Joined on 08/23/17
Great motherboard, support not so great!
Pros: Has everything you could possibly want, although you have to be careful because using one feature may disable another.
Cons: Everything was going great until I installed the latest BIOS update. The computer rebooted and never posted. A brick. I tried the BIOS flashback to return to the previous BIOS but nothing. After wrestling with this for a full day this morning I tried something. Even though ASUS says it only applies to overclock failures. I pressed the CLR CMOS button. The system rebooted into setup (of course all my settings were gone) and I saw that I was running on the previous BIOS. Flashback had worked but not cleared the BIOS. So just to see if it was ASUS or me I upgraded the BIOS again. The computer froze up again, but of course this time I hit CLR CMOS and rebooted successfully. I re-entered all my settings from the crib sheet I made when I built the system and rebooted. The boot failed because it could not find the RAID array I originally created using 2 M.2 memory sticks. But then I remember that when you create a RAID you have to restart to activate it, so I just booted again and the system came up great. All the data on the RAID was good, no restore necessary.
Overall Review: The BIOS I was upgrading to was PRIME-X299-DELUXE-ASUS-1503.CAP. I am astounded that ASUS support has left that out there, but then again I should not be surprised since they have deleted their VIP Support Web Site. So even reporting a problem is a problem. I hope the paragraph above helps at least one person.
Pros: Hard to find a problem with this case, but do a thorough inspection when you get it delivered. I have noticed some people complain that the top or the front panel comes loose. When I inspected my case I found that UPS had dropped it off a conveyor belt or something because the styrofoam padding at the end of the box was broken. On further inspection I found a lot of plastic mounting studs were sheared off and the case was a little deformed. Thermaltake sent me new top and front panels and I was able to fix the rest myself. But as soon as you get the case remove the top and front panels and check everything.
Cons: As others have mentioned I wish the USB 2.0 ports were removable so I could replace them with 3.0 ports.
Overall Review: This is the second one I have purchased. I use water cooling and the unit is quiet as a (small) mouse.
These were just plain ol Micro SD cards so they went US Mail. When I ordered them the estimate I received for delivery was something like 10 days. This was not a life or death deal so I just put them out of my mind. So I was really surprised when they showed up 3 days later. So I guess it's better to under-promise and over-deliver than the other way around.