Summary: Loved this motherboard... it helped me to build my dream machine. I am having this motherboard for 2 years... And I got power cut several times, even when thundering and lightning happened, the computer automatically turned off. And when I turned on the computer it says it protected from power surge..... Reliable * Powerful * Awsome. And what else you want... when you want to buy motherboard please go for ASUS........
Summary: I'm a firm believer in Asus motherboards and this one is the best yet that I've had. Gives me all the Sata III's and USB 3.0's that I need...for now, at least. Lots of other features that I've just barely used in AI suite. In my mind, Asus has done it again. Would recommend this board.
Summary: Nice layout, plenty of fan connections, lots of extras which Asus describes well and I will not spend time reviewing. The board fit my Cooler Master case without incident. Four RAM slots for plenty of RAM. I used a single high-end graphics card. If you are planning two vid cards it may be a little tight. I would say functional for SLA but not the best motherboard for SLA configurations. A large video card like I used (GTX 680) will cover an adjacent PCI x 1 slot.
Summary: So far this board has preformed flawlessly. Installation simple. Windows 7 installed without a problem CPU/RAM installed with no issues. All in All this was a very straight forward easy install fro start to finish..
Summary: Everything on the motherboard is clear. That helped for a first time PC builder, like me. The pamphlets, the asus video and the newegg video on youtube helped, greatly during the building process. More comments to come once I install my windows 7 ultimate os.