Summary: Unless you are one of the lucky few, the MB will probably create extensive frustration. When it works, it is the fastest MB I've ever seen. It is picky about what is used with it; of 7 PSUs, only 2 worked with it, older DDR3 memory isn't liked either. A good friend had one working GREAT; then he had to go for extreme overclocking (5+ GHz) via a water block, and the whole thing turned to crap. I feel for him, as he had the best I'd ever seen.
Summary: Obviously the other two reviews are from inexperienced builders. This is a very fast, powerful motherboard, when it is equipped with the right cpu, video card, memory, cooling, and high cache HDD,SSD drives. Using Windows7, it will boot to desktop within 15-20 seconds, and shutdown within 10. When properly installed, it is very stable. "Crysis" easily plays on "Very High", and the graphics are close to life-like!