Summary: I purchased this board to upgrade an older system. The Chip set is more compatible with current operating systems. It works well with linux mint and ubuntu and supports AMD Athlon II processors. Overall this board provided a good cost performance ratio and is compatible with many components of older systems.
I will ENJOY using the Motherboard for many months to come! Thanks Ebay!!
14 September 2011
Summary: I was looking to rebuild my computer and this MB came along with a Great price at a time I could afford to do it! I proceeded to rebuild my computer with this MB as the basis. I ordered a new processor, heatsink/fan, newer memory, a new video card and new digital cable to hook to my monitor. I even tried buying the processor at another website that had a cheaper price and the deal Fell through! I lost 4 days but returned to Ebay and ordered another on Buy Now!
Summary: AM3 compatible, which was a pleasant surprise since that was stated on the description. Supports 125 Watt CPUs. Installed and booted up easily. Runs windows 7 64 with no trouble. This board gives a 3.4 performance rating though, mainly due to the on board video. If you're building a simple rig, this board is great. For the gaming enthusiast, I would not suggest it. You might also want to consider purchasing a separate video card.
Summary: Great motherboard and has everthing on it I needed. The pci exspess slots are way to close.I could not hook up 2 radeon 5770 Graphic card in it. I got idea of the motherboard from a 5 star review in max pc.All the port work and have tried pulling on them.Nothing seems glued together. Its easy to put the memory and sata and fans in.it has led and fan slots, so you can hook up 2 led fans.it has 6 sata slots and they all work.supports 4 gbs. Now just listin to the features.
Summary: I should have done better research...bad me... The board is fine. It's usual Gigabyte quality, it's been super stable, etc etc. However, I purchased this for an HTPC. The onboard Radeon HD 2100 lacks the UMPH to really push blurays. It's possible with some tweaking, but it tends to lead to gradual audio sync problems. I'm also disappointed in the lack of optical out (has the headers onboard so... meh...
First time installing a mobo and everything on it, went like a breeze and the board's brillliant.
DuWayne Brayton, Amazon
8 November 2010
Summary: My processor and/or my mobo died the other night while I was attempting to install a video card that would allow it to play stuff from my computer, on the tee vee. $126 later, I am rocking away on my budget special. I installed a $33 sempron single core, 2.7ghz cpu that is overclocked just a wee bit, to enhance graphics. I am also using the onboard graphics, no extra card. This board is awesome.
Great Value...Know What You're REALLY Getting First, Though...
20 May 2010
Summary: As another reviewer mentioned, the illustrations and lack of clear product descriptions are misleading. You're getting a product that has gone through five revisions since this was first advertised, and the differences are large. Whether or not they're improvements or losses is up to the needs of the builder, so check first. Here's the manufacturers information on it where you can compare the versions: [...
Summary: This motherboard turned out to be the perfect replacement for a 3-year-old e-machines motherboard that failed (buldging capacitors-- from that bungled batch out of China a few years ago probably), with one major exception. It is not the board pictured. The board pictured has a parallel port, this one does not. For some this may be fine, but we have two older laserjet printers in the house, and both only have parallel port connections. For us, this was huge.
Summary: Other reviewers said their boards died. After a month this one is still running. There was one problem that might be my settings. Although RAM used is rated at 1066 I could not coax it to run at that speed.