Summary: 1. had stability problems despite latest bios flash. it sometimes drops connection. 2. this is the second asus board i'v had with stability problems but have kept it because i didn't want to go to the trouble of teraing down the computer again. 3 i am running win7 and planned to have dual boot with a win xp drive. the board will not recognize win xp. 4 customer support was not at all helpful.
Summary: I love this motherboard never used anything faster, no need to over clock here, only found 1 con not enough fan headers. but an easy fix for 10.00 bought a molex fan header. xmp in the uefi is great for setting your ram simple and works very well.
Summary: This board is solid and let me get to a stable 4.6-4.7 on my 4700k cpu by simply increasing core voltage and multiplier with everything else set to the optimized default (use the bios, not ai suite III). Turning off hyperthreading can also get you higher OC and keep temps down. The only issue I have with this board is it supports Crossfire, but not SLI, which means I will have to upgrade probably around the end of the year when I buy another GTX 780.
Summary: One thing I've learned over the years building gaming PCs is that ASUS parts never let me down. Putting your cash into ASUS is a safe bet that the product will last and you'll get your money's worth. But enough about my love of this brand, I'll tell you about the board. First thing to check when considering this board is to make sure you have the right power supply -- the CPU power plug is 8-pin; some PSUs have two 4-pin plugs and that will work since you plug them in...
Summary: This board hasn't been out long, but there have been at least 6 BIOS updates thus far and many driver updates for the on-board features. Unless you really want the controls for over-clocking, etc., I suggest you look elsewhere. The USB 3 function wouldn't work until the latest update to the drivers and BIOS was installed. Support is very slow and shallow - the assumption is that the customer doesn't know what he's doing.
Fantastic mobo - I'll be avoiding buying other brands after ...
10 November 2014
Summary: Fantastic mobo - I'll be avoiding buying other brands after this. Not much to say of course, build quality wise most mobo's are the same. Obviously I just went for reputable brand at a good price for the specs I wanted. Although, one thing I can say I was really impressed with was the way all the drivers and packaged and all that, it gives you a lot of options which I love.