Overall Great Motherboard for Beginners or Enthusiasts
Ethan V., Newegg
27 March 2016
Summary: Overall fantastic motherboard. I use it personally and I have not had any problems with it whatsoever. the BIOS was very easy to use and was very responsive upon booting up for the first time. POSTed first try :D. Loaded Windows 8.1 with no fussing at all.
Pros: -Very easy to set up and use -Great layout -4 DIMM Slots -Lots of SATA Connections -Color Combo actually doesn't look too bad -FANTASTIC BIOS -Is an ASUS motherboard
Cons: -Long GPU makes SATA connections inaccessible unless taken out, which isn't too much to do -Only 3 4-pin case fan headers -Isn't a Z97 chipset
Summary: I did a lot of research before I upgraded my old core 2 quad and mainboard: I am NOT A FANBOY, whatever is cheap and is mediocre in the 'gaming' world I will build a system around a $600 dollar budget and use the same system for YEARS! You do NOT need an i7, and gtx 980ti to play the latest games!
Pros: -The board recognizes all (18gbs) of mismatched ddr3 memory I had laying around, booted right up. Most mainboards have problems using all 4 dimm slots with mismatched memory. Im running 1x8gb hyperX (came with he combo deal 4460 and 8gb of ram $274). 2x4gb crucial, and 1x2gb G.skill (from like 20...
Cons: The Manual! it is easier to just look at the labels printed on the mainboard for the jumpers. The board has 3 different sata speeds, i put my hd's on the 6gb, and my cdrom on the 3 gb.
Summary: Funnily enough, I thought mine was DOA until I realized I hadn't plugged in the case.
Pros: Got it in a bundle for cheap. Easy to use. Even had a parallel printer port header (which the customer wanted), real serial too, so I bought a $6 connector and it works! 4 RAM slots. So far, so good.
Cons: Limited to 1600 speed on RAM, even with SPD.
Summary: I purchased this with the a Pentium G3258 as a combo to replace my older AMD AM3 Gigabyte/Phenom II 910e combo and am happy with the results. Use this as a daily development/production workstation and it hums along without a hitch.
Pros: Works well with Linux (Fedora 23), no need for secondary drivers, it booted up and installed without any problems. No problems with dropping in four older sticks of Crucial 4GB DDR3 CT2KIT25664BA1339. A great basic board for use in an workstation build. Four RAM slots.
Cons: Seems extremely flimsy compared to the Gigabyte boards I am accustomed to. The prongs on the i/o plate make it difficult to properly seat the mobo connectors.
Summary: i just built my computer and it says fatal error chassis intrude, i know i put it together right, the cable management is great, i did everything i was suppose to do, and it still shows this message.
good out of box great budget board for any type of pc you want to build
Kerri M., Newegg
26 February 2016
Pros: Do not listen to the reviews there are always going to be mono that come dead it's not the board itself .this is a great board for the price had all the essentials bought it as part of a gaming build I5 4460 12gb ddr3 Gtx 960 4gb 700w psu Asus b85m-g This thing is fast and a beast for gaming do y...
Summary: I will not purchase another asus product again ! Especially after contacting tech support , He couldn't speak or understand english very well , I had to repeat myself numerous time's and still waiting for the return authorization e-mail ! will take approximately 3-8 weeks to get a replacement !
Pros: very easy to install and remove again and again and again !
Cons: Has shorted pins on the processor socket ! Would have to be a jeweler to repair under a microscope !