® 32-bit operation system may only recognize less than 3GB. Install a 64-bit Windows® OS when you want to install 4GB or more memory on the motherboard.
|Multi-GPU Support||Supports NVIDIA® 3-Way SLI™ Technology
Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™ Technology
|Expansion Slots||3 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (dual x16 or x16/x8/x8)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
1 x PCI
|Storage||AMD SB950 controller :
6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), red
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
ASMedia® ASM1061 controller :
1 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), red
1 x eSATA 6Gb/s port(s), red
|LAN||Intel®, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)|
|Audio||SupremeFX X-Fi 2 built-in 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
– Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
Audio Feature :
– X-Fi® Xtreme Fidelity™
– EAX® Advanced™ HD 5.0
– THX® TruStudio PRO™
– Creative ALchemy
– Blu-ray audio layer Content Protection
– Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
|USB Ports||ASMedia® USB 3.0 controller :
6 x USB 3.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, blue, 2 at mid-board)
AMD SB950 controller :
12 x USB 2.0 port(s) (8 at back panel, black+white, 4 at mid-board)
|Overclocking Features||ROG Connect :
– RC Diagram
– RC Remote
– RC Poster
– GPU TweakIt
Extreme Engine Digi+ :
– 8 + 2 phase power design
UEFI BIOS features :
– ROG BIOS Print
– GPU.DIMM Post
Overclocking Protection :
– COP EX (Component Overheat Protection – EX)
– Voltiminder LED
– ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
|Special Features||ASUS TPU :
– CPU Level Up
ASUS Exclusive Features :
– Ai Charger+
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution :
– ASUS Fan Xpert
ASUS EZ DIY :
– ASUS Q-Shield
– ASUS O.C. Profile
– ASUS EZ Flash 2
– ASUS MyLogo 3
ASUS Q-Design :
– ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
– ASUS Q-Connector
|Back I/O Ports||1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port(s)
1 x eSATA 6Gb/s
1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
4 x USB 3.0
8 x USB 2.0 (one port can be switched to ROG Connect)
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
6 x Audio jack(s)
1 x Clear CMOS button(s)
|Internal I/O Ports||1 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.0 port(s)
2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
7 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
2 x CPU Fan connector(s)
3 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
3 x Optional Fan connector(s)
1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x System panel(s)
8 x ProbeIt Measurement Points
3 x Thermal sensor connector(s)
1 x En/Dis-able Clr CMOS header(s)
1 x EZ Plug connector(s) (4-pin Molex power connector)
1 x Power-on button(s)
1 x Reset button(s)
1 x CPU Level Up button(s)
1 x ROG Connect switch(es)
1 x Go Button(s)
6 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
1 x 3-Way SLI bridge(s)
1 x SLI bridge(s)
1 x CrossFire cable(s)
1 x Q-connector(s) (2 in 1)
1 x ROG Connect cable(s)
1 x Cable ties pack(s)
1 x ROG theme label(s)
1 x 12 in 1 ROG Cable Label(s)
|BIOS||32Mb Flash ROM, UEFI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.5, ACPI2.0a, Multi-Language BIOS|
|Manageability||WOL by PME, WOR by PME, PXE|
Sound Blaster® X-Fi 2 Utility
DAEMON Tools Pro Standard
|Form Factor||ATX Form Factor
12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )
AMD Phenom II X4 945 3.0GHZ
You can take performance over the top with AMD Phenom II processors. Second generation AMD Phenom II processors feature a refined architecture, the award-winning innovation of AMD64 technology with direct connect architecture, and 45nm technology for maximum performance headroom.
You can get the tune performance with the superior headroom of AMD Phenom II processors. Combined with ATI Radeon HD graphics cards, they deliver extreme visual performance and the ability to control and monitor system functions.
Build a total system tuned for performance, beginning with an all-AMD solution including AMD Phenom II processors, AMD chipsets, and ATI Radeon HD graphics with CrossFireX technology for multi-GPU support. Experience the power of gaming beyond high definition.
GeIL 16G KIT (2 x 8G) VELOCE DDR3-2133 11-11-11-36
Veloce, the Italian word for “speed”, hence the name of GeIL’s 4th generation top of the line EVO DDR3 Hardcore Gaming Memory – EVO VELOCE.
EVO VELOCE is equipped with the latest Veloce heat-spreader designed with GeIL’s MTCD – Maximum Thermal Conduction & Dissipation technology for superior cooling efficiency. The standard EVO VELOCE will come with Metallic Hot-rod Red heat-spreader while selective top end specifications receive the limited Frost White finish treatment.
Speed of up to 3000MHz plus, EVO VELOCE is designed for all of the latest motherboard chipsets for maximum performance and compatibility, including the Intel Z77 platform.
EVO VELOCE is the new DDR3 performance benchmark that redefines speed.
OCZ ModXstream 700W modular PSU
The ModXStream Pro Series is the superlative solution for driving today’s gaming systems, and is NVIDIA SLI certified to power dual graphics. Professional-grade yet designed with gamers and modders in mind, this PSU is stable, robust, and sports a sleek look and compact form factor. Kept ultra-cool with a load-controlled 135mm fan, the ModXStream Pro was engineered to be the quietest PSU available and eliminate distracting noises from your PC. 80+ Certified, featuring up to 86% efficiency at typical load, this leading-edge power supply remains rock solid and powerful while retaining superior efficiency under load.
As a gamer or case modder, modular cabling is a necessity when building a cool and orderly system. To optimize airflow and eliminate cable mazes, the ModXStream Pro is equipped with “EZMod” Technology to allow complete customization of your power system by utilizing only the cables you require.
The OCZ ModXStream provides Universal Input and Active PFC (Power Factor Correction) to effectively regulate input voltage across worldwide power grids and maintain an economical, stable supply of power. Available in configurations ranging from 400W to 700W and backed with OCZs 3-year power swap warranty, the OCZ ModXStream Pro gives you the ultimate power and peace of mind to ensure the stability, low noise, optimized air flow, and efficiency of your gaming system.
- 700W Configurations
- OCZ PowerWhisper Technology
- Internal 140mm fan (400,500W,600W,700W)
- SLI Certified
- 3 year warranty