Summary: Unfortunately, this product reads as sold by Amazon. I would love to blame another party, because my experience with Amazon thus far has been very good. The product was ordered "New", but when I received it, the CPU socket cover was missing, and there was DRIED THERMAL PASTE on the CPU socket latch. This tells me that the product is used and has been returned. The return process was simple.
Summary: I have this computer so that I can use it, not so that I can have it sit there with no motherboard in it, or worse, get the RMA and it's doing the same exact things that the original failed on.
"Install All Drivers and Utilities" installs hard to remove Zynga links
Zach Taylor, Amazon
10 July 2013
Summary: I've only been using this motherboard for a day, and it might be a fine motherboard. My three-star review is out of the frustration I had following installation of the drivers. When you see the list of drivers and utilities, you might be inclined to select "install all drivers and utilities." However, if you do that, you'll find a Zynga web link on your taskbar. If you delete the link, it comes back when you reboot your computer!
Summary: Its not the best board you can get for the money but overall it is a good value. personally i wouldnt recommend it again since it uses a pretty thin pcb that can be a issue if you are going to use a heavy CPU cooler
Pros: -it works fine with great software, -its cheap for what it offers overall
Cons: -cheapo d-pak mosfets run pretty hot, -very thin pcb
Summary: This board is great when it is working. My roommate has the board so I decide to give it a try in one of my friends build so I was looking for a good price in the item. Unfortunately the item has a few bent pins so when I post the board. It would hang at the bios as rock screen. I give it a 3 star due to my understanding of motherboards being hit and miss. Also the chances of a bad motherboard are higher when buying used I suppose.
Summary: I bought one of these for my first pc build, but it couldn't pass POST. No bios screen, no nothin'. It has a cool feature where it gives you a code when it powers on, and if it stops on any of those codes, it means it failed that one. The manual comes with a list of all the possible codes it can give, so you can use the manual if you get an error code.
Summary: the Board is very nice itself, everything seems to be in order, but I faced a problem while OC my i5-3570k, I couldn't adjust cpu voltage directly and only through voltage offset as the option to adjust cpu voltage was missing.... very confusing and unpredictable problem really, that and I cant set the cpu on a constant clock, no matter what I did, IT WILL drop to 1.6Ghz and then jump back to my adjusted speed of 4.0Ghz even after I canceled all options of maintaining...
Summary: Well the board has a lot of great things but sadly during the RAM installation we hit some issues. We booted the computer and through trial and error found out that the ram could not run in dual channel, any ram for that matter. This is due to a common issue with the processor pins on this board.
Summary: I have been using this board for about 3 weeks now. It performs great, and is loaded with features. Overall it is a solid board. As others have reported here, the board is a bit shorter than the ATX standard. In my case, that means that the end of the board is just hanging there with no supports from the case. When plugging in the 24 pin power connector, I was afraid that I was going to crack the board.
Summary: I spent most of a weekend getting this thing to work. After a few blunders on my part, I got what seemed to be a good configuration, but the board kept giving me mysterious IDE failure codes, which are generic to almost anything you plug in. After swapping all the components out without resolving the issue, I got a RMA and went to bed. My son (a CS major) kept working on it, and brought it on line in a few more hours.