Summary: I bought this mobo because it was not only affordable but also has 3 pci-e slots, however I was a bit disappointed when I learned that it can really only hold 2 gpu's due to space. The OC genie is awesome, took my i7 3770 from 3.4 to 4.1ghz in literally the push of a button.
Pros: Great functionality Lots of room for upgrades Any PC parts that aren't red and black are a plus. Dual DOS profiles via on board switch in case one fries.
Cons: One DOS profile shorted or something, corrupted boot sequence, no easy workaround without reinstalling windows. The bottom two PCI-E slots are close together so you can't fit 3 GPUs. The PSU sits too high for anything to fit in the bottom PCI-E slot.
It was the perfect motherboard... it will be missed
Peter E., Newegg
27 February 2015
Summary: if youre getting a 1155 cpu for your setup, you cant go wrong with this one. over 2 years and its still going strong for me. and if you have a clear side case or open your computer up a lot, its a beautiful machine to look at. very well designed, very functional, and affordable.
Pros: Perfect blue colors and matching lighting. very well set up. LOTS of options wow. good sound system. good bios, you can do just about anything and everything with this motherboard. Ive had this in my computer for well over 2 years now and the beast is still going strong with no signs of giving up.
Cons: I didn't take off an egg for this motherboard simply because the only issue I have with it is really not its fault, but with intel, which is the limitations they put on their cpu compatibility. the only reason I have to replace this mobo (and I REALLY don't want to because its absolutely perfect ...
Pros: I have owned this motherboard for about eight months. now that it is still going strong. I recommend that you use this. motherboard if you're going to build a gaming computer it is a shame that Newegg has discontinue this motherboards if they had them in. Stock I would buy one more for my next bu...
Cons: the only thing about this motherboard is the onboard sound sounds like a chicken crowing and crackling but I put in a Sound Blaster phantom one sound card so that doesn't bother me.
Summary: I buy motherboards I want to last. I am not trying to press the every last ounce of speed out of the computer. I want a stable, rock solid motherboard. I want these motherboards to last 8 - 10 years, this motherboard and I have gotten off to a great start.