( 4.7 Average / 109 Ratings )
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This has been great at everything except sound. I had my speakers plugged into the back audio panel and they were very low. I read some other reviewers who had similar issues. I could not solve the problem so I just decided to get a sound card. Now the sound is phenomenal, so I guess it really was the board. I updated all my drivers and messed with a number of different options, nothing worked. It could be the board in general, or my particular board. I am glad though that I was pushed to buy a sound card. The very inexpensive ASUS Xonar DGX is great.
Got this in combo with my CPU and RAM. Board looks nice. All black with some red highlights. Recognized all my parts right away. Layout of the board is nice. The fan headers are in ideal locations for easy reach. The only thing is Ethernet does not work out of the box, drivers need to be installed first. Packaging is very nice and feels very premium. Includes numbers of accessories, even has padding on the I/O plate.
Stable, nice overclocking, easy-to-use BIOS.
beautiful and software is cool. wish it had a oc genie button.
Zero problems, would recommend!
Lots of good options to play with. BIOS is so easy to use. Newegg nicely had it all up to date before shipping. Board is nicely organized, and instructions are easy to follow. Has room to expand your options and simply OC.
2 words... Bad ***! Cant beat the price/performance. The looks are what make it a home run!
Had this alongside Micro Center's Intel Core i5 bundle deal, where I buy an Intel processor bundled with a Motherboard of my choice. Honestly, this was the most logical for what I needed -- and what I needed were more USB slots, for all of my peripherals. Performance on the Motherboard is also stellar, and the overclocking capabilities are amazing.
This MOBO has plenty of usb ports, looks awsome, and does the job well
Since I'm quite an audiophile, the on-board chip for the Sound Blaster Cinema 2 is much appreciated. OC Genie is also very easy to use whether you're a beginner or already a pro.
Dedicated USB ports for keyboards and mice added to its value, though I haven't felt much 'faster response' for my keyboard.