Date Joined: 02/10/07
Pros: -Fastest and easiest build so far
-Two m.2 slots? Yes please!
-Cool lights. No seriously, they're actually useful! Mine are set to change colors depending on my CPU's temps
-Simple color scheme without flashy designs plastered across the board
-Lots of USB ports
Cons: -Needs one more USB 2.0 header. It only has one, which means I had to choose between setting up my water cooler or plugging in my case usb slots.
-Really dumb marketing. "The Ultimate Force" sounds like a bad anime, and the logo is just as silly, but with a bout of ugliness thrown in.
-There are helpful colored LEDs that tell you what has failed during POST. Cool. But sometimes one of them blinks during normal operation. I've scanned the manual front to back and can't find any indication of what this might mean. It doesn't appear to be activity related.
Overall Review: All of those cons are tiny problems, so I'd recommend this board overall.
Pros: This thing has multiple ways it can be mounted (hole in the desk, front back or side edges). Its made of metal, and can be adjusted to fit just about any orientation you could imagine. If you didn't think you needed a flex mount before, give this thing a try. You won't go back.
Cons: Mine worked flawlessly for a year. It then sat in storage during my deployment. Now that I have it set back up, the rubber pad on the base has come off. A hot glue gun or slightly different orientation will fix the problem, but just make sure to keep an eye on it after a few years of use.
Overall Review: I have had no issues using the plastic wire holders. As long as there isn't any major strain on the wires, they do the job just fine.