Summary: Bought this to run OSX, which it does quite well once I hammered out the sound and lan compatibility issues. I spent a _lot_ of extra unnecessary work because of the incorrect specs - while I should have sent this board back, I didn't only because of how much lost time that would cause.
Pros: Overall, it's a pretty decent motherboard for the price. I replaced an older ASUS P5Q that sort of got borked by a lightning strike. No problems at all with first POST - my core 2 duo and corsair ddr2 dominator memory were all properly recognized. I'm surprised that you get as many features as yo...
Cons: As of 5/2011, Newegg is now shipping "rev 2.4" of this board. The specs for this product are INCORRECT as follows: (1) The LAN is *not* a Realtek 8111C - the LAN port is actually an Altheros AR8131/AR8232. (2) The audio codec is NOT an ALC883, but instead is really an ALC888b. These make a *huge*...
Summary: Built this little guy as a HTPC for my mother and it was working alright to this point. I mean I shelled out less then what you have to when you purchase a video game these days, but it no longer works.
Pros: Cheap, lots of on board connectors, dual bios, and once again it was pretty cheap from a trusted manufacturer
Summary: Beeped when coming out of sleep/standby. Didn't stop till I rebooted. Only noticed it once, then like I said, ended up returning. Not sure if this was a fluke.
Pros: All the features I was looking for, at a good price. Would've been great, BUT......
Cons: Be careful if you plan on using the x1 PCIe slot with a full length card. My TV tuner card would not fit on this board. The card hit the DIMM connectors. I ended up returning this board and buying one with a better layout.
Summary: I read the reviews for this product and it seemed to fit the bill for a basic build. It worked well for 2 months. Then stopped functioning. Fortunately EVGA replaced it. I didn't update my review (to address one comment) because I'm learning to balance my time with new children. Back off!
Summary: i purchased this motherboard in January and the sound has stopped working 5 months later. Other than that it does what it says on the tin. The only other problem with this is that the network controller is not supported by freenas yet, but that is a minor niggle.
Summary: Ciao a tutti. Possiedo ormai da qualche anno quresta scheda madre e ho trovato alcuni problemi ma per quello che devo fare con il computer va più che bene. SVANTAGGI: Bisogna impostare a mano la velocità giusta del processore montato.
Pros: Il prezzo, adatta a case piccoli
Cons: Niente overclock, poca espandibilità della ram