Summary: After a bit of research, all the reviews on this board indicated it was great and just the thing for me. Board was very easy to install, however, when I powered up, nothing happened. An ASUS technician told me the board's BIOS was incompatible with the CPU (Intel Core I-7, 920#. Replaced the board and powered up only to find the SATA ports were defective #would not detect any internal drives). EXPRESS GATE is impressive.