Editors Liked

  • Gorgeous design
  • Nice feature selection, including Mini PCI Express port
  • Packed with added features and options not seen on some other products in the same price range
  • Clean and simple, yet glaringly overstated GOLD color themed layout
  • Fully functional AMI UEFI BIOS, including mouse support and support for 3 TB drives
  • VRM and PCH cooling really more than needed, great for long term 24/7 clocking

Editors Didn't Like

  • Expensive
  • Very high power usage
  • BIOS voltage monitoring not accurate
  • BIOS overclocking options for CPU not fully available
  • High relative price and limited availability
  • Steep overclocking learning curve, only for the advanced overclocking user
  • SATA 3 Gb/s performance low