Summary: I am extremely disappointed in this motherboard. The professional reviews for it are good, but they must test those before sending them to the reviewers. I have returned this board twice for the same reason. The first go around, I installed everything in my new HTPC and pressed power and then got into the bios. It recognized everything...cpu, both sticks of ram, three hard drives, the bluray drive, the video card, etc...no problems with that so I was a happy camper.