Great Board, Worth Every Penny! Amazing Internal Dolby Sound Card!
12 October 2013
Summary: This is by far one of the greatest boards I've owned! It has a very good Dolby internal sound card and many ports all around including 8 USB ports in the back. The only downsides to this motherboard is that the North Bridge gets very hot under mild gaming and also, there is no IDE port if you still...
Summary: Great board, plenty of features. The only issue that this board has is that the SATA connectors are on top of each other. You need to use the included thin SATA cables because standard SATA cables with a full size connector may be too big to fit on top of each other.
Summary: Have a few days on this board so far. (Update June 11 2014: Great buy. Its still going strong.) + Three decent sized heatsinks which for the price is great. They do not, however, have heat pipes which are a step up from these. + Sata 6Gb/s when paired with a similar hard drive is a nice experience.
Summary: Had this board for a week now. As others have said the northbridge HS does get very hot. It doesn't get any residual airflow from the CPU cooler in my setup because my CPU is water cooled so I've had to put an 80mm fan over it.
Summary: Runs my 1100T at 3.7Ghz perfectly, no problems whatsoever. Would recommend.
Only 4 stars, because compared to ASUS QFan the fan speed controls are not even close, so much harder to control noise levels from case fans in particular
Summary: Have just built a cheap system using this board, 16GB of PC1600 DDR3 and an FX-6300 (Vishera) CPU. Booted without any problems or needing any potentially difficult BIOS update. There are plenty of USB 2 and 3 sockets, probably far more than you'll ever need - even if some are permanently dedicated...
Summary: I was a little worried reading reports about heat problems after I had ordered this MB, but I can safely say now that this MB is running great and a big improvement in all areas compared to the GA-880GM-UD2H I was running, no heat problems here, easy to fit, running with AMD Phenom II X4 Quad Core...