Summary: When I picked this motherboard to replace a dead one in a friends computer, I had shopped all over the web for something very near to what he originally had because he wanted the specific chip-set and form factor of his old unit. He had even picked out another Biostar model on Newegg that was like $80 or so. When the time rolled around to actually buy it however, newegg didn't have it any longer so I shopped more.
Summary: Up to 16 GB DDR3 Memory, AM3 CPU Socket that is capable of using X6 Processors and it's a full size board. Unfortunately there is only 1 PCI Express 2.0 x16 , my video card covers up a PCI Express 2.0 slot. It does have a core unlocking function, however I bought this as an open box item on Newegg and it doesn't work right. How can I be mad when I bought this for $40 though? Overall, good product for a budget build.
Summary: I bought this board for my first gaming build paired with an X3 rana, I couldnt be happier for the price (got mine for $49.99) it handles overclocks surprisingly well. The only downside is that it doesnt play well with bottom mounted PSUs unless you have extra long cables but other than that i am very pleased with this board and I would definitely recommend it.
Summary: Easy to install motherboard, no problems or compatibility problems with Kingston RAM (I installed 4 GB on the motherboard). It would have been a perfect budget motherboard if it had video integrated. Overall good motherboard for the price.
Summary: This motherboard is a very nice piece taking into consideration the price! It is however not the color displayed in the picture, it is actually a combination of black and red which makes it look awesome! Even though it does not have on-board graphics support, it does have an x16 slot to run a good graphics card! So overall I am pleased with this piece and in addition there is alot of support software for this motherboard on Biostar's website!
Summary: За такие деньги действительно очень и очень стоящая плата. 4 разъема под DDR3, куча SATA. Сразу после покупки обновил BIOS, никаких затруднений это не вызвало. Но довольно сильно греется северный мост (84 градуса с открытым системным блоком, 62 с закрытым). Поэтому решил поставить самый простенький кулер (от P-486 остался, кажется). Температура моментально упала на 30 градусов до 32-х! В остальном же никаких нареканий.
Pros: Куча разъемов за минимальную цену
Cons: Недостаточно хорошо охлаждается северный мост