Summary: I shopped this board mainly on brand and price, and could I get it in time for the build I had to do - I have been using ASUS boards for as long as i can remember. This board is laid out relatively well - the front panel hdaudio plug is in the dead center of the board, which works OK - if, like me, you install a full length video card that header may be a little hard to get to, but it's still totally doable. Overclocking works.
Summary: This motherboard is wonderful for an Intel build, had no trouble with installation or finding drivers. I am not using anything overkill: Intel i5-3550 AMD Radeon HD 6870 8GB (2x 4GB) RAM 2x SSD (SPEED!
Werner Karl Heisenberg "You cannot perceive b..., Amazon
3 November 2012
Summary: There's not much to say, plenty of ports. Compatible with everything I needed. The Bios is amazing and the UI is really nice. Very easy to navigate. I was hesitant to buy it because somebody gave it 1 Star, but their review was pointless and irrelevant. Get this board, you'll love it.
Summary: I got this up and running in my build about 2 weeks ago. I gotta say the board was laid out pretty nicely, labeled well and i didn't have a problem with anything except the processor lever which i felt was a little tough to seat in the slot, but being my first real build it probably was how it is supposed to be i just didn't expect it to be so tight (which was probably my fault to be honest). For $100, it's worth it for sure...
Summary: I'm typically the guy that spends the cash on the higher end boards to get all the bleeding edge features. But a series of power outages in my area last week killed my old ASUS Striker Extreme. I went with this board because it covered all the basics and allowed me to re-use a number of my parts quickly. Also as I look back I'm not sure I ever really used all the stuff I paid for the last time. Key Note - there is only ONE 6GB/sec connector on the board.
Summary: Well, the most important thing is that the Mother board did work as it is advertised. But, I had to repair the battery holder because the MD was dropped or mishandled somehow at Amazon. The packing was terrible and the box it came in was damaged very badly BEFORE it was put in another box that was badly damaged, too. I am just doggone lucky that the MB was not totally trashed. I would have sent it back. But, I was afraid I would get one that was worse.
Summary: It's not really the fault of the motherboard, more my own for not reading into it, but I thought that most motherboards nowadays came with an HDMI port, but nope. Now if I want to get HD, I will have to buy a graphics card to use HDMI. I did buy a DVI to HDMI, but long story short, it doesn't work. The motherboard is nice, but I had problems inserting some cables such as HD audio, but I blame my dodgy case for that, which again I didn't read into thorough enough.