Pros: Lots of RAM slots, cool blue colors, SLI support is cool (even though I don't use it)
Cons: Died** after almost exactly 1 year. I had to RMA it (the process took about 1 1/2 months, which really sucked). When I got it back it was working fine again. **When I say died my system would turn on for 5 seconds, turn back off, and then turn on again, but wouldn't boot to bios or anything. (I c...
Cons: I just finished swapping power supplies after a couple weeks of having other things to do. Yes, Asus, I will take a replacement, please make it a different model! I will contact you tuesday given the holiday. everything i stated in that last review stands.
Summary: If you are still shopping for this old x58 boards for some reason as I did, do not get this model. Don't get me wrong, this board is fabulous...It is very stable, has alot of good options, connectibility, and performance.
Summary: Overall for what I wanted this board for as an upgrade to my old system and a good to great gamer it works perfectly. I would have even given it 5 eggs instead of 3 if the first 1 wasn't DOA and Tech Support for Asus was any help at all.
Pros: Fast, Supports a lot of memory. USB 3 ready
Cons: If your running multiple video cards you won't be able to put any other PCI cards on this board and can only take 1 video card if it uses 3 PCI slots.
Summary: it is very important to get only the ram listed in the book as certified. you will have issues otherwise. asus tech support was not alot of help and had no clue what was going on. the ram will not run in the black slots by itself. already tried all combos.
Pros: -Stable -Lots of features -Asus -Handles Lots of ram -Newegg customer service
Cons: memory is a nightmare on these boards. let me save you some trouble. first off you have to run memory in the blue slots if you are only running 3 sticks not 6. 2. you have to go into the bios under AiTweaker and change the memory overclock to X.M.P. profile for it to see ddr3 1600 ram. nowhere co...
Summary: I opened the box to see the motherboard sitting on the bottom while the bubble rap was on top of it. ??? At least put the bubble wrap underneath it as well. Not like these UPS or FedEx drivers take caution when "putting" (more like throwing the package in their trucks).
Excerpt: -operates truly well when it functions-straightforward set up (BIOS and drivers)-X58 chipset-works effectively with SLI setup and my SSD Not the usual good quality you would count on from Asus. I've had to return 1 and that is main discomfort in the you-know-what.
Excerpt: -Steady-Lots of characteristics-Asus-Handles Lots of ram-Newegg client service memory is a nightmare on these boards. let me save you some trouble. initially off you have to run memory in the blue slots if you are only running 3 sticks not six. two.
Excerpt: The motherboard operates which is generally a very good sign. I have SSD C300뢘 functioning on native SataIII port with out using Marvell Driver due to TRIM not functioning with Marvell driver. 3 2GIG RAM sticks from GSKILL function in suggested slots.