Summary: Product worked as expected. Daughter was delighted. Did lots of research & comparing before purchase. Read lots of review, both good and bad. Great functionality and technology for the price. Read some complaints in other reviews. They seem to be based on expectations.
Summary: Awesome board but if you're going to stick to an i5-2500K then don't go beyond BIOS 2302. This board easily overclocks my i5-2500K to 4.6ghz offset (-.030) and even 4.8ghz! the only reason I don't stay at 4.8ghz and even attempt higher clock speeds is because I only have an H50 cooler.
Summary: If you like to overclock, and you are a real gaming enthusiasts, this is the board for you. I am using a i7 2700k sandy bridge stock at 3.8 ghz, but jacked up to 5.2 gHz. With the right cpu cooling I think I can get 5.7 out of it.
Summary: I've had the Maximus IV Extreme for a little over a year now and I'm very pleased with it does everything I need it to do and is great for gaming and overclocking I had a scare recently when loading in a bios update it didn't read correctly and thankfully when there is a corrupt or invalid bios...
Summary: Mainboard excellent, easy to administer, both for amateurs and advanced users in overclocking, safe and reliable under high load, large internal and external connectivity, low noise and excellent Self-cooling. I recommend it, very good cost-benefit ratio.