Summary: This is still an excellent motherboard. It really sucks that Intel keeps discontinuing items like these that still function excellent...it makes them more expensive than you would think they would be.
Summary: I have owned one of these last year on my studio computer & it is both great & beautiful. Fast & efficient, hook up the right equipment to it & you're on your way to a great computer. It's always ppl who know NOTHING about computer building that cry or complain the most. Please.
I can not rate this product, but i can rate compuvest (vendor) to a failure
3 June 2011
Summary: I bought this motherboard to build a new pc. when I finally put it together I had a code 21 reading on post 80 port i replaced the dimm, but still the same. i checked on internet, i found out that others had the same problem and it is a bad memory slot. i returned it to compuvest (vendor)for replacement or refund. when they received it they claimed that I misused or damaged the cpu socket. and they will not take it back..
Summary: WOW - this board is loaded for bear! Overclocking is easy thu the Intel GUI. The board uses the new CHiL gamer chip for keeping a stable CPU voltage AND you dont' have to hack the board to change the VID values - it is now done through the SMBus. CHiL even fools the processor into thinking that it's drawing lower current to keep it from throttling back the clock. Half life 2 never played faster!