Summary: This motherboard was so easy to install that it made me wonder why I didn't do the upgrade years ago. The bad thing about this item is that you need Windows 7 or 8.1 to make it work right, I had Vista and had to take it to a shop to get all of the correct drivers (because I couldn't connect to the internet) and it still worked poorly, switched to Windows 8.1 and all the problems were solved.
Summary: Our old system board just went dead so I purchased this board as a combo package with Intel 4430 package $294.98 and worked flawlessly. This will even fit an old Radeon HD5770 dual slot card. Excellent value. Always have been an Asus fan and their product is always reliable!
Summary: I am really enjoying this motherboard. It was incredibly easy to install right out of the box, features are great and the support is amazing. Only thing I dislike is where the placement for the SATA 3Gb plugs. If you use a large graphics card like my nvidia 760 it completely covers them up, thankfully the 6Gb plugs are backwards compatible so all is well. Will definitely buy an Asus motherboard for my next install!
per ASUS tech this is NOT compatible w/ 4th gen LGA1150 CPU's
14 April 2014
Summary: Most of these boards are shipped w/ an older BIOS (mine is 0603) that IS NOT compatible w/ 4th gen i5 (mine 4670k). BIOS update 0706 is 1st update that will accept 4th gen. Per a rather long chat w/ ASUS Techie, I have (2) ways to go to upgrade BIOS so it is compatible. A) obtain older CPU, upgrade BIOS & then a 4th Gen CPU will work or B) get this now, it gets better, go to the ASUS store, buy (yes, pay) & install A BIOS CHIPSET w/ proper update.
Summary: So far I've built 60 new systems (and counting) this year with the ASUS B85M-E/CSM motherboards, after components are put together, it'll fire up to be greeted with "New CPU installed! Press F1 to enter setup." on the screen to go into the sleek setup. The ASUS "F8" key for boot menu is still there. Plays well with the recent Zorin/Ubuntu/Xubuntu live boot distros (to deal with the poor ol' Windows), Windows 7, and Windows 8/8.1.
Summary: Fantastic, stable motherboard. Good selection of Video ports (basically you get everything - DVI, VGA, DisplayPort and HDMI). The DVI sadly isn't dual link (no 2560x1440 or 2560x1600) but both the DP and HDMI ports do support high resolutions. 4x RAM slots and 2x 16x PCI-e slots is great, too! Works great in 2 machines I built with them!
Pros: Fantastic business motherboard that is a great alternative for non-gamers.