Excellent Board, minor design flaw, still worth it and five star worthy.
3 weeks ago
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). It does however have some AUTO sections to help with overclocking needs and the board hasn't melted under some of the conditions I've placed on it, so that's a plus.
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. When it comes to reliability, performance, and aesthetic appeal...ASUS just can't be beat. I just love this company & their products.
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. However, while it works for me, I do NOT want to endorse the Asus motherboard, for the following reasons: Someone on the Asus forum reported that the newer BIOS releases break VT-d, which is essential for VGA passthrough under Xen.
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. It has a cool remote control app that is basically a remote terminal app that communicates with your router. Then the router communicates with your android phone via a free app that you can download on the play store. it comes with all the bells and whistles.
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. All of the components such as memory, power supply, disk drives, etc were pulled from and Intel i7 machine that runs stable with them.
So for starters this is a great board and I got it for a good deal
Sebastian bock, Amazon
18 December 2014
Summary: So for starters this is a great board and I got it for a good deal, but after some trial runs with the other components, it started acting up by what I assume was the boards programming to automatically shut down after getting too hot. That's fine because I figured out that it was actually my fault for getting too small of a water cooler (Corsairs H60 water cooling system), the H60 was much too small a radiator to handle the 220W heat generating CPU (AMD FD9370FHHKWOF...
Best AM3+ board you can get. Goes hand and hand with 8350.
Casey Manns, Amazon
4 December 2014
Summary: When putting together my build i wanted everything to work together perfectly. I wanted to be able to OC a CPU comfortably. This Asus motherboard and the AMD 8350 work hand and hand. With this board i havent had any issues OCing my CPU, even just for testing perpuses i clocked it 5.1GHz for short period, and it ran stable. I keep my 8350 at 4.82GHz just because theres no reason to have anything that fast, also dont want to burn out CPU.
Summary: worked flawless for a year. decided to go sli and boom! my onbored sound stopped working front and back. and plus with the forced sli placement made me remove my pci wifi. dont use this bored for sli other then that it works great.
This one def seems to be about the same components but slightly better. It's around 30$ than the one I got ...
25 November 2014
Summary: I upgraded from my previous Asus 990fx motherboard because i accidentally fried it. This one def seems to be about the same components but slightly better. It's around 30$ than the one I got so it's decently priced. The add made it look like it had camo on it and it doesn't but it still doesn't look bad. Loaded right up. Went through bios the same and ez way, Didn't have to install anything.
Summary: First board was DOA. My biggest complaint is the mini PCI is directly under your preferred PCI Express slot. So a dual card and its not even feasible to use. Love that the board test each area CPU, RAM, PCI Slot, and boot to let you know where the problem is during your build. The on board flash option (load the file to USB, plug in computer and push the bottom to update BIOS is a plus. Note to users of AMD 8350 you must update BIOS out of the box or it will not boot up.