Summary: This is the second one of these boards I have purchased. Need I say more? I don't overclock, I build bulletproof fast machines that perform without tweaks. This is for my Brother, and when you build a machine for a family member it will haunt you forever if is a lemon.
Summary: Pros: Excellent for overclocking, gets my i7 2600k to 5.0 with no issues. Good power management. USB 3.0 header. 4 Sata 6Gb/s headers. Ivy Bridge compatible. Nice color scheme. Cons: Pricy if you can't find a used one. PCI slots are unusable if you use crossfire/sli.
Summary: Board runs great - it is just when it boots up you can hear growling and popping noise coming through the speakers. I checked all the connections - something is just not grounded in the audio jacks.