This board was very well designed and was easy to use
16 July 2014
Summary: Very well built solid product. Don't get a cheap board. The extra money is worth it. My last PC has a Gigabyte board and is still going strong after 7yrs. This board was very well designed and was easy to use. My i5 4570 was simple to install, and runs quietly and cool.
Summary: I used to be an Asus mainboard fan, then an Intel mainboard fan. I've had at least two Asus mainboards fail over the years (been building computers for over two decades) and the Intel boards are not as good a value as Gigabyte and there isn't as great a selection.
Summary: This was my first computer build, and it went into a HTPC focused build. Paired it with a i5-4570S, and paired the board and CPU because I didn't want to screw with overclocking on my first computer. 16 GB's of DDR3-1600 RAM, Hyper TX3 CPU cooler, Samsung SSD, and WD 1 TB HDD. Works like a charm.
Pros: Everything is where it is supposed to be BIOS is nice Looks nice
Cons: Had issues with getting the 24-pin connector to seat properly, could be down to the PSU though. Lot more flex than I would have liked, but no issues whatsoever. Would have liked a different placement of the PCI 3.0 slot
Summary: I'm not interested in OC, so I was looking for a great MoBo for a 4Gen Intel... This was the answer, is a great board with many recent capabilities integrated, it's a great opportunity find this amazing board for such a low price.