Summary: I've had the Mobo for about 1 month and it has been very solid. I would really like the ESATA port to work, given I paid for the feature. After having an initial email exchange with support, they no longer acknowledge my emails.
Pros: Reasonably priced Good not great features Easy to install
Summary: I bought this with the idea of getting a little deeper into oc'ing with an i5 and some ddr3 2400 ram but this board while not awful has not proved particularly accessible for that
Pros: Well constructed, nice looking board. Good feature set for the price. On-board clear CMOS button is nice, post led with error codes is useful.
Cons: Over clocking on this board is dodgy at best. I have had a difficult time getting my oc settings to stick after shutting off my system. Basically if I want to tweak the CPU multiplier for more than one session of use I need to reset the CMOS. The ram over clocking is even weirder. It will allow m...
Summary: Looks great and supposedly performs great, too bad mine came DOA.
Pros: -Orange/Black themed fits perfect with Phantom 410 -Two Pci-E 3.0 -Supposedly great overclocking features
Cons: DOA. Got everything set up in the case and tried to turn on for the first time, nothing. No post, no debug LED, and no matter how I arranged parts there was no beep. Thats too bad I have to wait 2 more weeks after already waiting 2 months to build this computer. I only took off two eggs because i...
Great Mobo...horrible customer service from BioStar
Trent I., Newegg
21 September 2012
Summary: Don't hesitate to purchase the mobo, but beware the bad customer service of BioStar.
Pros: Great motherboard, nice bios, paired up with the i5-3570k it was a beast.
Cons: The only con to the whole thing is the manufacturers customer support, i called on numerous occasions and was only helped one time, after that i could never get a hold of them, and also after leaving them a few messages for them to call me back, no one ever tried to contact me, so i was forced to...
Summary: Would rerate to 5-Stars if and when I ever get a SSD cache to work.
Pros: Great hardware, lots of features, looks like high quality. Booted up with no problems and all ports worked ok.
Cons: After 4 days, still have not been able to configure for SSD cache option, "Intel Smart Response Technology". Could never get the ACCELERATE tab or option to come up when running "Intel Rapid Storage Technology" program. Got a less than useful reply for Biostar's tech support.