Summary: This is a great board if you want it for a home file server. If you are looking for an HTPC board, look else where. The graphics just can't keep up. I have tried in Ubuntu 11.04, 11.10, Windows 7 and 8. No dice, on any of them.
Summary: Close inspection showed fingerprints and some form of grease/residue on the base of the motherboard... I always handle my MBs and circuitry from the edges and avoid contact points to avoid potential damage.
Pros: Appears to have good build quality Great level of connection options and USB 3
Cons: DOA Tried with 3 separate, working, power supplies and "nada"
Excerpt: Appears to have very good build qualityGreat level of connection alternatives and USB 3 DOAAttempted with 3 separate, operating, power supplies and "nada" Close inspection showed fingerprints and some type of grease/residue on the base of the motherboard...