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Pros: Tons of buttons, wireless OR wired with rechargeable battery. Smooth gliding across my desk, buttons are hotkeyed to different functions for easy web browsing. Gaming is a hitch due to several buttons, however the scroll wheel makes it impossible to quickly select what you want on your weapon wheel since it's loose, thus it keeps rolling a bit unless you focus on stopping it, which is tough in a firefight.
Cons: Non work taking an egg off for! Wonderful product!
Other Thoughts: Get it get it get it GET IT.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: It looks like an absolutely gorgeous motherboard, the number of SATA ports is wonderful for someone like myself with multiple hard HDD's for different things since I'm nitpicky and over-organized. The heatsinks are nice and even fashionable; the overall physique of the board is aesthetic. It supports all of my components and fits nice and snug into my chassis. All the little fancy bits and switches, LEDs and whatnot are nice and wonderful. However...
Cons: I was unfortunate enough to have acquired TWO non-functioning motherboards IN A ROW. Now I am not one to get angry or upset, but when you have to wait an entire month for a working motherboard so that you actually have a desktop to use, you tend to get a little aggravated. I'm a 3-D Game Art & Design student at Ai in Phoenix, making it completely unacceptable for something like this to occur. It completely disrupts my schedule AND my gaming when I ACTUALLY have free time between projects, which are both painstaking and time consuming and require a functioning computer at the house.
The problems I had with both boards were exact. Almost completely unresponsive. LEDs lit up that shouldn't have, the onboard speaker was unresponsive, the Q-Codes were frozen at F.F and wouldn't change DESPITE me not even putting RAM or my CPU in the socket/slots. Error code 55 or several others for the CPU should've been present, but remained at the dreaded F.F error code that scourges everyone on the ROG forums. At this point, it is beyond a simple fix, and must be RMA'd, I found. No video, no Post. I got my fans and fancy lights working, though, woopie! Neither the reset buttons on my chassis or the board responded, the ROG did not help whatsoever. None of my other parts were the issue, I took my stuff to my friend Clayton's house to test them in his chassis and everything worked like a charm. He's got the Sabertooth; lucky for him to actually get a working product, huh?
I was extremely disappointed. I mean, I've purchased both of my monitors and a GTX Geforce Titan from ASUS and never have I EVER had ANY problems. The Titan is the most beautifully functioning piece of tech(not to mention expensive) that I have running in my chassis, or at least DID have running. I cannot believe that I managed to get two duds in a row. I got so angry that I literally lost emotion and the ability to even care about having my computer anymore.
I've literally found love for my Xbox One. That's how terrible this situation is. I want this motherboard, but unless ASUS decides to personally find one for me, test it for functionality, and then send it to me with an apologetic note of some sort, I'm just not going to have this. I can't trust getting a third one based on pure hope of it working. It's either MSI or Gigabyte, which I'm really not looking forward to unless the above happens. And Mark from ASUS, I know you want to help and be a shoulder to cry on, but man, I need something more than someone to talk to about my problems: I need a working motherboard. I always heard third time's the charm, and I'm really hoping it could be.
You're killing me, ASUS. I love you, but you're freakin' killing me.
Other Thoughts: Looking at a whole ton of reviews for ASUS, it's a major toss-up for their motherboards. A bunch of them work, and a whole hell'a lot of them don't. If you're lucky, you get to enjoy top-of-the-line boards. If not, you get to curse and swear to the skies about how much the manufacturer sucks and how you'll never buy from them again. But just try not to be that guy, they're reliable, just silly sometimes.READ FULL REVIEW