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Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Motherboard (Socket AM3+, Up to 16GB DDR3, USB 3.0, uATX)

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Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Motherboard (Socket AM3+, Up to 16GB DDR3, USB 3.0, uATX) + AMD FX6300 Black Edition 6 Core (3.5/4.1GHz, 8MB Level 3 Cache, 6MB Level 2 Cache, Socket AM3+, 95W, Retail Boxed)
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Technical Details
BrandASUS
Item Weight998 g
Product Dimensions30 x 30 x 6 cm
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required.
Item model numberM5A78L-M/USB3
Screen Size21 inches
RAM Size8 GB
Lithium Battery Energy Content2 milliampere_hour
Lithium Battery Packagingbatteries_contained_in_equipment
Lithium Battery Weight5 Grams
  
Additional Information
ASINB0054U7HIO
Best Sellers Rank 2,040 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1 Kg
Date First Available16 Jun 2011
  
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Product Description

AM3+ based Motherboard with EPU power optimisation

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Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Motherboard (Socket AM3+, Up to 16GB DDR3, USB 3.0, uATX)

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4.4 out of 5 stars

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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful By George on 24 Jan 2013
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Nothing bad to say about this motherboard, does everything it says.
Good points are:
-It has an AM3+ socket for the CPU which will work with any of the bulldozer processors (e.g. amd fx6200 and fx8350).
-It has 4 slots for RAM, which means you can have up to 16gb of ram, although i've got 8gb and never used all of that.
-It has USB 3.0 at the back of the motherboard, meaning faster data transfer on usb 3.0 enabled devices.
-It comes with a disk with software which can monitor your cpu and motherboard temperatures, which is useful if you want to do benchmarks etc.
-under £50 and has all the above features, which is brilliant!

Bad points are:
-Nothing at the price it is. There are better motherboards out there which have enough slots for 2 or 3 graphics cards and stuff but those cost £150, which is way above my price range and many other people's!

This is a great motherboard which has everything a computer needs to have, don't hesitate on buying this if your CPU had an AM3+ socket!
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By L. Bradbury on 6 Aug 2013
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brilliant motherboard, wont find a better one anywhere for this price. one thing I will say is that this supports a maximum of 32gb RAM - not 16gb as stated here. there are 4 RAM slots each capable of 8gb RAM modules.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mojo on 4 May 2013
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This mobo was central to my budget home built music PC as for the price, it is a good performer with good specs. Asus have a good reputation for motherboards and this one is no exception. I was also pleasantly surprised that the RAM limit was not 8GB as I was led to believe but 32GB, which is brilliant. Although i5 and i7 CPU's are recommended for music recording, they tend to be more expensive and for the sort of music I intend to do are not strictly necessary, and the AMD Phenom II 4core black CPU I installed was about £100 cheaper than the Intel alternative. The extra cash saved was used to buy a SSD which has improved loading speeds considerably. With 10 x USB 2.0 ports and 2 x USB 3.0 ports this board can deal with all my peripherals without having to buy an additional USB expander. The USB 3.0 ports should deal with any future expansions. The six SATA ports are also good, although once an SSD, DVD drive and a couple of HDD's are installed it only leaves 2 ports free for future use. My only criticism is that the SATA ports are 3GBs instead of the faster 6GBs, but this is a mid-range board and the difference in speed would be hard to notice. The 4 expansion ports are okay and the on board sound and graphics are good and, as a music PC doesn't require state of the art graphics or sound (we use an external audio interface) upgrades are not necessary, unless you want to play top rate games. All in all a great motherboard for the money which has enabled me to build a well specified music PC for under £500.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Technew11 on 1 Dec 2013
The motherboard is amazing, the usb 3.0 ports work properly if you install all the drivers from the CD or download them from ASUS website. You can put up to a maximum of 32GB OF RAM not 16 as stated on this site. Its even got a piece of software to monitor your CPU and motherboard temperatures as well as the voltages too!

Pro's,

DDR3 RAM
PCIE
USB 3.0 x2
Easy to use BIOS
MicroATX form
Works with the latest AMD FX processors

Con's
Not got a USB 3.0 Internal connector
found nothing else wrong with it apart from the above :)

If you are looking for a budget motherboard and you want the best one for the price. Get this one, you will not be dissapointed
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56 of 63 people found the following review helpful By Mr. S. J. L. Gilks on 29 Feb 2012
This mobo is superb value for money.
Core unlocking and overclocking and you can charge any usb powered or charged accessory even when not powered up itself.
Only deficiency is....... deficiencies.
Its got everything and happy are those who have bought this honest product.
AMD have the budget end tied up.
Great Processors at low costs and you dont need to keep changing the mobo every 2 years like Intel.
TRULY AMD ARE A FRIEND TO THE SELF BUILDER OF PCs.
May their star rise higher as a result.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Peter Williams on 18 Dec 2012
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Generally a good board at a reasonable price. The only thing it could have done with is a bit more room for another PCI slot as a big graphics card will take up one of the slots and also would have been nice to have included a couple of 6 Sata ports. I have found this coupled up with a phenom II x6 1090T core processor an excellent piece of kit. The board does not allow you to tweak the fan speeds from the desktop and this has to be setup from the BIOS.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 3 Oct 2012
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Got this paired with 8GB Corsiar Vengenance ram a Athlon 2 X4 630 processor and a XFX radeon HD6770. This board is excellent Speeds through USB 3 are good also USB 2 ports seem very quick as well. All in All good board also love the fact you can set a picture for when computer comes on and looks fine even on a high res 24 inch and 23 screens
Also computer seems a lot quicker compared to my old gigabyte board. BUY THIS BOARD IT IS AMAZING
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Maciej E Lech on 30 Sep 2014
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If you have a case with USB 3.0 ports, be prepared for a surprise. The motherboard has only two 3.0 ports located on the back panel. There is no way to connect front or top panel 3.0 ports to this motherboard. The only solution is to downgrade them to 2.0 through a converter. While you still have 3.0 on the back of Tower, they are hard to access and used mostly for things that don't require high speeds (like mouse or keyboard). Other than that is a good value for money, but only 4 stars.
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