Joined on 03/09/14
Awesome motherboard despite False advertisement on Vrm's and RBG lighting.
Pros: Can overclock pretty well, and not too hard to troubleshoot. Pairs pretty well with the asus thor and asus ryujin (will use the water blocks in the future). The GPU I have was blocking the Asus logo but thankfully placing it in the second pcie slot allows you to view most of the beauty of this board. For the price You should plan to take advantage of all the features. The live dash can also provide you with the codes on any boot problems you may have. (If you are not booting but everything powers on and it cycles through codes take everything apart and re-seat the cpu since adjusting it fixed my first problem)
Cons: Like others have said the rgb lights may as well be non existent. Also had trouble with detecting my hard drives but was able to solve the problem by disconnecting everything. Re-seating the cpu and updating the bios. I also changed where the sata cables were connected as an added measure and have not moved it since I got it to work. Aura sync and live dash were the worst experience to get working but was able to get it working by uninstalling any other related asus programs>going to the support website for the exact motherboard and downloading the drivers under the utilities tab. YOU ALSO NEED AI SUITE 3 installed, I'm not sure how or why but having AI SUITE 3+LIVE DASH+AURA SYNC will allow (or at least allowed me to) control of the live dash and rgb. Aura crate is another bios optional download that will just install bloatware along with some "needed programs". On that not DO NOT USE AURA CRATE to download the three programs I mentioned. For some weird reason installing this board in the Corsair RGB Spec Omega, I could not screw in the top left or right screws in a straight direction. Every other screw went in fine, but these two I have to rely on luck on not breaking the board.
Overall Review: While the 8 phase lie hurts, it can still overclock very well, and overall is a great motherboard. The programs in tandem was a headache but I feel was worth it after all the effort (T_T). The rgb is supremely disappointing on the motherboard even in total dark conditions (please do not underestimate how dim these lights are. Despite all these cons I give this board 4 stars for the features alone. Not many boards at this ATX size come with this many features with its abundant headaches while still looking disappointingly beautiful. This board makes me feel like I contradict myself but who cares if you love the look of this board and the fact that it has water blocks I suggest giving it a try but follow my steps if you can if you encounter problems.