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check your case before you buy
on 8 April 2014
Very nice motherboard, with one issue...
Firstly it's very solidly designed, clean and tidy, with loads of features - you can read the list as well as I can; everything appears sensibly placed and accessible. The LED status is very useful, as are the power/reset buttons (if only for when you're assembling the PC).
My first board was DOA (wouldn't recognize any memory), the second was dispatched quickly by amazon and I got it the next day - it had no problems.
The issue is with the the RF shielding on the back, which sticks out quite far; I bought it to go in a Corsair Obsidian 750D. It's in, but barely - held in place by only three screws. This case doesn't use the usual motherboard posts, instead having stamped raisers instead, which are mounds rather than pillars - the mounds are wide enough that they catch the RF shielding and stop the board from sitting in place for the screws. I haven't tried the board in any other case, but I assume you'd have similar problems with any case that has similar raised mounts for the board; if it just uses posts then you're probably not going to have the same issue.