First off that armor looks just awesome. I think the difference between this armor and TUF's armor is like orlean already said in the steel backplate. It will work as a big heatsink, so heat absorbs there, Secondly that on board sound card work well, you just need some high quality speakers to hear the difference between this one and regular sound cards. Other than that quality, that red led is also awesome. It may be a marketing gimmick, but just compare the look of this mobo with any other mobo, you can tell this one is a beast in many ways.