Well, since yesterday, I've decided to RMA it and get a DFI. I had a very bad customer service experience with ASUS, and found out it is defective. Powers on and off until I reset the CMOS. I went to a local shop, Eager Beaver Computers (how many shop guys used to work for IBM? All of them? ) here in Spokane and they said 75% of the ASUS boards they get in are defective, and they have returned them only to get a used, broken board sent back.
I really thought it was going to be a great one for my puposes, it has all the right stuff and worked out of the box at stock settings, but I'm just not happy with the company.
Out of all the gear in my sig, its the only piece I'm dissapointed in. I hope you get a good one and don't encounter the problems I have.
Just keep an eye on it and test it, learn everything you can within the 30 day refund period. I seem to be one of the first with it, and haven't been able to find any info outside of ASUS and the NewEgg reviews. Thats the chance you take when you buy a 3mo old product.
Perhaps my problems were because im a new to OCing, but I have a feeling the board just isn't made for that purpose aside from all the documentation and supportive features.
I honestly would have kept it and probably been happy with it if it had not turned out to be defective + having to deal with a punk in ASUS Tech Support that obviously didnt even care if he was being recorded by the way he talked to me, after waiting in line for 30 minutes.
Customer service is important to me, ASUS dropped the ball on a customer that went agaisnt good advice and went the loyalty route.
I have not used it, only because I have access to Windows for $10 through school, and am paranoid about the internet.
I'm sorry if I've mislead anyone, sometimes it takes a while to discover problems. Luckily for me it was within the refund period.
Edited by OpticWaves - 5/28/08 at 12:52pm