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5.0 out of 5 stars Beware of case compatibility before you buy, 10 April 2014
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I'm not going to concern myself with reviewing the actual hardware. Suffice it to say that is a very high-end board with more features than you can shake a stick at. Like another reviewer here however, I had a lot of trouble getting it into my Corsair Carbide Series 300R CC-9011017-WW Windowed Gaming Case. Partpicker site says the case is compatible but the problem is that the shield on the back of the board fouls the raised 'mounds' that play the role of stand-offs in this (and I believe many other) Corsair cases. Basically you have two options: Use a case that requires actual stand-offs, or (as I have done for the time being) remove the shield completely. You can't use stand-offs on the Corsair case because the back IO ports will not line up with the IO shield. What I may do in the future is trim the cut-outs on the shield to clear the built-in stand-offs, which will allow me to re-install the shield, but it's more likely that I'll replace the case at some point.

Oh yes, and avoid AI Suite III like the plague.
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Initial post: 22 Jun 2014 05:49:58 BDT
david jack says:
good post mate very handy info. Why is AI suite 3 so bad and what are you using?

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Jul 2014 13:40:41 BDT
Sorry for the delayed reply. AI suite is good at a basic level, but if you're at all interested in overclocking the most immediate problem is that AI Suite doesn't monitor core temps but tCase. So you need another temperature monitoring program. Which won't work properly because it's not possible to have two tep monitors running at the same time (AI Suite loads automatically), because of conflicts caused by having multiple programs polling the same set of sensors. So you end up with inaccurate temp readings. Aside from that, my system originally exhibited an annoying tendency to BSOD for no readily apparent reason, mysteriously cured by the simple expedient of removing (a long-winded process) AI Suite. Since when my system runs beautifully, with no issues 24/7
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