Summary: Until I removed the mPCIe Combo™ (mPCIe/mSATA combo card) So I do not have the use of the dual band WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n module + Bluetooth v4.0/3.0+HS module. Good news is the Motherboard will fit in the HAF XB Case so I will do without WiFi & Bluetooth. At first I was going to use a mSata SSD drive but this mPCIe Combo only supports Sata II.
Summary: I been a huge fan of ASUS for over 10 years. most people go with pros first, but I will start with the cons Cons: location of mPCIe on the motherboard. What engineer at ASUS came up with that location need go back to school. If this was not a Asus motherboard I would gave this motherboard 2 stars. You have place the 2 wifi conector to i/o shield while place the motherboard inside the case at the same time.
Summary: I was truly disappointed when I realized that the Thunder FX was not part of the package for this order when they are clearly pics of the device displayed for this purchase especially for $350,digital audio works great I mistakenly read too much into the connections on the board and assumed that the digital audio was not functioning, so I apologize for my initial statement, about the audio issues.