Summary: Hard to find a good board for this socket. I've had it a while now and it's been amazing. No problems what so ever and possibly the best system motherboard I've owned. It's been very reliable as well. For the price compared to other boards out there with this socket this is the one to go with. Side note. I run 3 LCD's off this board + 2 speaker sets + 4 SATA HDDs + 1 SSD + 2 Optical Drives and much more. Owned over a year and not one issue.
Summary: so far great product needed a mouse adapter and it works great and it was rebuilt that saved me couple hundred dollars thanks for the option,my old comp motherboard just died i will be making another purchase thanks again
missleading picture package missing content? Old Used item not new it's a ripp off
11 July 2013
Summary: i received the motherboard, and that's it, i understand about the original box not included, BUT -NO DRIVER DISC (i can download i know not big deal just an observation) -NO SATA CABLES, NO IDE CABLES, NO MANUAL , NO NOTHING that's it, just the motherboard wrapped in plastic Edit: It's a ripp off don't buy from this seller I just opened the plastic today. I got a used rusty motherboard.
Summary: Do not buy this without checking the your RAM. This motherboard will not let you use low grade Ram they have a list of Ram that the board can use on intels website. If you buy it and seat it with low grade ram then It will reboot randomly and it is quite frustrating .
Summary: While you can find the Intel Extreme version of this out there, it is considerably more expensive. This came in the original box with all its parts. Works flawlessly and is quite sturdy(able to support a 7870). If you have an LGA 1156 CPU and need a motherboard for a small build, look no further. Plenty of USBs.
Summary: I have regretted myself for buying two of this board and used them on two custom build computers for my clients. Both motherboards went broken right out of the box. One does not start up correctly on cold start; one cannot wake up from the sleep mode and shut off power randomly. This is by far the worst motherboard I have ever used. I later replaced them with EVGA boards and they rocked solid.
Summary: A solid P55/1156 performer. A little finicky about the memory and which slots need to be used first (documented in the manual). A snap to set up and run works well with i5 or i7 CPU. Good sound for a built-in, small footprint. Good for home theater rig.