Joined on 05/30/08
Pros: Options packed Looks Price EZ Flash utility
Cons: Runs hot No water blocks for this yet Needs firmware update out of the box
Overall Review: This is a very capable MB. Pro tip, use the EZ Flash utility to update the BIOS from the BIOS FIRST THING! It appears the MB was built and stocked before the firmware was finished, so the version it comes with can cause problems with setup. Heatsinks are large, but they dissipate a lot of heat. They have caused problems with my radiator placement, and there currently is no water block alternative to replace them with to shrink the size and retain the cooling. Waiting for EK to come out with one. Good board for AIO setups. Keep this MB town in a well vented area. It pumps some heat out of the VMs and voltage chokes. Don't think it would do good in a restricted air flow case. I'd give this MB a 4.5 score, but the value in it's current field and early availability make it a great choice at the time, unless you can drop $500+ on your MB.
Cheap and as advertised.
Shipping was a little slow, but meet ETA given. Price is super cheap compared to alternatives. Quality is satisfactory. Does what I need and I have no real complaints. I would recommend this product to anyone needing these batteries.