It makes perfect sense to choose lower-end mainboards for the first benchmarks: these products will be very popular. Moreover, each mainboard is unique in its own way and differs from the regular Intel P67 Express and H67 Express based products, which makes them especially interesting.
You do software updates to get the most from favourite programs right? Updating a motherboard BIOS can in a timely manner is also critical. The guide to Flashing a Motherboard BIOS spells out the often complicated steps in plain english. PCSTATS Tips