on 11 October 2014
Did not produce any BIOS video output after build. RMA'd and got an exact replacement. Rebuild same problem.
All components were compatible with board.
No speaker support making it very difficult to even know if the BIOS was posting. Spent many hours over a few days just trying to sort it. In desperation took it to local PC repair shop who confirmed it was faulty.
Cost me another £55 on top if you add up the VGA lead I bought to test on board graphics, cooling paste remover and cooling paste for the rebuild on 2nd mobo and the price of the repair shop diagnosis.
Have now ordered a different board. Not happy with wasted time, effort and money.
on 28 June 2014
I was setting up NFS, and this is the board to go for. It has 4 SATA slots which is exactly what one needs.
I did have a problem installing some of the linux distributions, due to the new Network Card which requires more recent drivers, however Ubuntu seems to not have an issue with this. I assume the network card issue is just a matter of time before it is not an issue any more.