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Cons: Doesn't last long---even with liquid cooling.
Started BSOD's until I backed the RAM down a notch, then another a bit later, and another, till it would only run 1600. (And yes, I changed RAM to see if it was the memory, and then board)
Ran overclocked to 5ghz once, for a bit till I stressed it.
Other Thoughts: I put an old 6 core (6 actual cores) in it's place that had been sitting spare, works like a charm.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Cheap, fast. Everything works.
Cons: AC adapter plug.
Other Thoughts: First, as a refurb, I wipe the drive securely and install a fresh copy of windoze---no worse or easier than any refurb.
Second, what utter idiot designs a round power adapter that doesn't insert universally (any rotation).
Bought as a gift, and second day after receiving it, the round plug got jammed in a bunch of ways and bent the 4 pins inside by the recipient
Had to order another ac power adapter, as the plastic on the cord end all mangled.
No guides or shaped areas or markings to ensure correct alignment , like those on your pc mouse/keyboard connections.
4 stars for price and functionality, 2 stars for poor design.
Pros: DDR3 2400
Cons: Read the fine print---OC the ram or OC the CPU, not both.
No success at all OC the 9590 FX (Black Edition) even minimally.
USB 3 drivers a bugger to get to work, and the onboard connections cheap and weak---1 broke on first plugin of cable.
Xboost doesn't work at all.
NOT a fan of UEFI Bios.
Other Thoughts: Wanted 2400 ram, needed PCI slot for High end ASIO audio.
You get what you pay for, and this was the only board available with a PCI slot, all others have gone to PCIe exclusive. Quite a downgrade from the Asus ROG board it replaced, (6 core and 16 gb 2133)
If you are not a tweaker, and just need a plug and go board with a pci slot, and are willing to mess around with the usb 3 driver---and are very gentle plugging things in, it's a decent enough, and inexpensive enough, board for the new 8 core FX chips.