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Pros: Nice appearance. Shipped with protective foam around it. Made for overclocking 8-core CPUs, which it does very well. BIOS is really nice and easy to figure out. Onboard audio is excellent! What's not to like?
Cons: Only con I can think of, is the fan controls are a bit iffy. If you set to manual overclock, then the fan controls go to full speed, anyway.
Other Thoughts: I got this to replace a Gigabyte 970 chipset board that would not handle overclocking my FX-8320. This one is similar in features but handles overclocking like a champ! Also, my LCD bar on the front of my case did not work properly with the Gigabyte board because Speedfan wouldn't read everything, but it works perfectly with this board. I could not be happier with this board! If its as durable as it appears to be, I'll be happy for years to come.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: USB 3.0 and SATA 6GB/Sec compatible. Works well for the average computer or multimedia computer. Very stable as long as you don't try to overclock.
Cons: Don't try to overclock, it will lose all stability under load. The VRMs (voltage regulation modules) on this motherboard cannot handle overclocking much at all. Also, if your case has a drive bay made to allow space for large graphics cards, the main PCI-Express 2.0 slot on this board is moved over one slot farther from the CPU. That won't affect most people, but it did me. I have to remove my graphics card, to swivel up my drive tray.
Other Thoughts: I initially gave this thing 5 eggs. Using it under normal circumstances it works quite well and is very stable. However, I realized shortly after my initial review, that it is not stable at all under load, when you overclock even a little bit. If you like to get a little more out of your FX 6300 or FX 8320/8350, save yourself a lot of headache, go with a 990 chipset and stay away from this one.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Speedy, works as expected. Loads most programs instantly.
Cons: None so far.
Other Thoughts: First one was DOA. Newegg RMA process sent a replacement, second one works quite well. Durability remains to be seen, but so far, so good.READ FULL REVIEW