Editors Liked

  • Excellent overclocker
  • 8 DIMM Slot Quad Channel Memory up to 2400MHz DDR3 (O.C.)
  • XMP 1.3 support
  • 2x SATA 6G
  • 8x USB 3.0
  • USB BIOS Flashback
  • PCIE 3.0 Ready
  • AI Suite II
  • Great stock performance
  • ATX size carries a lot of slots

Editors Didn't Like

  • Top-most PCIE x16 slot is too close to the CPU area
  • Can cause clearance issues with fan mounting clips
  • First PCIe slot too close to CPU area heatsink
  • X79 chipset fan can get very loud