( 4.0 Average / 10 Ratings )
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One of the best H97 motherboards out there. I love ASUS motherboards, they totally have the best motherboard designs out there.
Just a standard ATX motherboard. Cheap, but it got just what I need :).
Looks nice in person (photos had me thinking it was not very pretty), good fan header placement, good spacing on the PCI slots, great price, great ASUS UEFI.
You get what you pay for, the included IO shield is TERRIBLE aesthetically and functionally, there are A LOT of sharp metal bits that protrude quite a ways on the back. I understand this is a motherboard and it's going to have some sharp metal bits like all motherboards but damn. The PCI slots are poorly reinforced/anchored to the board, as is the heatsink near the processor. Front panel connectors are strangely arranged.
Lemme just get this outta the way; THE IO SHIELD IS THE MOST GIMPIEST AND MOST FRUSTRATING THING TO LOOK AT! I mean, everything else is fine, but my god, the plate is just cringe worthy! Never have I thought PC building would hurt me mentally and PHYSICALLY! The f%$#ing thing sliced my finger for f%$#'s sake! Almost blinded me when I was clipping the tabs off the little $#it. Could they at least make it look appealing? No. I can safely take off the bloody thing, go to a recycling plant, and the guy would say, "Ay kid, thanks for ye bloody contribution to this dying earth. Here is nickel. Go buy some candy or $#it. I don't give a damn anymore...", because it really looks that plain. No paint. Just plate with minute engravings. But overall, solid MOBO with all the features it comes with. Just, mind the shield... nobody ever expects the shield...
No problems with this. Runs nicely, and really love the UEFI BIOS.
This was my first time using it and you'd have to be a complete moron to screw anything up. It's very straight forward compared to the traditional BIOS.