Pros: In all honesty I was skeptic about this board at first..... but I'm in love the board itself is really laid out well true pci-expressx16 slots was this biggest perk I plan on doing two gtx 760s in the near future so the option for three is even better.... I haven't had a single flaw with this board yet.... temps run bout 80f under no load to just over a 100 with no liquid cooling.... couldn't ask for more
Cons: the USB 3.0 fsb port isn't there so that was a little disappointing fortunately my apevia case uses the port with an added pigtail to make it usb2.0....
Summary: However, with this ram setup the BIOS and Windows could see my 8GB but Windows could only use 3.73GB. Once I moved my ram stick from slot 1 to slot 2 (now the ram was is slots 2 & 4 which is also recommended in the manual) I was able to successfully boot and both the BIOS and Windows could SEE and USE my total 8GB of ram.
Pros: Another great board from ECS! I love the available PCIe slots (x3) and memory slots for future growth! As for the CPU... if this board is anything like my last one from '09 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813135075) then it should be around for awhile with newer CPUs being supported.
Cons: Only con I can think of is with the memory. At first I tried the 1 possibly setup that wasn't listed (slots 1 & 3). After I noticed this I moved from slot 3 to slot 4 (now both sticks are in slots 1 and 4 which was listed as recommended).
Summary: i have not tried all ram slots, but like the other board if you do not use 1 and 3 you will have a problem of some sort
Pros: Lots of features and has the 990FX chipset, 3 vid card slots and is ati and nvidia compatible. the bios reminded me of the old mobo i had before this and that scared me... but the board despite that works fine! i was shocked to see this work as well as it does
Cons: I cant shut off cores. this bugs me because even the bargain boards have that feature. a simple bios update to ad that feature would be nice
Pros: Nice beefy heatsinks, durable solid capacitors, triple SLI/CFX capability, great price for 990 chipset, plenty of USB ports, muted gray color scheme allows for more diversified color options in my build without the board dictating the usual blue or red. Very solidly built board overall.
Cons: BIOS is a little quirky. I did manage a pretty easy 4GHz OC of my FX-6300, but there are options in the BIOS that I haven't seen on other bios' and the manual isn't much help as far as explaining. ECS' site and a google search were negative for explanations as well. Some of the original options to this board were removed, such as the on-board power and reset buttons as well as the digital code display. I would have deducted more than one egg for the removal of these f...