Summary: I recommend this MoBo for anyone into a budget wanting to get a sturdy, overall purpose board to build a system. When I was building my system a year ago I was on a budget and I decided to cut corners on the MoBo in order to favor the selection of a good CPU and video card, as well as enough RAM. I coupled this with a Phenom II X4 960T Black Edition, a Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 6850 and 8Gb of RAM.
Summary: Bought this board in June 2011 for a budget gaming PC; considering the specifications for price it was the best option at the time. I also intended to set up a RAID 1 to back up data. Since then the only problem I have gotten was setting up the RAID. For unknown reasons one of the pair of WD 1TB Green drives would always be excluded. I made several attempts but was leaning towards there being a problem with one of the drives.
Summary: This is a feature rich high performance gamer's mobo, for which I could give 5 stars if not for the very poor initial quality control (typical Chinese). Buying one of these is a crapshoot. If the board works initially you've had good luck. I had to go through 4 of them to get the 2 good ones I have working now on my network. Remains to be seen how long they last, but I'm hopeful (once the board burns in it seems to be reliable). And you can't beat the price!
Summary: I bought mine when it was $59.99.Haven't had a single issue with it.The only down-side is if your planning to crossfire,the bottom PCIe slot is only x4.Not an issue for me as i'm not xFiring.BIOS is easy to navigate and overclocking is made simple for beginners with auto OC feature and The more advanced overclockers have everything they need as well.I have my Phenom II x2 560 running stable at 3.78Ghz on air idles at 34c and 48c after 3-4hrs of crysis with an Artic...