Summary: I bought this board to put together a build with an old i7-2600 I had laying around, and it worked well. No issues with it reading the CPU even before a BIOS update to the latest version. The BIOS is admittedly a bit old school, but it does what it needs to.
Pros: - Solid construction/build quality - Decent color scheme - Easily supports dual slot graphics with smart slot placement - USB 3.0
Cons: - SATA ports are in a weird spot. If you're using a dual slot graphics card, make sure you have an angled SATA cable, as the graphics card will rest just above the SATA 3 port and one of the SATA 2 ports. - Audio pinout is sort of in a weird spot, next to audio jacks instead of near the rest of t...
Pros: works well, supports USB 3.0, with built in front panel header
Cons: This motherboard only carries 1-SATA 3.0/6GB/s port, which is located directly behind the only PCI-e 3.0 port..... so if you install a graphic card with even a minimal length you will have difficulty using this port with a SSD/HDD. The way around this problem is using a SATA cable that had one 90...
Summary: Aside from the one little hiccup, I haven't had any issues at all. Machine has been running non-stop for several days now and is rock solid. This board definitely has a few quirks which the reviews doucument well. Overall though, not a bad board for the money. Just trust me and stick with DDR3 1600.
Pros: Cheap and it works.
Cons: Lot of minor issues. As others have mentioned, the PCIe 3.0 port does cover the SATA3 port when a decent sized card is used. I used a 90-degree sata cable to sneak into the sata3 port under the video card, but that cable now covers one of the 3 sata2 ports. so I can only use 3 sata deveices, not ...
Summary: I wasn't expecting much with this board. Reusing hardware that was laying around. Overall, I'm glad I went with this board for the cost. If I would do it again, may have spent a little more for a motherboard that had HDMI out.
Pros: Needed to upgrade from my AMD.. Geez what was it at the point? It was an AM2 CPU running at 2.5 at 45W. X2. Don't feel like looking up the actual statics. Anyway, started to have troubles playing 1080p video through CCCP. Upgraded to an I3, something running at 3.4Ghz. Was a little concerned sinc...
Cons: While not really a con, because the board is what it is, however, the SATA ports are sort of in the way. Was trying to use a GTX 640, but the dual width card was blocking one of the ports. It doesn't matter as I reused my 5450. Doesn't need to play games, just run video.
Summary: My Windows Home Server board died and I needed to get that box back up and running quick so I went ahead with this and it is running flawlessly so I'm happy with it. These 1155 boards are getting harder to find, glad I didn't have to break the bank to fix this box.
Pros: Everything worked out of the box which is more than I can say for the board it replaced.
Cons: The legacy PCI slot should have a PCIEx1 slot.
Summary: I purchased in Sep 2014 & received PCB Ver6.0 with the 1st BIOS. The Biostar CPU QVL does not specify which BIOS is needed for each CPU but my G645 worked well enough to update to the newest BIOS. The manual is brief & unspecific.
Pros: Low cost with reasonably good quality Responsive support staff Has Onboard video, legacy PCI & serial port
Cons: Board arrived with the 1st BIOS revision Unspecific manuals & documentation Minor WinXP-32 installer & driver issues Possible Onboard video issues under Windows 8.1-64 I am an experienced builder who normally uses Asus, Gigabyte, & AsRock boards. I gave Biostar a try because I needed a basic low ...
however when i got it the pin cover thats supposed to be over the part where the CPU goes was not in place it didnt even look li
Joshua Arsenault, Amazon
17 September 2014
Summary: Motherboard seems to be okay for now, however when i got it the pin cover thats supposed to be over the part where the CPU goes was not in place it didnt even look like it had ever been in place, and i had recieved the wrong i/o panel that goes on the back of your case.
Summary: bought this little guy because I had to save somewhere. I have not been disappointed. Fitted with: i7-3770 Vulcan 2x8GB 1600Mhz 760 GTX might be a concern if you're looking for more expandable slots
Pros: small formfactor small price solid bios great for budget gaming
Cons: doesnt taste like mint chocolate ice cream...