This WAS A GREAT MOTHERBOARD until i unboxed it and the gold points ...
15 January 2015
Summary: This WAS A GREAT MOTHERBOARD until i unboxed it and the gold points for where the CPU goes where bent and destroyed and some missing. i didnt know that the motherboard was messed up. why would you ever sell a product that doesnt work properly ?
Summary: Had too many bad experiences with this board. When I try to power on my machine, it powers on briefly for 1 second then cuts off. If I press the power button on the tower again nothing happen until I switch off the power supply and switch it back on. It would then briefly power on and then cut off again. Tried everything possible but no luck.
Summary: I purchased two of these in January of 2013, and forgot to do a review back then. They have been working flawlessly, so I have no complaints. The BIOS setup program isn't my favorite, but it gets the job done. Quite happy with the motherboard.
Summary: This motherboard seems to be quite solid as I have use it for gaming etc. It overclocks nicely with my Intel 3770K processor. Although this processor get quite hot which is no fault of the motherboard itself. You can purchase other Intel processors that will work better with less heat and are just as efficient.
Summary: I have now been using this motherboard for six months and it has been perfect; I have had zero issues. The extras are very nice also. I have a Samsung SD hard drive for my main system drive and then use two 1TB SATA drives in a RAID 0 for a Data drive with the built in mSATA connector in front of it for better performance. The drive speeds scream. I also have a 8TB external hard drive connected to the Thunderbolt for video editing and it is extremely fast.
Summary: The drivers installed without error and is easy to update. It has thunderbolt which is nice since more of these devices are becoming available. USB 3 is nice and fast. Great board for the intel chip 3770k. Here is the total setup: 2 internal 1TB 7200 RPM hard drives for storage Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Using onboard Realtek sound and on-board Intel video.