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FRONTPAGE ASUS X99-A II Motherboard Review

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ASUS has released a new motherboard based on the LGA 2011-v3 platform as a little brother to the recently reviewed X99 Deluxe II. This newest board is the X99-A II. While the specification and feature lists aren't as long as the Deluxe II, like its big brother the X99-A II features extensive RGB LED control, a VRM which is more than adequate, and much more. Grab a drink, pull up a seat, and we'll get going!

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Johan45

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Looks like a decent board for a reasonable price.
 

bruceGH4

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ASUS x99 gets 4 stars

I used the ASUS x-99 a I I board on this, my first PC build. I did a lot of research and this review was one of the best (extensive and detailed) but I finally decided on this motherboard after reading the owners manuals from the different makers. The Asus manual was one of the few that didn't read like a promotional ad.
My build uses i7-6800k CPU and a two fan liquid cooler. It was easy and fun to set up fan controls, memory parameters, windows 10, and to oc the CPU which I run at 4200ghz with no problem. I wish I had known more about raid settings and SSD as these should be set up before installing windows to avoid having to reset some of the windows registry settings later.:):)
 

ATMINSIDE

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Glad you got it all set up and working, thanks for the feedback on my review as well :)

We'd love to see some pics of the build as well! :thup:
 

bruceGH4

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x-99 video editing build

It looks like this





Asus x99-A-ii, i7-6800k, Gamer Storm H2O by Deepcool, 4x8gb ddr4-2133 g.skill ram, sandisk 240gb sshd, toshiba 3tb hdd,
Evda gold 750, windows 10 home, amd radeon hd 6700 in Fractal Midi Case.
For editing video in 4K.
 

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Vellinious

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I've tried several different boards in the X99 lineup. I always end up going back to the ASUS X99-A. It's a really good board, and I have yet to miss any of the "extras" that come with the Deluxe model. I have some of the highest benchmark scores out there with this "cheap" board. lol
 

bruceGH4

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I've tried several different boards in the X99 lineup. I always end up going back to the ASUS X99-A. It's a really good board, and I have yet to miss any of the "extras" that come with the Deluxe model. I have some of the highest benchmark scores out there with this "cheap" board. lol

I appreciate the feedback.
I got a bad test result on my SSD and one thing I just discovered was the XML? switch on the board, which I clicked to the right (too small to read on/off)
I am curious why there is a switch, why would I want it off? I turned this option on in the bios a while ago to with no effect.
Enlightenment anyone?
 

rainless

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MY SOUL cries out for vengeance! Oh... and the motherboard looks impressive. Liking the LEDs...