Socket / CPU
Black / Gold
SATA 3Gb/s Ports
SATA 6Gb/s Ports
SATA Express Ports
PCI-E x16 Slots
PCI-E x8 Slots
PCI-E x4 Slots
PCI-E x1 Slots
Depends on CPU
Onboard USB3.0 Headers
SATA 6 Gb/s
- 55 points
- 41 months ago
from completed build Micro ATX Skylake 1080p gaming build
I love everything about this motherboard, it's personal taste probably but I'm all about those golden finishes, they are beautiful, the board has tons of expansion and ports, and at only 129 euros, I thought I scored a deal. The BIOS is very intuitive. You can't go wrong with ASUS!
- 30 points
- 26 months ago
from completed build It may be RGB, but it has the cajones
Great board for the price.
I may have lucked out on this one because it seems most of the reviews out there said that these had QC issues. Mine works perfectly though.
The only complaint is a lack of rear IO connections. ONLY 4 USB ports (+ 1 USB-C)!? Ditch the PS/2 and give us USB!
- 17 points
- 25 months ago
from completed build Update: First Pc Build
Great BIOS and does everything I could want. Easy for hackintosh.
- 16 points
- 18 months ago
from completed build Nemesis-Hybrid
This motherboard works fine, but has given me several issues since I have owned it. First, I was having an issue that prevented the PC from powering on after being turned off. After 2 weeks of troubleshooting and frustration, I resolved the issue by changing out the CMOS battery that shipped with the board. The second problem has never been resolved. The mobo crashes whenever any of the peripherals are overclocked. This even happens when using the motheroardb's built-in OC tool. It will "optimize" the peripherals, then fail to power on, with a prompt saying the overclock failed. The third problem (and the whole reason I will never look at ASUS boards again) has to do with the XBOX One controller support. I purchased an XBOX One Elite controller, and used it happily on my XBO with no issues. When I hooked it up to the PC, the computer would freeze/lag/crash after 15 minutes of play. After extensive (and expensive) troubleshooting steps and replacing cables/dongles/controllers, I came to the conclusion that this problem was not fixable. Thorough research into the issue lead me to dozens of other cases of people having the same issue with any XBO controllers on ASUS motherboards. It was a waste of money for me to try to figure this problem out, and I will probably be looking to replace this motherboard at some point in the future.
- 14 points
- 36 months ago
from completed build Lil' Adventurer
This was a solid board for the price I got it for. It looks well put together, has a spread of SATA and fan connectors. XMP profiles on RAM were recognized right away, and once the OS is set up this is a pretty solid and reliable board. Fan profiles are also built in and easy to set up (a huge plus for noise control).
My biggest issues don't necessarily relate to the board itself. For example, how MBR is abandoned on skylake - so Win7 installation doesn't come easily. I ended up going to Windows 10 anyway, but the lack of explanation as to why drives may not boot or appear to boot would probably be discouraging to newbies.
I gave the auto OC tool a shot and I wouldn't call it that useful, it put my RAM and CPU at pretty odd speeds and occasionally caused my PC to hiccup on startup (power up twice before posting). I'm leaving the CPU speeds alone for now but it definitely seems capable of BCLK OC. As a final nitpick, the USB3 headers were really tough to remove, so make sure to secure your board well while removing said header cable.
- 13 points
- 27 months ago
from completed build My First Build (title may be overused but at least it is true)
Great BIOS and does everything I could want.
- 11 points
- 40 months ago
from completed build Silent Killer: Walter White Edition
Packed with features, awesome BIOS, good tools. USB C? Sure lol.
- 10 points
- 30 months ago
from completed build Doomsday Ares
For this price you really can't complain, but I miss a USB 3.1 on the back..
- 9 points
- 42 months ago
from completed build Tink
This is a good board with a lot of features. I don't completely understand all of them. For example, it has a parallel and serial header (but hey if you don't need them just don't use them). A little frustrated that it only has 2 chassis fan headers. Other than that, the CPU power connector is not oddly placed which is always a good thing.
- 8 points
- 39 months ago
from completed build T-001 Tyrant
Motherboard - This is the one area of the build that I am second-guessing. The BIOS is pretty, and the board has some nice features, but most of the issues I have had are rooted in the mobo. Given the application it was selected for, I may upgrade to a dedicated gaming board at some point. If this board can perform a little more consistently for me, I will be fine with it. But it has been plagued with boot-up after power loss issues, and cannot hold a simple RAM overclock. It may be my lack of experience, but I think there may be issues with this piece that will result in an RMA soon.