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Gigabyte GA-A55M-DS2
7.0 out of 10

Gigabyte GA-A55M-DS2

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Overall 8
8.0

does the job

Jed W., Newegg
21 December 2013
  • Pros: onboard video for simple home use just enough for home use
  • Cons: so far none, this is for the parents-in-law and they just need basic home internet and office.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Budget Build, Time will Tell

chosen12k6, Amazon
5 September 2013
  • Summary: AMD is phasing out FM1 sockets for FM2 so I knew this was a board dead in the water. But it went well with my budget build coming in around $50. As it currently stands I have an A4-3600k APU, Sapphire Radeon 6770 gpu, and 4 gbs of ram running of it and I am not recieving the gaming capability I...
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Combo for the price

Mi2sense, Amazon
30 June 2013
  • Summary: Can't beat the price for this combo. I am really happy with this purchase as I was forced to make a decision to buy a whole new computer or build one. I read other reviews on this motherboard and AMD's APU processor and was impressed.
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Overall 8
8.0

Decent Budget Board

Zachary b., Newegg
20 March 2013
  • Summary: Served me well for my first budget build before I had the money to build a gaming rig.
  • Pros: Has worked solidly for the past year, no issues with it at all.
  • Cons: Just be aware you won't be able to fit anything more than a single slot video card in it because of the sata ports.
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Overall 8
8.0

6 month update

Dan M., Newegg
3 January 2013
  • Summary: Dollar for Dollar, It made no sense to RMA it and pay shipping and have a week or two downtime because of the NIC problem. I installed a Intel PCI-e gigabit NIC and now can both download much faster, and transer files much faster than I could when the On-board NIC was working correctly.
  • Pros: After 6 months this board is still working fine, with one exception.
  • Cons: The on-board realtek gigabit NIC suddenly degraded to 10 megabit. No it wasn't a driver, router or CAT5E cable problem either. Both the in bios test and my NetTool showed the same 10Mb.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Drew S., Newegg
15 December 2012
  • Pros: Using in a HTPC running Linux with mythtv/xbmc. Zero compatibility problems, just works.
  • Cons: none.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Little Board

Jason B., Newegg
13 September 2012
  • Pros: Works good, no complains. good for budget.
  • Cons: Nothing as of yet
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Overall 8
8.0

Good budget FM1 Board

Christopher K., Newegg
3 September 2012
  • Summary: Used this board in an HTPC build, so far no problems. With a video card installed there is only one full size PCI-E slot so expansion is a bit limited but can't really complain too much about that. OC'ing is easy through the BIOS if you're that way inclined, overall a decent little board.
  • Pros: Price, OC capable
  • Cons: Only one full size PCI expansion slot
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Little board

Anonymous, Newegg
11 August 2012
  • Summary: Some readers may wonder why I put the PS/2 headers as a positive. It is really simple, PS/2 headers have not been dieing away because USB is better, USB is cheaper, not better. A PS/2 port has an assigned IRQ which is much quicker than USB, even USB 3.
  • Pros: Solid and stable little board. Perfect for basic builds that will be doing only mid level gaming. Good overclocking capability in the BIOS. Really liked the availability of a pair of PS/2 ports, this made the initial set up very easy.
  • Cons: Would have liked to have seen a USB-3 header. A second pair of available DIMMs for additional RAM would also have been nice but not really required for this build.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good little Board

Anonymous, Newegg
18 July 2012
  • Summary: not an extremely great board, but not too bad either. we made a budget photo editing rig from this and a 3870, and it runs very cool and relatively silently. I would not say you want to make a gaming rig from this motherboard, or even attach all that many hard drives to it.
  • Pros: Was inexpensive. works just as advertised.
  • Cons: only 1 system fan plug, only 2 memory slots, poorly placed sata out under graphics card.
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