Summary: 64GB G Skill DDR 2133 1.6Volt memory installed and stable (yes mine works with 64 Gig for the person that says unstable at more than 48GB). I always try to use the highest voltage memory the CPU and MB can support but not necessarily the fastest.
Pros: This board arrived with a BIOS revision from February 2014. It's now late 2015. C'mon guys, ship boards with the most recent BIOS - PLEASE! The old BIOS apparently has no support whatsoever for my GTX 960 (my guess is it simply doesn't recognize any PCIE 3.0 video card - but I'm sure about my 960...
Cons: This board is packed with a lot of features, but unfortunately the documentation isn't too good. I also don't understand why a board that apparently is still in production ships with an almost 2 year old BOIS that won't recognize a PCIE 3.0 video card. My other concern is the MemOK! button that i...
Summary: I know that traditionally long term reliability (4+ years) has not been a major concern with enthusiast components, as they get swapped out more often anyway, but with the low rate of performance increases in CPU's these days (I have a CPU launched in late 2011, and see no reason to upgrade yet)...
Pros: 4.5 Toruble free years, with fantastic performance thus far, overclocked an i7-3930k to 5Ghz rock solid.
Cons: Some plastic parts not aging well. I am not rough with my hardware, but have found that the plastic is becoming brittle with age. Have broken two clips thus far, one on a RAM slot, and one on a PCIe slot. Both still work though!, I am keeping a close eye on if components start popping out.
Summary: This isn't a complaint, just a warning that these things happen. I give it a four out of five because i own for of the same motherboards and only had this issue with the one after one year.
Pros: Works very well with properly suited equipment for what I needed it to do which was render video, game, and surf the web.
Cons: A chip or capacitor next to the ram near dimm d1 lit on fire. Yes folks, it just blew up. I turned it on one day and smelled smoke. When investigating some more (thought it was the power supply) I turned back on my equipment a second time and saw the aforementioned component light on smoke and li...
Summary: Board has some awesome and innovative features for its price point. Overall this board is amazing for its value and features. Pros: lots of USB ports and headers. Modern UEFI bios. Flashable BIOS with system powered down.
Summary: I recently built my system around this board and opted for a powerful PSU to drive it. looks like one of the best PSU's on the market will not work with this board, an Antec HCP-1000 Platinum (modular). How do I know this?
Summary: I had given this five stars until I realized that I cannot use the front panel USB3 ports on my case because this board does not come with a USB3 header, the only USB3 ports are on the back. Now I have to buy a 3rd party adapter to use the USB3 ports on my case.
Pros: - Support for up to Quad SLI - Support for up to 64 GB of DDR3 Memory - LGA2011 - Easy to configure BIOS even when using advanced mode - Board now ships from what I can tell with IvyBridge-E compatible BIOS
Cons: - Everything is packed a bit too close together, wasted 100$ on a Phanteks CPU heatsink and fan set that couldn't fit with my Ram.