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: 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: I purchase this systemboard for a build I've named "The Beast." Let me tell you this board is nothing less that stellar with all the options and ease of overclocking. Pro: Lots of features and scalability. Supports the latest socket 2011 Intel chips 4820, 4930, and 4960. Con: Make sure to upgrade the UEFI bios to the latest version. My "The Beast," PC specs Intel i7 (4930) running at 4.4Ghz comfortably I might add.
Summary: The first motherboard they sent me was broken on arrival, however it took them two days to get me a new one. After that (I had to disassemble and reassemble my entire PC and that sucked haha) the product worked great, I've had no more problems, it's easy to install, clear labeling on the motherboard so it's easy to know where to put everything. The part that holds the CPU seems extremely secure.