Summary: Bar non loved the board. But the northbridge throws off enormous amounts of heat! What went wrong? Not sure but I had top purchase a northbridge fan from a different series of board and had it on 100% speed.
Summary: Pros: No other MicroATX comes close in the number of features this board offers not to mention it's one of the best looking motherboards I've ever seen. Smoking fast when it works. Cons: Random 0x3D BSOD on this board sporadically, which according to Microsoft is very "rare".
Excerpt: USB 3., SATA 6, SLI or Crossfix, X58 chipset, triple channel RAM assistance* (also a con, see beneath), BIOS tweeker (one of the finest I've noticed, literally set about any timing). Also has a reset button on board to stay away from pulling the CMOS battery after a terrible BIOS setting is created.
Excerpt: somewhat operates. OC fine if the RAMs perform. RAM detection and stability concern. I have Corsair TR3X6G1600C9 Ɠ x 2G) RAM which the manual says supported. The XMP profile does not perform with the board. It boots fine, but run Prime95 - blue screen.
Excerpt: This board has every thing I wanted and I lovedthe style and layout. If you have a windowed case youd appreciate the colour scheme and heat snyc art. The Asus tech support is speedy and straight to the point, and as generally the good consumer service you count on from newegg.
Excerpt: Great packaging Won't boot. No way to troubleshoot with no the beeping speaker. And my case does not come with 1. Now I have to come across a single C'mon ASUS, for sheer of value of 200+, you can't spare a .98 speakers!?
Excerpt: Nice speedy board with lots of tweaking functions. The capability to run a USB cable from this motherboard to a different Pc/laptop and monitor temperatures and frequencies is handy. The SATA ports are not only mounted parallel to the board, they're also on the edge of the board.
Excerpt: No other MicroATX comes close in the number of characteristics this board provides not to mention it's one of the ideal searching motherboards I've ever noticed.Smoking fast when it works. Random 0x3D BSOD on this board sporadically, which according to Microsoft is extremely "rare".