Summary: This was the motherboard I am using for my first gaming computer build. My VERY first build. The instructs are very clear and the wares worked fine. Only problem is a pin in the CPU intake area was bent to the slightest degree. It worried me a bit but it seems to be working fine.
Summary: This is an awsome board, Make sure you update Bios when buying it, mine was not update d and got some strange stuff. I'm used to make my own bios settings but in this one there's SO many settings, I had to let some default one. For a user that love to try a lot of setup. It's gonna be perfect, and for those who just dont know how to play in Bios setting, there's a easy mode pretty simple to help them start.
Pros: Asus Product, good price.
Cons: Bios have way too many settings, No more IDE gotta get rid of my IDE DVD that was working great, pretty sad.
Summary: It's a great entry level mb with a lot to pack for the price point. I could overclock my 4770K to 4.4 easily, but it needs a bit more voltage than I would have liked. I probably got a very average 4770K, and didn't win at the silicon lotery. I don't think the mb is to blame for stability issues (although it may be the case for 5 Ghz +). Asus did a great job with their new setup and Windows tools, it's easy to adjust and understand.
Summary: First and foremost, this was my first time building a PC. As such I didn't know what to expect when ordering this motherboard. I received on time and in perfect condition. I opened it and examined for any damage. There was not a scratch on it. It fit very easily into my corsair 300r case. After installing all of my components, I fired it up. It booted just fine and took me to the bios. From there, I made all the configurations I wanted very easily.
Summary: I had issues with the USB 3.0 Drivers working correctly. After installing the USB 3.0 drivers, I could not get any USB port to work once in Windows. I have to reinstall the OS to fix the problem. Luckily I hadn't gotten too far with installing software so it wasn't too big a deal.
Summary: Significant improvement over anything else I've owned. For a first time build, this motherboard provided me with excellent flexibility. I purchased this bundled with the Intel Core i5 4670K 3.4GHZ processor, and have been very happy thus far with the system's speed, stability, and response.
Pros: Lot of flexibility with I/O ports and, SATA and USB headers, PCI expansion slots, and fan control.
Cons: Some minor difficulty installing the I/O shield, but that's to be expected from a rookie builder like myself.