Summary: I reported before that some Sata ports do not work. As it is happen, actually my case do not provide power to some drive bays. After replacing cable, everything is just fine. Perfectly build motherboard. It was my another Asus and it is up to the quality level I expect. Their tech support was reasonable (I used email only). My original comments are below. ---------------------- First of all it is excellent design.
Summary: Ordered with a new Intel 4820K LGA2011. Would not boot and figured out the BIOS needed updating out of the box to recognize the CPU. Couldn't have been easier to do! Running solid and extremely impressed!
Summary: This was an easy trouble free install of a fine product. I did three of these in one afternoon, and every case was the same. Trouble free, worked the fisrt shot. It's been weeks now, with no issues as expected.
The best 2011 option for my build and no complaints whatsoever. Keyword here is EASE of use.
14 March 2014
Summary: Awesome easy bios flash, everything just works. This mother (lol) is HUGE, make sure you can fit it in your rig. If you can, no reason not to go with this board. Asus knocks it out of the park. 64Gig ram support! Look at those pcie slots! i7 4930k, 32Gig 2400 Ripjaws ram, and 780TI and this board slid em all in to perfection together. SSD caching is VERY nice, 10 second boot.
Summary: I did some serious research before I bought my components. I chose the options that balanced cost and performance to create a very good high end computer that started with this motherboard. The board came with all necessary hardware and was easy to install. No problems now after over a year of daily use.
Summary: EDIT: ASUS customer service was really fast in responding my questions. It was a great experience and now it is working with a 4930K processor. The steps where: Update the ROM to CAP, Update to latest BIO, add piece by piece and test... with that, and with some luck, everything worked perfectly and I was able to run the 4930K on the PC with this motherboard.