Summary: ASUS rebate claims suck! Ordered OCZ mem at the same time (April 2012). Got the OCZ rebate in no time. Had to call the rebate processing place today, 15 Aug 12 and they "approved" my claim today. There were no issues with the claim, just waiting for some random approval.
Pros: Not a bad board. Stable. Been running 24/7 in a media server for about 3 months.
Cons: UEFI BIOS is kind of screwy with some displays. Didn't display properly with HDMI out - had to switch to DVI.
Summary: Great motherboard. I am looking to test out the USB3 sometime soon but i need to get some external harddrives first.
Pros: Great motherboard, overclocks very easily. First thing i did was upgrade the bios and it has worked flawlessy since
Cons: It didn't recognize my 1866 gskill memory. You can change the timings and find the appropriate settings in the BIOS advanced menu. Go under Tools-->ASUS SPS Information and you will find the timings you need to set. AFter this everything worked great! G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-P...
Summary: Did not detect proper timings for Ram, had to specify each one (not just the 10-11-10-30, but around 12 timings), the numbers though were easy to find in another area of the bios, just had to write them down and go back to manually set them and it detected properly upon rebooting.
Pros: Very stable so far, easy to use/navigate BIOS, overclocking was dare I say, too easy. I hooked everything up and it just worked (might have had to tweak a few things, see below).
Cons: Didn't know before hand, but can't use HDMI and DVI simultaneously, need to use either VGA or display port for 2nd display (been using 2 dvi monitors for couple years now, and just thought I'd need an hdmi>dvi cable for 2nd monitor, but after some searching on why it seemed to be one or the other...
Summary: Bought a Gigabyte before this, huge mistake. Wound up returning it after major headaches with random lockups. Got my ASUS board and haven't looked back! This is a really good F1 board and seems that ASUS has the only reliable PCB in town when it comes to the F1 socket.
Pros: Rock solid board, has the new standard UEFI BIOS interface with full mouse support, tons of bells and whistles, blue color of heatsinks and other board parts looks good, fan headers placed in good spots for rear exhaust and front intake fan setups, ASUS Quality! Full size ATX board that uses 3rd ...
Cons: Expensive compared to some of the competition (but you get what you pay for!), Full size ATX board that uses 3rd row of standoffs (it is what my customer wanted, but a full size ATX motherboard sort of seems like overkill for an APU implementation that should be used mainly in smaller builds (mAT...
Summary: It might be user error amd a8 cpu corsair vengeance 1866 mem
Pros: So many features you need a degree to know how to use them all. eufi bios is nice to look at. Has automatic overclock features and mem ok button.
Cons: So many features you need a degree to know how to use them all. I don't have one :( I cant get my corsair mem rated at 1866 MHz to run at that speed and overclock the cpu? Automatic overclock feature overclocks the cpu well but underclocks the mem to 1600?
Summary: I'm using an A8-3870K and 8GB 2x4GB DDR3 1866 G-Skill Sniper RAM with this board. I bought it for a Linux home server which is running Ubuntu 12.04 on a 160GB notebook boot drive and has 3 1.5TB Samsung HD154UI's in software RAID-5 configuration.
Pros: This board has tons of awesome features and is very well built. It has nice heatsinks for the southbridge and power regulation system, a great VRM for stable voltage control and overclocking, several energy modes, all the display connections you need, a bunch of USB 3.0 ports, an internal serial ...
Cons: The BIOS it came with did not support GPU overclocking, but it did detect my A8-3870K as such and booted up. No real cons of any sort with this awesome board.