Summary: If that chipset fan didn't go out like it did, the motherboard would get a strong 8.5/10. Its not the best out there, but for its time, its definitely a good choice.
Pros: When the board worked, it worked great. I had my 3500+ overclocked from 2.2 to 2.42. The PC ran fine and I had absolutely no issues.
Cons: THE ONE MAJOR PROBLEM, and this just went out on me is the chipset fan. I have read online elsewhere that other people are experiencing the same problem as me. Apparently it stops working so now i have to replace it, and if thats not possible to do, then i will have to replace the entire mobo :/.
Summary: The biggest reason I gave it 4 eggs instead of 5 was that you cant get a high overclock without it being stable. With good memory it will be a little better. As far as the pci-e being 8x in sli, don't no if that is really a con since it is in the board specifications.
Pros: Good, stable board. Overclocking is easy and fairly straight forward. Pretty good item placement.
Cons: PCI-E is set at 8x when in SLI. Can't get quite as high an overclock as some boards.
Cons: With any Nvidia chipset NF4 MB, you will likely have a problem with downloads from the internet being corrupted. The problem can be eliminated by uninstalling the Nvidia ForceWare Network Access Manager from the Control Panel(Add or remove programs). My install came from the chipset support CD re...
Summary: i liked it but i really can't stand the fan.
Pros: great board, haven't had any problems with it for eight months. SLI and good overclocking options
Cons: I've had this mobo for almost a year now and just last week the chip set fan decided to go out of control. I have no idea what happened but it suddenly sounds like a vacuum cleaner, I'm working on fixing it but I have no idea what to do, I can't change its speed either.
Summary: Socket 939 processors are getting less expensive every day. Choosing 939 will give you excellent short-term and miserable long-term upgrade options.
Pros: A sweet, overclockable socket 939 board with (almost) everything I need onboard. This board was in the MaximumPC lean machine this year. The layout is excellent and things are easy to reach even inside the case.
Cons: The USB 'cut-out' that people are experiencing is from the NOS (temporary overclocking). Changing the frequency of the whole board messes with the USB controllers, even at modest (3%)settings. Turn off NOS and overclock the old-fashioned way. The onboard sound is not great. With nothing plugged i...
Summary: Do your homework on this one folks! SLi has come a long ways but its a great board for the price, however keep the small things in mind that will ruin it if let go.
Pros: Excellent SLi board for the price, you really cant beat it. Lots of USB support for front and back.
Cons: Had to RMA this puppy for a dead PCI-x 16 slot after spending about 3 days trying to troubleshoot why it wasnt receiving my second card to run SLi. Was delighted to receive a new board that they had marked "NTF" about 2 weeks after it had been received by ASUS RMA section. Have also been tip off ...