The Asus M5A97 is a AMD AM3+ compatible motherboard. I chose this specific motherboard over other motherboards for a few reasons. One being that Asus has very good reviews on their motherboards, and I respect that about them. I like to buy my computer parts from trusted retailers, so I know that if there is ever something wrong, I am covered; and if there is never anything wrong, well, then I know that’s a good sign. I tend to lean towards Asus over other brands just because of brand loyalty. Now, I’m not much of a fanboy of Asus, but I respect them for innovation and openness in technology. Another reason I chose this motherboard over other motherboard is because price. At just under $100, I can have everything I need to make Project Vishera a reality. The motherboard is fairly new, comes with USB 3.0 – Which I have yet to actually use. The only downside I can actually say about this motherboard is that it does not support SLI, which is using 2 Nvidia graphics cards together. The motherboard however only supports crossfire, which is using 2 AMD or ATI graphics cards together. I read online that AMD graphics cards have much less support than the Nvidia cards, so I basically wanted to be 100% sure it was going to work so I went with Nvidia. However, some AMD cards work, and if I ever need 2 graphics cards in this machine, the good part about building your own system, you can do what you want with it.
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