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.
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.
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.
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.
Summary: This was my first build, and the accurate manual that came with this mobo helped to make it relatively easy. System booted up fine on the first try. I am not a huge fan of the bios management software, since it has no documentation and its modular design is awkward.
Summary: Here's what you need to know before building a system with this board: 1) Buy a micro-ATX case that's at least 7.5" wide. If the case is too narrow, you won't have room to install one of the bigger, better CPU coolers with a 120mm fan.
Great motherboard for the new Intel Core i5-2500K!
Barbara H. Thorstad "bosjt", Amazon
27 March 2011
Summary: This is the first computer I've ever built. Got this board so I could explore overclocking (which I have not yet done). Board has the new graphical BIOS which is very nice. I installed this into a Cooler Master mid-tower, rigged it with a hefty Corsair powersupply, an 80GB OCZ Vertez 2 SSD, 2x4MB...