Summary: I finally found that the vengence 1600 worked perfectly fine on my system. Eventually upgraded to A-data 2400. its been perfect since then.
Pros: It works like it should
Cons: -Manual and memory compatibility listings were false. 2 different sets in a row would have memory errors, odd shutdowns. - ordered a new board to ship the old one back for a full replacement, but figured out the problem in the process. Kept one as a backup
Pros: Solid construction. Looks OK. Got it my old i5 2500k stable @ 4.5ghz without a sweat. The auto oc feature works surprisingly well if you like that sort of thing.
Cons: Although it runs great, I cannot seem to get any of the software it came with to work. For whatever reason, I can't even get the apps on the CD it came with to even begin to install. Which is where my main problem comes in. I could have bought a cheaper board, but I wanted to try messing with luc...
Summary: I really needed this MB not to brick. My i5 3570k is still good and I did not even get a chance to OC it as I used the intel fan. I needed to use as a working PC not just parts lying around.
Pros: It was a good motherboard. Booted up first power on. Easy to use UEFI BIOS. works great with Windows 8, Z77 chipset offers great performance and features. For one year I never had one issue
Cons: Notice how I worded the pros in past tense. That is because it no longer works. Still cannot figure out why. But no display,Memory beep, no flashing no fan spin even for a second. I think it is 99% dead. The green led still works though. I am upset about this as for the price you would think it i...
Summary: I just installed Win 8 pro(OEM) so that is a pain to get transferred now. used to be easier. This is obviously a bad bios chip. I only got this late last year but just kep putting off re installing Windows. Must be an OCD thing to want ti exactly the same as it was.
Pros: Good features. Great Power phase design. I can go dwon the list of good things that this Mb offers. I really like it.
Cons: It failed after a week of use. I started noticed all these things changing all the time and settings would reset. It would take 10 minutes to Boot to SSD which is in Boot partition 1. but for some odd reason it kept lookign to the HDD.
Summary: At this point in the game if you are looking for an 1155 board, you are desperate or silly. Everyone with a brain is on 1150. That being said if you HAVE to get an 1155 board, and wifi is NOT a selling point (or you are going to be right next to the router) then this likely IS the board for you.
Pros: Work(ed)s as advertised
Cons: Died after a bit more than a year Onboard Wi-fi marginal, antenna too short
Summary: How can quality control at Asus let this leave the factory without even the CPU cover being on there and loose in packaging, isn't that supposed to be a piece that is clamped down by the arm?
Pros: Not sure, bad before it came out of box.
Cons: Opened box, and wrapping had CPU cover loose inside. Not a good sign, pulled out of the wrapping and you could clearly see there are 2 bent pins on the motherboard. Called newegg and did not install anything or unwrap the cords etc. They are sending me an RMA box to return, meanwhile it's out of ...
Summary: This board has been great for the last year, aside from the USB connections on the rear of the board having connectivity issues. The front connectors on my case, that are linked to the board, run my keyboard and mouse just fine.
Pros: Aside from this issue, the board has performed well.
Cons: Somewhat outdated USB drivers on the ASUS site (2012)
Pros: It is an Asus mobo which is normally a good thing.
Cons: With reguards to RMAs... don't be silly or lax about documentation. Today's digital cams on cellphones take excelent photos. CYA... always take photos of mobos and other items being returned. Make sure to take pics of their cpu pins prior to sending it back on a RMA. Print a copy of the pics and ...