Summary: Newegg.... I have read on multiple forums and posts about this board... if the reviews are this bad don't tarnish your record with poor quality goods like this. You can do so much better! Take this lemon off and call it claims.
Pros: There are currently no Pros to this board what so ever, other than it was cheap (and that goes for the quality as well).
Cons: First board didn't work after an hour of messing with all of the components (despite the fact they were all new anyways). Would power on for 2 seconds then power off, power on, then off, then would stay on after the 5th cycle and gave me no BIOS, no post, nada...
Cons: The rest of the store. The motherboard would not boot suddenly, no changes to the configuration just would not boot, it would spin up and then power off, and then spin up. Check the LED code (0x59) error before reboot. Looks like the Bios goes flaky after a year, beware.
Voltage regulator exploded immediately with known-good PS; RMA almost denied
JODY B., Newegg
21 October 2013
Pros: The specs looked good, but I never got to test anything because the board immediately failed.
Cons: A voltage regulator burned out immediately upon trying to turn on the motherboard. This board was replacing a similar almost-new motherboard in a working, known-good system, built from Newegg parts about one month before this board came in (the person needed more PCIe slots than the other board had). An RMA was sent off, and Newegg said it was no good because the pins in the CPU socket were bent (they weren't when we installed it or when it left our door!), but they r...
Summary: So far so good, I'll update if something goes sideways in the next few months. Amazed that I moved from an AM3 955 BE / 880G chipset on Windows 7, to this, by only having to remove the AMD Overdrive utility software. Probably just simple coincidence, but it was nice to not spend days re-doing my setup. Feel dirty for having rebuilt my system with an Intel chip for the first time in my adult life.
Pros: Inexpensive board that still offers good features. ie: I wanted a P67 board but didn't need or want dual graphics capability. Has the modern essentials (SATA-600 and USB3) and a decent onboard surround audio chip, with the added bonus of digital outputs. Overclocks my i5-2500K like the dickens without any issues. Very forgiving when trying to "move" a Windows installation from the prior setup, to this one.
Cons: It seems that I lost the front panel USB (2.0) when bringing the computer out of sleep, once. Had to reboot the computer to get them functioning again, but it hasn't happened since then. It stole me away from the AMD camp I so fervently loved, but I heard the Dark-side had cookies, and I love cookies....
Pros: Cheap, socket 1155, P30 chipset. I've been running a core i5-2400 in this motherboard for almost 3 months and haven't had a problem. Extremely stable, very fast.
Cons: The ONLY downside I've seen so far (and hence the one egg off) is that it doesn't have more expansion slots. A few more PCI slots would be nice. But if you don't need them (as I don't) then it's not a big deal
Summary: One thing I also failed to notice when looking at the specs is that the board has no regular PCI slots. I guess I just automatically assumed that it still came standard on all boards. It's actually been a few years since I built my last comp.
Pros: Solid motherboard! Has mounting holes for 1155 socket cpu coolers and also 775 socket. Watch out though, the holes for the 775 will slightly rotate the cooler clockwise. Had a Zalman cooler from my previous build but couldn't use it with the 775 holes because the back bracket wouldn't fit. So I had buy a Zalman 1155(1156) bracket to fit the cooler. The board itself isn't quite a full atx it's actually about 2/3 to 3/4 of the width, which I think is cool. It gave me a ...
Cons: Not sure if it's the case or the board itself but after putting the comp together and doing cable management. I hooked up all the connections on the back, and also a USB 3.0 front panel cable that came with the case, tried powering it up and nothing. There was no light to indicate that the board was even powered! I'm used to using Intel boards so there would be a light and also once you connect the power it actually beeps once and spins the fans to let you know you di...
Pros: I'd swear this EFI-based board (rather than old-school BIOS) hits "loading Windows" faster than non-EFI. Also, I bought this one specifically because it puts the SATA ports ABOVE the PCI-Express slots. (My last board put them directly under the graphics card, meaning I could only use 1 SATA port.) Also, USB 3.0 and Sandy Bridge on the cheap!
Cons: The case-audio-port header pins are at the back-bottom of the board, meaning your header cables may need to be long enough to extend the full diagonal length of your case. (I had top-front-mounted audio ports on my case, but the cables were just long enough.)