Top critical review
Great board, bad Network port.
11 April 2018
This is the second of this model of motherboard I've gotten.
The first model was fitted into my PC and worked a dream, a few hours after using the PC I found that the network port had stopped working.
I checked the drivers, the hardware, the cable, and the network settings, nothing worked so the board was returned as faulty.
I replacement board was shipped out to me and fitted into the PC, with the network port working perfectly!
About a month after getting the replacement board I unplugged my computer in order to move it. Upon wiring it back up, I found once again that the network port had stopped working. After troubleshooting the issue I can only assume that the network port has gone faulty again!
In all honesty, I couldn't be bothered to have the motherboard returned and replaced (I use the PC all the time for work). As I suspect the issue will only happen again.
I have purchased a gigabit network card which works a treat.
Overall the motherboard is great, honestly a great board.
However I cannot overlook what must be a factory fault with the boards network port. Which is why I have given the board a single star.