Only get if you get a good deal or need the ICH9R raid controller
7 June 2011
Summary: I have over one year experience with this board. I owned one from Dec 2007 to June 2010 when I opened my case avter moving in the summer time, and dripped sweat onto it. Board is decent, but over rated. It lacks PCI-express 2.0 which is a big deal if you want SLI or crossfire or full USB 3.0 bandwidth through the 1x slot ona 1x controller.
Summary: Have owned this Board since January 2008, and it has performed almost flawlessly, except for the following: 1. Abit monitoring software(UGURU) doesn't play nice with Vista x64-SP-1, and I've had to uninstall UGURU. 2. The SATA connectors are at right angel to board, so almost impossible to change cables w/o disassembling some or all of your system. 3. You will most likely need a BIOS update(17 is latest) and you will need a FDD to do it. 4.