Worst piece of un-tested junk in the history of technology
23 July 2012
Summary: All, Please be warned that this motherboard appears to have fundamental flaws with both build quality and quality assurance. I ordered one of these along with lots of other new kit to build a new rig. Motherboard arrived dead - DOA. I am a very experienced PC builder and was able to determine very quickly that this motherboard was faulty.
Summary: I bought this MOFO a few weeks ago and have had nothing but problems. Everything from the cpu fan spinning too slowly for the built-in rpm monitor to Windows installation hell. And then once Windows IS installed, getting the drivers working is another long process. I *STILL* havent gotten the ATI drivers to play nicely with the Realtek drivers.
Pros: Nice feature set.
Cons: - First slot for PCIe is too close to CPU - with a large CPU heatsink it's VERY close to touching
- Bundled ASUS software is TERRIBLE
- Drivers are buggy
- Way over priced