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: 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: Really nice layout for the most part, good amount of space around the processor for aftermarket heatsinks. Nice BIOS upgrade utility, and very easy to overclock. Tons of USB connections, and even has firewire. Using this as a low cost gaming machine, and it rips with a good graphics card. Using this with an i5-760 and G.Skill DDR3 1600 RAM. Running the cpu at 3.8Ghz and memory at 1800Mhz and everything is completely stable, with temps topping out around 59-60C.
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: 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.