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Motherboards: Power at the Right Price

Pros

  • Rear panel eSATA port

Cons

  • Rear-panel breakout required for 7.1 analog audio
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Pros

  • Excellent pricing for an SLI board

Cons

  • Lack of FireWire ports
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Pros

  • Full complement of legacy and newest features

Cons

  • Does not have dual graphics capability
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Pros

  • Rear panel eSATA port
  • Outstanding performance

Cons

  • Lacks legacy ports
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Pros

  • Feature-rich board
  • Bundled locking SATA cables

Cons

  • eSATA ports require use of expansion bracket
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Pros

  • A board that is born to overclock

Cons

  • Missing legacy ports
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Pros

  • Offers both newest and oldest technologies

Cons

  • Performance within group was so-so
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Pros

  • A tweakers delight, great for overclocking

Cons

  • Very pricey, especially if you do not need frills
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Pros

  • Overclockers will love this board

Cons

  • Could use better SATA connectors
  • Support policies are stingy
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