Summary: How do you get a hold of ASUS warranty centers?
Pros: None of my components conflicted in terms of layout.
Cons: The I/O panel is extremely touchy. I will lose internet, mouse usage, and monitor display, and I have to go through a series of taking out cords and plugging them back in. Sometimes I just need to restart and then it works. It's really annoying.
Summary: This is a pretty good board---once you get it configured. It would get five eggs if it were perfect out-of-the-box, but it just isn't. Still, with a little tweaking, it works just fine.
Pros: -Easy installation, the quick connector block for the front panel connections makes everything so much faster to set up. The RAM slots are neat too; they only have one clip each rather than two. -Three PCI-e x16 slots -Side-facing SATA and IDE ports make for much cleaner wiring.
Cons: -You HAVE to update the BIOS to the most recent version if you want a stable system. Windows wouldn't recognize my wireless adapter and would hang constantly until I updated the BIOS. Now everything works nearly perfectly. BIOS flashing is extremely simple, luckily. The manual has all the answers...
Summary: I installed 8GB of Gskill 1600 RAM and when i orginally booted up, Windows read 8GB installed 4GB useable. BIOS only recognized 4GB. The fix for this after hours of searching online forums and eveyone assuming I had a bad RAM stick, I reseated the CPU.
Pros: Everything is pretty self explanitory. BIOS is easy to navigate and comes with a few programs that makes overclocking even easier for beginners. The TurboV EVO program works like champ.
Cons: My 1 video card (gtx 460) covers up and pretty much makes all the PCI-E slots unusable. Puts a damper on my wireless ethernet card; hence 4 stars. Small con, but noteworthy. I'd give 4 1/2 eggs if I could...
Summary: On my first build with this board I had a 250 GB Seagate Drive as the boot drive and a the 1 TB Samsung. I recently replaced the Seagate with an Intel 80 GB SSD, and upgraded to Windows 7 x64.
Pros: - Lot's of ports - Worked out of the box - Nice color scheme - Came with an abundance of hardware
Cons: - Occasionally the SATA ports don't get along with my hard drive (A Samsung HD103SJ). I'll get a boot error, and then I need to move this drive to another SATA port. Once I do that it boots just fine - JMicron JMB363 Port can cause problems with certain drives. This is configured to be the defaul...
Pros: Very easy to work with - everything is clearly labeled. Motherboard is accompanied by very good documentation. Booted on first try and correctly set everything to the proper values - voltages, RAM timings, etc.
Cons: BIOS is wordy, confusing, and not very well organized.
Summary: System spec's Win 7 64 bit OS Core I7 860 2.8ghz (stock clock for now) 4gig gskill dual channel ripjaws @ 1600 mhz Intell SSD 80 gig (boot and OS/Game drive) Nvidia GTS 250 1 gig vid card killer k1 nic I used my old rig e6600 c2duo @2.4 ghz, 4 gig ram @800mhz win xp 32 bit, nvidia gt-s 250, and...
Pros: This mb was a nice upgrade from my old mb which was showing its age at 4yrs old. Bios are easy to understand and the XMP profile made it cakewalk to install my 4gigs gskill ripjaw sticks at 1600 mhz.
Cons: I had issues getting the MB to boot properly and determined the TOP most slot pci-e slot was the culprit (blue slot). Once I installed the video card (nvidia gts 250) in the middle (white) pci-e slot. It would boot just fine. Make sure to install 2 sticks of ram in the blue colored slots or it wo...