Summary: I tried all different combinations of firmware updates and drivers updates. Clean installing Windows 7 x64 several times, RMA'ing the board twice, and it didn't help. I thought if I give them some time, the USB 3.0 will get fixed with a firmware update and a driver update. I was wrong.
Pros: Has all the important ports such as Displayport, HDMI, DVI. Power efficient.
Cons: Renesas USB 3.0 dies whenever transferring large files via rear USB 3.0 port.
Summary: If NEWEGG doesn't refund, but replaces, I will replace with a different model, I believe.
Pros: Was cost effective Mini-ITX USB 3.0 mobo supporting DDR3 memory.
Cons: After removing CPU socket cover, it appeared a pair of pins were missing or bent. Tried to build out any way. Mobo never responded, returning for DOA. Another annoyance: paid extra for case with USB 3.0 front panel, but this MOBO only has 2 USB 3.0 ports (back panel) and does NOT have a USB 3.0 h...
Cons: If you're planning to use the dual display with dvd-d and hdmi, you'll run into issues. There's a few posts on the intel support forums with people having issues getting the hdmi to work as a dual screen in windows 7. Intel doesn't acknowledge the problem so it's unlikely to be fixed.
Nice board for HTPC, Poor firmware update and software
Hoon Park, Amazon
7 October 2011
Summary: It has everything you would expect for HTPC build. Optical sound, gigabit lan, usb 3.0, hdmi, displayport, DVI, eSATA. After the BIOS update to 0125, there's a menu to change the fan speed and thermal settings. I made mine to run very quiet with a target temperature at 60C.
Cons: По списку: 1. Высокая цена - покупал родственникам, поэтому не пожилился, а зря... 2. Отваливаются порты ЮСБ 3.0, непостоянство скорости передачи данных на винтах разных марок - пробовал сигаты, вестерны, тошибу 3. Самый главный недостаток - после обновления биос до версии 0156 плата окирпичилась...