Summary: I have to amend my first review there was a jumper not at "default" keeping the mother board from booting, NOW I wonder if it is really a refurb or did Newegg just drop a return in a plain white box and sell it, came with NO MANUAL OR INSTALL CD this is making this build a nightmare, Win 7 does not recognize the LAN and if you go to Asus there are 10 downloads all say for win7/64 and none work, STAY away from this one, Live chat at ASUS has been down for at least two...
Summary: Hi all, newbie to computer builds here. I have had this mobo for about a year. A few months back I ordered a Bluetooth keyboard - worked great then nothing. The bios would stall and the Bluetooth light would no longer work. I tried to update wi-fi go drivers per ASUS support but no "go". They then said I needed to update specific blutooth drivers and that's where I'm at now. Other than that I really like this mobo - very easy to install.
Summary: For the most part, it's pretty stable, and does have some really nice features. The price is reasonable, but feel it should be a little cheaper esp. when claiming windows 8 compatible.
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 purchased this motherboard, not through Amazon, but through my local Fry's electronics store. Have it in a great, modern system: Corsair case, Corsair 1200 w Power supply, Corsair H81 water cooled processor, 32 GB of RAM. I have had the board, now, about two months. VERY pleased for those two months. But, I installed a Windows 8-compatible USB 3.0 card with a USB 2.0 card. . .worked fine. Decided to add a third USB 3.0 card. Lost the sound. Checked everything.
Summary: Pros: Nice board overall with lots of features. Ample room for future upgrades. Cons: Had to disable Wifi drivers per Aus support. I could not connect to modem or router with Wifi drivers installed. I found the support site to be confusing and the Asus driver update page is a mess. I installed updated drivers from the site and had to go to Intel site for one Lan driver update.
Summary: Computer experience....Extremely high. Motherboard seems alright. Stickers on motherboard by back ports mislabeled. Quality control from Asus is questionable. Software that came with board is fair to good. However, never did get android app to be able to remote control computer. Also, had other issues with their Wi-Fi GO! software not working right. Fan control software is nice though. Bios graphical interface is nice. Had issue with Wi-Fi go module.
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.