- Sep 3, 2012
- Ga B250M HD3
- i5 7500
- HD 630
- Mobile Phone
I'm soon to start a build with this board (upgrading an existing box from Win7). Glad to see I'm not the first!
Are the Etron USB ports supported? Or only the Z77 ones?
Not a show-stopper, just nice to know.
I'm not sure which ones are the Etron ports, but the USB 3.0 ports at the back work with USB 3.0 devices, though nothing happens when you plug in a USB 2.0 device. I have one USB 3.0 header connected to my front USB ports using 3.0 to 2.0 cable included in the case, not sure if it's the Etron header, but it works just fine. I'll check and report back later.
I think the board really works great for a hack if you have no easy access to the ds3h version. Only issue I have now is the I have the occasional KP at start up, quite rare, maybe 1 in 10 instances, if I reset and boot again then it starts up just fine. I'm guessing it's the voodooHDA causing it, but not a big deal really, otherwise the machine is very stable and reliable. I recently added a 2nd monitor too, works great.