Summary: I ended up returning the open box item and ordered the retail box version. the board worked well, it would just crash if I turned on USB in bios. I couldn't live with that and didn't want to waste a slot on a USB card. So hopefully the unopened box will be a fully working board.
Pros: It worked and well except no USB. Updated bios using ez flash never done before very easy. Unlocked x3 450 no l3 cache.oc'd no problem
Cons: No usb working at all. Had to send back and eat shipping return. I thought they tested open box items. I was a little upset they sent me someone else's problem. You can't review the actual open box item that's why I'm here.
Has the typical crippled BIOS and I hate being told how to fix a problim in the ...
Tom Bales, Amazon
11 January 2016
Summary: Wish I had been informed this was an OEM board before purchase. Has the typical crippled BIOS and I hate being told how to fix a problim in the BIOS and then not being able to access the whole range of settings. Works OK for what it is but wasn't what I thought it was.
Summary: Pros: Inexpensive BIOS has built-in OC software (for beginner overclocking) RAID - capable Cons: No USB 3.0 Slots PCI slots are so close together that you lose access to some when you install the graphics card Four stars.