Pros: Alot of bang for your buck here, I paid $55 for this mobo. It's small with the mini ATX form factor but built for the A-series CPU's this things loaded with cool features. Its not top quality for example it has standard coated caps instead of cold or titanium etc, but if your looking for a budget...
Summary: my rig and cost: BIOSTAR Hi-Fi A85S3 G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB AMD A8-5600K EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 120-PB-0750-RX 750W ATX12V Kingston SSDNow V300 120Gb Seagate Barracuda 1Tb 7200rpm Hdd used an old Gateway Gt5404 case Total cost $453.52
Pros: This motherboard was cheap when i bought it back in march of 2014 and i was skeptical at first because it is a micro atx mobo. But built the computer on the lowest budget i had and let me tell you i have had no problems with it posting or overclocking in general my A8-5600k APU is overclocked to ...
Cons: The only complaint i have is the prongs to wire your case are not labeled on the mobo and are only labeled in the instructions which make things really confusing.
Summary: DO NOT buy unless you enjoy having a headache and fighting to get your cmos to post. issues took 2 months or so to arise and only able to be solved by switching boards to msi a75 problem gone. also from what i have found this problem only progresses over time until final death usually around 1 year.
Pros: cheap fm2 slot. when it post's it work's.
Cons: Very bad cmos issues fails to post quite often usb 3.0 ports cant seem to support most USB 2.0 devices. bio-star support very bad on all of these issues and there still has not been a bios update to attempt to fix any of these issues since 04/2013. seems to be a actual hardware issue. 3 boards al...
Summary: The BIOSTAR Puro Hi-Fi feature on this board makes it worth twice what I paid for it. My needs are simple (2.1 Klipsch speaker system) I just play music with it. The sound is heavenly and noticeably better than any MB sound system.
Pros: Nice MATX board. Low cost, easy to Install, very reliable, and a $100 sound card built right on the board!
Summary: Everything else works fine, but its pretty hard to do anything with only 3 functioning USB ports without buying a USB hub. It seems like other users have also had issues with the USB ports on this motherboard. I expected better quality based on the majority of the reviews left on this motherboard.
Pros: Everything seemed to work for about a month.
Cons: The computer was turned off for the night and then the next day all but 1 of the USB ports on the back (2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0) are no longer working.