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Other Thoughts: Needed a couple extra SATA power leads in my new build and this worked like a charm.READ FULL REVIEW
Other Thoughts: Got this just to stay away from integrated graphics on my board. Low profile made install in a small Micro ATX tower a non-concern. I guess I got lucky because my cooling fan is very quiet, unlike some users have stated. Looks great with my Samsung SyncMaster 22" via DVI connection. I'm not a gamer so I'll never push it to its limits, I'm sure.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: SATA 3 and 6
32 Gb RAM Max
RAID 1, 5, 10
E-SATA built in
Cons: No front-panel USB 3.0
Other Thoughts: Works great so far. I was a little worried about getting an Intel board because they're not as well reviewed as some of the competing boards in this range but I wanted an Intel board to match my Intel proc. Booted fine on the first try. I'm not a crazy power user or overclocker so I can't speak to the flexibility of the BIOS. I went into mine but didn't need to change any settings from factory.
My only nitpicky thing is that I would have liked to have 2 PCI ports and 1 PCIE, rather than the other way around. My graphics card takes up the X16 slot and my sound card will fill the PCI so now I only have PCIE slots left. I knew this going in and I'm not planning on adding more cards but it'd be comforting to have another open slot. Thankfully the board has e-SATA built in so I didn't have to move my e-SATA card from my old box.
As other users have stated, it would be nice to have front-panel USB 3.0 headers but it's not a deal breaker.
I was having issues with the on board SPDIF output syncing with my digital mixer. I can't pinpoint that it's an issue with the board, though. It'll be a moot point once I get my sound card running.
Intel Core i5-3570k, Intel DH67BLB3 Mobo, 8 Gb GSkill Value PC3 10666, SanDisk Extreme III 240 Gb SSD, WD Caviar Blue 320 Gb HDD, EVGA GeForce 8400 GS, Apex TM-524 Micro ATX Tower