Most Unsatisfactory reviews on this motherboard can probably be traced tothe inaptitude of purchaser. I bought one. Works Great.
24 March 2014
Summary: It is hard for me to phantom why so many reviews for this mobo are so negative. A 3 plus Stars for a 5 Star wonder? I understand that the reason normally given is that it does not work as hoped and intended.
Summary: I'll be honest I bought this back in 2011 and I had it for 2 months before it just randomly died in the middle of gaming combat arms, I suspected it was the video card but at the time I didn't have the time to RMA..
Pros: Tons of features on it, tons of SATA ports, super easy to overclock, and can be real advanced as well, so many USB's too, even esata and powered esata, bluetooth...i love this things, rocking a 2600K oc'ed to 4.5Ghz, 16GB Corsair Vengeance 1600 RAM, 2xGTX 760s in SLI, 5x1TB Western Digital Green ...
Cons: no wifi but I should of gotten the one with it
Summary: I have only had the deluxe a day or two now, but I love it way more than my pro! my pro stopped recognizing ram in the 2 slots closest to the CPU after about 2 weeks. other than that, it ran flawlessly.
Pros: very little this board doesn't offer tons of data tons of USB lighted chip set heatsink
Summary: I've used Asus motherboards for many years. I've never had a major complaint. They provide reasonably timed updates on the firmware and the user sites are quite informative and useful. A quality product at a reasonable price.