Summary: This is a great board. I have it in a corsair 250D with intel I7 4770k and a msi 780ti gaming along with a h100i for cooling and everything worked great first time not a single issue. Perhaps the only complaint I would have is the all the headers are all over the place but not worth a star. IMO.
Summary: Why 3 starts for something I kind of liked? Would not recognize 2 sticks of RAM no matter what, not even with a 2nd set which both were recognized in other motherboards, and yes I checked all UEFI settings including XMP profile which is usually the culprit as well manually setting timings and such. Had to RMA and all issues solved. Has 2 Ethernet Ports which is useless for 95% of people, they should have went with a single high quality chip like the Intel 217V.
Summary: I've had this motherboard for two months now, and I have decided I need to replace it. The PSU connection on it doesn't actually fit with my existing PSU's (even the one bought specifically for this board), so both that I tried with it do not snap together securely, causing the wires to work loose occasionally. I also have issues with the screen, where it randomly turns either white or green and the system becoming unresponsive, staying that way until I reboot.
Summary: This board has an amazing amount of features for something so small. The only drawback for me was that it was limited to 4 SATA ports. Even with that limitation, the board performs well, and I was able to put together a very powerful machine in a very small case. It works perfectly as an HTPC, and is far more powerful than it needs to be.
Summary: So the board is pretty good, I like the UEFI BIOS its really easy to overclock, and it looks awesome. Negatives would be that there is only 1 sysfan hookup, gotta buy a fan controller to add more (But it is mini ITX...) Biggest negative is the built in wifi I have had nothing but trouble with it once im in a game of LoL or BF4 I will just disconnect...my room mate on the same router has no issues. It might be the actual antennas because they seem loose...
Summary: The bios is great. Intend to try the overclock software but it seems easy to use. The connections are ok, although the 24-pin PSU was really difficult to get to fit. Was really worried about damaging the unit but it seems ok. I'll devote most of my review discussing my issues with it since that's what motivated me to review: The community has identified problems with intel HD graphics where the motherboard stops outputting video after the driver is installed.
Great board for the price, but terrible WiFi choice
Ryan D., Amazon
28 December 2013
Summary: The board itself is good, lots of USB 3.0 slots and everything fit into place without too much trouble , but the WiFi card... MAN. The Intel 2230 is a piece of work.I've gotten the darn thing to finally install the 16.x drivers after they were stuck on the 15.x for awhile, but even then I still get varying degrees of speed on the network(from 1 mbps to a whopping 2-6) my laptop that this was replacing is using an old Atheros card and it still gets 60+ mbps.