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Pros: A snap to install, closer in dimensions to a ATX than a E-ATX board.
Haven't had enough time to play with all the settings yet, but so far I'm extremely happy with this purchase.
Windows 8 comes with drivers for almost everything contained on the board.
Cons: Most of the utilities on the driver DVD don't work in Windows 8, like the anti-virus, Daemon Tools.
I haven't had any hardware issues as of yet, all of my complaints are software related. The board isn't as Windows 8 ready as it claims. The front panel USB headers don't work without a bit of poking and proding, installing AI Suite II seemed to resolve that for me.
Other Thoughts: Despite my difficulties with Windows 8 I highly recommend this board to someone looking for a solid board with a lot of options.
I have a Noctua NH-D14 cooler and it fits over the heatsinks on the board, for anyone concerned about that cooler.
Case: Cooler Master HAF XM
PS: Corsair HX1050W
MB: ASUS Maximus V Formula/ThunderFX
CPU: Intel i5-3570k @ 4.6 Ghz
Cooler: Noctua NH-D14
Memory: 16GB G. Skill Ripjaw X 1600Mhz (4x4GB)
Video: ASUS DirectCu II GTX 670 2GB x2 SLI
HDD: 2x 500GB WD Caviar Black (RAID 0)
Optical: Lite-on 12x Blu-ray Burner
Pros: Semi Modular design means less cable clutter.
Plenty of power for most any system out there.
Long cables, a little too long for my mid tower, but would probably be just right for a full tower.
Cons: Can't think of anything right now.
Other Thoughts: There is a slight buzzing sound that comes from the case every little bit. I haven't figured out exactly which part is making the noise, at first I was thinking coil whine. It comes and goes for maybe 10 seconds at a time, so it's hard to pinpoint the origin. If I can determine it is from the psu I may RMA it for one that doesn't make as much noise.READ FULL REVIEW
Display Name: Ryan C.
Date Joined: 09/11/06
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