Date Joined: 11/04/09
Pros: Screaming fast with a 3900x Ryzen 12 core. Mine came with the latest BIOS already. Threw in the GSkill Trident 32GB 3600 kit with it.
Cons: Windows 10 O/s is incompatible with WIFI out of the box. Causes BSOD on install and boot. Needs different driver before you enable it again in BIOS.
Overall Review: I did read the reviews. The person who mentioned the Blue Screen of Death is caused by the networking adapter is telling the truth. It mentioned the NDIS driver which is a network driver. Its the Intel WIFI adapter specifically which requires you to disable the WIFI option in BIOS. Install windows 10 and then go to the motherboard's website for the WIFI driver and install it and then enable it again in BIOS to use it. The driver that comes with the latest Windows 10 install is bad in 1909 build. Which is the latest build since this review. The driver on the ASUS website will replace bad driver with a working one that does not cause a BSOD.
Found out the ram I got was running at 2400 which indeed I have bought the 3600 one. Found out its not called XMP in bios but DOCP setting that reads and puts in the XMP profile so it works at 3600 speed. Which that really boosted the performance. I will redo the review for this board if any issues arise. I just hope the onboard audio does not fail like it did on me like it did with an ASUS 990FX R2.0 board which I read was common.
Also to those thinking about using the onboard HDMI or Display ports. Those are not usable unless you install a processor with a part number that has a G at the end of it which means it has graphics built into the processor. This is not only for ASUS board this applies to other mother boards with HDMI and display ports. For example AMD Ryzen 3 2200G or the AMD Ryzen 5 2400G will make the HDMI Display port work. I would personally rather have more powerful processor than putting up with integrated graphics and use a real video card for your display needs.
Pros: Does run at 3600MHz speed. With 0 issues.
Cons: Does run warm at 3600Mhz speed. Not really a con.
Overall Review: Been messing with the timing and I had to learn how to do it with my motherboard. Ran at default 2400MHz speed when I was trying to get the 3600 speed out them. Found out every board is different for enabling the 3600 and it requires either entering the info manually or let the DOCP do it for you with AMD systems or use XMP with Intel systems. It does require 1.35v to get up to the rated 3600 speed and increased LAS to CAS settings and others to get the 3600Mhz speed. The DOCP option was buried in the BIOS options for my motherboard. Not at the fault of G.Skill of course. I would buy another kit down the road to get 64GB in this pc for sure.
I never ever had issue with G.Skill ram they do run very well with their rated speeds. Used them with Socket 775 Intel systems and liked the Ripjaw series.
For those complaining about the RGB you should get the plain jane ripjaws instead if you did not want RGB lights or find out what utility you need to shut off the RGB lights. Or disable the Aura Lighting in BIOS settings. For the ASUS boards its called Armoury Crate. Each motherboard has their own utility for controlling lights. The AMD stock fan will still have a LED light that cycles color on in the ring around the fan the ones near the fan's coils will shut off. It will also not control the MSI video card RGB which color cycles no matter what. I am sure I would need another MSI exclusive utility to control it.
Pros: IT does work with a 3TB drive. Possibly higher than 3TB too.
Cons: Have to format a 3TB driver or larger with a SATA controller that can format 3TB or higher before it will work in this enclosure.
Overall Review: In order to support a 3TB you have to partition the drive as GPT partition not the MBR which is limited to 2TB. Then format it as NTFS filesystem. You have to use a Motherboard SATA port or a SATA controller that can partition and format 3TB drives and larger. Must have Windows Vista or better to create GPT partitions. Then format it as NTFS filesystem then it will work just fine in this enclosure as long as you do not re-format/Repartition the drive while its in this enclosure.
Pros: This sucker is fast. It make my pentium 4 pc look like a 486SX.
Overclocked it to 3.10 without issues. I don't want to push it very much. Runs very cool. I was surprised of the heatsink is half the size of the pentium 4 series.
Overall Review: I bought one for myself.
Pros: Works just great. No crashes or nothing bad yet. I hope this will last 4 years or so.
Cons: The SATA ports could be located somewhere else. It was a pain getting to a couple of the ports.
They could have left the 3rd lower PCI express out and put the original PCI slot in its place.
Overall Review: I bought one for myself. I hope I have the same luck with it.
Pros: Runs reliable and no crashes yet. Much better than what I expected.
Pros: Fast enough for what I need it for. It ran my Counter strike Source game at 300FPS which is real nice. I like the 768mb video ram.
Cons: Runs very hot compared to what I was used to. But I heard its normal
Overall Review: I bought another one for my computer.