Summary: installed and running for the past six months. no problems and the bios settings were very simple to adjust for the memory speed. otherwise, pretty simple installation and usage. fans are well regulated.
Summary: Bought for budget build with amd athlon x4 631. Works well, but know that 631 has no on board graphics, so video card required. Took multiple power cycling with changing the cmos jumper back and forth before finally powering on, but no problems since.
Pros: Cheap, effective and everything you could want in a very small footprint. I've used 3 of these in different capacities. One as a HTPC, one as a desktop, one for a project test bench. They all have worked flawlessly. Installation is quick and easy.
Summary: I RTM'd the first board because it wouldn't POST -- there was no beep and no video out of either port. (Amazon was fantastic for this. Because of the Amazon return policy, I intend to purchase most future components from them instead of newegg.) Initial Biostar US support is email only.
Summary: Add the NEWEGG Item#: N82E16811996037 - BioStar front panel USB 3.0 IF.
Pros: Worked Perfect for me right out of the Box!! Sleep Mode works great. Loads fast. Has a USB 3.0 header for front panel USB 3.0. Nice Low Price. I used the BIOS update utility with no problems. All in all a good value!!
Cons: None - Well wish it included the front panel USB 3.0 - Item#: N82E16811996037
Summary: Now maybe this was a fluke but anyone who was not persistent would think they had a bad board. I like Biostar and have used quite of few of their boards without issue but could not give more than three stars. Maybe it should have been one star?
Pros: Good features for money. Not a con but wish it had two more usb.
Cons: Had a signifigant problem on first boot and hope this review helps someone to not RMA. Board would not boot or show any signs of life. Tested power supply (good). Maybe new case power switch? Shorted power pins on board. Fans and lights for one second. Shorted again and nothing. Waited 10 seconds...
Summary: I have used Biostar boards for a long time and they have always been reliable performers with good features at reasonable prices. This board continues that trend and so far is very stable and cool running.
Pros: Small, well laid out, good feature set for the price, reliable.
Summary: I played with it. First I ran with Windows 8. It found all the drivers and worked fine - no issues. I don't care much for Window 8. Then a cloned my current Windows 7 desktop. It found everything fine and ran with a Windows Experience of 7.4 for CPU and 7.3 for Memory.
Pros: Great Price, ATX form, all connectors are easy to access. Good manufacturer website. New style bios interface. So far very stable on different Operating Systems. All solid state capacitors. 6 sata connections. Using an A8-3850, and 8 gig of 1600 memory. 1 gig ethernet connection.
Cons: I could really use another System Fan. There is only one. All my cases use push/pull fans. So I have to find a splitter or conversion. Only 2 memory slots. I bought it knowing that so no minus egg. Six sata connections and only 2 sata cables? Come on man - at least half of em. Save and Exit shoul...