Editors Liked

  • Enhanced audio circuitry and software
  • Lots of expansion features
  • Onboard power/reset buttons and POST readout
  • Excellent price to value proposition
  • Mostly good build quality
  • Nice color scheme
  • Excellent built in audio solution with nice accent lighting
  • Good amount of SATA ports
  • Excellent internal header arrangement
  • PCIE 3.0 on one slot

Editors Didn't Like

  • Omission of rearpanel S/PDIF (or bundled port)
  • Sidefacing SATA ports only
  • Lacks SLI or CorssFire compatibility
  • Odd build quality issue with I/O shield/top USB ports
  • Glaring BIOS issues regarding Kaveri overclocking
  • Extremely hard to find
  • Default AMD TurboCore/APM not fully adjustable via BIOS