Summary: I'm not sure but I think the onboard graphics for this MoBo may have gone out. When I plug my monitor into the mother graphics slot my monitor does not come on, I have to plug it into my video card. The rest of it works fine except for that, barely made it a year.
Summary: I built myself a new PC around Christmas so I've been using this board for several months now. I'm not going to get into the comparisons I went through or all the technical stuff because A) someone else has invariably done it already and probably much better than I could and B) I really got tired of sifting through stats and math when I was doing my research, so hopefully I can help you avoid that headache.
Hmmm... maybe I should've gone with a mid-ATX case, LOL
Brian J. Schmidt, Amazon
10 January 2014
Summary: Bought this MoBo for a new computer build I did for my brother for Christmas. Went into a full ATX tower case and found out the hard way that the PSU plugs into the MoBo wayyyy in the upper left corner (PSU is mounted in the bottom of the case). I finally got the PSU cable to reach by removing the video card and reinstalling it while threading the PSU cable through the slot directly left of the PCI-E contacts at the base of the video card (the slot was the perfect width...
Good speed but audiophiles, gamers, and bench testers should buy a different motherboard.
Saint Mary, Amazon
3 December 2013
Summary: Great midrange ATX board. A little smaller than the ATX board I was replacing (EVGA Z68) but this one handles the third generation Intel i* processors. ASUS cheaped out in a few of areas - no onboard reset and power buttons, rear panel with only two USB 3.0 ports and three 1/8" analog audio jacks, no SLI (go to the VK model instead), & no Port 80 diagnostics display.
I love it - but see warning about front 3.0 USB port
6 November 2013
Summary: Buildt my own PC - this is the heart of the system. It's all good. However - note that the front 3.0 USB cable will not plug into the motherboard directly - you're supposed to snake the cable through the case, out the back, and plug it into one of the 3.0 USB ports in the back of the case - awkward! Order an adaptor for this when you order the case. The Silverstone Tek 19 Pin USB3.0 Adapter Cable - External to Internal (CP09) is working well for me.