Summary: UPDATE 2: Changed my review back to 5 stars. I solved the HDMI problem. Problem was using the latest Intel HD video drivers instead of the video driver on the Asus website. When I downloaded all of the drivers on the Asus website for the P8H7-V motherboard, one was listed as "VGA". Being unfamiliar with the drivers for this mobo, I assumed that that driver was only for the VGA port on the mobo.
Summary: I've used this board in the past, but this is the first one I've ordered from Amazon. The current revision of this motherboard should be 3.0, and feature the B3 stepping 6 series chipset by Intel. If this board is an older revision, as depicted in the images (rev 1.03), then it will suffer from SATA controller defects that Intel corrected some time ago. The newer B3 stepping board should be easily identifiable by the packaging and by stickers affixed to the board itself.
Summary: Note, the title says DDR2, but any research shows this as a DDR3 motherboard. The board works perfect, and it says it supports DDR3 1600, but I only have 1333 so I haven't tested it. It's a H Chipset so no overclocking, if you do want to overclock, get a P or Z Chipset. For some reason, the Sata3 slots don't allow for raiding, as they recognize drives differently.
Summary: there are at least two major problems with this motherboard: 1) when it starts, it will complain that it does not support overclocking and you have to go into BIOS and load default settings. EVERY time you power the computer on! seriously?! I do NOT use overclocking and this is just a bug in the BIOS. 2) when you turn the computer off using Windows 7 "shutdown" feature, it turns ON back again after ~5 seconds! it's like a zombie - you just can't kill it !
Summary: Smooth transaction and smooth installation, as can be expected from Asus. I have been purchasing mainboards from Asus for many years with consistently excellent results. Asus products are well engineered and perform well.
Summary: Every year or two I build out a new desktop machine for my home office. This motherboard seemed like a nice balance between price and features. Runs 24/7, no problems so far. Running it at factory settings.
Summary: I used this board for a budget build. It has been working without a problem. ASUS's new monitoring software was included and is a nice addition to the package. No overclocking, but why would anyone buy a budget motherboard if they wanted to do that?