Summary: Overall, this has been a good board. It rates an A+ at this point.
Pros: The first machine I put together was a 286 back in 1989, and boy, was it a major job getting everything compatible... but this board; my grandson could have done this easily. Used a AMD core 6 processor, and still going strong with 4GB mem. Had this thing near 5 years now, and about to upgrade th...
Cons: The on-board video was less than expected, but I made do with some easy overclocking, but newer programs are gobbling up the RAM. Soon to find out if the limit of 16GB RAM is etched in stone or not... with four slots it should accept 32GB (we will see).
Summary: I've been very happy with it. Time for an upgrade though, I usually go every 2 years... this one I rode double that, on and running most all that time. Some blue screens lately, but I suspect the new vid card.
Pros: Snappy and lots of potential upgrades. I've only availed myself of a few. Stable. Has run strong 24/7 until just recently, and I suspect my new video card is the culprit for that.
if you are happy with your current processor then there is no need ...
30 April 2015
Summary: Owned two of these since 2009 and can tell you they are plenty if you are still using an AM3, Athlon or Phenom Processor. I have upgraded because I wanted a processor which required the AM3+ socket.
Pros: Was my first board I've ever installed. Always been a good casual gaming board, never pushed it to its limit. Worked for 4+ years.
Cons: Tried installing newer ram on it today and I'm not sure what did it (neither is my local computer shop) but whatever happened fried the board. Be careful installing ram and make sure there's zero electricity in the system.
Summary: AMD Phenom II X3 Black Edition O.C. 3.7Ghz CoolerMaster Hyper212 Plus Asus m4a88td-v evo XFX Radeon HD 5850 1GB Kingston SSD 120GB 12GB Gskill Ripjaws mem Corsair RM750 PSU Win 7
Pros: Unlocked 4th Core! No Problems yet. Very neat Overclocking tool that lets a noob like myself O.C. the computer without doing squat. I Push a button and the program starts running. Works as advertised what more can you ask for?
Cons: The resolution on the built-in internet surfer or whatever has a poopy resolution if you are widescreen like myself. That's all though!
Pros: Easy to install compatible with my build, good for first timers
Cons: This is more agains the company than the product. EVEN SO this is not a bashing of the product or company but rather a experience written for education. I bought this motherboard in 2011, i recieved it and had my build done by February(?) it seemed to work fine but suddenly i had problems, it too...
Summary: at the time I spent around 120 bux for it and its a great price for the versatility, stability and performance it provides.
Pros: prob best board available at any price at the time, still a value at its price point. Practically server class, with its onboard video, and ECC RAM support, and TONS of SATA-3 (6GB) ports, even a 6GB ESATA port. heck even (2) USB-3 ports, this MB was ahead of its time and can run anything you wan...
Cons: that so many crazy people can find so much to complain about with this great product - unbelievable Wish I can get this same feature set and port density on matx sized board