Summary: Don't they test these things before they ship them?
Pros: Cheapest 1155 board on Newegg. Decent specs, ports, etc.
Cons: Like the other reviewers, mine booted once. I set the BIOS date and time, saved and rebooted to a black screen. Powers on and off a few times on it's own like it's trying to detect the CPU model. Based on the reviews I'm guessing this is a bad batch of motherboards or BIOS chips. I will try calling Foxconn for a new BIOS chip as posted in another review.
Summary: It would reboot in the middle of "Expanding Windows Files" during setup. I would reboot if I looked at it wrong. In 15 years of building custom PC's and building/supporting Enterprise Servers for a profession, never have I encountered such a problematic piece of hardware.
Pros: Trying to think of one. Perhaps Newegg's RMA process.
Cons: Board(s) are a piece of junk. Foxconn has seemingly replaced QC with RMA, IMHO. First board seemed DOA. For some reason it suddenly powered on and I started installing Win7. 1st reboot failed, never saw the OS. Would reboot in the middle of the setup DVD. Would reboot itself clicking in the middle of setup. I swapped out memory, HDD, VGA, Removed VGA card, reseated, reverified CPU heatsink, tried a 2500k heatsink, (BIOS report no thermal issues), ran memory tests, etc...
Cons: It turned on the first time and forced itself into bios. I set the boot priorities and restarted it and it will no longer give video. I gives beep codes when you remove memory. Tried reseating the cpu. Disconnected everything. Cleared CMOS. Removed the bios chip. Tried another PSU. It is 110% this motherboard is a piece of junk. Buyer beware!
Pros: WAS a good board. Been using these in cheap VM setups for the last several months.
Cons: suddenly have gone VERY bad. One booted ONE time, then never again. No big deal, a bad one happens every now and then. Replacement board then had a bad memory slot. Third board worked. Just ordered one for a new build, came in bad. Returned and bought a different brand as 3 of last four boards have been bad and I'm not screwing with it anymore.
Summary: There seems to be some confusion on the Internet of how much memory this motherboard can support. I'm also a little confused. Both Newegg's and Foxconn's website says this motherboard can support a maximum of 8GB of memory. I believe that's wrong. I'm pretty sure this motherboard can support up to 16GB of memory. I have not tested it, but if you compare other motherboards with the same exact H61 chipset you can see that they all support 16GB of memory.
Pros: Very nice motherboard for the money! Supports Ivy Bridge CPU's with a BIOS update. Installation was easy. I'm using this board in a budget gaming computer. I bought this board in December of 2011. So far it has not giving me any problems.
Cons: The motherboard I received had a bad USB port on the back. The other three works just fine. It was not worth the trouble to RMA since everything else works. If I need more than 3 USB ports I can buy a USB PCI card. Also I had some trouble trying to update the BIOS using the Fox Live Update software. Every time I tried to update it would fail. I could not figure out why. I did a little research and I found out that this motherboard has a BIOS protect jumper. It's locat...