Buy only for reliability and only if you have Sandy Bridge or earlier chips
Dave "Dave", Amazon
11 December 2013
Summary: I'm not sure that reviewing this at this stage is worth it, since Intel is leaving the retail motherboard market and this model is out of date. However, you can still purchase it, so... First, the whole skull thing is comical. Intel wanted to go after the enthusiast market and there is a laughably silly-looking image of a skully on the motherboard and you can have the red eyes blink with hard drive activity.
Summary: I have built a lot of computers over the years and I must say this is one board I would recommend that you not buy. This board has so many problems. The first is the IGD video section. No matter what under certain conditions the video will just disappear and you will get a screen full of multicolored bars. This happens on the HDMI and DVI port REGARDLESS of the BIOS settings and without any settings for enhancing performance.
Great product for the price, more than enough for your average user.
29 April 2013
Summary: Great board for the price, plenty of expansion ports, USB ports and audio/video outputs. Onboard video is fairly good, if you aren't doing a lot of heavy gaming then it'll probably work for most things, video playback isn't a problem, at least with the processor i have in there (an Intel i5-2400, which is a 3.1ghz quad). Have had no problems thus far, and don't really expect any, Intel makes pretty solid equipment.