I'm sure it's a nice board. Just make sure you purchase with I/O back plate
6 November 2014
Summary: I bought this without any software or hardware. I'm sure it's a nice motherboard, but finding the I/O shield anywhere seems to be impossible. Good luck finding an I/O shield back plate for it. I'm still looking for one!
Summary: I had purchased 2 chips on ebay thinking they would fit my old board. They didnt, and they were just taking up space until i found this board. It solved the issue i had, and i bought another to go with the other chip, or as a backup if need be.
Summary: This board was well worth the (approx.) $50 I paid for it. It arrived on time in near excellent condition. I had it up and running in about an hour, and was able to use almost everything that was attached to my old motherboard, except for 4 Gb. of memory. It also runs about 100 degrees cooler than my old board under heavy load.
Summary: Too bad they don't sell good motherboard for AM2+ cpus anymore. So we are stuck with these lower standard quality motherboards. I've had a few bad experience with recent ASRock motherboards so they are not the best, but that's why they are cheaper. I bought it because they are cheaper and mostly because for some reason they have the better slot setup that I need it for at time of buying. Other boards didn't have the right slots and/or the right setup I need.
Summary: Although relatively an old model motherboard, I needed this kind of specifications in order to add some more years of use to my AMD Athlon 64 processor, Kingston 4gb DDR2 ram modules, and 1gb ddr2 pci-e video card. Suffice to say that I am truly satisfied with the overall performance of this Asrock A785GM-LE motherboard.