Board works great otherwise. Upgraded to a NIC card and moved ...
24 March 2015
Summary: Two dimms and the ethernet port were broken. Board works great otherwise. Upgraded to a NIC card and moved the dimms around and its fine. Otherwise most impressive. The CPU heatsink was a cinch compared to most boards, very customizable and able to overclock.
Summary: For a $200+ board this thing should be preconfigured to run any current gen LGA 2011 CPU. I had to fight tooth and nail to even get this thing up and running. Every time the board would get to the BOOT Device LED and just sit... no post nothing. SO... what they don't tell you.
Pros: It actually started working after the 5th BIOS flash via USB.
Cons: SERIOUS effort to even get this board to post with I7-3820 which is listed as being compatible upon the first released BIOS 0302... I guess my CPU falls under E series CPUs....which isn't compatible until the 4302 BIOS release.
Cons: arrived DAO, Newegg replace it right away good customer service on this one, had another Asus board 30days ago also arrived DAO and now NEWEGG is blaming me and I'm not getting it replace I have to contact Asus
Summary: ASUS tech support was quite good for both my issues. Flashing the bios with thumb drive and CPU off is a bit tricky (must use specific usb port and must rename the downloaded file correctly). My bad for not catching this issue on my own.
Pros: Good price, nice features. No issue using GSKILL F3-12800CL7Q-16GBZM. Had to manually set XMP option in BIOS (which is trivial). Had to get tech help to flash BIOS to support i7-4820k CPU. Fact that you can flash BIOS without CPU running is worth 3 eggs alone. Running 2x EVGA GTX760 4GB boards fl...
Cons: Audio stopped working after about 10 days. Board was making strange sounds leading up to failure (like caps ringing, but very distinct pitch changes). Strange noises stopped when audio stop (no MB speaker so that was not the source of the sound). Will update this when RMA is complete.
Summary: Overall, a very nice board with a few limitations. Took me about 2 hours to get past the hurdles of upgrading the firmware to support the i7-4390k processor. The manual wasn't clear about the CPU LED that is on the board. It just says that if the CPU LED is lit, something is wrong with the CPU.
Pros: High quality board that has what I need, for a great price
Cons: -No on-board speaker -Too few SATA ports -No 1394 (not that big of a deal) -Contradictory documentation. The manual says one thing, and the quick start guide says another with the wrong pictures of the board. -Quick start guide just said to place bios file on a USB stick, but that didn't work. Re...
Summary: Board was DOA. Sent back for RMA which was denied. Newegg claimed CPU socket was damaged. Put 2011 CPU in another board and system ran OK. Contrary to what Captain Fan Boy says, if installing a CPU causes damage then there is something wrong with the design of the board.
Summary: I really do like this board, but that small issue with the CPU gauge really seems to ruin it for me. If I reboot the computer while the gauge is reading 108c, it will prevent me from booting during post. If it really was that hot, it should auto shut down at 100.
Pros: -UEFI Is nice. -Board is well laid out. -Easy to install.
Cons: When I first got it, and set everything up, I made the mistake in plugging the fan into an unlabeled 3 pin prong, which was RIGHT next to the actual fan port. After I booted it up, the DRAM light stayed lit, I tried everything to get working, but realized that the mistake I made. I think they nee...