Pros: According to all the specs, this should have been the mobo/processor combination to keep the Win 7 64-bit I also bought cranking for many years to come.
Cons: Opened the lid to ASUS box and noticed plastic CPU cover was dislodged. Took photos of everything and RMA'd it back to Newegg. Just got email from them claiming I bent the pins in the CPU socket! Huh? I never even took it out of the anti static bag. They also told me I'd have to contact ASUS. The folks at ASUS told me there was nothing they could do; that this was on Newegg. They also encouraged me to take Newegg to the mat if necessary. Can do.
Summary: The mobo wouldn't even recognize the cpu from the get-go due to the bent pins, newegg won't replace the motherboard, saying I bent them, lol...yeah, because I really want to have to deal with them again (2nd item I received faulty from them within a week).
Pros: Wasn't able to even get it to POST
Cons: 5 or so CPU socket pins were bent at a 90 degree angle in relation to the others. I've built multiple computers and did everything as usual when placing the CPU in the socket.
Summary: after installing the drivers that were provided by ASUS in the package the pc will not respond after the BIOS. I am thinking it is either the USB III driver or the network adapter driver (Realtek). At first, I thought it was the HD so I got a new one and reloaded Win 7. Same thing though. After you install the drivers it's is all over. Ans ASUS support is a joke. New Egg will NOT issue an RMA for this since it says it is covered under the ASUS warranty. NOT COOL.
Pros: BIOS works!
Cons: Got this in the bundle NewEgg offered. Loaded Win 7 x64 on it with 8GB Corsair ram and an i5 proc.
Pros: The board works perfectly as long as you don't need sound.
Cons: Major problems with sound. Rear sound does not work. Asus's BIOS set up is riddled with problems. The chipset is flaky. I installed a PCI Creative X-Fi sound card I know is ok but failed on this motherboard. Even an Asus sound card failed.
Summary: Le système de socket est une calamité. Les pins sont sur la carte mère et un rein les rends défectueux or pour une carte de ce prix il est inadmissible d'avoir ce genre de problème. Car si 1 pin n'est pas parfaitement droit alors le contacte avec le processeur ne se fait pas et on perd des fonctionnalités. Décevant!
Summary: Je ne peux pas émettre de véritable critique dessus, ma carte mère est arrivé abîmé (les pins pour le proco étaient tordus) et le sav ne prends pas en charge cette "panne" de sortie d'usine... Merci la garantie et le contrôle qualité d'asus... Et je ne suis apparemment pas le seul, ne recommande donc pas.