Summary: ASUS =good solid dependable-- everything you want in a bank-- Oh -- wait -- motherboard. ASUS can't be beat. This will last and take care of all your computing needs! Only overclockers need not apply!
Summary: I had no problems installing the just released Ubuntu 14.04LTS 64 bit on this, with core i3-4130 3.4. I didn't have to adjust anything in the bios, and it runs quiet and cool. I'm just using the on-chip graphics. I added a couple of seagate barracuda 2TB drives and the recommended Kingston Hyper X 1600 ddr3, and the board detected it all correctly. It booted from a usb dvd drive for the installation.
Summary: Built a HTPC with this four weeks ago. Assembly was easy and the instructions were thorough. No problem installing the CPU or fan. Recognized memory immediately (DDR 1333). Fit in the Antec 302 case perfectly and cable routing was easy. All USB and SATA ports are working fine, as well as the HDMI port. UEFI gives plenty of easy configuration options with good BIOS legacy support, although I wish they had not made the Advanced options an extra step to get into.
Summary: Overall I'm satisfied with this motherboard. Everything works fine. But a few issues: * Max memory speed of DDR3 1600. Don't trust the QVL list which lists memory up to DDR3 3000. * Only 2 chasis fan controllers * No SLI support * Could not get PCIe 1x card to detect in second PCIe 16x slot. Had to cram my ASUS PCE-AC68 wifi card into the 1x slot next to my ASUS GTX 780 video card. Almost zero space between them.
Summary: Pros -Haven't had any installation issues -simple BIOS, with advanced mode for tweaking -was able to install a hyper 212 evo cpu fan with a zalman z9 case -1 week of use no problems yet Cons -the cpu fan I installed block a RAM port , but it'll depend on what you put on your mobo