Summary: A good, generally solid motherboard. But the seller didn't include an I/O shield for case mounting. This may also be what the earlier reviewer was referring to. Intel apparently no longer stocks I/O shields for this particular board, so you may have to put up with the minor annoyance of doing...
MonkezUncle "A banana a day keeps the doctor ..., Amazon
13 March 2012
Summary: Pros: The best schematic I have ever seen with a MOBO. Great color coding and everything is clearly labeled The PCI cards and Ram cleanly snapped in with positive movement of the tabs. Cons: There was zero protective cushioning in the box. Nada. A static bag and that's it.
Summary: If your looking for a good priced, solid mobo for a Core processor, this is great, for me it has its limits due to its lack of overclockability. You cannot manually adjust cpu voltage which is a big downer for geeks like me trying to get the best out of thier machine. Other than that, it is fine!
Summary: I've used this particular build for two vastly different builds - a Core i7/16GB RAM gaming/photo editing build for me, and a low-end build for my mother who's idea of "taxing" a PC is to view two YouTube videos at once. It's performed admirably in both cases. A few things to note; 1.
SquiggyRedLineR "the Greatest Discoveries sta..., Amazon
28 January 2012
Summary: DH55HC ordered from Amazon, arrived in 4 days, excellent condition. This is the first computer I ever put together so it was an experience. Using it now, no problems at all , not enough experience to tell good or bad, only complaint new computers stink as they 'burn in'.
Summary: The install of this board was smooth and easy. Its been some ten years since I put together a desktop and this was really a pleasure once I researched what was needed: Windows 7 64bit, Intel i3 550, 8gig corsair memory, 1 TB caviar black, 1 locally dragged home Antec 300, Silverstone low profile CPU...
Summary: I've used about every motherboard brand there is and switched to Intel 6 years ago. Now I would not use anything else. On top of that you get a three year factory warranty. Also Amazon's shipping and handling was excellent.