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Thursday, July 02, 2020
From: Grand Forks
- Has a built-in I/O shield that inserts easily into the I/O slot of a case, without the need to pop it in like a normal shield. - Type C is a nice addition, even if it's only the Gen1 5Gb/s variant. - DisplayPort video output should pair nicely with a 4000 series Ryzen APU when they are released and assuming the VRM/Power Delivery can handle it. Ryzen APU's use the architecture of the previous generation, so the most you should need is a BIOS update. - The first PCIe NVMe SSD slot is above the first x16, which means you don't have to put a hot-running SSD behind a GPU shroud.
- Collapsible USB drives can be a serious pain to insert into the rear I/O because the ports can sometimes be a little tight. - In several computer cases that I've tried, the rear fan mounting holes are too close, often 1mm too close to the I/O slot that the fan if accurately sized will fit in the case, but the screw holes on the fan body will only be half exposed.
This board is really nice, but the convenience of a built-in I/O shield does not make up for it removing the possibility of mounting a rear case fan. This is not the motherboard's fault, rather case manufacturers fault for not realizing this, but it's still a nuisance nonetheless.
Thursday, April 23, 2020
Monday, July 29, 2019
By: Andrew C
Easy install, great layout, awesome features.
none so far (8 months of ownership)
I bought this to replace an msi gaming plus x370 board. The msi had ram and sound issues very shortly after the warranty ran out. Mem express customer service was awesome about it and tested the old board and came up with the same probs, but offered to do the warrenty exchange with MSI for me, which was nice. Instead i went with this board. Ive always like Asus boards, ive built over 30 systems with them and have only had one die, and that was 15-ish years ago. They have great quality, and great feature layouts. They tend to have more fan headers than most boards, which is great for people like me who simply have tried water, and would rather stick with air.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
- Great board for 2 sticks of RAM - Really budget friendly for the performance you get - ROG features make it easy to tune and monitor
- Does not work with 4 slots of ram with Ryzen 5 2600x - BIOS updates break key features
If you only plan to use 2 sticks of memory, this board is great for the price. If you ever plan to use 4 it wont POST. This has something to do with the CPU fan, so if you are planning liquid cooling you in theory should not run into this issue as it only happens when the CPU fan is in the CPU OPT 3 pin. But after 5 boards and 1 from a different Country I gave up trying to solve the issue and went with a different model.
Sunday, March 24, 2019
Built in IO panel Black PCB 2x M.2 slots RBG Easy to use BIOS
Little more expensive then comparable boards Lower end VRM/power delivery
So far its working out great. Did a lot of homework before I purchased this board. I was going to give it 4 stars just because you can get similar performance from cheaper boards but I did choice aesthetics all other things being equal. It also lags in its VRM design for hardcore 8+ core OC. Know what you need and what you are using. I don't do any rendering, run multiple VMs, or any other heavy CPU work loads. I bought this knowing that it would max out my OC abilities on a Ryzen 2600 and that I would probably have to live w/o a heavy OC in any future Ryzen CPU upgrades. I'm ok with that. Love everything else this board offers. Bios is great and easy to use. Overclocked my Ryzen 5 2600 like a champ