Summary: I've built about 4 computers with this mother board, the last three using an SSD drive. I was surprised there wasn't any reviews on this motherboard since it was a perfect fit for my needs. This motherboard works great. However, the price has doubled so I don't know how good of a deal it is now... I paid around $55.
Summary: Got mine as a gift, installed with a Masscool 7WA868 UNIVERSAL Socket CPU Cooler and traded the fan for a Delta 240CFM monster (board wanted to take flight), the onboard CPU fan plug couldn't handle the amps needed and died, But the board kept going. Sound is not that great and i installed a above board soundcard, witch is an issue due to the dual vid cards.
Pros: Ease of use, fast and plenty of SATA ports
Cons: SATA placement can be an issue for larger video cards. If running dual cards and something in the PCI slot heating might be an issue. Sound could be better.
Summary: I bought this item, because it looked very nice, and very advanced looking motherboard. The thing that I really like about this motherboard is how organized it is and how powerful it is, and especially the light indicator inside of the motherboard. The thing that I disliked about this item was the sound when you start the computer up. How there is a sound coming up out of no where in the motherboard.
Summary: I'd definitely buy this system again. It feels like it would be wonderful with Windows as well.
Pros: Easy installation. I find that the board is plenty spacious and lets you have lots of slack in your cabling. The memory capacity is solid, and this board really flies. CPU is also very fast, the computer starts up quickly. This is a very compatible set.
Cons: The onboard video can be a bit tricky with Ubuntu Linux since it's a Radeon. However, adding a Screen subsection to your Xorg.conf will get you to where you need to go once the drivers are installed. It's working flawlessly now.
Pros: Board worked great out of box. Has cooled VRM's for overclocking, BioRemote 2 is nifty, currently running A8-3870k with a 6670 getting killer OC and FPS. I Usually hate BioStar but this is a great board.
Cons: Not the boards fault but I really hate UEFI.....
Summary: got this board new on web for $42.00. cost $10.00 to get a i/o shield from biostar. including shipping. $68.00 for a tb hitachi 7200rpm hd at office max. and antec 650earthwatts 59.00 and a8-3870k 139.00 from newegg,used an old micro atx case from an old computer for the ultimate budget builder computer system
Pros: 6gb/s,32gb mem, 7.1 audio, 192khz 24bit audio, new better looking bios, usb 3.0, hdmi
Cons: the bios utility on the biostar webpage wouldnt work. had to use bio utility from ta790gxb to update bios on this mb. i guess i could have downloaded the bios utility from any of the other amd mb from the websight and it would have worked
Pros: Buying this within the next few days, but want to help the guy above who said "I bought this for an HTPC, replacing an older socket 775 setup that was having problems. Got this and an A8-3850 installed perfectly, go into Windows Media Center and can't play any tv! I'm not talking about recorded TV, I'm talking about tv through my Ceton cable card! ..." Ceton cards are permanently matched to the hardware, if you change any hardware at all, you need to call your cable c...