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Motherboard

Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard

(40 Ratings, 3.8 Average)

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Specifications

Manufacturer

Asus

Part #

M5A78L-M/USB3

Manufacturer

Asus

Socket / CPU

AM3+

Form Factor

Micro ATX

RAM Slots

4

Max RAM

32 GB

Color

Black / Blue

Chipset

AMD 760G

Memory Type

DDR3

Memory Slots

4

Memory Speed

  • DDR3-1066
  • DDR3-1333
  • DDR3-1600
  • DDR3-1800
  • DDR3-1866
  • DDR3-2000

PCI-E x16 Slots

1

PCI-E x8 Slots

0

PCI-E x4 Slots

0

PCI-E x1 Slots

1

PCI Slots

2

Onboard Ethernet

1 x 1000 Mbit/s

SATA 3 Gb/s

6

M.2 Slots

0

mSATA Slots

0

Onboard Video

Yes

Onboard USB3.0 Headers

No

Supports ECC

No

Wireless Networking

None

RAID Support

Yes

Price History

    Reviews

    KyleCopeland
    • 17 points
    • 52 months ago

    from completed build First gaming pc!

    It's not the greatest motherboard, that's for sure, the bios looks like your running a Windows 95, but it gets the job done just fine, so I'm over all pleased with it. Do note, this does NOT have usb 3.0 front headers, it does on the back though.

    james_imbriaco
    • 16 points
    • 53 months ago

    Great motherboard, great bios and easy installation minor trouble, only trouble I had with this was installing the RAM, wouldn't latch correctly, and i/o shield installation.

    (note - was my first time building.)

    jtinsley71793
    • 16 points
    • 49 months ago

    its a good 1st board but no room for expansion or crossfire/sli, also not alot of fan points.

    RadSikkman
    • 16 points
    • 38 months ago

    from completed build Lil Buddy (Budget PS4 Killer)

    I ended up getting this motherboard for only $4.99 after rebates so I really can't complain. There's no SATA III and no USB 3.0 headers, but I am a simple man and do not need these things at this point in my life.

    The only complaint I have is that PCPartPicker did not catch one minor incompatibility on my part list, which is that this motherboard only has one connection for a chassis fan, but the case I bought came with two fans. Not a big deal, as it was the only issue I had when building this PC so I'll chalk it up as a success.

    SpecificAlduin
    • 15 points
    • 56 months ago

    from completed build Budget Gaming PC (First Build)

    Very nice MOBO, I/O panel difficulties.

    SHIBBY927
    • 11 points
    • 46 months ago

    from completed build SHiBBY's 8350/390X Build

    Not a bad motherboard for the price. Wish it had more fan headers, it only has one, and it's kind of ridiculous that it doesn't come with a heatsink over the mosfets. Other than that it gets the job done for a single GPU build. Haven't had an issue with it so far. Came out of the box with the latest updated BIOS.

    chcottrell
    • 10 points
    • 52 months ago

    from completed build Beta Maxwell

    This board does NOT have a usb 3.0 header. Functions fine, but I did not enjoy building with it. Pick another motherboard if you have the option

    Papparone
    • 10 points
    • 34 months ago

    from completed build Plex Media Server Rebuild

    Good motherboard, does what i need and has great options. On-board video does exactly what I need. Only complaint is no USB3 port for front case ports. Not an issue for my build.

    KevinMoondust
    • 10 points
    • 29 months ago

    Solid motherboard, my old Athlon II/Phenom rig had a similar one. 125W TDP CPU support is most welcome. Three major gripes: Only SATA 2. No USB 3.0. Tepid color scheme. Some folks are also complaining about the old BIOS but hey, seems everyone today has gotten so used to UEFI that they can't get their heads around old blue-screen BIOS. From my side, it was pretty intuitive. Be wary that not many Windows 10 drivers are available for this motherboard, so do try to download some Windows 7/8/8.1 drivers if needed, or rely on Windows searching and intsalling the most proper driver.

    190n
    • 9 points
    • 57 months ago

    from completed build Theseus (first build)

    Good cheap motherboard for AMD builds. It would be nice if it supported SATA 6Gb/s and had multiple chassis fan connectors, though.

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