Summary: I originally bought this back early 2009 with a CPU combo. It was a great motherboard, easy set up, very basic. PROS: *Affordable, reliable like most ASUS products *Quad-Core support *SATA II (3.5 GB/S) *Easy set up CONS: *The board is very outdated now. *No DDR3 support (Maximum is DDR2 1066, and only works with AM2+ CPUS). *Max ram limited at 8GB. *Does not support AM3 off the bat, you need to update your BIOS to do so.
Summary: I consider myself tech savvy, more than the average bear if you will. I have generally loved ASUS products and have sworn by them for years. Until now. When you get a motherboard with integrated sound, video, ethernet, etc. you sacrifice a bit of performance sure, but I never expected this much. Video playback is choppy and stutters every so often to the point where I am annoyed constantly.
Summary: IT meets my expectations, enables fast processing and most of all can use two PCI-E graphic cards. This feature enables me to use six(6) monitors on a single compuetr. I used other gadjets for the expansion on the monitors.
Summary: I read a lot of negative reviews on this MOBO. I was; however, very pleasantly surprised when I received it. ASUS did a stellar job on the features this on this board. Onboard HDMI, full digital audio onboard, a dedicated cooling system for the expansion, 6 total pci slots, 6 Sata ports, supports up to 12 USB with, 6 output on the back, Firewire, e-sata, this board has a great bundle of features.
Summary: This MB is amazing. It has a nice components distribution, so I have not any problem putting in huge things like OCZ PC8500 DDR2 dual channel 4GB RAM. It is green friendly, that's important for me. And the set of features is good. It have a nice HDMI to DVI adapter, useful if you don't have a LCD display. So I recommend the use of Asus if you want to build a high performance desktop PC.
Summary: The M3N72-D offers the best of the M2N plus so much more. It installed easly and its running cool as a ice cube. The new design spacing the vis cards makes it so much easyer for instlal of SLI cards. The only dislike about the board is the SATA box angle. it is facing out instead of up making it a pain in the rump to attach your drive cable. over all I give it a 5 since I can see the up grades from previous boards Asus has put out.