Pros: Overall, does what it says. Makes it pretty simple to overclock. Nice spacing for upgrades. Nice features for the price. Control and most of the software/drivers is pretty good. Impressed with fan control.
Cons: A far stretch to say this mobo is ready for windows 8 x64, Too many issues to list. Unforgiving on power outages. Useless software for windows 8. Get ready to re-download all drivers if running windows 8, and even then, doesn't seem very solid. You can run rapid start, or rapid storage, not both? Rapidly annoying. No auto extreme Overclocking? Kinda a cheap shot when claiming you get the SAME software of the higher end boards.
Summary: I have buy this bundle to build a PC for my kids. The 3570K run very cool. I did give a try for a OC and goes easy to 4.5Ghz with a low voltage and low temperature. No problems for far with the asus board. Running great.