I don't know whats going on at asus. all of a sudden their quality has dropped off.... I built hundreds of pc's all using asus boards and all but a few were fine. I always expected the boards to work put it that way... ive just had to rma a brand new board and rebuild my old computer. I have around 2500 pounds worth of add ons cable tied in and I do not appreciate damaging the connections pulling everything to bits over and over. hope you get a board back soon and one that actually works. cheers.