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Pros: I had no issues with this board but I must caveat that one MUST go to the Memory Config page of Newegg or go to the Asus site for memory compatibility. The issues some are having is directly related to the memory they bought. The board is very nice with UEFI bios and simple to operate. I don't consider this a powerhouse board but with an A-series and adding an AMD 6500 or higher video, it is quite respectable. I like the build quality and this board is a good entry to mid-level board.
Cons: RAM must be spec'd out. Do your homework and you'll have no issues. I have had NO problems but the machine came as a combo item, so it better work, right?
Other Thoughts: Got this board and an AMD-A45300 for a client that just basically browses the Interwebs and does some light video DVD/Blue Ray. There's a great combo here with this setup and I am actually trying to talk another customer into it. NewEgg did a very good job with the combo with $20 in rebates.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Bought this case for my wife's new upgrade. It's a bit cramped in some areas inside the case, but wasn't too big of a deal for me. I have an Asus F2 MATX with an AMD 3200 Trinity core. I got a nice 350W basic power supply because she never plays any games or high-end stuff. The case is easy to get into to clean and apart from a very tight fit, it does the job.
Cons: Really no cons. This is a micro-ATX, so you have to assume some limited bays and some tight-fit areas.
Other Thoughts: Basic entry level case that just does the job very well. I have had zero issues with this case.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: The board has about everything you want AND eliminates that useless IDE port that we quit using in 2003. The board also has a memory check button that can resolve most memory issues, if you have any. The board is also cleanly laid out and seems simple. Everything worked as advertized for me. Very good board for a light-weight PC. I had only one issue with the network drivers but that was Windowz 7 problem. Interestingly the Linux Mint had ZERO issues with this. Runs cool and quiet and I love the BIOS.
Cons: My first board was DOA but got a new one fast. I don't like the placement of the PCi-X slot because most video cards will obscure that slot. You CAN get an extender and that may solve the problem or you get a Video card with the fan on the other side of the X port. This seems to be common in a lot of Micro ATX boards. Such an easy fix and lots of room on the board for an accessible X slot.
Other Thoughts: So far the board exceeds my expectations. The new BIOS is fun to play around with and has more settings than a 747 Flight Deck. For beginners or those that don't care, there is an EZ set up that really does a nice job configuring the BIOS. The board seems solid with no issues. I liked it so much, I am getting the standard ATX version to house more cards. I will be upgrading from Phenom II quad core to the new Llano with lower power (65W) because I now prefer low noise and I don't play games anymore.READ FULL REVIEW