Thanks to the Intel SB chipset fiasco, I like many others am sitting on parts deciding whether to build now and RMA later in April or send in the whole shebang to newegg for a refund and then wait for the new/improved mobos.
Asus P8p67 Pro mobo + Core i2400s (the "green" cpu)
I bought this combination with a goal of doing a quiet, relatively low power consumption build.
After making the purchase, I did more research and learned that the H67 boards -- even when running with a discrete graphics card -- consume less energy than the P67 boards (which, I now know, have all kinds of cool features that I will never use).
I have never bought an Intel board before and realize that the enthusiast community generally shuns Intel boards because they lack overclocking options.
But if overclocking and crossfire/sli aren't important, I'm wondering how the Intel DH67CL mobo (full atx) stacks up against the H67 boards from AUSUS and Gigabyte.
BTW, in a hypocritical act of succumbing to the appeal of a faster chip, I'm thinking about RMA'ing now so I can upgrade the cpu from a 2400s to a 2500.
I would rma the board, especially if newegg waives the restocking fee. If you have a backup pc, use it for awhile or build a low end system with amd or 775 cpu. The e5700 is priced at about $60 right now, and numerous used cpus should be on craigslist, where I found two recently for half price.
I would not recommend ANY Intel MOBO, and instead keep with ASUS. As far as which ASUS see the chart below. Since you do not have a 'K' CPU there no 'waste' going to an H67. If the PC's use is for non-gaming or non-rendering e.g. 'everyday' use then there's not going to be an OMG factor with any LGA 1155.
The problem I have with Intel MOBOs is that they are overly problematic and poor quality; Intel makes great CPUs but horrible MOBOs. Go figure!? Further, if you're concerned about power the best performance + low wattage is the SSD.
If you RMA the MOBO then you're stuck until March~April if you want P67/H67. By then hopefully the new Z68's might b released effectively killing the H67.