First time's an epic fail, the second time's a charm.
4 September 2014
Summary: The First motherboard amazon sent me was clearly used scratched up and had the paint or what ever chipped or worn off of the heatsink above the processor. I was pissed. I cant for the life of me, figure how they could mess this up this up when i clearly on paper bought a new motherboard. Not used. Anyway. couldnt let them get away with that. Anyways the second one came in. Did a physical inspection and its new.
Summary: BIOS shipped: F9 BIOS reviewed:F11 At this point I like everything about this board, except: * BIOS needs work. Processor TM functions not working, causing Windows to complain about hardware problems and not load smoothly... * SoundBlaster option is nice, but it can't be disabled in BIOS. Stuck with multiple audio devices... Other than that, everything else is excellent...except: * 3D BIOS is a bit too sluggish. Why make something fancy-but unusable?...