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Pros: When i received this monster in the mail, I was shocked at how huge it was. But I needed it for all the good stuff that was to go in it. I put in a CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo cooler on my processor, I probably would not have fit that in most cases. This case makes it extremely easy to run cables and wires behind the motherboard, to allow for better air flow. All the wires for the front panel ports are bundles and labeled, which makes for a very quick and easy set up.
Cons: Not easy to pick up, not real hand holds. The power button is on top, and sometimes when I set down my headset, I hit the button and turn it off. The front panel USB3.0 cable kept falling out during set up, not sure if a cable issue or a motherboard issue.
Other Thoughts: I saw some complaints about the red LED on the front... nah, it's dim. No complaints from me. If you don't like it, hit the off button on the top. I like it and installed a side case fan with a red LED to compliment it.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional Upgrade
Pros: It comes in a pretty box.
Cons: I've had many different operating systems, but this one simply doesn't want the user to do anything at all. I had to install Windows8 five times in a week in order to make it work properly, every install had something different wrong with it. You can't find anything you need. Installed programs don't show up under "Installed Apps", like windows tells you they will. Even win8 lovers tell you that you have to use the search function to find programs you need. Every day I open windows, there is some function I need to manually start (network card for instance). When Windows8 decides you need to install an update, it makes your system unusable, so that you will stop what you are doing and install it. More and more devices and services I am finding are incompatible with Windows8. Why get rid of everything that works, and add so many useless things that aren't necessary on a PC!? Win8 lovers point out all of the apps on the start screen, like weather, sports, facebook, news, finances... that are great things to look at; but all of those things are bookmarks on my browser that give me far more information than some dumb little app that is sucking up my system resources. And Internet Explorer 11 is just garbage... there is no positive to it at all... no service works with it, it crashes, doesn't support much, and the address bar is on the bottom... why on the bottom!?
Other Thoughts: If you decide you must go with Windows 8, I highly recommend Classic Start 8, it gives you a real start menu, so you can find what you need. But if you are smart, you will pay the little bit extra and get Windows7.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: There are so many great options with this board! The mouse interface bios is amazing and so easy to use and modify. All of the power ports are easily accessible and there are more than I could even need to use. Bios is incredibly easy to flash; throw the file on a flash drive, click "flash bios", BAM, DONE. I've never really cared about a motherboard's features until this one, now I am stuck on ASRock.
Cons: My video card rests right on the SATA ports, makes me nervous, but no problems. The USB3 front port kept falling out on me, not sure if a mobo problem or a cable problem.READ FULL REVIEW