Summary: I just helped one of my friends build his own PC and I used this board, let me tell you, it was a joy to work with. Its been running great for about a week with no hiccups, the install CD makes it a breeze to download the drivers for the system. The ports are all smartly placed, and last and most importantly, it looks fantastic. Advice: 1.
Summary: I had to put in a card to get more then 4 sata ports. Most similar boards seem to have the same limitation so you might not have a choice. If that's not an issue for you I recommend it without reservation. Works great with a Gen 2, i7 processor.
Summary: Cheapest high-quality motherboard I could find. It supports AMD Crossfire but not nvidia SLI. I wanted it for the 4 memory slots, so I could upgrade my RAM from 8GB down the line without having to pull out the RAM I put in it. Also this is one of the recommended motherboards for Hackintosh systems, and I built a nice little Hackintosh out of it with a Core i5 4430, GTX 650, 8GB of RAM, and an SSD.
Summary: The ultra fast setting in the bios.. (should you enable it).. is so fast, that you will need to disconnect the hard drive if you ever want to get back into the bios. I am seeing Win 7 boot in 7 seconds with a Samsung Pro 840 SSD.
Summary: I LOVE THIS MOTHERBOARD! Not only is it very sturdy/durable but the bios are incredible easy to work with. The post points didn't line up exactly with my case but I am guessing that is the cases fault. I almost want to do sli just so see this baby run it!
Summary: The first MB DOB and took me a while to figure out because I had to get a new PSU to verify. Turned out some pins were bent in the CPU socket. Replacement MB arrived and no problem and so far so good. I would'd have given it a 4.5 star because I think it could have happened to any MB.