I have to start from scratch, relating to my post in the free clinic forum now that I know that the Bioastar T590 SLI Deluxe Board is junk due to bad capacitors. I want to go with AMD a Am3 or AM3+ CPU. According to best of the best review on the sit, the ASUS M5A99X EVO 990X R is still listed as a top choice for a AM3+ MOBO. If anyone has any words of wisdom or preference please sound off and give me your choices. I also checked out the M5A99X EVO R2.0. I looked on the ASUS website for a side by side comparison. I did see that the main difference is the BIOS on the R2.0 is a 64mb flash as opposed to the ASUS M5A99X EVO which is 32. There are more features to with the BIOS on the R2.0. Any thoughts on the Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3, it was suggested in a maximum PC issue for a budget build back in the holiday 2012 issue.