Pros: First ever computer build, so it seemed like things was a breeze.
Cons: Last month it started acting crazy. Some how it would only unlock 3 cores instead of the 4. Bios didn't bell because it started yo blie screen witj some wired messages then it would jisy freeze up. Then a blinking red light poped up on it and it haven't came back on yet. . Really dont know what t...
Summary: It is pretty annoying that you can not count on a major computer components maker to make parts that last, its not that hard if you are not so cheap to even try to get it right. But then to brag about good service and warrantee, then not deliver on that promise, that is even worse.
Pros: worked for 2 years, 8 months
Cons: Just like my previous ASUS motherboard, this one died before 3 years. It just stopped working, not even the boot up. Took the cpu, mem, hard drive and power supply out, put them in an older system case and mobo, and it is working fine, so pin points that this mobo went bad. You would think this i...
Summary: Asus used to have good MB's now they are complete junk. I will never buy anything Asus again and would tell everyone who reads this to also not buy anything Asus as their brand is just horrible now.
Pros: Don't buy.
Cons: This is a horrible mb. Don't purchase. Had problems within a year of getting it and Asus support is completely useless.
Summary: Purchased from Newegg in August of 2011. Everything worked fine until Nov 2012. Suddenly no sound. I bought an inexpensive sound card for the PCI slot assuming the onboard sound died, but the PCI slot is inoperable too. Stuck without sound.
Pros: Easy install
Cons: Sounds ports and PCI slot have failed after 15 months.
Summary: This motherboard lasted me 1 Year and 2 Months of use, which is not a good average life-span for any motherboard. Most should last over 5 years if not more past their own warranty. I had a pre-built HP model with an Asus motherboard and it lasted 6 years and counting, with no components replaced.
Pros: - High-End AMD CPU Compatability: AM3 - 2.8 GHZ to 3.4 GHZ with up to 6-Cores! - 16 GB RAM at high clock ends. - PCIe x1 for high end gfx such as GTX 560s
Cons: - Small, light-weight. - Feels like cheap material and components.
Summary: ASUS RMA support sucks. I sent the board off and got it back within a week. It's looks like the same board and the RMA tracking site does not indicate what they did if anything. Over the past 10 years I have used MSI, Gigabyte, and ASUS boards that all get good reviews on hardware sites and New Egg.
Pros: Impressive feature list
Cons: One of the main features that makes this board desirable, the 6 SATA ports and RAID controller does not work. I set up a 2TB RAID 1 (mirrored) partition which worked fine. After several minutes (probably hours) passed copying data from a backup disk the raid partition failed and the mirror was sp...