Pros: Cheap price 49.99 .. Works well with my i7 2600k ...
Cons: The bios takes some getting used to ... At first it did not work with my Hyper 212 heat sync I thought the board was dead it just kept having a red blinking light on it . So lucky I took off the hyper 212 for some reason and put stock Intel fan on the board then it worked .. After the bios was set I put the Hyper 212 back on and it worked .. This makes no sense to me at all .. So if you are getting the red light blink with a non stock cooler .. Try and do what I did a...
Summary: This product is currently not working with two RAM sticks in dual channel configuration. After the third call to Asus support, they agreed to RMA this board, but I need to take photos and jump through more hoops because I do not have the serial number, which appears to have only been on the box. To be clear, this board was a problem when first purchased in Nov 2013, but Amazon exchanged it without issue. Great customer service as usual.
Didn't last a year and Asus support is full of bull, it's a gamble
Amazon Customer, Amazon
26 June 2014
Summary: I gambled by bying this mobo and I lost. It lasted about half a year and then started going down. First, at some point, the system refused to boot. I opened the case, found out the red light on the mobo next to RAM slots was on. WTF, I didn't change anything! I reset RAM and got the system going. Then the BSODs came: with increasing frequency. Now I can't even get to the POST setup, it ignores "Del" and "F2" keys and goes straight to booting into the system.
Summary: Because I had so many issues with my Gigabyte board (Z68MA-D2H-B3) getting it to work with my LSI MegaRAID 8888ELP RAID card (for those that doesn't know, that's a true SAS/SATA RAID card with 512MB cache module and a hardware XOR processor), which I needed to connect me 16-drive external hard drive enclosure, I ended up having to get a new board. I did have to update the EFI Bios on it, but it works well with the RAID card.
Summary: I bought this MB over a year ago, and it still performs on high extreme levels. Can take any game I throw at it. This MB does not run hot either. I was interested enough because it allows me to upgrade later on.
Pros: The Bios is very windows like and user friendly yet contains very powerful options to tweak to your preference.
Summary: It worked beautifully upon installation, the only reason I bought this board in the first place was because newegg.com sent be a DOA board...and claim physical damage like the scammers they are. This board has alot that you need to preinstall before hand so be prepared. An actually larger board than I thought it would be for ATX, But man does it perform.