the box was a little dinged up but it came with the io sheild i was told bc i got this used it wouldent have an io sheild but it
nate bair, Amazon
30 July 2014
Summary: i got this one day early. the box was a little dinged up but it came with the io sheild i was told bc i got this used it wouldent have an io sheild but it makes up for it all in all great work asus
Summary: Running this board in an HTPC setup that sees daily use and so far it's been rock-solid. No issues during the build at all. I'm not a tweaker so can't comment about that as all I'm looking for is stability and reliability. So far it's delivered that.
Summary: Built a Gentoo HTPC with MythTV. This board coupled with an A10-6800k plays HD movies over the onboard HDMI no problem. It can also play some light games, like Source Engine games. It's a great small build, the entire system draws about 120w when playing a game. All hardware on this board worked as expected; although there's no support for the boards fan controllers on the current Kernel, I hope that'll change in the future.
Summary: it has A LOT of expansion slots including two PCIe 2.0's, I think 2 regular PCIe's and a PCI slot as well as USB 3, 2, HDMI and like every other video slot, and it still has a PS2 connector if a mouse or a keyboard needs those. On top of that, it can hold all APU's before Kaveri, but I don't love the idea behind the new Kaveri chips, so for Trinity and previous versions of the APU's, an A75 or an A85 was a must have, so this was nice.