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This review is from: ASRock 880G PRO3 AM3+ AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
Pros: Is future proof with the AM3+ socket, has USB 3.0. Just a solid board.
Cons: None that I can see.
Other Thoughts: I bought this motherboard for a friend to upgrade his Pentium III computer back in 2011. He has been using it since then, with an Athlon II X2 255, since May 2011, nearly 5 years ago, without a single problem. He had been using Windows XP, with 4 GB (3 GB usable) until this past weekend and I recommended he upgrade his memory and upgrade his Windows XP. He added two sticks of Corsair CAS 9, 8 GB (2x 4 GB) Vengeance memory and upgraded to Windows 10 without a hitch. What can I say but that this board is for the long haul. All we need to do is upgrade to an FX processor and he will really be future proof.
Kevin T. and network issues. He gets a low budget board for commercial purposes and then complains. The comment ought to be, he knows what brand of motherboard to avoid when trying to be cheap and use it in an abnormal commercial environment that it wasn't designed for. Because, his problem with the network doesn't come into play at all when used for non-commercial, residential home use, and therefore an illegitimate reason make a blanket criticism against the Asrock brand.
This review is from: MSI 790FX-GD70 AM3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard
Pros: I've had this motherboard as my main PC for about 5 years now, running a Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition. Only problem I had was when first setting it up and found out it needs a good 500+ Watt power supply and ever since then, it's been solid as a rock. Currently dual booting Windows 10 and Slackware 14.1 and have two AMD 6950's in CrossfireX and still handles all I throw at it.
Cons: You can't get by with using a wimpy power supply with this motherboard.
Other Thoughts: I just need to get a Phenom II X6 1090T or greater now.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Tower cooler features in a horizontal design. Less stress on the motherboard. Great cooler.
Cons: A bit difficult to get on, with the hang over. But with perseverance, you can do it and it will be WORTH IT!
Other Thoughts: All those broken pin comments, blame Intel for that design, notoriously ridiculous design, to make the cooler virtually snap on as a permanent fixture to your motherboard. It's a mess. Don't blame Cooler Master, place the blame where it belongs, on INTEL. You bought it, now live with the consequences of your purchase choice.READ FULL REVIEW