Summary: I bought this board to review 2 RAM sets for Bjorn3D.com. I initially was going to sell it to continue using my old board but it was so decent for the money I decided to keep it. It held a better overclock than my previous board, and also overclocked my 8 stick RAM set with the CPU OC which was also not doable on my previous board.
Pros: High quality board for the right price. I have been able to run 3 GPUs on this board, each with exceptional OCs, while having my 3960x running 5GHz under water and running 64GB of RAM at the same time for some serious benching. The board held up better than I thought it would and is still running to this day.
Cons: VRM heatsink too small for the load of an overclocked hex. The power phases themselves can handle pushing a 3960x at 5GHz, but you need to put a fan on the heatsink so they don't cook. Kind of disappointed seeing higher end Z87 boards with fans on the VRM but X79 got gipped. I suppose any real overclocker or enthusiast will be prepared for this anyways. So no eggs knocked off for that.
Summary: Having had good luck with AS Rock boards on my last several builds, they proved reliable and had the features I wanted at reasonable price points, I decided that for my new build I'd stick with them. I doubt I could be more pleased with the board itself, the only complaint is the documentation. It seems they recycled the photographs showing various set ups in it from other manuals and they are simply wrong in several instance.
Summary: Have to say that I'm happy to finally get this board for my latest build... The service, getting it delivered was a nightmare and one that I would suggest that Amazon may want to reconsider. Amazon uses a lot of 3-party sources for to fill their orders... I would suggest that those when ordering watch for "Sprinters". It was shipped via UPS, which I'm sure was embarrassed to acknowledge, since they did not want to knock for receipt, but left it on the doorstep...
Pros: I am a video editor and decided to go the Xeon route for my next edit system. I'm using this Mobo because it has the PCI-E3 which I just enabled with my new GTX-680. My last system died in an overheat (oops) so I wanted something that would stay cool. And it has room for 64 gigs of ram. and UEFI is was cool!
Cons: Like others, I immediately had a problem with freezing. No BSOD's which I thought was really odd. I was pulling my hair out trying to solve it because it seemed so RANDOM. I want to thank the other reviewers who mentioned voltage. I did some research and was unable to fully adjust my voltage myself (being just an average techie haha). But what I did find was that Speedstep was enable in the UEFI. A quick readup on it made me think that it's really not worth having ena...