Cheers both, good info. Ok, it seems things have generally improved these last 6 months on the bios-front for most boards, anyways with new technology and architectures, there always are (expected) teething issues. As you guys now, the higher-end boards probably also get more focus from the suppliers, so updates are more frequent. Glad to see the USB stability is on par with my current Asus setups then, will make the change-over a lot easier. I will order the Dark Hero then and see how that goes for me, better have the board installed and ready to go, just waiting on the cpu. Appreciate your feedback!! Yep, one reason I looked at both this and the Gigabyte board was for the number of USB ports, I need a minimum of 8-9, I always try to avid going with secondary solutions to add ports, very happy to hear the ports are doing well for you guys. In other news, did a quick bios-update on my wife's X570 Gigabyte Aurous pro board, had a fair bit of fan-chopping at lower temps, sounded like the bearings were shot. A bios update though gave some nice fan-curve settings, manually adjusted those and much better, meaning the wife is a happy girl. Already started prepping her just then than perhaps I also need a new (AMD) PC - she only slightly tweaked her eyebrows... Apart from a few early blue-screens on her setup, related to some dodgy XMP2 std profile settings, her system has been very stable and reliable. Latest bios allowed me to once again enable XMP2, so far so good, seems to be stable after a couple hours of testing. Quite impressed with the 3700x on that system, just waiting for the Corsair AIO to be delivered, will slap that on and push it a bit, as it appears to have some headroom. Anyway, off-topic, let me go order that Dark Hero board in the meantime and get the system ready for when the CPU is available again. Much obliged.