Summary: This motherboard was not packed very well at all. One of the capacitors was bent over and dented next to the PCI-e slots. The board was also shipped without the plastic shield provided by the manufacturer which resulted in bent pins on the CPU socket. As a result of the damage to the motherboard it locks up during boot up and will not finish the boot process.
Summary: I noticed that this motherboard only has 1 star - granted its not even evaluating the product itself - which makes it seem less desirable. This is an EXCELLENT motherboard with an amazing layout and design. It can still compete with any of the top notch boards out there. If this board is DOA for you then you did not properly configure your BIOS (which is very easy to do). Not to mention that most of my Intel boards have lasted for over 5 years without any issues.
Summary: Bought it. Got it out of the box and installed it. NEVER WORKED. I work at an IT department and even my boss was involved in the installing. They never got it to even load. Brought it to the top shop with Intel motherboards and they went at it for a week. It was D.O.A. Since i live in PANAMA, there's no way i can send it back in time for the guarantee to take care of it. 200 dollars for nothing.
Stable performance but slow booting and problematic bios updates
26 June 2012
Summary: I got this card directly from Intel, the MB is pretty stable and well build, but the silly BIOS program will never be satisfied with one round of splashing screen demo, the two bootstrap only to make it a good test of our patience. Though after boot, it's very robust running windows 7, almost never give me a blue screen until lately I decide to try Intel's updated bios version, which initially moved me a lot by showing the never ending support through releasing a new...
After 3 years of using it I report it as disappointing product
Victor M. Mitri "Scorpion", Amazon
28 April 2012
Summary: Im not gonna talk about all the good things about this MB, I'm going to talk about the hidden details which disappoint the users: 1- booting: this mother board takes 40 sec till it loads the bios, most of the other systems boots with IOS at 60 seconds. Many disappointed users reported the the issue however Intel kept quiet about it and released another version to correct this issue.
Summary: I purchase the motherboard to build me a newer computer than the primitive one I have already. Even though it isn 't the best on the market it will definately suit my needs. For a I7 motherboard for the price this motherboard far exceeds the price especially if the individual is on a budget