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.
Pros: I was nervous about reading all the DOA reviews, but unfortunately there is no component that is immune to being DOA, so I pulled the trigger. I have been a loyal Asus customer for 10+ years so I decided to stick with them, and this board is what I was looking for.
Pros: I got what I wanted from this mobo. The price is nice, and the features are high. I love the bios, I love the pc password feature, I love the color, and I love the stability and support for hardware.
Pros: Used this motherboard on an open case system and it works great. No problems so far after several months of heavy operation. Make sure to just follow instructions carefully and install the driver software the ASUS provides with the motherboard.
Cons: Expansion ports are very close together, so think ahead before you buy a motherboard this small. I can't complain in this area since I went with the Micro standard anyway. Just be aware that you might not have room for a lot of expansion.