Summary: Nothing's perfect, but this motherboard comes close enough. I'm not going to repeat the technical specs listed above, but I can comment on my experience. This motherboard is the heart and soul of my very first computer build. I wanted good parts, and so I sought the best motherboard that could fit Intel's i7 2600k processor. This one fit the bill and came with lots of fairly new gadgets.
Summary: few things set this board apart: SLI support, the z68 version doesn't support SLI. X16/X1 and X8/X8 support. the ONLY solution on the market (that i know) support X16 if you only have one card. every other board uses X8/X8 so you limited to half the speed even if you only get one card. i would recommend getting this board (make sure it is B3) over the Z68 if you gonna use dedicated graphic card.
Summary: It's a nice motherboard for a P67 chipset. especially considering it's mATX. Don't try flashing the BIOS past 0708 though. It may brick your motherboard. Oh yeah, and the "Asus Crashfree BIOS 3" feature doesn't seem to work properly. It's supposed to allow you to recover from a bad flash or corrupted bios situation. Too bad it doesn't work. I get something on the screen, but it doesn't match what I'm supposed to get according to the youtube videos I've seen.
Summary: I purchased this as the base for my first computer build. With my lack of experience building PCs when things weren't working quite as they should I wasn't sure if it was me or if it was the mother board. After consulting some computer guru friends of mine, I determined that it was indeed the MB. Amazon had a new MB out to me in 2 days. The replacement works well. When I was planning my computer build, my first objective was to make it small, but fast.
Summary: This motherboard is very disappointing. I've always been an ASUS person. I haven't built a computer in a few years, and decided to build an update around this motherboard. I use only quality parts like Corsair memory, Thermaltake power etc. As is this motherboard causes BSOD several times a day. Sometimes, not BSOD, just lockup. The only fix to cut down on the BSOD was to flick the TPM switch on the motherboard. With this switched on, it only BSOD's once a day.
Summary: I bought this with a bundle from awdit.Said 4,8ghz oc.And yes u can do it, though windows hangs at startup almost 1 of 2 times.I didnt check the mb before i make the buy so myu fault.Its so small tha u cant make sli except the cards almost touchin them.So i thought i could use the last bottom pci.But cannot activate sli (until now) with 1-3 pci.So u must putem in 1-2 and hope they wont burn.In conclusion no pci express room to put my X-fi sound card....
Summary: Note of warning - the -M means this is a Mini-ATX mobo. I accidentally purchased this when trying to go for the P8P67 Pro. I somewhat regret it, though I ended up going ahead and using it and it has been good to me so far. For what it is, it works great. Make sure you use low profile memory though due to the closeness of the memory to the proc. Also, if you plan on doing Cross-Fire or SLI I would recommend going for the bigger board.
Summary: Recently bought this board for a new custom PC. The included BIOS is really clean. Being a Micro-ATX board its pretty packed, especially if you use an Aftermarket CPU cooler or you plan on running SLI. Great mobo for the price though, without a doubt.
Summary: I buy micro ATX boards now even if I plan to use in a full case just to allow for future use in HTPC. This guy is currently running my i7 2600k at 4.4GHz with 16GB (4x4GB) 1600 DDR3. It runs 24/7 crunching away on VMs, Video and anything else I can think to throw at it. This board gives you all the capability you need and gives future proof options like 6Gbps SATA, USB3 that I'm not even using yet. ASUS tool for overclocking and the new BIOS is great as well.