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 all the same problem.
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. My System: Hi-Fi A85S3, AMD TA6-5400K 3.6G 4M FM2, 4Gx2 GSKILL F3-1600C9D-8GAB, Intel 530 120GB SSD, SeaSonic SSR-360GP, all in an old ANTEC 16XX ATX mid-tower. Ubuntu. Sweet.
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.
Summary: Lost the mobo in my computer so I got this one to replace the old one and do an upgrade. Installed it, turned on, and Windows 7 came right up. Thought I'd have to reload the OS, but not so. Has been working fine.
Summary: this board had a lot of what I was looking for. usb 3.0 Hudson d4 hi-fi, Easy setup, good overclocking. Was really happy for the first year. Then slowly things started going. First the onboard sound, which took me about 10hrs to figure out! then errors and finally just stopped firing. A motherboard should last longer than 14mos.
Pros: easy setup great price has what I wanted easy overclock
Summary: Got for a cheap build using a few new parts and some old stuff I had laying around. Other new parts: AMD A6 5400K CPU G.Skill F3-12800CL9D 2048MBx2 kit
Pros: Not bad for a low cost MB. Nice, easy to use AMI BIOS. Minimal contents in the box, just the MB, 2 SATA cables, a rear panel shield, a CD and a very minimal instruction sheet. More detail if needed is on the CD.
Cons: Not really cons at this price, but there are just 2 fan headers, one CPU and one system. If you need more fans in your case you'll need splitter cables. No speaker on the MB or in the box. Cases don't come with them anymore, so unless you're rebuilding an old box like I was, you'll need one.