Joined on 12/14/15
Its not trash,trust me
Pros: First off -Z97-a motherboard /3.1 -dual corsair vengeance 8 gb -Intel i7 4790k -Corsair CX 500 watt psu -MSI r7 370 -Stock intel heatsink -WD black edition 1 tb HD -Corsair graphite 230t case This was my first PC build and i purchased this motherboard due to the fact that it was very reasonably priced and seemed fairly good. I have read reviews ranging from MY MOTHERBOARD DOESN'T WORK, to i am very satisfied with asus and their products continue to amaze me. I'm not sure if some people aren't very hardware savvy or just are truly having issues. I had no clue how to build a computer going into this so i won't shame anyone. Honestly it was very simple once i got my RMA on my ram (bought ddr4 instead of ddr3, remember to know your compatibility) plugged it in BIOS booted right up then i downloaded the windows 10 installer to a usb and i had my computer working within roughly 45 minutes. Im genuinely happy with my purchase and wont upgrade for a while most likely.
Cons: When installing the backplate for the motherboard it was fairly difficult lining up the motherboard, not terrible but this took a ridiculous amount of time to do.
Overall Review: There are many hateful reviews but i stand buy this mobo.