Summary: I decided on this motherboard in my new computer build. I had used MSI in my previous build, but after looking over the possibilities I decided on this one. I read on several reviews that there were CMOS issues. I loaded windows 8.1 pro 64 bit with 32GB RAM AMD 990FX, and an MSI gamers video card.
Summary: Best motherboard I haver built or will (caner). Lots of PCI Express 3.0 slots. Has 64 G memory. Military grade. Just to name a few. I use AMD 4 Gh processor 125 watage. You can put 4.4 Gh CPU but watage doubles (220 I think). Not worth it in my book.
Excellent Board, minor design flaw, still worth it and five star worthy.
9 March 2015
Summary: So far, the board has been great for everything except for overclocking. Not that you can't overclock, because you can, but you need to have more than a basic understanding of overclocking to do it on this board (it doesn't have the usual ASUS Auto OC that all prior ASUS boards have had/have).
Summary: ASUS sets the bar again...and they set it pretty high! This motherboard has everything you need or want. With amazing back end support (thanks to intelligent driver packaging). My system was up and running in no time. Don't cheap out when it comes to motherboards...That's what killed my last system.
Summary: In my last post I gave a hardware list for my current system running a Xen hypervisor with Linux Mint 13 Mate as dom0 and Windows 7 Pro as domU with VGA passthrough. It was quite a challenge to get everything working, but now it works fine.
Summary: I can't say enough good things about this MOBO. This thing has saved my system more times then once. It has built in safety features that stop my from overheating the system or sudden voltage jumps to kill it.
Summary: I pulled all the components from another working system to use for testing the install and setup of this board. For the month that I kept the board there was random restarts and shutdowns. I spent a lot of time on the internet looking for possible solutions. I had no luck.