guess I'm talking to myself. I'm new to this, but just to update anybody interested in getting a asus p8p67 m-pro. if you're planning to use the sata III inputs, don't use the blue one in the middle of the board, at least during startup. i thought it was an additional sata III port, but its not. in all, it took me several hours to figure that one out. rebooting my machine a couple of times. the screen was dark b/c it couldn't find the hard drive. drove me crazy. right beneath the blue sata port it says "sata 6.0Gb/s anti-surge." right after I switched the sata cable to the appropiate input, the computer booted up. I just ordered a sata III ssd (64gb crucial) for the OS and drivers.