Great board for gaming modern games with older computers.
8 November 2012
Summary: I did a LOT of digging before i bought this bord. The specs are wonderful for a LGA775 socket board! Gigabyte lan, usb 3.0, Supports DDR3 ram up to 16gb up to 2200! AND crossfire! Most i looked for only did one or other. Crossfire and up to 8gb DDR2 or non crossfire and 16gb DDR2. The cost savings of DDR3 alone make this a great value!
Summary: Everything works as it should....sort of. But Ive had this in for about a fortnight, and you have to treat the motherboard with ridiculous kid gloves. One of the sata housings just came off when i tried to replace a cable, bending and twisting the pins beneath to the point of now being useless. I have noticed with several of the housings on the board that they're not as well anchored as one would expect - shame, as in many cases its a good board.
Summary: Arrived a day early and beautifully packaged! Came with a thick instruction manual, but having previous experience luckily I didn't need to go over that, I defiantly would recommend this to anyone unsure of a gaming motherboard, worth every Penny!
Summary: This motherboard is great for any beginner builder - comes with a Restart and OFF/ON switch so you dont have to shot any pins as well as a DR Debug that gives you codes to make trouble shooting a breeze - highly recommend this motherboard :)
Summary: I am by no means an expert at building desktops, but over the last few months I have built 3 for different reasons, I used this motherboard in the first and saw no reason not to use it in the others. All I can really say is all 3 machines run issue free, the building was simple. I am running an older game (everquest 2) as my main task on my machine and it is stable and smooth. So for my needs i rate this motherboard very highly.
Summary: Im currently using my first build PC. And as you can see its working. Very easy to use and has loads of PCI and PCI-E slots. Ram was fine (Kingston 8GB) and AMD A8 Quad (amazon joked with me as its really a dual core with both cores doing two things at once...) Usb ports fine and I've had no problems. When making my PC i touched my radiator every not and again and no damage has occurred to the components. Overall 5 stars.
Summary: I bought this for a cheap office PC build, and paired it with an Athlon II X4 740. This board isn't the latest chipset (A85X and also A88x are later) but the differences seem to me to be minor, and this board is good for overclocking if that's your thing, and is also compatible with all the current AMD FM2 socket CPUs/APUs. It's a full size ATX board as I had a case that would fit it - plenty of space for several hard disks.
Summary: Love the colour scheme on this motherboard. For a budget board it has so many facilities only seen on higher end boards. From Sata-III on all ports , optical audio, triple monitor display , Usb 3.0 and for me what was most important for me was to have the 3 Pci slots to allow me to use older boards which is rare to find on any new board these days. The board itself has one of the most magnificent UEFI bios displays I have ever seen and is a real top quality overclocker.