Pros: Worked right out of the box, no issues on first setup and has plenty of ports, and you can really do a lot with this great motherboard
Cons: After a couple months, the On-board Ethernet starting going out randomly and on boot took a long time to connect. Soon after it stopped working completely and i had to go buy a USB Ethernet adapter.
Cons: At first I thought it was my hardrives since theyre pretty old but then i noticed that most things plugged in would get me an Error message. So out of 8 SATA ports, only 3 work... sucks that my 30day rma period is gone... Ive never had an issue with EVGA products so im going to give them my benef...
Summary: I build two systems with this board so far. No problems. One with an I5-3570k and one with an i7-3770k. Both with F3-14900CL8Q-16GBZM GSkill Ram. Works Perfectly and recognizes 1866 with proper bios settings. Check your ram compatibility before building a system...
Pros: Lots of features, Worked out of the box. 1G NIC Solid USB3 that works without dropping out Two SATA6 (one marvel, one intel), two ports each.
Cons: None. None at all honestly. Nice board, with great features and both of my builds are ROCK solid. Ok, maybe one; it would be nice to have four intel SATA6 ports so I can RAID more then just two SSDs together on those channels.
Summary: Will try a second board, If it is junk too. Will Go with another brand.
Cons: ALL memory slots are dead. I will try an RMA. Big waste of time, and$$. I bought this boar don impulse, I did not research any motherboards at all , my fault. Stuck on error code 55 " no memory installed" I am using memory off the GVL.
Pros: Nice board for 2 video cards or less, 3.0 USB, 6.0 SATA
Cons: After hooking this up to my DSL the best speed I could get was 1.48 GBS and my service provides 6.0GBS. Swapped my back up PC into the DSL lime and I was getting 5.5GBS and my laptop was at 4.8GBS. So, the board has some issues that I can't resolve and I'm very unhappy with EVGA after owning 4 of...
Summary: Although I have to buy a few things extra to make sure I'm back in gaming business, this motherboard itself had little to do with that. It was an oversight on my part, so no eggs are being taken away from this beast of a motherboard.
Pros: -Power/reset button onboard -Roomy -Sleek -2x USB 3.0 -2x eSATA ports -1x Mini-Display port -Celcius readout on motherboard that works really well. -Tons of options in the more than adaquate bios.
Cons: -No IDE (Who really uses IDE anymore anyways). -All SATA ports are, at least in my case, right next to the edge of the frame on my rig. -PCI slot doesn't fit my Creative Titanium sound card. I will be needing to purchase a new one.
Summary: 5 eggs not given because of, what seemed to me at the time, because of excessive pressure needed to lockdown CPU, along with BIOS learning curve. To you experienced overclockers out there, it's probably childs play.
Pros: 1. EVGA's reputation for customer service. Hopefully not overblown. 2. Sleek, slick, clean looking board. 3. Might be cheesy, but the fold-out pictorial guide was VERY much appreciated. 4. More affordable than Z77 FTW, came out before Z77 ITX. 5. UEFI BIOS is FULL of configurable settings.
Cons: 1. Locking down the CPU retaining clamp seemed to take a LOT of pressure, frankly I was scared to death to even power the thing on. Apparently it does though, since I'm writing this review with the new build. 2. For an overclocking noob, all the different BIOS settings are VERY intimidating. Supp...