Summary: (1) This is an excellent motherboard. Two things: (2) Before you allow a single electron to enter the board's circuitry go to another computer, log on the Intel site, and download the 2040 BIOS flash BG2040P.BIO to the root directory of a flash drive.
Summary: Overall this is a nice board, but the soundcard issue is a real PITA.
Pros: Supports plenty of RAM. Onboard POST indicators are a major plus as is the onboard power/reset buttons.
Cons: The soundcard on this board is not supported in Linux. I am running Ubuntu 13.10 and the sound just comes up as "Dummy Output" There is also no onboard USB3 hookups for the tower, which was really my bad for not checking.
Summary: My motherboard fried and I needed an exact replacement asap. I ordered this one on Wednesday expecting it to take at least a week to get here. It arrived on Friday and I was very pleased to have my pc back up and running again!
Cons: Came with wrong I/O sheild...contacted Intel nearly 4 weeks ago for the correct sheild....still waiting...should have RMA's them back to Newegg while I had the chance. Newegg removed my first review...they will probably remove this one as well.
Summary: OK, I guess, although that may change. Anyone know how to get the DP67BG to recognize a USB keyboard? Apparently PS2 connectors are passe. I have 2 keyboards - one PS2 with USB adapter and one naitive USB, but neither works - the system sees neither.
Summary: Ive been building my own PCs since the late 90's and I have experimented with different manufacturers. I have had my up's and down's with other boards, but I have to say I switched over to Intel since my 2nd ASUS (or assus) board fried. I final gave up on ASUS and Corsair products.
Pros: Absolutely everything on it is a pro. Super easy setup out of the box with zero hesitations. Beautiful layout and tons of room for X-fire video cards. The bios feature that can be used in windows to flas the bios was just the sweetest thing to be invented. but the skull with the flashing hard dri...
Cons: Haha not even if you were looking for one could you find one!