Summary: Nice choice for an economy unit. If you want to build an extreme rig, go for something newer. Shipping waw hyper fast - got it the next day both times I ordered - using standard shipping.
Pros: Nice price, ASUS quality, same size as previous barebones, but inside layout allows more room for working. I've built a couple of these for clients looking for basic computing. I've seen other complaints about the VIA chipset, but have never experienced any issues personally.
Cons: Newer models available w/ higher FSB, SATA 300, etc.
Summary: For the first 20 minutes, I was nervous that it was DOA. After switching power supplies with my existing computer, it started working. As I was looking over the PSU it came with, I noticed it was set on 230 volts (DERR).
Pros: Excellent product.
Cons: sata 150. Came with the PSU set on 230 volts, caused 20 minutes of confusion and stress. Didn't come with any fans.
Summary: Their customer support is horrible. I used the email support and was given the web site for support as a response? I did find the manual on the site and read it to the letter just to make sure I wasn't missing something (possible BIOS update?).
Pros: Cheap case with motherboard preset. Asus is a great company with a proven track record.
Cons: Two came DOA. I worked with everything I had in house to try to get them to work. I used different processors and types of memory. No Go. I checked power supply nothing. I got no type of POST with the memory missing from the board and no residual power light on the board while plugged in so I kne...
Cons: I own a telecommunications/IT company serving the Northwestern United States. On occasion we use bare bones equipment for office computers or call center workstations. We had been using the Intel 945G variant of the Asus V3 bare bones and it has been working out great so I thought I would give th...
Summary: If you want a good system on a budget, this is a good choice.
Pros: Considering this is an economy system, the motherboard has an acceptable number of features and the case is of decent quality. Everything worked on first boot except the case fan which I had added. I got it working as well.
Cons: The case arrived with very minor damage, which I was able to repair so that no one will easily notice. Had to update the bios to get the case fan to work.
Summary: This seemed like it would be a bargain. I thought the case looked sharp and would make a nice business or home desktop computer. I was surprised that it would not even spin the fans with my Apacer or Corsair XMS ram. Then when it finally did, it wouldn't post anyways.
Pros: Purchased this from a distributor in Atlanta. I've owned several asus products in the past, and currently have a P5B-E in my home desktop. This computer has everything I guess a basic desktop could need except built in firewire. It is a single channel memory board, which doesn't offer any substan...
Cons: I purchased this to resell in my computer store and I have yet to turn it on. Turns out the motherboard will not post under any conditions. I tried 2 different CPU's, and 3 NEW sticks of ram and nada. I had to buy the Kingston 1gb ram specified in the owners manual just to get the fans to spin, a...
Summary: I didn't need to update the Bios for all the components to work correctly, but I upgraded to the newest version anyways. Like other Asus boards the Bios updated very easily. Built this unit for a friend on a budget.
Pros: All Voltage checks were good, and it's staying reasonably cool. The Lan, PCI, PCIE, and USB 2.0 all seems to be working great, and the onboard audio works very good as well. The looks of this unit are better in person and the Asus Probe software that comes with the motherboard is useful. I also l...
Cons: Could have had two more USB 2.0 ports, and I also like Firewire which this unit doesn't have. It doesn't come with a case fan already installed. That's a con for me because I've bought other Asus Barebones that came with case fans already installed, and really it should have already had one. So, ...
Summary: 300w, but says 250w rated. impressive (to me anyway)
Pros: the power supply has combined 24a on +12V. boutique or diy builders could have a field day with this! A case that doesn't look like it was designed by a twelve year old, with a power supply that doesn't blow up the first time the machine is turned on! good value (imo).