Right that's it now, i will never buy anything from asus or intel again Why? 2 bad motherboards in a row, and an intel chip that only works when it wants to, ASRock are brilliant not a single glitch for 18 months straight and the machines never off, same goes for phenom ii quad cpus bloody fantastic (at half the price of an intel aswell i might add) Im sure asus are here to cut your life short ive had nothing but trouble with them, well no more, finito, finished done & dusted. Take a tip from digi doc, don't waste your cash on expensive rog boards because as far as asus is concerned the more the boards have on them, the more that goes wrong. Problem1 board 1 Asus Aisuite didnt work, ok you may say "i never use it" but thats not the point, you pay for a premium board with premium features, and then i found out the EPU chip was faulty that was the reason. Problem2 board 1 All the chassis fan headers stopped working, again a royal pain in the ass when you use them to control graphics card fans. Problem3 board 1 Board didnt accept 8GB of ram at 1600MHz, even though it's advertised as being compatible it only ran at 1066 with 8GB installed, again a right bummer. Problem 1 board2 3 bent cpu socket pins, as i always test new boards with an old p4 chip not my £200 qx9650 extreme its a good job i did because on power up it fried the cpu. Problem 2 board2 If all this wasnt enough the i/o shield was missing out of the box. Now i don't know what the hell is going on with asus's quality control department but a service as poor as this is not on. So what exactly are you paying more money for? Answer=more grief and stress.