Pros: Great overclocking, up to 16gb of ram, built in wifi, msata connector
Cons: cpu socket really close to pcie slot, might not overclock ram the best, msata slot can interfere with backplate, wifi antenna is awkward
The motherboard is high quality with japan made gold capacitors, and features digi power vrm. The whole motherboard in general is built well and didnt feel low quality by any means. My only problems with the layout of the motherboard is that the cpu socket is right up against the pcie slot, so close that the intel stock cooler is almost touching any graphics card installed. If you are building a high end gaming machine in a mini itx form factor, you are going to need a robust heatsink to handle any overclocking you would demand. Since the socket is so close to the pcie slot, I would recommend a closed loop watercooler, which will give you the best performance, and will give you desktop quality cpu temperatures. The msata connecter will get in trouble if installing any backplate for an aftermarket heatsink. It can easily be remodied by slightly cutting the backplate to fit.
This motherboard overclocks great, I am able to run my intel core i5 3570k at 4.7ghz without any problems, and I have gotten up to 5ghz, but my temperatures became a problem. I have mildly overclocked my 1333mhz ram to 1600mhz with no problems, but I know for a fact that upwards of 2000mhz is possible when using the correct ram. The bios are uefi, and really easy to navigate and overclock with.
So, some of the problems you might run into are the socket being close to the pcie slot, but in my opinion, any sff gaming computer should have a closed loop watercooler to begin with. Some backplates will interfere with the msata slot, which can easily be modified, and I have heard that it can be difficult to get ram to run above 2133 mhz, but the majority of people are going to be using 1333, 1600, or 1866mhz ram at most.
Overall, I will give this a 4.5/5 because it is near perfect except for the placement of the msata slot and cpu socket. I am very pleased with this motherboard, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a great mini itx motherboard with performance in mind.