Summary: There were so many problems with this motherboard that it is unusable. Even a PC repairman could not fix it. Worst of all, when I push the start button, I immediately get a message that it is overheating. When trying to insert a USB device, I get a message of power overload and have to disengage the device. ASUS has a good reputation. What went wrong with the manufacturer on this 787-A DDR3 1600 LGA??? I wasted a lot of money on this product.
Summary: Do NOT install the Asus Ai Suite unless you like BSOD. We spent weeks diagnosing random BSOD's. No memory corruption, no disk corruption. Removed all devices that might be causing problems. The only diagnosis we could get is a "possible driver issue". After wiping most of the accesory drivers including GPU, we decided to reformat and put windows 8 on it.
Summary: I managed to install windows 8 on my new machine after installing this motherboard but ran into random BSoD stating CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED, which could be anything, but most likely drivers. I reinstalled drivers, windows 8, everything, but the computer still had the same blue screens. I looked to see if the system was saving any dump files and found that there were none, indicating some sort of kernel power issue (meaning the computer was losing power before it could save...
Summary: I had a lot of troubles running VM's and getting correctable hardware events with the cpu. Usually under load. The most recent bios on the Asus site, (as of 6/30/2013) should be copied to a usb key, then boot into the bios and upgrade. It'll find the image on the root of the usb key. When it reboots you must remove the key (although the last bios upgrade did not try to boot off the key) for windows to boot.
Excerpt: Звук каждые минут 5 "заикается" 4 раза с интервалом в секунду-две подвешивая всю систему на время "заикания". При установленном биосе из коробки гнался только множителем до (105) 3.8 ГГц, а после установки 1702, 1802 биоса множитель возможно увеличить только до 102.5 после нестабильная работа системы. При настройке кулера процессора на 50,40,30,20,10,0 % обороты не меняются и остаются на 1150 +-30.
Pros: Может и есть
Cons: Проблемы со звуком, разгоном, настройкой скорости вращения вентиляторов.