Summary: I have been working with computers for over 30 years and finally decided to build one of my own. This motherboard was the foundation of the build. It required a larger case than most other boards. I used the Corsair Obsidian 880D.
BIOS so buggy that the computer may not boot AT ALL
K. L. Mcclintock, Amazon
4 March 2013
Summary: This mobo was installed in a computer I bought that had been built from scratch (but still new, Windows 7.) I didn't choose or purchase the board myself. It had USB hub surge errors from the beginning, and EVGA support said updating the BIOS (to latest 2.04) would fix the problem.
Summary: I got this MoBo and I have loved every second of it. I know that people have had issues with these but I can say that this board is solid and holds up to the EVGA name. However if you buy this get an Intel NIC because the OB Marvell nics are as good as trash.
Summary: Board arrived pretty as can be. Bios was out of date, didn't recognize above 8g, but allows for 32g, which I installed. 6 business days later, got replacement bios chip. Then Dimm slot one and two died and had to RMA the whole board.
Summary: I had a lot of problems at first with this board. After talking with EVGA support they was able to help me solve the problem. It was a bad RAID driver. Downgrading it solved the problem and I haven't had a BSOD since (knock on wood).
Summary: Choose 4 out of 5, as it didn't have the W8 USB3.0 Drivers, and this gave me an issue that I had to resolve by doing firmware update, practically out of the box. Likes: Packaging, features, accessories, all super detailed. Very nice out of the box experience.
Summary: Considering the price of this product I think it is way underpriced for the performance it delivers. Leaving the issues of SOME USB 3.0 ports not working (There are so many USB ports that there will rarely be a situation that you will run out of them) this motherboard has served me well.