Summary: I have used quite a few of the Asus Sabertooth motherboards and like them a lot. Very rugged, good looking plus how can you go wrong with a five year warranty? Only had one major issue (out of about 12 builds using this board) - a defective PCIe 3.0 slot on one that caused boot issues and crashes.
Summary: I received mine DOA. So, why give it 3 stars? It is an excellent board. I have helped 2 friends build with this board and it is feature packed and of good quality. I just drew the short straw this time. When you build as many computers as me, you learn that is part of the game. If you buy enough components, you will get a bad one occasionally. But, that has no bearing on the value and quality of the board itself.
Summary: Was very excited about buying this board. Heard a lot of good things about it. Figured you can't go wrong with a board that has a 5 year warranty. I also read about people receiving this board and right of of the box, the pins were bent. But, it seemed to be a rare occurrence overall.
Be careful of BIOS version 1206 and 1304, use 1708 or later
10 June 2012
Summary: Update: BIOS v.1708 works without the VGA LED error, finally this Asus bug is fixed! Update: Asus responded to try the newest BIOS v.1304, but that resulted in the same failure to start with the VGA LED. I have an Asus EAH6850 video card and it is odd that Asus can't make their BIOS updates work with their own Asus branded card. I flashed back to BIOS v.1015 and only that version works to bring the PC back to life.