Pros: Ports galore, good components, easy overclock for Me being a lazy overclocker , Improved onboard sound
Cons: Ai suite in .Net , I really wish drivers fit on a floppy still :-) Really Toolbars on a drivers disk ;-( I still want to PS2s (mr. old school)
I had it fired up and overclocked on a temporary bench a few hours after i got all the components.
I dont feel abandoned after the sale, the ROG forum has some active participation from the company, i like that.
I Am running RAID0 on the intel ICH , I understand it, it understands me, we get along well together :-)
I only ever intended to run 1 video card of really good speed with only 1 GPU in it, so i would not have any complexities, so this fits well into doing that.
I will be adding in one more raid card, so there is the right amount of stuff for doing that also.
Lots of Sata connects was important to me, the USB3.0 is working great it was also important, and the OC was so easy I am embarassed to be on overclock.net making believe i am an overclocker :-)