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This review is from: ViewSonic VX2376-SMHD Black 23" 7ms Full HD 1080P SuperClear IPS UltraSlim Frameless LED Backlight LCD Ultrawide Monitor, 1000:1 (typ) 250 cd/m2, HDMI, DP, D-Sub, Built-in Dual Speakers
Pros: No bad pixels, great color
Cons: Speakers not great & no volume controlREAD FULL REVIEW
This review is from: ASRock Z87 PRO3 LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Pros: Worked out of box & packaged well. Features & price are great.
Cons: Raid drivers are a nightmare. I gave up trying to get the RAID to work during Windows 8.1 install. The drivers disk says that it has RAID drivers, but they're packaged in an executable that isn't accessible from the install. Also the utility in the bios to download drivers works - except for RAID drivers. I tried the native Intel drivers too - to no avail.
Other Thoughts: The RAID drivers first seemed like a killer for me, and then I found a drive pooling kernel software package that seems to be much better than RAID for my needs. It may not work for everyone, but at least I can be happy now with the motherboard I have (StableBit DrivePool is the software).
Newegg with shipper saver got the motherboard here fast - I ordered Saturday night and it arrived Wednesday. Other retailers' parts arrived Saturday - good job Newegg!