Summary: I've built 5 Intel systems and this is the first one that has let me down. Setup went well til I discovered a memory slot was bad, so Intel sent me another motherboard after significant troubleshooting on my end. Then, I get the 2nd motherboard and I get a bios error 12 on startup. I googled that error and it seems that it is a common issue, with this motherboard.
Summary: The motherboard has been great, there have been some issues with the onboard NIC's that are probably mainly my fault, but other than that, I've never had it fail to boot up to Bios to at least allow me to recover my operating system. Easy, Graphical Bios setup with many, many options. Couple it with the proper processor, and you'll have a great time.
Summary: It works. It would be nice if the onchip graphics had a DVI header along with the HDMI. I would have preferred fewer SATAII and more SATAIII. Almost too many USB ports to connect. One of these days someone is going to have to come out with a 12 port USB front panel for all the internal headers. But why, since USB 3.0 is backwards compatible, are there *any* USB 2.0 ports?
Summary: Ordered the used board backed by amazon and love it. Only issue was some of the processor socket pins were out of place but I was able to reform them and it works great. No boot or operating issues. Would recommend this to anyone.
Overall board good, will not boot windows 7 in UEFI mode
TomK1 "tomk1", Amazon
18 July 2013
Summary: There is a lot to like about this board; software-based overclocking, high quality parts, and the Intel name, but it suffers from a significant flaw: It will not boot Windows 7 (x64) in UEFI mode. It will boot it properly in legacy BIOS mode, and it will boot Windows 8 in UEFI mode, but not Windows 7 (as of May 2013 BIOS release). The initial boot process works fine, but it always locks up before you can get to the installation screen.
Overall this motherboard gives Intel a bad name, wouldn't buy one again.
10 July 2013
Summary: I bought this product because I figured Intel was a good brand and since they made the processor then they'd make a good board too. WRONG !!! On installation I could get none of the USB 2.0 ports to work with my existing Windows 7 installation even after removing and reinstalling the necessary drivers a few times. Sometimes on power on the POST stops at the Intel Extreme logo and goes no further, have to power off or reset.
Matthew M. Rosidivito "I buy groceries and mo..., Amazon
25 June 2013
Summary: What better device to pair an Intel CPU with than an Intel motherboard? I've used products from ASUS and Gigabyte and liked them very much, but Intel offers similar performance for a better price. This motherboard houses my 3770k CPU overclocked to 4.2 GHz on air, as well as two Nvidia 560ti GPUs, overclocked to 900-1000 MHz on air.