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ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS AM3+ AMD 760G + SB710 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

  • AMD 760G
  • FX / Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 Series
  • DDR3 1866(OC) / 1600(OC)
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Katie R.
  • 8/6/2014 12:05:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsgood

Pros: Pretty basic, works fine but if you;re going for gaming you probably want a little more out of your motherboard

Cons: only 1 pci express

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  • ROBERT C.
  • 8/4/2014 11:32:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSolid, cheap Motherboard

Pros: -Fits a better cooler (logysis beta 400 st)

-easy to read bios

-Rated at 95w, but I overclocked my fx 6300 to 4.1ghz and it has been running stable

Cons: Only real gripe is no usb 3 or sata 6gps.. But I installed a pci-usb 3 card to fix that.

Other Thoughts: I'm running stable at 4.1ghz for my 6300 and don't plan on going higher because this isn't an OC MB, but you can get a bit of an OC with it.

System

FX 6300 OC to 4.1
MSI 670 PE 2gb
8gb HyperX
1tb HDD
Thermaltake 600w
logysis beta 400 st cpu fan

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  • James G.
  • 7/31/2014 6:02:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsBaby Board

Pros: Stable little board. Lot of people say only 8 gb ram. That is incorrect I'm running 16 gb of high speed ddr3 1866 ATI ram. My windows index is 7.3 due to cpu computation speed and 7.6 due to primary drive speed which is a solid state 3.0 sata drive. Came in an ibuypower gamer box. I'm very happy with it!

Cons: micro atx form factor. It is what it is.

Other Thoughts: Electronics are fickle. If it fails newegg is a very good company. Vendors not so much.

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  • James L.
  • 7/29/2014 1:43:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworks fine

Pros: I plugged it in. It powers up, it works. Nothing else to say.

Cons: none so far

Other Thoughts: I purchased this with a Sempron processor to power a NAS I was building. I put an Areca 1261 SATA RAID controller card into the PCIe slot. The processor was sold as a single-core but apparently it had a second core - which this motherboard successfully unlocked. Plugged it in, powered it up...it works. I'm not using the sound so I have no idea if there is a problem with it...the OS is NAS4Free (FreeBSD) and is embedded (running off USB stick), and it works fine. The array is an encrypted ZFS filesystem and the processor maxes out about the same time as the 1GB ethernet connection does, so I'm satisfied. Build quality of the board is good, no particular issues.

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  • David T.
  • 7/26/2014 6:36:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot so lucky

Pros: Great price and initially seemed like a good buy for my client

Cons: Board failed to POST after about 2 weeks of my client using it for their video system. This costed me a fair amount in replacing the board and a few hours of travel time.

Other Thoughts: Customer was satisfied after I replaced the board with a Biostar one. This is the first failure I've had with an Asus board. I don't expect another.

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  • Mark H.
  • 7/15/2014 1:43:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsGood motherboard but not sure on lifespan

Pros: I got this motherboard with a pc build bundle that came with an fx-6300 processor,case,psu,dvd/cd drive, 4gb adata ddr3 ram and 1tb wd blue for around $350.

It is a great motherboard for the price I use it as a gaming rig motherboard.

6 sata ports for great amount of storage.

As of this point it is a great first time builder board many features for upgradablilty.

Cons: No good aftermarket heatsink/fan I originally ordered a coolermaster heatsink and fan that I thought would fit but it didn't the screw holes for the heatsink backplate are irregular to the backplate that came with the heatsink which is adjustable it just didn't fit. Only 2x240 pin and limited to 8gb of ram(biostar has a board for $60 with 4x240pin). The gpu socket release feels really cheap and flemsy don't press down hard on it or it might break.

I am scared it is going to break down on me in less than a year due to the negitive reviews after buying it.

Other Thoughts: Make sure to check before you buy this board maybe there will be a better quality board for what you would pay for I only got this board because it came in a bundle. If you want to overclock go with something else.

-1 egg for those problems but lifespan is an issue for me.

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  • Joseph O.
  • 7/7/2014 8:23:43 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice Little Board

Pros: Inexpensive board with overclocking options and PWM fan control. Handles an FX-6300 very well. Overall a very nice buy for the money. If I am happy with the price I paid for a product after using it, that is about the best Pro I can give.

Cons: None at this price point. It does everything I need it to do.

Other Thoughts: You could pay more to get a newer style bios, more RAM slots, better board cooling, etc. but for the money this board will be a hard one to beat. Excellent build quality, very nice looks, and ASUS quality. For many years I have used ASUS motherboards exclusively in my own builds and have never once been disappointed.

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  • Sandra P.
  • 7/4/2014 7:00:06 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWonderful Board

Pros: Board came with everything i needed. first mdi board i bought didn't work and i bought this one and boom worked no problems. running for 2 months and stable with no issues. i wanted to try MSI and i am sorry i did asus has always been there for me and i will only buy products from them from now on.

Cons: NONE

Other Thoughts: i recommend this product to everyone who is looking for a great board on a budget

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  • Chanh N.
  • 7/1/2014 8:02:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNo Display. OutDated BIOS. Not FX ready

Pros: nothing...

Cons: BIOS is outdated. Couldn't read my FX-6300. The VGA display wouldn't work. I also used the DVI display on my GPU and it still wouldn't show any display.

If you have any FX CPUs I highly recommend not buying this motherboard, even though it stated AM3+ socket and FX support.

GPU Fans would spin and stop and spin again. CD drive Opens and closes immediately after opening.

I tested the my GPU on my friends computer and it worked properly same with the CD drive. I tested his CD drive on mine and it would open and close like I stated above and to make sure I persuade him to test out his XFX 7870 Double D Edition on this motherboard and the fans would spin and stop and spin.

Unfortunately, I couldn't persuade him to let me test out his CPU so I can update the BIOS to 1401 because he has an Intel Core Processor.

Other Thoughts: Last time I am buying from Asus. Please keep your motherboard BIOS up to date.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/28/2014 11:32:36 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great

Pros: Works great so far I just wish it had usb 3.0 sockets but otherwise everything is awesome and for a great price.

Cons: none .

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