Summary: How to start ? The main piece for the new pc build and it's busted right out of the box.Main fan headers on board are burnt or non functional.I contact Asus directly figuring an RMA replacement would be the quicker option.Ha,yeah,After being sent the wrong paperwork,waiting the 48 hrs for processing.Getting the new ,Correct,Paperwork waiting the 48 hr processing time.Now,three weeks in and someone will send an email to THAT department to see what the hold up is.Was told...
Summary: This motherboard works however it is nothing amazing. I know someone who had his fail out extremely quickly and it seems that mine has a few bugs here and there. One such bug is throwing CPU fan errors if I allow it to monitor the CPU fan even though it is running perfectly fine. This is a mother board for if you are on an extremely tight budget and nothing more. I also wouldn't expect to do much over clocking with this as it doesn't have 8 pin power for the CPU.
Summary: Ok at first this thing wouldn't boot, i was pretty mad but then i reseted the CMOS battery, tried different ram slots and a different graphic card and then it booted, but then put the GTX 660 back and it still runs, it could be the CMOS it could be the rams and it could be that it needed a graphic card that uses less power for the initial boot. i won't rate it down for that purpose because it's a really cheap board and i had low expectations and it worked eventually ...
Summary: This motherboard had more than I needed at a great price. The Asus BIOS is one of the easiest I have ever navigated. It came flashed with the latest BIOS, so I had no need to update. I have plenty of room for expansion. It runs my AMD FX 8320 with ease. The board has 2 USB 3.0 ports on the back panel and a connector so I could attach the USB 3.0 port on the front of my case.
Great motherboard, just no external usb 3.0 header even though the pinout is there.
Corey Kossbiel, Amazon
9 March 2015
Summary: I very much liked this motherboard. I build computers for people as a hobby for very low prices. I am using this motherboard as my main. And I completely enjoy the bios on it. One HUGE issue I have is that it doesn't have a usb 3.0 header for the case port. I see the spot where the header is supposed to be. But, it is not there at all. I haven't checked the circuit but, I want to see if it exists. Good motherboard other than that.
Summary: It took me a while to find a MOBO for my new PC build and I had no idea about what MOBO's were good and what MOBO's were prone to break and was worried I wouldn't know where to install everything properly or how to install it. This MOBO came with a complete instruction booklet about where to place all your important components such as how to place the processor, how to insert the RAM, and where to insert the video card.
If you plan to overclock, DON'T BUY! Otherwise, great board.
1 March 2015
Summary: I bought this mobo planning to overclock an FX-6300 for gaming. Big mistake. Unfortunately, I didn't realize I had purchased this LE version, which does not have any heatsinks for the VRM section of the board. Basically what this means is your ability to OC is severely limited, due to heat and voltage issues, to the point where any stable overclock was actually detrimental to overall performance in my case.