Pros: Run cool at 4.4ghz 1.4v with a fx 8300 with 4x4gb ram at 1600mhz and 2 7950 for Folding@home x16 x4 2.0
Cons: Northbridge do run hot as hell 65-90c Need fan possibly for 24/7 purpose and heavy load. STUPIDS BIOS
It will handle safely a 100% load a fx 8 core at 5ghz 1.5v with some fan on the vrm
They are no chip on the back.. like most ASUS 6 phase mobo like the m5a99fx pro. ( chip without heatsink stupids idea.)
Yes it cost more and it has better part but the design is stupids.
Now the big cons of the this motherboard is the bios.... It lagging like mad.... And fan control is the worst on the market..