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Pros: Worked as it should out of the box. Overclocking is easy, BIOS is easy to navigate. Updates were straight forward. Has lots of fan capacity and just enough backwards compatibility.
Cons: has less features than the next better in the Z77 line. (duh!)
has overclocking limitations.
Other Thoughts: While far from my first computer build, I am still a decades long loyal fan of Asus. Yet again, I have not been disappointed. Easy build, and it is still performing like new at almost a year of service. My last Asus board went six years before I needed to replace it, and it still performing in my "old" box that I gave to my Lady. This one appears to be just as robust and trouble free.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: great BIOS, good software package, EZ install. Support for lots of RAM, plenty of expansion capability. Price is right. The overclocking software and fan monitoring is incredible. Takes all the trial and error out of it, and allows me to set it and forget it. All systems so far are operational, had a bit of trouble getting the chipset drivers to work, but no biggie.
Cons: Not enough SATA, what there is feels flimsy. Board should be an inch wider to accommodate more mounting screws. The Realtek Audio is awful. I took one egg for the audio, lucky I didn't take two!
Other Thoughts: Audio: Let me first say that I am not a novice, I know audio, and I know electronics. I have tried every setting there is, looked up help, tried older drivers, installed three codec packs, and disabled windows media "Media Foundation" (terrible audio) and have installed multiple players. I cannot get 5.1 out of the spdif optical unless playing a DVD. Forget about decent sound off the web. There is constant hiss on all speakers, whether playing or not. Have not tried it with a game yet. Surprising because previous ASUS boards had great audio! my a8nsli premium does it all better, and is 7 years old. I run optical into a logitech decoder, and never had this trouble before. Perhaps analog outs will work better, but I expected more from "HD Audio" After two days of tweaking I have been able to get almost satisfactory sound from mp3's. I am going to have to get a soundcard, or a DAC, which blows my budget.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: ASUS A8N-SLI Premium 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard
Pros: it has lasted 7 years and is still going! i have upgraded everything around a bit at a time, but it is now time for a major rebuild. I love this board. I'm putting it in my girlfriends case for an upgrade for her as I make myself a new asus machine in the same old antec alluminum case. Even after years I can run almost anything I want to. I am a photographer who demands a lot of processing, and this still delivers even without having put the best possible processor in it.
Cons: none at all. I more than got my money out of this board, it doesn't owe me a thing!
Other Thoughts: I can only hope that my next Asus, on the way now, can perform anywhere near as well.READ FULL REVIEW