The reason why I picked these motherboards is because they are cheap, don't overclock and support intel xeon e3 out of the box.
How does asrock compare to intel mobos? Are they more power hungry because they offer more features? Are they slower, unreliable, not durable, don't suport linux , EFI, etc. Does a microatx, in general, consume less watts than a atx mobo? Which one should I choose?
I bought an H77M and am very pleased with it. Didnt see the need for more than 16GB memory though. I fitted a i5-3750K (it was almost same price as non K) although not overclocking - the opportunity is there if I change board some time in future. Set up very easy and quick all you need is on the Asrock disc.