Right now I use it for 1080p @ 60Hz gaming in the bedroom but I have dreams of 1440p ultrawide or 4K.
I have this paired with a Crossover 2795 1440p monitor overclocked to 100Hz. I just upgraded to Windows 10.
I'm upgrading from/abandoning an FX-6300. The 970M Pro4 I was using supports crossfire but due to the position of the pci-e slots there was just not enough room between the cards to prevent thermal unpleasantness. I couldn't even get 3dmark to complete a run. Intel micro atx boards leave a full slot's width between the cards and I haven't had any issues yet.
I'm from the Cthulu school of cable management anyways, but shoving what you can in the basement is pretty much this case's only option.
It puts the smackdown on my other systems, but a processor swap for the other two is in the works.
Thanks for reading.
I'm sure I'd never notice a performance difference going with a faster i5 or a Xeon, but it still gnaws at me knowing this is the bottom of the Haswell i5 stack. Works just fine though, no complaints.
A holdover from the FX-6300 version of this build. Very easy to install, just flipped the back plate to the Intel side, re-positioned the screws & bam! It didn't do the best job of cooling the FX but it's fine here.
If it was SLI-capable too I'd give it a 5th star. Otherwise it is the board to get for micro-ATX crossfire on a non-K chip.