I think tomshardware is actually messing up the links, i recently had posted his board after i dug through his link for the product code and after a few minutes i re clicked on my link to check out the board again and the link failed after working earlier. Just search newegg for N82E16813130574 and you'll find his motherboard.
if you copy the link locations and then add an N to the product code if its not already in it you can search newegg via its code and find the part.
BTW lm_jsph718 the board is a B3 stepping which resolved the sata bug which is most likely what your friend was referring to when he said it had a lifespan, this board will not have that issue you can be relaxed if you purchase it.
do you think my specs are all good?
can you please provide me more MOBO for i5 sandy bridge with a price range of 150-220? im not really satisfy with that MOBO because theres a negative feedbacks bout MSI P67A-GD65