Socket / CPU
Black / Red
PCI-E x16 Slots
PCI-E x8 Slots
PCI-E x4 Slots
PCI-E x1 Slots
SATA 6 Gb/s
Depends on CPU
Onboard USB3.0 Headers
- 57 points
- 45 months ago
from completed build Definitely Not A Console
Not much to say. Sweet board so far. Nothing flashy in the looks department, but it's in my HTPC anyway, so that doesn't bother me. I like the BIOS. Wifi seems to work very well, especially considering I'm on the second floor and the opposite side of the house from the router.
Just make sure you check the manufacturer website for M.2 compatibility if you plan to utilize that slot.
- 39 points
- 43 months ago
from completed build Enterprise E - NZXT Manta ITX gaming build
Very happy with this board. BIOS is really easy to navigate and has lots of great features. WiFi is fantastic, very solid signal strength. The M.2 slot in the back is a little inconvenient but I can't really complain given the very limited space on the board.
- 30 points
- 40 months ago
from completed build My Son's 720P (for now) Build
Wifi is great, drivers are flawless, rock solid after days and days of gaming...I mean 'burn in'. I'm not sure what makes it a 'Performance Gaming' motherboard. But it is solid and the price is right.
- 29 points
- 44 months ago
from completed build The Little Cube That Could
Great motherboard, works like a charm. Had no trouble with this and the bios was easy to use. I got this because it was cheap enough and it had WiFi and Bluetooth.
- 28 points
- 40 months ago
from completed build The Black Box
This board has all the features a typical gamer would need and then some. I also think the price point is spot on for a mid-range board with loads of extras. It includes dual band AC WiFi which is working great for me, as well as, an M.2 slot on the back for that interested in that type of storage. The WiFi antennae are extremely easy to install (just twist them on with fingers like a coax cable). The HD 7.1 surround sound audio is great and there are plenty of USB ports including a connection for USB 3.1 Gen 1 headers.
- 25 points
- 46 months ago
from completed build Mini-Itx Home Office
This board is just, so darn simple to configure with a clean bios gui, an the options oh my they go above, and beyond. A side from lacking raid capability this board is a dream to work with.
A little caveat is they have within bios the option to enable windows 7 compatibility mode, for installation. Now you do not have the full function of the board due its primary os of support Windows 10.
Very nice, for those of use still upgrading.
- 25 points
- 41 months ago
from completed build TARS - Summer 2016
Just a solid motherboard. BIOS is easy to navigate, feature set is impressive, and it looks really clean. The placement of the USB2.0 and front audio headers are a little odd, but didn't really have a problem with those. There was also no interference between my GPU backplate and the RAM slots (This seems like a non-issue, but I've seen it be a problem on some other motherboards).
- 24 points
- 37 months ago
from completed build Silent mITX Gaming/Workstation
This mITX motherboard is a modest B150 chipset motherboard but it has PWM fan headers, integrated WiFi/Bluetooth, and M.2 support for future upgrades. Nothing too fancy here and it came included with a copy of Total War: Warhammer. I didn't give this motherboard a full 5 stars because: 1) the RAM slots are placed rather close to the CPU socket. This could result in CPU cooler issues for larger coolers so be warned 2) m.2 slot on the rear of the motherboard means your expensive SSD will receive no airflow and no cooling. I would have preferred a front mounted m.2. 3) the wifi can get finicky when waking the computer up from sleep. I've tried updating drivers with no avail.
- 18 points
- 36 months ago
from completed build "PCPP Has Taught You Well." - Modest Gaming Build for 2017 and Beyond
All the connections were easy, no hassle. One little problem was that the USB 3.0 port is VERY weak. be careful; you could bend a pin or 2 as I did. I had to spend a good 10 minutes with a knife to bend it back.
- 16 points
- 44 months ago
from completed build The Potato Eater (First Budget Gaming Rig)
Excellent mobo if you need wifi for your compact Skylake build.
As a first time builder who had never gone into a computer's BIOS in my life, I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was to change fan settings. I'm probably not going to OC my build, but it has tons of options for that.
This has none of the daft front panel connector placement of some other small motherboards, so don't worry about blocking things with your CPU cooler. The wifi is fast and perfectly stable if you have a good router. Works flawlessly with Windows 10.
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