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: The BIOS for this board seems to dynamically reposition hard drives in the boot sequence table, often placing a couple of boot-from-LAN devices ahead of my hard disks. I do not use boot-from-LAN, but can't seem to get rid of them, either. Nice board otherwise.
Summary: Mostly, I love this motherboard. It has more headers / connectors than I know what to do with. It performs spectacularly well. The placement of the front panel audio header at the rear of the board was also an unusual choice. But, for me, not a problem. With my case (Antec P280), it was a struggle to align the board with the standoffs. I think this problem was mostly due to a poor fit of the I/O panel in the cut out. Not sure if this was a case or board issue.
Summary: Again Amazon's policy is exceptional. The first board I received was DEFECTIVE and would not recognize the memory installed. Amazon replaced this board within 2 days NO QUESTIONS or difficulty. Have to love this service. Gave this 4 stars due to 1st board defective and bios update issue noted below. Howver, this Intel board is everything as advertised. Installation (of the replacement board) was quick and easy. I installed this into my Antec case.
Summary: Carte mère complétè mais attention, compatible avec très peu de barrette de RAM dépassant les 1600Mhz c'est sont seul défaut a mes yeux... BIOS très simple, overclocking Facile... Un peu cher face a la concurrence, mais performance intel de premier ordre!