Joined on 12/31/03
Pros: Layout was perfect. Dual molex to the PCI-E bus was a great idea. The Bios with the correct knowledge of understanding computers took no brain thought at all.
Cons: What Asus doesnt tell People is when enabling your 2200Mhz DDR3 to XMP it only sets them to 2133. I had to raise the bus to the value of 103 to correct the XMP to 2200 on how it should be set. Future bios may fix this bug or maybe a FAQ page on ASUS website might help users understand.
Overall Review: I was Pro EVGA for everything untill EVGA dropped the ball. ASUS has brought us what we have been asking forever. This board has everything someone with a 1155 CPU would ever need. After doing tests with my SLI GTX295 in dual 16x mode and in SLI without the NF200 in dual 8x mode, i found no improvement at all with Frame rates. I'm currently running my cards in slot 1 and 3 for the best cooling reasons and its working out great. Intel 2600k 5Ghz @ 1.9v 49/103 Gskill 2200Mhz Cas7 XMP enabled 103 bus to correct the memory speed
Cons: Only the current state of the $USD makes this the most I've ever spent on a new computer.
Overall Review: I completed a new build with the 7950x and the fantastic Gigabyte 4090 with no regret. She chews through everything including psycho setting cyberpunk. Fresh install Windows 11 22H2 on a temporary 980pro 2TB, I dont personally have an issues. The Cablemod 16pin cable and the HAF 700 Evo with the card vertically mounted makes everything super clean. The 4090 had zero clearance issues with a vertically mounted and I highly suggest anyone else starting to build. Gigabyte has done a fantastic job making the 4090 as it would of been.