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This review is from: ASRock G31M-S R2.0 LGA 775 Intel G31 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Pros: It didnt' blow up.
Cons: SMALL motherboard
Sound Card Issues
only 1 Case Fan, 3 prong connector
Other Thoughts: Bottomline: The board is inexpensive, it allows you to give life to old components and mix them with newer tech. That's Great!
But, somewhere, ASRock messed up on this batch of built in LAN ports. As mentioned by others, the Lan connection will disconnect within the 1st hour or so and you can tweak the settings around and it makes it a little better, but honestly the best way to deal with it is to just drop in a LAN card and disable the onboard LAN via BIOS.
Another thing is that the motherboard is small, so make sure it has enough slots for what you need.
A major design flaw, is that it only has 1 Case/Chassis fan 3 prong connector, So if you want more than 1 fan, you are going to have to buy a Fan Controller.
Honestly, by the time you buy the fan controller and the lan card.. do yourself a favor... buy a slightly higher priced motherboard that does not have these limitations or issues!
too bad! i wanted to like it and recommend it!
Cons: figuring out how to use it as a repeater is a bear!
Other Thoughts: docs are weak. Haven't figured out how to get it to work as a repeater. Now.. i am someone who has built over 20 home computer systems, and know my way around pretty good. I followed other peoples directions here, but honestly, the software should make it EASIER to use as a repeater, especially if you advertise it as such. I would not purchase this unless you are a networking specialist and don't need documentation.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Does what you need it to do!
Cons: the mouse feels really light (cheap) even with
batteries in it.
Other Thoughts: This is a good starter combo.. not one specifically for gaming or digital artists. It works great and has all the keys you need and then some. It's logitech quality. The only thing to me is that, even with the battery in it, the mouse feels very light/cheap. Hopefully it lasts longer than the initial impression would suggest.
Overall, for the price, its a good value.
especially for just regular home use