Hmmm, what can I say about this? Installation isn't a problem if
you've done it before (DUH?!?). The board has 7 mounting holes
that you can use to secure the thing.
This board's design is for it to be jumperless, but alas, what's
up with that? Well, most of the jumpers on the board are for
things that people rarely use (true for me anyway) like
Wake-on-Keyboard, etc. The one you're most likely to use a lot
is the Bios reset jumper which is placed conveniently in front
of the board beside the battery and not in some funky,
hard-to-reach place like that of the MSI 6309. Then again,
you could just press the "Insert" key during bootup to
run the Bios with the default CPU settings just in case you
screw up trying to overclock. Definitely a nice touch.
The terminal is intuitive but may make routing
cables harder. The yellow jumper behind the terminal is for Bios
The terminal for the case headers is easier to make out than
most boards, but it really doesn't do well if you're trying to
route your cables neatly. This forces you to spread the cables
in a wide configuration and will look nasty once all are
connected. Fortunately, some guy invented twisty or zip ties to
help reduce the clutter.
The manual is nicely done and will take you through the paces of
installation without a hiccup. All the debug codes for the
onboard debugger are nicely detailed.