Editors Liked

  • Great design
  • 4-way SLI and CrossFire support
  • LSI SAS 3008 storage controller and 3x24R expander onboard
  • Dual Intel NICs with teaming functionality
  • Good overclocking performance
  • Plenty of external storage interfaces – up to 12 USB 3.0 connectors, eSATA 6Gb/s
  • 2 Thunderbolt 2 ports
  • Dual-band, two stream 802.11ac WiFi
  • High-speed SD cards supported without throughput restrictions
  • Onboard fans are quieter than a high-end CPU cooler (such as the H100i)
  • Powerful audio solution

Editors Didn't Like

  • Very Expensive
  • Awkward PCI-E slot fastener mechanism
  • Very high power consumption
  • Multi-core turbo voltage too high for stock levels
  • Forced to manually adjust offset voltages when overclocking