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This review is from: ASUS M5A97 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
Pros: It's an ASUS so it should last a very long time.
Easy to install everything
Cons: People complaining about things that are clearly stated in all the specs information for this board.
Other Thoughts: Used this board for my 1st build in a LONG time. Everything went together smoothly.
After considering the ASUS alternatives to this board it really depends on budget. The EVO board is $20 more, has front USB 3.0 support for the front of you case and Dual Intelligent Processors 2 with DIGI+ VRM - Digital Power Design!
I don't know what that means, but it sounds pretty awesome. In my case, I saved $20 over the evo on the board, saved some more on the case that didn't support usb 3.0 on the front panel.
Still got a great setup, I just have to wait longer when I transfer files...or just get a $2 USB extension from on of the 2 open USB slots in the back of my pc.
This review is from: BIOSTAR A780L3L AM3 AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Pros: Small, cool & well it works!
Cons: Had an issue with the windows certified display drivers causing the bluescreen from an ATI2 driver (ones on the CD work fine)... DL'd the one from amd.com and went through the custom install to skip the catalyst control center (does nothing that I can tell on the 3000) & all is good.
Also had an issue with the HDD having issues booting up fully without errors. Turned out to be an improperly seated SATA cable, it was fully in the socket but had to be removed and reseated to solve the issue. That was months ago & everythign is working well.
Other Thoughts: Built this as a replacement for my parents ancient AMD 2.0ghz pc.
Built sparse with 4gb or ram, windows XP home & a cheap box. Tossed in an AMD 455 x3 and we've been off to the races!
Pros: Great sound quality & noise reduction. Looks good. Micro USB charging port (universal these days). Sexy computer voice tells when when I'm connected.
Cons: Had trouble finding the button to activate voice dialing & end calls. Its actually part of the charging port. Specifically the plastic surrounding it.
Other Thoughts: Looks WAY better than my 6 your old $13 bluetooth.READ FULL REVIEW