Summary: The motherboard worked good for a year. Then after that it wouldnt boot up have to flush the bios every time. In short this mother board is not very reliable after a year... on the good side I guess it gives you some practice skills in flushing the bios.
Summary: everything worked like a charm for about half a year, then the etron driver (usb) started going nuts. usb devices would stop responding when the computer wakes up, so manual reconnection is required. otherwise the mobo is fine. so in summary i've had this mobo for 2 years, everything works except the usb driver, so the verdict would be avoid getting any mobo with etron.
Summary: I used this motherboard intensely as my main workstation for a long time. It's very good except for one thing: it did not work well with my OCZ Verted 4 SSD drive. The drive was always losing and corrupting data. After having reinstalled the umpteenth time I finally bugged OCZ to give me a replacement because I thought my SSD was defective. They told me to upgrade my bios, which I did. They told me to change out my sata cable, which I did.
Summary: I chose this mother board mostly because of the brand, but also because it had a HDMI port on it. I love being able to connect my computer to my TV. It also provides more options for monitors I can buy later on. I liked that it has 6 slots for connecting multiple hard drives and/or optical drives to it, but there were only 4 cables provided to connect those drives to it.
Good motherboard for the money, plenty of options, good value
3 December 2012
Summary: Overall a great motherboard. The memory slots are a bit close to the processor so it can be difficult filling the fourth slot once the fan is installed, depending on your fan size. The motherboard has pretty much all the features you might want, 3 pci-e slots for those enough extreme enough to need 3 video cards. 6 Sata ports, 2 6gb per second and 4 3 gb per second, with raid support.
Summary: I bought this motherboard for a HTPC build with a core i3 and SSD. I spent two weeks trying to get it to work, finally gave up. Constant BSOD's. RMA'd it, and about a month later I get back an open box unit, which turns out to be a refurb. Well, I had already completed the HTPC with another brand of board, so the refurb was shelved untested. Took it out tonight (a couple months later) for a new build, and low and behold, it has the boot-loop problem. Won't even post.
Summary: This board has been a disappointment. There must be something wrong with the sata controllers or the bios. It fails to see my hdds is constantly changing the time ahead by 5 hours? That is strange, and after 3 successful clean installed, it gives he'd errors. I even put in a new hdd, still getting boot failure. I'm quit sure this board is the problem.