Summary: I am old school, I would rather build my own machine, know exactly what I have, than purchase one that may not meet my needs or be expandable. I purchased this board to use as the base for a whole home server, TV entertainment machine. I had no problems at all with installing or booting for the first time. The BIOS is straight forward, all the connections are very straight forward.
Summary: This board has turned out to be a lemon. There are, I found out too late, many problems with it posted on various sites online. I should have read them before purchasing. The seller sold me this claiming it was refurbished, but i do not believe it was even tested. It refuses to boot to bootable media on usb flash drives and cdrom. One needs these to boot in order to format the hard-drive or to install an operating system.