Summary: have been using it now for 3 months and have no problems with it. the blue and black looks cool. the only thing i was a little disappointed about that still bothers me is that it doesnt have hdmi. but thats my own fault for not noticing before buying it. but simple fix if you add a graphics card. all in all good board at a fair price!
Summary: This Motherboard is great for its price! there is OC in bios and you can use your mouse, which is nice. There reason being for why I gave this a 4/5 is because the power connector for the mobo has little support so I kinda had to make the mobo bend when connecting it. To solve this, I got the manual and folded it under the mobo to support the force. Overall I have no problem with this.
Summary: I am in the process of transforming everything in my former Dell Inspiron 560 to a respectable gaming computer by replacing every single component, so I needed a good micro-ATX board, and this was the most reliable one I could find while retaining a good price. For your first build or just a budget build, this should be everything you need if you aim to use 2nd or 3rd generation Intel processors (LGA 1155).
Summary: One thing I forgot to do was look to see if there was an HDMI port. I forgot and when it arrived I got my first computer build up. When I looked for a HDMI port there wasn't any. I'm connecting it to my 47" flat screen so i would have to go buy a cord from Walt-Mart to hook up the TV to the PC.
Summary: This motherboard has everything I needed for my first build. the UEFI BIOS was very easy to use and setup. The only problem I had was connecting the 24 Pin power connector. I had to apply a lot of pressure to make sure it was on right. It never clicked either. The pressure I used caused the board to bend quite a bit. since it was my first build I was pretty paranoid that I might have messed it up.
Summary: Great intel board. Bought this board to throw in a Rosewill case micro atx. Fit perfectly. Instructions though I didn't bother reading but always glance at them to make sure something usual isn't there. Board works like a charm. Put this in with a Intel Core i3 3220 dual core for htpc. disc and bios settings were perfect installed almost all the drivers for all my hardware.
Summary: I paired this with a brand new i5 3570K to create a budget gaming PC. Of course as per custom, intel releases the intel i5 4570k thereafter for just ~$30.00 more. Coming from an i3 540, major differences there. POST'ed after breadboarding. There found in the user friendly BIOS are 3 option to remain standard, go echo, or basic overclock. I chosed basic overclock off the bat, came back the next night and swap back to standard.