Summary: Great Motherboard. i have this paired with a FX 8320 cpu. I have it OC at 4.4 ghz with an air cooler, holding 53c full load on prime95. I got this as as a bundle deal a while back for under 300$. Great for anyone on a tight budget. It also looks great, all matte black with the grey heatsinks, will match everything in your build.
Pros: Great price, tons of features, good OC motherboard, mate black. Recieved Rev 4.0
Cons: cpu fan header is a pain to plug in when an air cooler is installed. The bios menu can be a pain, i prefer the menu in asus motherboards. It also does not have any OC profiles which could be helpful.
Summary: bought this motherboard along with other parts for my 12 year old grandson's birthday. When we got done with the build, Windows Experience showed CPU speed value of 7.4, Memory speed of 7.9, and disk speed of 7.9. This motherboard was capable of being the basis for building a serious high end computer.
Summary: Shocked to open box & find recieved rev. 4.0! Looks NOTHING like pictured on NCIX. Far as concerned got more than I payed for...4.0 board is pure eye-candy with more features than I'll ever use! Purchased partially based on all the great reviews here & on other sites. Was going for FM2+ build with A-10 7850K,but reviews gaming-wise less than hoped for. Just waiting on FX-XFX Radeon 290 Video Card,so never installed yet..though have never received bad board from NCIX.
Pros: Revision 4.0!, All black PCB, Impressive features, Latest everything,FX 8-Core compatible!
Summary: I did a lot a research before I decided on what motherboard I was going to get, but I am glad I choose this one. I have had this motherboard for almost a year now and it is still working great. I love the new bios screen and like having the dual bios if one messes up during a bios update.
Summary: Bought this board for a crypto coin mining rig. I've got 3 cards running on it and it works perfectly. The board fits 2 cards easily with enough air flow to prevent overheating. However, if any more cards are used, risers and a larger case will be needed as the cards are too close together. It's not really a design flaw, it just wasn't made specifically for mining. Regardless, it's a great board, I'd buy another one.