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Pros: Lot's of features.
Cons: Most of the features don't work and the ones that do aren't very useful.
The USB 3 ports constantly fail. (To be fair this could be an Intel issue)
The PCIe clip broke the first card I put in. This voided the warranty or I would have returned this board within a week.
It often fails to post. Like a few times a week. My solution is to not turn off my computer.
The OC panel is stupid and useless. It also doesn't work very well.
Secure erase doesn't work on Samsung drives.
BIOS settings can't actually be saved to USB.
Other Thoughts: I put this off because I knew there would be a steep learning curve with this board. Almost a year later and I am still in the dark mostly. I know how to build computers. I know how to set them up. What I don't know how to do is deal with something as temperamental as this board.
There are A LOT of options. Most can be safely ignored. Then when you need one you are left with 3-4 hours of experimentation as there is little to no documentation on any of the features. The problems start when one setting builds on another and you go down the rabbit hole. Be prepared to enact default settings many, many times as you get lost.
Don't even bother with memory settings. The only thing I could get stable was the native 2133 despite having 2800 memory. After 3 days of tinkering I decided it just wasn't worth it.
Dual booting is a complete failure. Have been at it for hours now and because I have no documentation to work with I am going to have to reinstall yet again and start from scratch. This will be the 4th time I have reinstalled both OS.
I bought this board because I wanted the challenge and the cutting edge capabilities. What I got was frustration and average to slightly above average performance.
I have been using ASUS products exclusively for over a decade. This will be my last ASUS board. I never want to go through the nightmare of this again.
This review is from: APEVIA CF14SL-BRD 140mm UV red LED fan w/3-pin and 4-pin connectors and black grill
Pros: It's quiet, lights up well & has a black grill which is exactly what I needed to install a couple of fans were they don't normally go on my drive cage. The sleeved cable & extras are nice as well if you need that sort of thing.
Cons: None that I can think of off hand.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Overclocks well. Doesn't muck about like Intel chips. The voltage & multiplier stay at what you put into bios.
Cons: Does run a bit hot. I had it at 4600MHz stable on air but bumped it down as there is no need to burn it out for a benchmark. It was running around at 38-41c. Not too shabby.
Other Thoughts: The skinny of it is with a moderate OC you have an i5 except not as smooth due to heat issues.READ FULL REVIEW
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