Summary: Can't really say much doa and ended up going with the rampage IV formula! But luckily had it shipped back the next day with amazon great service and outstandingly quick shipping for my refund.
Summary: Initially I set this up with an Corsair H60 cooler. Be warned that some of the Corsair coolers don't ship with the proper mounting hardware and instructions for socket 2011. If you replace the stock processor mounting hardware with the Corsair equipment your board will either not POST or only active...
Pros: Plenty of ports, pcie connection options, UEFI
Cons: not a fan of the memory slots (memory clicks into one side without a tab, while the other has a tab). I had some issues with fans getting stuck at 100% with the board. UEFI has some stability issues (although this could be my fault - read below)
Summary: Can not get an overclock of any kind (auto or manual). Running I7-3960X w/ H100 cooler, LSI 9265 raid controller w/ 4 Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD's in RAID 0, 32GB (4GB x 8) Cas 7 1600 G.Skill Sniper memory, PNY Quadro 5000 workstation card. Hopefully BIOS fix will come soon!!!!!!
Pros: 128GB memory, stable as a rock at stock speeds, solid build all around!
Cons: Using an LSI raid controller that bios could not be entered into (worked fine on an MSI X58 Big Bang). Had to load Win 7 onto storage drive/update raid FW, the reload Windows onto SSD's. Pain but it worked!
Summary: Gonna bite the bullet and buy a new video card, but at the $300 price point, I don't care to deal with such issues. Had I known in advance, I might have purchased different board. I'm not an overclocker, but the OC features look impressive.
Pros: 8 memory slots allowed for an inexpensive 8x4GB scenario. Reasonably priced, for an X79. Plenty of fan connections with speed control.
Cons: POST takes forever, could not find a way to speed it up through bios by disabling unnecessary checks. Powercooler radeon that I had hoped to move over from my previous build keeps having a hardware failure (“Display driver stopped responding and has recovered”) despite good temps, voltage and the...