3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Surprisingly as powerful as it says.
, October 13, 2010
I was skeptical looking at this board because it said it had ddr3, twin PCI-E 2 ports, and runs a nice processor all for about half of what any other board with the same features would cost. It is stable as a rock and I have had absolutely no problems with it from day one. The raid is software enabled, so it takes an extra ten seconds or so to boot if you're using it. Also, the additional drivers found on the cd aren't anything wonderful. The instant boot tool is interesting, and it does work, but it essentially changes your computer so when you tell it to turn off, it instead restarts, and then hibernates, which is good and bad depending on how you like to use your computer. I also tried overclocking, and it worked great with my graphics card (an HIS Radeon HD 5670 IceQ, which cools amazingly), but my processor (an AMD Athlon 2 x3 3.1ghz Rana with stock cooling, which could be the problem, I don't overclock more than just to test), killed the system just by increasing the power 10 percent. Bottom line, very cheap and stable motherboard for a budget gaming computer. With the right parts, you can (as I did) build a gaming computer that can max out everything on ultra in starcraft 2 for under 500 bucks. Hope it works this well for Fallout New Vegas, haha.