Summary: there are numerous problems with this motherboard because of the new technology. and the fact that this is shipping from Japan and not authorized by Amazon means you will be throwing your money away if you get a bad board or more likely one of the hundreds of returned and supposedly 'refurbished' items they have in stock. I seriously have been looking at this motherboard, the specs are out of this world. too bad they haven't got the thing up to snuff yet.
Summary: After getting two bad asus mobo's in a row, I decided I wanted to try the opposite, so I bought this. It's kind of weird looking, and the software package on the included cd is rather obnoxious, with all sorts of weird desktop gizmos. The printed text on the motherboard is a random smattering of buzz words with no relation to the layout of the board at all. Also seeing Johnathon Wendle's face staring (longingly?
Summary: EDIT: Updates are at the bottom of the review! Hey All, So I have just finished up building a new desktop PC and this is the second motherboard I went with and I have to say while I am overall happy (note the 4 stars) I am a bit disappointed as well. I want to start out with what to be aware of: 1) This board is not capable of running TRI-SLI because of component clearance issues with the last PCIe slot.
Summary: GREAT MOTHERBOARD, GREAT PACKAGE, THIS IN THE ONLY X79 MOTHERBOARD IN THE WORLD THAT HAVE`S 8 MEMORY BANKS AND 2 PCI CONVENCIONAL SLOTS, I ALLWAYS BUY ASUS BUT ASUS DONT HAVE THIS SPECIFICACIONS, BUT THIS IS AN GOOD BOARD AND GREAT PRICE, GOOD PCI-E CREATIVE SOUND CARD WITH AN EXTRA GIGABIT LAN.
Summary: I have had no issues with any DOA boards and have used this board in most of my LGA 2011 custom builds these last few months. It's my favorite sub $300 board as far as features vs price (don't go with the Extreme4 version which is pretty barebones in terms of features). Don't treat this as an economy/budget build component either.
Summary: Pros, relatively cheap for x79 board with 2011 socket. Have two pci slots, three pice 3.0 graphic slots. Cons, 1. the system built on this board is very instable. Even though I updated the bios to the latest version, I usually get blue screen when booting/shutting the computer like once or twice out of ten attempts. 2. very poor compatibility with pci or pcie extention cards.