This is the motherboard to purchase. The layout is phenomenal, BIOS update a charm. All of my components were recognized on initial boot with initial BIOS release. BIOS update was painless with the .cap file loaded through USB 2.0 jump drive (FAT32 format).
Overclocking through ASUS AI Tweaker in BIOS is stupid easy. This was previously called CPU Level-Up.
I don't normally write reviews, but if you want a board that just works great and a BIOS layout that is standard ASUS excellence, I recommend this board...
Amazing board that can turn a casual set up into a super easy over clocking machine. I opted for this instead of the asus board a step lower. The added features and that built in blue tooth and Wi-Fi is a total bonus. Set up: Rosewill Throne tower full in white. With blue led fans This board 5820k haswell, which btw this board can easily over clock into much higher mghz. 16 gb crucial ddr4 Evga supernova 850 gold Evga GeForce gtx970, currently one, but will sli soon. Note; the graphics cards well cover the bottom heat sink for the chip set as you'll see in my photos. Sort of bummed, wishing I could find a white case for my graphics card. Corsair H110 - this water cooler took some time to mount onto my throne case, other then that amazing and no mess or refills needed on the units. Average life 5 years.
It's complete now, but here's a picture while it was still being finished up. Love this motherboard.
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So far so good. The only issue I had was integrating my H80i, HX750i and two front panel USB 2.0 ports into this motherboard because it only has two USB 2.0 headers. The new MB's are phasing out USB 2.0 which is a good thing but I had three 9 pin connector cables so I needed three 9 pin USB 2.0 MB headers. I finally figured out that I could split the two USB 2.0 cables and put the pins into the empty pin holes on the Corsair cables for the H80i and HX750i. Everything is working now. On another note memory is still pretty high priced. I picked up 32gb G Skill (2800) for it. I don't recommend less than 16gb. I also purchased the i7-5930k for it. If you buy the same CPU as I did make sure you get a good CPU water cooler. I think this CPU runs a little hotter then the i7-4930k that I purchased for my Sabertooth MB.
Update - Mar 13, 2015 I am encountering problems with the Asmedia USB 3.0 controller. I did not have any issues with the build until I installed the Asmedia...
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