Summary: the complaints on here are a little invalid (no onboard video, no oc options etc.) its a budget board I got it two years back on sale for $69.99 no regrets. cheaper than any other 970 board.
Pros: -runs stable with 8310 @ 4ghz stock voltage -sata 6gb/s -good oc options as long as you can handle manual oc and don't expect oc genie software to do it for you usb 3.0
Cons: -my only con is Northbridge gets a little hot 80C with prime 95 before any oc. Replaced with copper silent + little blue led fan now not over 65C with oc -doesn't have front usb 3.0 but I knew that going in (its a cheaper budget board)
Summary: I got this back when they had the red/black color scheme and after almost a year, this motherboard is still going strong and shows no signs of slowing down. This is great for a beginner build.
Pros: Custom boot BIOS is awesome if you want to use a custom image. Solid construction, 4 RAM slots, and handles my FX-8320 beautifully.
Cons: Only has two or three beep codes when it goes down. It took me a while to figure out that my RAM was badly configured on my BIOS the first time it happened, so no clear indicators.
Pros: Well I got this MB in a sale deal thing to build my own computer. I overpaid a little but learned a lot in the process. This is one of those learning moments. Pros: It works alright for a low power setup. If all you want to do is browse the reddit its perfectly acceptable.
Cons: There is no video output on the board itself. My computer was down for 2 and a half months when the graphics card went out. Thats another thing. The board doesnt tell you what goes out. It doesnt even post when the graphics card goes out to tell you its the graphics card or even spin fans. If you...
Summary: GTAV is completely unplayable when using an FX-8350 and this MB. Every 30 seconds the FPS dips down into the low teens. Swapped out to a different MB and this problem went away. I am DONE buying cheap MBs.
Cons: Says in the product description that it handles FX chips. Put in an FX-8350, and while I can boot to windows, I get MAJOR FPS drops in CPU-intensive games. This MB simply cannot handle the power-draw of a 125w chip at full load. Tried my exact same PC setup with a different MB and the minimum FPS...
Summary: i got this motherboard with a complete pc combo. i put it together and it works fine. i took and egg off of every product in this combo because with the combo $80 discount i could have put together a combo i would have liked better
Pros: it works good and it supports a lot of ram (not that i can afford a lot)
Cons: it should have more dummy compatible overclocking
Cons: I was building my first PC Budget rig, so I decided to go with this motherboard. When I finally got all my pieces together, my PC wouldn't turn on and I swapped out this motherboard and it was the culprit.