Summary: If you are still shopping for this old x58 boards for some reason as I did, do not get this model. Don't get me wrong, this board is fabulous...It is very stable, has alot of good options, connectibility, and performance. However, it has one fatal flaw as I found out a year later when I finally pull the trigger on the SSD. This one has Marvell SATA3 6gb/s controller which cannot do SATA3 speed!
Summary: I opened the box to see the motherboard sitting on the bottom while the bubble rap was on top of it. ??? At least put the bubble wrap underneath it as well. Not like these UPS or FedEx drivers take caution when "putting" (more like throwing the package in their trucks). Anyways so It takes me about an hr or so to put my system together only to find out that the DRAM light on motherboard is solid red. Usually means incompatible memory, but by pressing MEM Ok!