Better than I expected but not as good as i hoped. Still above average
Reece Ram, Amazon
3 September 2013
Summary: Pro The dust shield for the un-used connectors gives the board a really clean and simple look. The mother board bios is very simple to use and update. Boot up time is impressive One of the best thing is passive charging. Even if my PC is fully off it can charge my phone or wireless controllers. Con The plastic made it difficult to install my H100i. The little fans are kinda loud.
Summary: This motherboard is reliable and solid. I have not had a single problem setting it up or within the first few weeks of use. My only issues were with the Asus software and memory selection. My Wireshark application told me that Asus sends a whole lot of my computer data back to Taiwan to "improve my network experience". To me, that is hogwash for data collection. You can turn it off in the software options. Many other companies do the same. Wireshark is free.
Summary: Great board. Mounted a i7 3770k on it and a solid state drive, and this is FAST. Bios updates are extremely easy on these new boards, much less worrisome than 4 or 5 years ago. My one and only issue is that the Samsung 840 PRO SSD I mounted to the board will not work properly when the board is in RAID mode. Decided not to RAID and stuck with separate data platters until I can figure it out.
Summary: After doing my homework on motherboards (Nov 2012) I concluded that this was going to be my best shot for the gaming rig I was putting together. Few issues I ran into: 1: The mini-fans that cool the "Thermal Armor" are a tad noisier than id like (this will NOT bother most people, i just prefer absolute silence). 2: The motherboard fans wouldn't shut off until I reset the CMOS. (work exactly as intended afterwards however) 3.
Not the best for novice builders, but extraordinary performance
19 August 2012
Summary: I bought this to use with the NZXT Phantom 410-White NZXT Phantom 410 Mid Tower USB 3.0 Gaming Case - White for my first ground-up pc build. My pervious experience was upgrading and modifying an Alienware x51. When you first unbox the motherboard, you have the requisite CPU socket cover, but also thermal armor covers for other slots you don't intend to use (RAM, PCIe, etc.). This definitely helps prevent dust buildup.
Summary: This is an awesome looking motherboard. Had some compatibility issues with my ram. When i tried to install all 16gb at once, it didn't work. then i installed each one and it worked. i manually set the speed, installed all 4 and it worked fine. It sure does a great job of monitoring the board temperatures with the GUI that asus provides. Mostly it's not needed, but it's still a decent touch. When gaming it does frequently give a PCI temperature warning.
Summary: I just built a new system with this motherboard, upgrading from an older i7-920 system with an EVGA motherboard. My experience was almost all positive. This motherboard has what I'd say are the basics and not a lot of stuff that you don't need. The look of the thermal armor is "cool". I like it... but I especially like that the motherboard has a 5 year warranty and is made with high quality components.
Summary: Ett bra moderkort med flera användbara funktioner - Mitt syfte var att bygga en tyst dator och ångrar tyvärr lite att jag köpte detta för dom medföljande fläktarna är det ända som hörs. Visst man kan stänga av dom men pga Thermal armorn når inte chassi fläktarna alla chip på moderkortet därför låter jag dom vara på under load. - När jag installerade CPU kylaren så tappade jag en skruv in under armorn, ett riktigt helvete att få ut.
Summary: Ich gebe meinen Vorrednern recht, das Board ist extrem leistungsstark und sauschnell. Die Treiberinstallation, zumindest unter Win 7, läuft problemlos. SATAs gehen richtig ab und auch die HD4000 Grafik ist für den Non-Gamer mehr als nur ausreichend. Muss dazu sagen, ich nutze den Rechner hauptsächlich für Grafikbearbeitung und Videoschnitt. Als CPU läuft ein i7-3770, dazu 16GB CL7 Speicher.
Summary: Es una compra recomendada, tiene todo lo que se le puede pedir, aunque los ventiladores pequeños que están hechos para refrigerar la placa hacen mucho ruido(para mi gusto) así que los he desactivado y no a habido problema, me alegra saber que es un producto de calidad por que se nota y que el armazón que lleva lo protege del polvo.