Summary: it lacks vcore a basic tuning stat that basic motherboards get for half the price and for a motherboard thats supposedly unlocked it should have been standard. For this board vcore is automatically detected and that can be dangerous for the matter of temps. I will say in every other way the board is excellent but you need to be able to control vcore it will allow for a stable overclock.
Summary: If you want a Hackintosh and you own a Sandy Bridge or Ivy Bridge CPU, then ORDER this. Everything on this board is working perfectly as of my install of OS X 10.9. I received the rev 1.1 board and everything is perfect. Audio, Network, etc. It is ALL functional.
Summary: Does anyone know how to connect an ssd to this motherboard? I am currently having trouble and was wondering where to plug in the power supply to power my ssd. Please any feedback would be appreciated. Besides that there have been no hiccups.
Summary: The board arrived quickly. Packaging was secure and the board and accessories were perfect. It took me a week or so of part time assembly to put the computer together. The board was easily populated with ram and the i5 processor. I switched off the internal video in favor of a better add on board. The user instructions were complete and logical with few of the often odd grammar mistakes.
Received first one DOA; replacement is working just fine!
9 May 2013
Summary: Just built my first computer and ordered this motherboard as my main component. Definitely is easy to read and see where all the hook ups are (yay SATA 3 plug ins!), but I did receive a board that was dead on arrival. Tragic, really... I hooked everything up only to have the power supply turn on, then turn back off after only 2 seconds, then reboot again 5 seconds later just to repeat the cycle.
Summary: Was able to OC my 3570k to 4.2GHz, but I hit a wall when going anything over. At 4.3, it would boot, but freeze shortly after with temps hovering at 40-45C during load. 4.4 wouldn't even post. Anyone familiar with OCing would recognize this is classic "up the voltage" territory. However, only option for voltage is Vtt and PLL.