If you don't plan on building something super hefty and powerful, this board is perfect for you. Practically came plug-n-play right out of the box, completely compatible with Win10, so while flashing the BIOS isn't necessary, I recommend a clean installation of your OS. Supports up to 32GB RAM, and the PCEIx1 card is ABOVE the 16x, meaning there's easy access for wireless cards and other optional hardware. The two USB 3.1 pinouts are also a godsend, allowing up to a total of 12 USB devices. My only two complains are very minimal; the binary shield is a little flimsy and awkward. Thankfully my PC case had grooves that allowed firm placement, but if you get a case with little to no depth in the back-panel space, I recommend using a small portion of industrial adhesive to hold it in place before aligning your board in the case. My second complaint is design of the DIMM slots, as they don't the typical spring-clamps on the bottom of each slot. Instead, they are stationary mounts that you have to slide your RAM cards in at a VERY slight angle into, pushing in the bottom half first and hearing the *click* before having to apply pressure to their top sides and visually see the top clamps come down. Factory RAM from retail PCs or used ones may get that extra *crunch* sound we all fear, so I highly recommend installing brand new cards. Aside from those very nit-picky complaints, this board has proven to be perfect for anyone not intending to install a massive amount of internal hardware. Highly recommended!
Reviewed in the United States on April 8, 2022 by Cody Carter