Joined on 08/02/09
Pros: Great looking board-- nice functional accents; lots of slots; good value. I too was a bit apprehensive after reading some of those reviews. When in doubt, consider the brand name is my motto; ASUS has never let me down (knock on wood).
Cons: It could have been packaged for shipping a bit better; the ship box I received was partially opened on delivery which added to my apprehension.
Overall Review: Some of these bad reviews may be misleading...
Pros: Very well designed and constructed, a solid feel with virtually no sharp edges; The LEDs are subtle and well positioned, nothing tacky about them; Install was easy, front plate pops off with little hassle.
Cons: It is a little on the heavy side, but that is a sacrifice worth making considering its quality.
Overall Review: This is a grown-up's case. If you are in the market for an overpowering light-show, look elsewhere.