Summary: Well, i got My Motherboard in but i noticed a few bent pins in the right side of the mother board( if you look at the picture you can see near the bottom right a green port). I bent it back then it worked great. I've read that other people who purchased the same motherboard have also gotten a few bent pins in the cpu. So if you do purchase this, make sure you check everything is ok before you do anything with it.
Summary: I use high air flow cases and due to the amount of dust that I'm constantly battling, this MB is just what I needed. This board is the ultimate in dust defense, every port has a plastic slot cover and the thermal armor helps with dust a bit...although it will be harder to blow under it to clear dust from between. This board does require some assembly if the user wants to make use of the included pair of helper fans, as a gamer, for me this was a must.
Summary: This motherboard was great and everything about it made it very pleasuring to use on my system but it is not very compatible with cases like the 400r as the motherboard standoff place is hollowed in which made it difficult to install.
Summary: Had trouble in the beginning. Could not get past the memory test. Took 1 hour to troubleshoot the problem. I found 1 of the Processor pin was bent. Lucky for me I was able to bend it back. Since then, it has worked without any incidents.
Great performer, but has a weird issue with some keyboards
26 November 2013
Summary: This motherboard definitely preforms well. That's where the pros end. Since I got the motherboard I was never able to boot directly into Windows (secure boot on/off, UEFI install of Windows or not, GTP or MBR) which was annoying considering Windows 8 by default likes to reboot all by itself. I tried different drives from SSDs (OCZ and Samsung) to HDD (Western Digital to Samsung). I simply couldn't get it to work.
Summary: I like this motherboard because its got plenty of room for SLI and fans. I just think the whole "Armor" thing was a bad idea. It takes up more space in my case than it should, making some connections (cpu water cooler) difficult to pull off. I would have good with the Pro version because its a little cheaper and comes with wifi and blue tooth. Other than that its a great board, the bios is easy to use and overclock with. It looks pretty cool too.
First Board was DOA, Replacement has been flawless
Bill Farmer, Amazon
8 August 2013
Summary: Ordered this board to go with my Core i7-4771 CPU. Honestly the looks and the fact that it comes with all of the dust covers to keep all of the dust out the extra slots/ports was one of the reasons I chose to go with this board. I got my board and CPU and the rest of the gear I needed and proceeded to install everything. I was dismayed to find this board is definitely some assembly required. I expected the assistant fans, etc., to be installed already.