Joined on 04/25/06
Pros: Very cheap and great bang for the buck.
Cons: I think that the people who verified this refurbished card should be placed in a different position. The heatsink was loose and not mounted well against the GPU. I had to clean off the thermal paste and reset the heatsink. This wouldn't have happened if the heatsink was properly mounted onto the card. However, it's running well and is operating at normal temperatures.
Broke after 2 Weeks
Pros: Nice design. Good on battery life (assuming with auto shutoff feature)
Cons: Optical broke after 2 weeks. It started acting funny, but then would not work at all. The keyboard in whole, felt very fragile.
Overall Review: They misspelled words on the back of the keyboard. Instead of typing HOME, they typed FOME... For FOME and OFFICE use only?!... I should have returned it when I saw that.
Pros: As most motherboards, it was easy to install and get working. ASUS did a lot of little things that made the installation of this motherboard a joy. The front panel jumper piece was nice. It's always hard to read the little letters on the motherboard to figure out where they should be plugged in. Also, installing/removing PCIE Video Cards is nice since you have a bit more room to get your hands down there to remove. They made the release clip a bit wider than normal.
Cons: Nothing really. The PCIE3.0 in Crossfire mode is a bit misleading when using PCIE2.0 cards. I thought that crossfiring the video cards would put the motherboard in a x8/x8 PCIE3 setup which it does. However, even though PCIE3 x8 = PCIE2 x16 bandwidth, it will still put the PCIE2 cards in x8 mode.
Pros: Solid motherboard with everything needed to get the job done.
Overall Review: I'm using this motherboard as a home server. I'm running a private cloud that allows me to host a few internal servers. This is an upgrade from a Core i3 540. Night and day difference. I did my research and the Xeon E3-1270 plus this motherboard is the biggest bang for the buck.