Summary: Attached parts: CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) GPU: PNY NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 1GB SSD: SanDisk Ultra Plus 256 GB SATA 6.0 Gb-s 2.5-Inch HDD: 500GB WD WD5000AAKS Bare Drive MISC ******* Rosewill Micro-ATX Mini Tower Computer Case with Dual USB 3.0 Rosewill USB 2.0 75 In 1 Internal Card Reader w/ eSATA Cooler Master Seidon 120M - PC CPU Liquid Water Cooling System I love the small form...
Summary: Heaven help you if you try to run this with a G2030. I'm sure this motherboard works fine with any other CPU, but of course I had to get the less expensive CPU and it had to be the bearer of the ultimate grudge against this motherboard. What did you do in the past motherboard? Did you make fun of G1000 series Intel chips? Did they finally get big enough to fight back?
Summary: Small, compact and concise. Used this board for a simple HTPC config in a Silverstone case. It is compact but has plenty of ports. Though I am just accustomed to any decent board nowadays having DVI, I wasn't miffed be the lack of a DVI port, because it will only be hooked up via HDMI. Setup: MSI B75MA-E33 Intel Core i5 3350P Patriot Extreme 16GB DDR3 1866 Zotac GeForce GT 610 Windows 8.1 Works. Like. A. Charm.
Summary: Nice little bare-bones board with the essentials. I'm using it with an i5-2500K that I pulled from an Intel motherboard that died and so far it's working great. As usual, be careful when installing it - not to scratch the board with the standoffs when securing it to the case. Some thoughts: * The B75 chipset is "built for small business" according to Intel * NOT for Haswell (4th generation) processors * Works with Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge CPUs * Only requires a 4-pin...
Summary: Cute little motherboard with run of the mill features. The only thing you need to keep in mind is that the memory slots are really close to the boundaries of the CPU zone, so some aftermarket coolers may rub up against or overlap your memory modules. I am utilizing this as an HTPC with the Noctua NF-A9x14 CPU Cooler and it's a snug fit with the RAM.
Amazing Cheap Motherboard with some Bells & Whistle
8 January 2014
Summary: I just built my first custom desktop and used this MOBO. Reason for this is because I wanted cheap and something with a lot of USB 3.0. I have a Phantom 410 case and I have 6 USB 2.0 and 4 USB 3.0 working ports. It's amazing. The max RAM on this MOBO is only 16GB though. I don't care about that because I have 8GB of RAM and my Samsung EVO 840 SSD is making this baby run like Jesse Owen's in 1936! Be careful of using PNY 8GB RAM because I got the BSOD from it.
Summary: I use this motherboard in my home theater PC. Certainly a no frills board, but for a HTPC I don't need all of the bells and whistles. I would recommend going with something more high-end for a gaming build, but if you just a need a basic motherboard, this will do the trick.