Summary: It is everything I thought it would be and more. Up and running for about a month now, no crashes, no hardware conflicts, no problems. Easy overclocking. There have been no headaches, just a lot of fun!
Summary: I built a system for my son using this board. I loved it so much, I built 3 more with it.
Pros: Solid Board, works great! has room to grow. Initial build was with the 6300 CPUs which I later upgraded to 8300 series CPUs. I also went from 16GB to 32GB of RAM on each
Cons: None. It really is a great board. I would've given it 5 eggs, but I removed one egg for the one board that arrived DOA. Very rarely will I give 5 eggs on anything.. even a minor hiccough will get an egg removed.
Pros: I Built my computer around black friday of 2014 and this MOBO has worked very well for me. It was easy to install every component and nothing was broken. The BIOS express disk is nice and installs everything in about 10 mins and your up and running. No regrets with buying this MOBO
Cons: Its the only MOBO ive ever owned that did not have random power LED lights on it, so when I powered up and nothing was lighting up, it was alarming but it had no affect on the performance and value so its not really a CON.
Summary: I've had this board since January '15. It was running stable for four months and then things wend down hill. I decided to run SLI GPUs and needed to upgrade the PSU. I picked up a new one, swapped it in to the system (not removing or changing any other compnents) and got nothing.
Pros: Good looking design, Dual BIOS, robust connectivity, ran fine until it didn't...
Summary: If it wasn't for that Northbridge problem, I'd give this five stars.
Pros: I have had this board for a few years, paired with a FX-8120 OC'd to 4.2Ghz. This board is good. The boot times are a bit long, but that's a minor thing. Almost any CPU cooler will fit. I had a massive Zalman cooler for the first few years, and it fit tightly, but not too tightly. I don't know if...
Cons: The Northbridge on this board gets INSANELY hot. When I say 'hot', I mean hot enough to instantly give me nearly-second degree burns. The factory heatsink is downright pitiful for this board (Problem was fixed on Revision 3, but I have Revision 1.1). I tried an aftermarket cooler, but the fan fai...
Pros: This motherboard went into my first custom PC build, and after nearly four years is still going strong. It's been through tons of BIOS flashes (installing and diagnosing an SSD), and hasn't quit yet!