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ASUS P8B75-M/CSM LGA 1155 Intel B75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggs Easy setup, works right out of the box 06/22/2014

This review is from: ASUS P8B75-M/CSM LGA 1155 Intel B75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Worked right out of the box, and just like any good motherboard, was easy to assemble.

Cons: I'm still a bit leery since my last motherboard was an ASUS P8B75M-LE, and it started experiencing the dreaded "USB Surge Detected" error that can't be cleared out. I read that this is a common problem with this generation of ASUS motherboards, that even with a PSU swap (which I had done to be sure it wasn't my PSU causing the issue), you still can't clear the error and get it running again. That motherboard lasted me about a year and a half before getting that error. I'm hoping it doesn't happen again with this board.

Other Thoughts: Recently I've been having issues getting a working motherboard to replace my old ASUS P8B75M-LE. I tried getting a different brand of motherboard, and it turned out I had to return it not once, but twice, because each of them because they were DOA. The vendor was kind enough to put a suggestion for testing it after my review, but I had already gone through the motions of testing it to be sure it worked before installing it. So I decided to go back to ASUS. Best part is that this chipset is exactly the same as the LE, so I didn't have to reinstall anything!

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GIGABYTE GA-G41M-ES2H LGA 775 Intel G41 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Not a bad board, sluggish on HD video though 01/03/2010

This review is from: GIGABYTE GA-G41M-ES2H LGA 775 Intel G41 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Good value, easy to follow BIOS, makes OC'ing a snap!

Cons: Onboard video struggles with action in 1080p AND 720p. Watching schools of fish on Planet Earth in 1080p slows video to a pixelated stop while the CPU works hard to catch up.

Other Thoughts: I got this board to build an all purpose/HTPC box, and while it does quite well on the all purpose side, since HD video is a bit lacking, it falls short on the HTPC side.

Here's the basis of what's in my Antec 900 case besides this board:

Intel Core 2 Quad 9550
4GB Ballistix RAM
WD Caviar Black 1TB hd
OCZ ModXStream-Pro 500W PSU

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Display Name: Luis J.

Date Joined: 05/18/08

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  • First Review: 01/03/10
  • Last Review: 06/22/14
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