AMD Gaming PC Build Step 2: The Motherboard

Benedict Corpuz June 27, 2014 4
I wanted to go with a full size ATX motherboard of high quality that will last me a while. I went with the Sapphire Pure Black 990FX.

Feature that I like:
On board Power/Reset Switches
Digital LED for temps/error codes
Color LED indicating system/BIOS status
Lots of Heat Sinks
Great layout
Six PCIx16 slots
Nine SATA ports
Sixteen USB Ports (12 USB 2.0, 4 USB 3.0)

This motherboard just looks great. Everything is laid out well. The PCI slots are double-spaced. It easily lays the ground down for dual or triple crossfire.

So far in my build:
-AMD FX-8350 Unclocked Processor
-Sapphire Pure Black 990FX Motherboard

#AMD #PC #Radeon #Sapphire


  1. David Wagner June 27, 2014 at 10:25 - Reply

    I wish they would just make all ports USB 3.

  2. Gale Innes June 28, 2014 at 09:24 - Reply

    +David Wagner not cost effective presently.
    They try to keep cost down so that they can use more expensive parts where it counts, like capacitors etc.

  3. David Wagner June 28, 2014 at 11:26 - Reply


  4. Casey Powell June 30, 2014 at 09:25 - Reply

    Love it!

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