Date Joined: 03/11/03
Pros: It's RAM.
Cons: Required 2 sets. 1st set caused blue screens in windows 7. The system was only stable with 1 stick. Eventually, tried memtest and it showed tons of errors.
Overall Review: After RMA (thanks Newegg!), 2nd set is rock solid, but boy is it frustrating to have an otherwise functional system with bad memory. Make sure to test your ram folks! Get memtest and put it through a stress test before even trying to boot windows. This would have saved me hours.
Pros: Good feature set:
2 LAN ports
Onboard Audio is good quality
Cons: USB 3.1 provided by add on card
Clear CMOS button is horribly placed and can brick your motherboard
No frills BIOS
Overall Review: I was going to go with an ASUS Sabertooth motherboard until I realized that it lacked a PS/2 port, so I went with this one instead. My initial experience was poor. After I tried to clear the CMOS using the button in the back, the motherboard refused to even power on. Fans didn't even turn on. It was completely bricked.
After the RMA (thanks Newegg! As always they have a great return policy), my 2nd motherboard has been working for a couple weeks now with no issues. The board itself has a good feature set, but is a bit cheap looking, including the BIOS which isn't as polished as ASUS and MSI offerings. Again, great feature set for the price, but I recommend saving some cash and buying the non-3.1 version of this or even the extreme4 which are essentially the same boards, minus 1 or 2 features, and are much cheaper.
I currently am running a 5820k at 4.3ghz @ 1.27v with 32GB of gskill ddr4. No further issues after the rma.