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The Gaming Pro Carbon is an excellent budget option. Because it has most of the features as the higher-end motherboards, like USB 3.1 ports, support for 64GB of RAM at speeds of up to 3200MHz, multi-GPU support, 6 expansion slots. All while costing considerably less. See More
Doesn't have any buttons that would allow you to power on/off or restart the system without putting it in a case first. Also doesn't have displays of any kind, which can make troubleshooting more difficult. The only thing it does have is the bare minimum, some debug LEDs. Not a big issue, but having those buttons can save a lot of time if you're going to be replacing components often on an open-air system. And having a display would help a lot with troubleshooting. See More
It's easy to overclock using this motherboard thanks to the 5-way Optimization in the AI Suite III utility app. It automatically overclocks the CPU (processor), GPU and changes your fan curves accordingly. All you need to do is set target temperature and target voltage. The app itself is really easy to use as well, among the easiest out there, because all you need is a few clicks to do it. Select TPU, all cores or per core, change the advanced ratio Settings and press start. See More