Joined on 11/23/07
Pros: Tons of USB headers. eSATA ports are nice. Everything worked right out of the box. Threw in a 5200+ 65w cpu, 2gb of G.Skill DDR2 800 and a Sapphire HD3870 booted up without a hitch.
Cons: none really. Everything went together well.
Overall Review: The "SILVERSTONE SST-FP32-B Aluminum USB/1394/Audio Panel ( Black ) - Retail" is the PERFECT addition to this board for your case (item# N82E16813999356). Used the rest of my motherboard headers for 1394, USB, and Azelia audio. This thing was deactivated on Newegg right after I received mine. Had me scratching my head for sure but glad to see it back.
Built like a brick outhouse
Pros: Plenty of interfaces. Physically solid, this thing is built like a brick. All the new interfaces. Everything works great.
Cons: Pin connectors headers for the case connectors would have been nice. I just swiped them off my previous board. Ugly splash screen. Came with a tool to change it, haven't had a chance to try it yet.
Performed as described
Pros: VERY quiet, as in can't hear it at all. Runs cool. Fast. I purchased a computer bundle and the seagate drive that shipped with it was DOA. I wanted something rock solid and quiet since this will be sitting next to my wifes desk. This drive fit the description perfected. I've never had an issue with Western Digital and this drive is no exception.
Cons: I didn't order about 5 more.