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Asus - M5A78L-M/USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard

( 3.8 Average / 38 Ratings )




Part #



Black / Blue

Form Factor

Micro ATX

CPU Socket



AMD 760G

Memory Slots

4 x 240-pin DIMM

Memory Type

DDR3-1066 / 1333 / 1600 / 1800 / 1866 / 2000

Maximum Supported Memory


RAID Support


Onboard Video


CrossFire Support


SLI Support


SATA 3 Gb/s


Onboard Ethernet

1 x 10/100/1000 Mbps

Onboard USB 3.0 Header(s)


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190n 9 points 31 months ago
from completed build Theseus (first build)

Good cheap motherboard for AMD builds. It would be nice if it supported SATA 6Gb/s and had multiple chassis fan connectors, though.

SpecificAlduin 16 points 30 months ago
from completed build Budget Gaming PC (First Build)

Very nice MOBO, I/O panel difficulties.

FifthTechnik 4 points 29 months ago
from completed build Under £400 Gaming PC - Updated

This motherboard does not have front USB 3.0 headers. You will need an adapter or a case with USB 2.0 to plug it in. Apart from that it is very good.

james_imbriaco 17 points 27 months ago

Great motherboard, great bios and easy installation minor trouble, only trouble I had with this was installing the RAM, wouldn't latch correctly, and i/o shield installation.

(note - was my first time building.)

chcottrell 10 points 26 months ago
from completed build Beta Maxwell

This board does NOT have a usb 3.0 header. Functions fine, but I did not enjoy building with it. Pick another motherboard if you have the option

KyleCopeland 19 points 26 months ago
from completed build First gaming pc!

It's not the greatest motherboard, that's for sure, the bios looks like your running a Windows 95, but it gets the job done just fine, so I'm over all pleased with it. Do note, this does NOT have usb 3.0 front headers, it does on the back though.

jtinsley71793 16 points 23 months ago

its a good 1st board but no room for expansion or crossfire/sli, also not alot of fan points.

sc2020j 6 points 20 months ago
from completed build First PC Build: Shieva

An okay motherboard for 50$ mine shipped with a faulty fan header so yeah.

SHIBBY927 11 points 20 months ago
from completed build SHiBBY's 8350/390X Build

Not a bad motherboard for the price. Wish it had more fan headers, it only has one, and it's kind of ridiculous that it doesn't come with a heatsink over the mosfets. Other than that it gets the job done for a single GPU build. Haven't had an issue with it so far. Came out of the box with the latest updated BIOS.

mulletparty 10 points 14 months ago
from completed build the stepping stone

its a decent motherboard for the cheaper end, BIOS needs some work and is a little confusing about overclocking (it has the ability, just an auto or on mode). doesnt have USB3 headers, so the im out a usb port on my case.