Summary: Easy to live with layout,nice easy to deal with bios which i found quite intuitive, although be warned the board is full atx in length but slimmer in width so standoff layout doesnt really support mobo at 24 pin connector area very well. i do have an issue with usb disconnect noise on wakeup from sleep, all mobo drivers are installed and flashed bios to latest version, all to no avail with the usb issue. so if anyone knows a fix to that id appreciate it !
Pros: Excellent price point and a bucket of features are the main draw for this board. It lacks a couple of the PCIe x1 slots of the next-leve-up board, which is no big deal to me.
Cons: Not compatible with PCIe 3.0 when an Ivy Bridge processor is not installed. Board is definitely nonstandard size and does not use right side standoffs; install RAM before installing board if possible. Front panel header is different than I'm used to, color coding is nonstandard. Few PCI/PCIe slots might be a serious detriment to some builders.