Probably the best board for your money, hands down.
26 July 2012
Summary: I've been building computers for the better part of 10 years, and the biggest concern is always the reliability of a product, especially when you're not use to that said product. Well this is the first Intel board I have ever purchased and let me start by saying...it's simply amazing.
Summary: Intel seems to have a reputation for unexciting but reliable boards and I was prioritizing the latter, especially after hearing stories of new 3rd-party boards with buggy EFI implementations having trouble booting Linux.
Summary: i used this board in my first ever build. i put the mobo in a dell studio 540 case and it went in easily. i have used the usb 3 and i am getting around 60MB/s which is great. there was no trouble installing a hd 6850 and 8 gigs corsair ram and a western digital 500 gig hd.
Summary: Works very well with the 2600k processor. Easy to install. FYI. If you want to put in a Corsair A70 cpu cooler. Make sure your DDR3 aren't as tall as the Corsair Vengeance series. Otherwise I would just remove the DDR3 sidings and the cooler will fit over the closest two slot to the cpu.
Summary: I have been using this motherboard for a couple of months now. Salient Features: * On-board display adapter - if you do not plan to buy a dedicated graphics card. * USB 3.0 slots * Support II Gen i3, i5, i7 processors. * Support for upto 32GB of RAM.
Summary: I bought this motherboard and a Sandybridge CPU for a new home PC, running Win 7. The great thing about it is that you don't need a separate video card, it's built into the MB (with the GFX processing built into the SNB cpu). Note, there is no VGA out on it, just DVI and HDMI.