Summary: This is my 3d build over the past 10 years. Other 2 went without a hitch. Installed all the internal hardware (i7-3820, 16 gigs RAM, Samsung 840 SSD, CM Hyper 212 EVO, EVGA GeForce GTX 660 SUPERCLOCKED, Asus 24xDVD-RW), Windows 7, the drivers (from the mobo's DVD) and updated everything. Ran Prime95 and memtest86+ several hours each, w/ positive results. Plugged in analog speakers in the rear port to try out the new rig on a game. No sound at all.
Summary: If you want to run Windows 8, know that the cd that comes with the mb will not help you (they are of vista vintage). You will begin your search looking for WNT_6.2P_64 I just downloaded the drivers from their website. ... will try when i get time... The board does seem nice.