Summary: So I got this after reading everything... and weighing in... yes it is old but when you get a free i7-2600K... you dont just throw away those chips... I updated to 28 and then realized bios 42 was not mentioned in all the craziness... so I updated to 42 from 28 still rock solid...
Summary: Thought I was getting a great deal, picked up one on Ebay for $70 brand new. Found out the hard way that his mobo is not compatible with R9 series graphics cards after much annoyance, even after updating to the most recent bios. I also had some issues with RAM.
... but continued to have issues with this new board like my last board
1 April 2015
Summary: Works but continued to have issues with this new board like my last board. Finally fixed it. This darn intel board doesn't like 16gb of RAM. so it works a lot better with just 8 GB of memory. GO figure!
Summary: BIOS will not boot up. Error code 15 and error code 30 keep coming up. I do not recommend this board to anyone. I bought this as my first PC build and I'm only 14. I am so disappointed in Intel.
Not for the novice unless using a 2nd generation cpu.
Homer L. Keith, Amazon
29 December 2014
Summary: Not for the novice...If this is your first build, pick another board. I bought this board with a I5 3450 off craigslist. The tower and ram came with it. It was only $200, so I took a chance on it. I added ssd and dvd drive. He couldn't get it to boot with the I5 cpu installed..
Summary: good, i miss you purchase your box, wine bad motherboard (with error in the board "diagnostic / LED status" of memory initialization). I did several tests with other components and comes out the same. for that reason you will put a star.
This board is made entirely out of uncertainty. You can do better, you're worth it.
travis beagley, Amazon
13 September 2014
Summary: This board is made entirely out of uncertainty. Will it like my CPU today or won't it? Will it get stuck in a boot loop? Will it fail to see half of my RAM? Will it stop working if I look at it wrong?