Excerpt: The problem with Asus now is they are too big and don't care about the customer. I have been through a number of these mother boards and have been very disappointed. i bought this mother board when it first came out. The first one i had was incredible, the performance was like nothing i have ever experienced back then. Its OC abilities were unbelievable to. I was so impressed by this mother board. Then it blew up!!! It went with a fairly loud bang.