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Asus - Crosshair V Formula-Z ATX AM3+ Motherboard

( 4.8 Average / 52 Ratings )




Part #

Crosshair V Formula-Z


Black / Red

Form Factor


CPU Socket




Memory Slots

4 x 240-pin DIMM

Memory Type

DDR3-1066 / 1333 / 1600 / 1800 / 2000 / 2133 / 2400

Maximum Supported Memory

32 GB

RAID Support


Onboard Video


CrossFire Support


SLI Support

3-way SLI

SATA 6 Gb/s


eSATA 6Gb/s


Onboard Ethernet

1 x 1000 Mbit/s

Onboard USB 3.0 Header(s)


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Mitzey234 80 points 49 months ago
from completed build My Rendering Machine

Very good motherboard. ASUS and other manufactures need to start making more AM3 boards like this one! It's got an easy to use Overlock tuner and a Awesome Easy mode with automatic over-clocking. Plus a little downside is a bit of ROG connect could use some work but it still works and is awesome. Good Motherboard ASUS

GuyvarIII 24 points 46 months ago
from completed build P-22 Panthera

It is an older MoBo. But, I was worried about the power needs of my FX-9590, and this MB has both an 8-pin and a 4-pin power connector. Booted up perfectly the first time and every time. It has 8 fast Sata6G connectors for HDDs, SSDs, and optical drives. I can connect up to 8 fans, more than enough for my 6 fan case. It does have two pretty fast PCIe 2.0 x16 connectors to crossfire video cards with, one PCIe 2.0 x16 running at 8, one PCIe 2.0 x16 running at 4, and two PCIe 2.0 x1 connectors for blazing fast PCIe SSDs. But, I do wish it supported PCIe 3.0, and had more than one USB 3.0 connector (although it does have four USB 3.0 ports, eight USB 2.0 ports, and 2 eSata ports).

InstinctMods 15 points 45 months ago

The board itself is amazing, Easy overclocking, good clearance for bigger cards and support for an additional +4 CPU power and additional 12v molex for triple SLI.

WORST customer support, upon my first board dying I was told I had to pay full price for a replacement board until I sent back the old board, $239.99 is too much to randomly pay if my board dies to no fault of mine. If you are any sort of tight budget don't buy this board because if it dies you will be SOL, if you have a microcenter near you I firmly recommend you buy it there and get the 2 year protection it'll will save your life.

LightningManGTS 12 points 36 months ago

For being a 2 year old mobo, its stood the test of time, process and handling, and random enthusiast like myself who put bigger things in it then it was initially intended to take and it took it all like the beast this thing is.

Logistics515 14 points 31 months ago

Excellent motherboard for the AM3+ design, which probably isn't long for this world with the Zen architecture on the horizon. Personally, I think it's the best for overclocking available, wonderful BIOS.

OneYouHate 16 points 28 months ago
from completed build SnowFlake

Impressed by not only the features built in to it and the appeal it adds to the build. The UEFI Bios is visually pleasing, and has a very ease of use quality to it. Coupled with the strong LLC, it is sustaining a CPU that pulls 140+ watts and a GPU that will peak to near 300 watts with a 24/7 power on. 24 pin and a 8 pin for the CPU socket as well as an additional 4 pin connection to provide the extra needs of over clocking the CPU, it also has a BUILT in Molex 12 Volt to grant extra power to Multiple GPUs running on the PCIe slots. Definitely a strong must buy recommendation from me if you're planning to do any decent gaming

FaxMaster 6 points 28 months ago
from completed build Bloody Penguin

There's only a slight over heating issue but i expected that going into this.

SamboyPvP 2 points 24 months ago
from completed build Noob Gaming PC

dank heavy duty board

Gameskiller01 7 points 20 months ago
from completed build My Gaming PC

This is the best AM3 motherboard there is. There is no question about that. It has a whopping 12 USB ports, 4 USB 3.0 and 8 USB 2.0. It also has eSATA, which is fairly nice. This board supports up to 3 graphics cards in SLI or Crossfire and is a fantastic overclocking board. It has very good power delivery so you can feel very comfortable setting the Load Line Calibration to Very High and the Over-Current protection to 130% if you have a good PSU. I've currently got my FX-8120 to 4.62GHz at 1.45V on this board and I'm running a very nice and stable overclock. If you're getting an AM3 board, get this one.

dasauceboss 12 points 5 months ago

Best AM3+ board out there. Extensive bios/uefi options unlike anything I've ever seen. Digital number display on the board to show you codes/errors during startup if you're tweaking clocks and what not, which is super convenient. Dedicated memory reset instead of entire bios reset is nice. Bios flashback is also cool.