( 4.4 Average / 28 Ratings )
A very nice board to work with. Straightforward layout and enough bells and whistles to keep my build relevant for a while. You cannot go wrong with this board at this price range.
A great motherboard with reliable Wifi and USB-C, however that port can only reach USB 3.0 speeds, and the motherboard only supports 1 case fan.
With this board being so new, I was a little skeptical, but this board has proven awesome. I wish it had more USB ports, but I knew that when I was going into it. Built in wi-fi is good - not the best signal grabber. All the ports are easy to access and install went smoothly.
All in all, a great board for the price.
The board had the connections I needed, had 2080 m.2 support, and enough video outputs.
Don't use for Windows 7! See my build for details on windows 7 and Skylake issues. I believe I also had a bad LAN port, but I'll never know for sure.
This is a great board for the size and it has some nice features. The only thing is the placement of the USB 3.0 is absolutely idiotic. Unless you're using a water cooler or stock/small LP cooler it will be partially, if not completely covered. I used a Hyper 212 EVO on this board and it partially covered it, making it really difficult to plug it in.
+6x SATA ports (1 or 2 become disabled if you choose to use the rear M.2 slot) -Some HSF backplates might interfere with the use of the rear M.2 slot -Tautological manual - "X setting turns on or off the X setting" (but that's more of a general complaint about motherboard manuals) + WiFi card doesn't block anything and it's hidden in the rear + Magnetic antenna is a nice touch, allowing me to just pop it to the side of the case - USB 3.0 header is in the middle of the board - very annoying for cable management. -SYSFAN is not PWM, despite being 4-pin. The manual shows that speed control is not the 4th pin as it is supposed to be in PWM -Fan control in BIOS is extremely limited (an Asrock board I recently used in a budget build lets you set fan speeds in a very detailed way in BIOS). + AppCenter + System Information Viewer (SIV) allows for facile control of fans in Windows -Enabling "Platform Power Management" in BIOS (disabled by default) caused random freezing in Windows. Since turning it back to the default of off, no freezing seen. I just wish the manual was more detailed about what this setting actually did.
Has a lot of good features like the 32GB/S M.2 slot for the NVME SSD I put in there, helps to not have to run those two cables! Wifi and BT work great, although I now have this hard lined into my router. The USB3 header is in a horrible spot though, way too close to the CPU!
Had no problems with this board yet, would really recommend!
No frills motherboard. M.2 slot on the back of the board and built in wifi. Not my first choice (would rather have an ASUS mobo...) but get's the job done. USB 3.0 placment (between the CPU cooler and the GPU) makes routing more difficult than it needs to be. BIOS is okay.
Fully packed for such a small Motherboard. WiFi AC and bluetooth will save you at least couple of $tens so factor that in when buying this. M.2 slot is a welcome addition because I want to save as much space as possible in this small case.