Summary: Seller shiped it week of Christmas and I got it before the holiday! Was able to spend my day off installing it. Had 3.6TB RAID-0 on Intel ports, but dummy me, I flashed wrong BIOS image onto my old one, was able to wire this new one in and it booted right up, didn't lose a bit or a byte.
Summary: As the title says "My Future PC Project". I can't give real review at this time. Like most men more power the better,but as we all know there is always tomorrow.(if not ,it does not matter) Something will always come around that looks and sounds better to peek my interests. When the project is finished I will try and return to give my views on the experince.
Summary: This motherboard is great. I just put an I5-750 cpu and 4 gigs G.Skill DDR3 1600 ram, a Nvidia GTX 275 vid card.I'm very surprized at the overall speed increase over my seciondary system which has an Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 duel core in it which is also very fast.This board is packed with high quality parts and a high level of construction.
Summary: This motherboard is great for budget Core i5 or i7 build. I built a Core i5-750 gaming machine around this board. Absolutely no issues, board is rock solid and allowed me to overclock the Core i5 easily to 3.7Ghz on air with plenty of headroom left. This is a Micro ATX, so keep in mind that if you want a lot of PCI-E expansion cards, this is not the board for you. My Radeon 5850 covers up one PCI slot, leaving enough room for just two more cards.
Summary: built system with this board, Core i5 750, and 4 gigs of g.skill ripjaw ddr3-1600(f3-12800cl9d-4GBBRL), xfx 260GTX video and an Antec 300 case. If you have 2 sticks of ram, make sure that you put them in the white slots, not the blue slots. otherwise the machine will not post. it might make you think something is wrong with the board. It tells you this in the manual but i have a bad habit of not reading the manual.
Summary: Great motherboard for the price. I have an Intel Core i7-860 installed with 8 gigs of RAM - I purchased two G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333. All hardware works as advertised as well as the BIOS/drivers. The graphics card I installed in the PCI Express 2.0 x16 unfortunately covers one of the 2 PCI slots, leaving only one PCI and one PCI Express x16. This motherboard does NOT support nVidia SLI but does support Crossfire.