in conclusion this is an awesome AM3 board for the price.
18 August 2012
Summary: i bought this board to unlock a 960t phenom ii to an x6. it works wonders. not only was i able to unlock it to x6, but this board keeps it very cool at 3.5 ghz with a cooler master v8 cooler. also, the north and south bridge also stay cool with the overclock and unlock. asus lists this board in their xtreme series, and they sure mean it. i could push this chip a lot more with this board but i dont want to.
Summary: Not much more to say....I have built many units and to date this is the best motherboard I have used for the price. There are many more out there, much more expensive with many less features. BOTTOM LINT: BUY THIS ONE!!!
Very slow shipping. Its taking for ever go get here. This is what amazon mean by "free shipment". Never again. Nov. 14-23
Terry Munnerlyn, Amazon
16 January 2011
Summary: Very slow shipping. Its taking for ever go get here. This is what amazon mean by "free shipment". Never again. I ordered on Nov. 14. My package arrive on Nov. 23 by USPS. The package coming from Lexington, KY. I live in Houston, Tx. It dont take that long for a package to get here. Very, Very Upset. First time using amazon. The item is good, but the free shimpment is terrible. No correct tracking information what so ever. It doesnt give you the correct location.
Summary: I bought this for a computer i was building, I paired it with a phenom II x6 1090t and it works great after you download a new bios firmware at first it was only recognizing 4 cores. after the bios update all was well. everything on the bored is working great and that was my biggest fear that something on the board would be doa. but thankfully i got a good motherboard. the main reason i went with this was the HD integrated video card that has an hdmi port.
Summary: Pros: Asus has made another solid product with this motherboard: it is stylish, functional, and will give you a bang for your buck for the performance. It has everything you need if you are building a budget computer, office computer, or gaming rig. Cons: The rear I/O panel is of cheap quality and it was difficult to push the motherboard through it, Asus could've put a better quality I/O panel.
Summary: UPDATE: The ethernet port, which has been disconnecting me from the network about every 2 days finally completely failed. Checked the cable on another machine, re-installed drivers, etc., so it's definitely the on-board NIC. ASUS originally sent me to the "reseller" (Amazon). Amazon sent me back to ASUS. Finally figured out how to warranty it but ASUS wants me to pay shipping and wait two weeks. Hmmm...
Summary: I primarily purchased this board to unlock certain cpu cores. The board pretty much has everything needed for a HTPC with hi-def audio and video through HDMI. I probably should have bought a different model without the on-board video as I am not taking advantage of it. If you pair this board with an ATI HD 3450($20 video card), you can crossfire with the on-board video memory and it actually performs 2x on light gaming for an extra $20.
Summary: This is a great motherboard that allows you the room and flexability to use a simple system or upgrade. I used the AMD phenom 2 955 quadcore processor and 8 gigs 1333Mhz of RAM. There were no problems in loading the windows 7 operating system.
Summary: Had to do an upgrade, and discovered to my horror (HORROR!) that everything was now SATA(!)...But...but...I've still got IDE! Thankfully this board is still available, with one precious IDE channel for my two drives. And a pretty decent price to boot! And so began the Great Upgrade Of 2010. Of course the board works well, has connections for all sorts of peripherals -- internal and external USB, HDMI, onboard video and audio etc.
Summary: I got this mb for my rig with an AMD Phenom II X2 550. Was able to unlock 2 cores on the AMD :) and overclocked it by 5% (3.255 Ghz) with stock heatsink and fan. Graphics are great for movies and casual gaming with the onboard HD 4200 GPU. A surprise, Asus mentions the Southbridge as SB710 for the mb, but mine came with SB750.