Summary: i was looking to upgrade from an old desktop that was all i owned. i needed to be very frugal about it. this motherboard, along with some other components i purchased on e-bay, allowed me to build an exceptionally fast & powerful machine. although not exactly cutting edge by any stretch, this unit is readily expandable to practically equal some of the higher end machines retailing today. all told, based around this board, my new machine cost me 250.00 .
Very, very nice motherboard for a 775 with Crossfire.
14 September 2011
Summary: Seems to be running great, I really enjoy this board! Over clocked to 3.5 no problems on my QX6850 (Core 2 Quad Extreme). Water cooled of course, with temps at about 40 celcius under full load. Took the metal covers off the northbridge and south bridge, and installed some fans right on top of them.
Summary: The seller was great at responding to email, product described perfectly in detail, item runs brand new, in tip top condition. couldnt be happier. Would recommend seller to other. A+++++++++++ SELLER!!
Summary: An excellent MB with 1066 bus, up to 800mhz ddr2 support, double Pci express, complete OC settings and a wireless card integrated A must for a 775 socket user who doesn't need a maximus or rampage MB!!!!
Best Over-clocking platform for Pentium Extreme CPUs
1 October 2009
Summary: Seller was great- thought I'd mention that. This platform is stable, has great features and overclocks CPUs like crazy. With a watercooled setup, you can push P4 EE CPUs pretty far. My 3.73GHz Presler EX core is running at 4.5GHz all day. The one draw-back is that the board could have more USB port connectors, but he, that's what hubs and FireWire are for.
Excerpt: I have now owned this motherboard for over a year. I have upgraded the CPU from a dual core to a quad core pentium, I have doubled the ram from 2 to 4Gb, I am currently running 4 SATA HDD's 2 in a RAID0 configuration and I am about to upgrade the graphics card to a dual crossfire X1900. All in all this PC runs everything I have ever thrown at it and has never failed me. It has been a joy to setup, easy to configure and simple to run and update.
Excerpt: This is the worst motherboard I have ever used. It is very unreliable. Every so often, the BIOS gets in a mess and the PC won't start up, requiring a reset of the BIOS settings. This entails removing the battery from the motherboard which unhelpfully is sited under the graphics card, so you have to remove that too. Worse, as of today, the BIOS is steadfastly refusing to start at all, despite all my attempts to persuade it to.