Pros: A lot of great features for a board that is relatively affordable, as far as X79 boards go anyway. Sturdy construction and an easy layout to work with adds to the appeal of this component. Looks good in the case too!
Cons: Lack of fan headers makes buying a fan controller a must.
Pros: First board was flaky, easy RMA, second board has done everything I've asked from it. BioStar tech support was very good and expeditious. Having had issues with the other two big MoBo boys tried BioStar, certainly look at them again at upgrade time.
Pros: There's really only one thing that matters in a motherboard. Does it POST? The answer, thankfully, is YES. This is what you call a no-frills board, however it has many features I can't even find on much more expensive boards. It's six port usb3 controller was the most stand-out feature.
Cons: the uEFI bios is clunky, my mouse really doesn't work at all in it. Not that I'd ever use my mouse in a bios screen, but still.
Cons: My only con is that I believe this motherboard came with a bad capacitor on it. Thought it was video cards or power supply at first, but after further investigation (moving video cards around, only using 1 / time, listening very close while under GPU stress) I found that the "buzzing / humming" noise was coming from directly above the northernmost PCI-E slot. Did some research and found that more than likely it is a bad capacitor. However I do realize these things hap...