Summary: Used this board to replace a factory HP board that fried and the install went fine no modifications required everything plug and play.
Pros: Excellent Budget board installed and booted right up no errors! Came with a disk for drivers and software for overclocking. Once drivers where installed and connected to the internet it atuomatically found updated drivers without me having to do anything. Tried out two different video cards HD787...
Cons: Only con I can see so far is the only PCI e x1 slot is covered when installing a video card . It does have a PCI slot you can use though.
nice board for a buget gaming build but alittle pricy for its lack of usb 3.0 ports
Joseph Y., Newegg
1 August 2014
Summary: id not recfcomend this board in a modern setup mfrom 2014 or up. its not got usb 3.0 support, and is high priced for a n on usb 3.0.
Pros: good board, still running in my 6 core pc after over a year. runing games pretty good.
Cons: ddrf3 slots have issues, cant run over 4 gig of ram all the sudden., hoping its just a bad ram stick. got a blue screen on win 7 one time. cant overclock this board at all wich means gigabyte is a lier.
Summary: Bottom Line: I know I'm a little nit-picky above. However, I feel that these are legit concerns that novice system builders wouldn't be able to deal with in all cases. I happen to have a box full of crown screws and standoffs, so not a big deal at all...
Pros: -- It's a small form factor Mobo. -- It's an AM3+ Mobo with decent silk-screening. -- Minimal packaging -- Cheap
Cons: Here we go....trying to make constructive criticism here: 1. Two words FAN HEADERS -- WHY don't motherboards have more than one fan header for an entire system? Most cases support up to 3, at minimum. 2. One thing I noticed is a 1-2mm gap in the ATX plate at the PS2 and IO ports...really? There's...
Summary: Bought this as a used restock and got such a killer price on it for my spare workstation that I couldn't pass it up. Does what it should, it just works. It has very few ports but that is ok, it only has to play the occasional game and is used as a backup with a 6 core Phenom II processor and 8Gb...
Are you looking for a budget build ? look no further
AMMAR D., Newegg
6 April 2014
Summary: My build: Fx 6300 six core Asus hd 7770 GHZ edition ( clocked at 1ghz) 8 GB of ram 1tb of storage cx 500 m ( Corsair 500w psu) i play far cry 3 at 1080p high settings with AA at 60 fps
Pros: I have had this motherboard for a month so far. Just amazing. It is a motherboard... what else can i say. great price. pci express and AM3+ socket. great choice for a budget build that will not disappoint you. DO NOT BE AFRAID OF DOA. Newegg is amazing. they will return it for you no hassel . go ...
Cons: Maybe if it had another PCI E slot it would just be awesome ! but it is still awesome for its price and will not disappoint.
Summary: Received the new v1.2. Thought they sent an MSI board by mistake, ugly brown. Easy to setup, and was able to transfer a Windows 8.1 setup to the new board without a reinstall (just needed to reactivate). I went from a Biostar with an Nvidia chipset to this.
Pros: Compact, but with many features. Faster than it`s Nvidia chipset counterparts.
Summary: Overall a great buy for the mid-level gaming rig. System: AMD FX-6300 Black Edition 3.5GHz 8GB GSKill 1333 Memory Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHZ Edition And of course this MOBO
Pros: - Micro ATX!! Love them, but it's personal preference I guess - I personally like the BIOS that's included with this motherboard. Has simple settings for the average user, that are easy to understand AND advanced settings for those that like to overclock their CPU and RAM
Cons: - Not really a con, but I wish this was SLI/Crossfire compatible. Although I knew it wasn't going in, so not really a con.