Summary: Love Asus, not sure what to do about getting some modern day graphics in here until anything else is worth upgrading.
Pros: This board was unprecedented at the time, and provided me a stable platform for a long time. I write this review for people buying elsewhere since its out of stock and not made anymore
Cons: Part of the allure at the time was future proofing, Ivy turned out to be a dud so pcie 3.0 never was meant to be seen by me. I spent a very long time trying to get an asus 780 GTX working on this board at pcie 2.0. I finally gave up. Note to the wise: don't buy anything with promises of future co...
Summary: The motherboard looked great until I removed the plastic protective cap and noticed 5 pins were bent. It's very odd that the pins would be bent right there along the edge, and I wasn't sure if I did it when I was removing the cap or if it came like that.
Pros: Great BIOS UI, very easy-to-use overclock menus, if you download it - comes with decent software. I love the LED codes on the board for easy troubleshooting. Raid configuration is a breeze!
Cons: Well, this would have received 5 eggs if it weren't for a manufacturing defect. The two right RAM slots do not work, and 4 prongs where the processor sits were bent enough to cause me panic. I don't know if the two are linked somehow. Also, make sure your RAM is running at the correct speed. This...
Summary: Packaging was great and offered a wonderful presentation for this board. Really wish these things came with SLI and Crossfire bridges but o'well. The Mobo has been running quite well and the OC features are very simple and effective.
Pros: Feature Packed Small Looks Amazingly Evil Simple to set up
Cons: None that I can think of. *see other thoughts*
Summary: awesome and stable board at the right price.
Pros: Solid motherboard at a great price. Does everything I need it to and more. This is my first microATX and I'm not sure why I ever bothered with full size boards. Overclocking and configuration have a dizzying amount of options. I had no issue getting my i5 up to 4.1Ghz, but some care is needed bec...
Cons: Easy to get into trouble in the BIOS if you aren't sure what you are doing. Backup your settings before flashing latest BIOS version, mine we lost. no other cons!
Summary: Very disappointed that newegg ships open boxes when I paid full retail on this beauty. CMOS housing was loose, serials dont match either. I'm keeping this MOBO because it works. Luckily I had a flawless install. Shame on newegg.
Pros: Great mobo with awesome specs. Asus software easy to find on their website for BIOS and other updates.
Cons: Package was not sealed upon delivery. CMOS reset button was loose on motherboard Serial number on box doesnt match serial for motherboard
Summary: I've been getting error beeps while in windows the last couple days, the LED error code (which is really nice for stuff like this) says AA, so I'm not entirely sure whats up, but it seems to have subsided now.
Pros: This is a nice little board. I'm not currently taking advantage of everything it offers like SATA GB/s, USB 3.0 of PCI 3, but it's nice to know I have the ability to if I ever want to. On install it booted up and posted first time.
Cons: Wish is was full ATX rather than micro, but I knew what I was buying so certainly not a fault of the board. I've got a Cooler Master Hyper 520 cooler for the cpu, and the heat fin from my Corsair Vengeance RAM in slot zero BARELY clears it! We're taking centimeters! So it works, it's just a littl...
Summary: Wish it had wifi, just an After thought. Ah well, only a $27.00 hassle. Overall, a good board - mostly Just right for my needs.
Pros: Beautiful Board. Love the GUI Bios, makes navigation easier. Lots of Great Software that comes free. Wish it had Wifi, but thats an easy $27.00 difference. THX is Kewl !
Cons: The Sheer size of the board can be portrayed as good or bad? An obvious lack of PCI ports and only 1 mini-PCI port. I hate the way the SATA's are set. They're facing right, instead of just down, and its a pain trying to get the SATA cables conncected.
Summary: Nice board, you get a lot in such a small package!
Pros: Open box like new, half price, everything included, several resets and start buttons on board, great layout, six SATA ports, 2 eSATA
Cons: Two on board RAID's aren't selective either all or none, reset BIOS jumper hard to get to, only two USB headers on board, can only get three of my four Corsair 8gig Vengeance sticks work for some reason.